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October 15, 2021

Business

It Started With A Rabbit

NWA Daily

Pel-Freez Biologicals, based in Rogers, is a key supplier to the world's largest vaccine and diagnostic companies and is expanding its facility, increasing its workforce nearly 50%

  • The work: The business produces high quality raw materials and substances for research and manufacturing that diagnostic companies then use to develop FDA approved products. The expansion will add approximately 40,000 sq/ft of facilities on the company’s farms in Gentry and the labs in Rogers.
  • Growth: This year is Pel-Freez’s 110-year anniversary, and to celebrate there will be an exhibit at the Rogers Historical Museum beginning tomorrow. 

Learn more about Pel-Freez Biologicals HERE

Community

Get Your Putt-Putt On

Anna Terazevich

Golftoberfest is a Northwest Arkansas original mini-golf tournament, and it begins this Saturday (Oct. 16). 

For more information, click HERE.

Travel

Up And Away

Frontier

It truly has been a great time to fly with the low-cost carriers from Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA). 

  • High flying: This September was one of Frontier Airlines’ best months at XNA since 2019. In August, Frontier added a twice-a-week nonstop flight to Las Vegas from XNA, which contributed to the airline’s 3,045 passengers in September. The airline is adding a twice-a-week flight to Orlando starting Nov.1. 
  • Travelers: XNA airlines had a total of 61,364 passengers in September. And since January of 2021, the low-cost carriers, Allegiant, Breeze, and Frontier have flown about 17.4% of XNA travelers. 

Read the Fare Flight report HERE.

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Dust-Off the Webs

Matchstick Studio

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  • Ghosted: Sites that haven’t been updated in two years can start to become ‘extinct’ in Google searches. 
  • Dated: Research shows 88% of online consumers are less likely to return to a site after a bad experience, and outdated websites aren’t the best experience.

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Sports

The Place to Play

Matrix Racquet Club

The Matrix Racquet Club in Lowell won the United States Tennis Association’s annual Outstanding Facility Award. 

  • The space: The club has 33 racquet sport courts (Tennis, Pickleball, and Padel), a spin theatre called The AMP, a high intensity training room called The Cage, and a yoga studio called The Flow. There is also a healthy cafe in the facility. 
  • The fun: There are events and tournaments happening all the time at The Matrix Racquet Club, and you can be a part! The next event is a Pickleball Fall Classic on Oct. 22-24 where the first place winners of each bracket win prize money. 

For more information about The Matrix Racquet Club, click HERE

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