Getting Technical

November 4, 2022

Develoment

Organic Grocery Store, Shopping, and Apartments Planned For Rogers

SJC Ventures

In October the City of Rogers Planning Commission approved an 80,000+ sq. ft development near the corner of Promenade Boulevard and New Hope Road in west Rogers.

  • Similar signs: The development, being led by SJC Ventures out of Georgia, includes apartments, shopping, and an Organic Grocery store. This isn't SJC Ventures' first development in NWA as they were behind the Whole Foods in Fayetteville.
  • The numbers: According to their site plan, the development will be +80K sq. ft of shopping and grocery, plus 350 residential apartment units.

Learn more about the project and site plan HERE.

Travel

Business Travel Out Of XNA Making A Come Back

NWA Daily

Federal data is showing how XNA is looking more and more like its pre-pandemic self. 

  • Baby come back: Voltaire Aviation’s review revealed XNA’s top destinations as Chicago and New York, core business destinations for travelers to and from Northwest Arkansas.
  • Back in business: Chicago and New York were XNA’s top destinations in 2019 before the pandemic interrupted air travel and triggered the rise of remote work. These latest trends suggest business travel is making a resurgence. 

Read more about travel trends HERE

Sponsored by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 

Show Off Your Local Knowledge At Shiloh Museum’s Ozark Trivia Night 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

How well do you know the Ozarks? Put your knowledge to the test at Ozark Trivia Night on Nov 10 at 7p at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. 

  • Friendly competition: Register a team of up to six people, or come ready to make friends. There will be a raffle, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, and a prize for the Best Themed Table, so come dressed up in your favorite Ozark attire.  
  • Curious cats: Mr. T., the museum's feline ambassador, invites you to bring your curiosity, your cleverness, and your appetite. Snacks and locally crafted wine, beer, and cider will be available. 

Register before midnight on Nov 8 HERE.

Highlight

NWA Tech Summit A Success For The Region

NWA Daily

The Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit returned last week to Bentonville in person after the previous two years went virtual.

  • Filling the gap: With all 1,700 attendees in person, Tyson Foods' CTO, Scott Spradley, pointed out there are more than 1,000 tech job openings in the region with hundreds of computer science specialists graduating from the U of A.
  • Going for gold: The event included workshops, breakout sessions, and competitions where students and founders competed for funding with national attention and credibility on the line. The Technology Summit plans to celebrate its 10th year when the conference convenes next fall in downtown Bentonville.

Read more about the event and participants HERE.

Restaurant News

Pastafina Voted Best Italian Restaurant in NWA

Pastafina Italian Restaurant

Only In Your State featured Pastafina as NWA’s best Italian restaurant. 

  • Vibes: Located at 1045 E Lowell Ave in Cave Springs, the restaurant has a cozy, casual atmosphere and serves up pasta that will rival your grandma’s. 
  • Bon appetit: The article recommended the chicken parmesan and the penne and meatballs, or the salmon piccata for seafood lovers. Save room for their delicious tiramisu, if you’re able - their portions are huge! 

Check out the restaurant highlight HERE

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