Here Comes The Boom

October 13, 2022

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Celebrate Oktoberfest At Downtown Rogers’ Craft Beer Festival

NWA Daily

Strap on your lederhosen and head down to Butterfield Stage in Downtown Rogers for the seventh annual Downtown Rogers Oktoberfest this Saturday, Oct 15, from 2-6p. 

  • Cheers: Twenty breweries from NW Arkansas, Central Arkansas, and Missouri will provide specialty brews for participants to enjoy, and Natural State Beer Company will provide the official firkin for Mayor Greg Hines to tap during the opening ceremony at 2:30p. 
  • Hold my beer: Aside from great beer, the event will include food trucks serving up brats and pretzels, music by Polka Polka, and competitions for the best lederhosen, best dirndl, and a traditional stein-hoist contest.

Reserve your tickets for Downtown Rogers Oktoberfest HERE

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Fuel Accelerator Program Preparing To Graduate 2022 Cohort

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The Fuel Accelerator program hosted by Startup Junkie Foundation, funded by AEDC and the Walton Family Foundation, is nearing the 2022 Accelerator Demo Day and the end of the program for its 2022 Cohort. 

  • Program: Fuel is a 12-week enterprise-ready accelerator that matches growth-stage artificial intelligence and machine learning startups with crucial enterprise partners to accelerate the adoption of technology solutions. No equity or cost is required to participate, just attendance during the program, during which office space will be provided.
  • Training: The program focuses on operational value training, not just venture capital coaching. Participants will gain nurtured relationships with key Fortune 500 companies, startup founders, VC firms, higher education institutions, and public policy officials through hands-on education and workshops, with plenty of time to operate their business well.  

Learn more about Fuel and prepare for the next cohort HERE.


Bentonville Welcomes Deaf Cyclists For Bikeboom

NWA Daily

Bentonville will welcome over 100 deaf cyclists from the around the country this week for the 2nd annual Bikeboom, a cycling event for deaf individuals happening Oct 13-15 at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. 

  • Learn from the best: The deaf social cycling event will be filled with skills clinics, group tours, volunteer opportunities, and panel discussions with experienced deaf cyclists including Deaflympian medalists John Knish and Paul Wood. Priority will be given to members of the deaf community, but all are welcome to join! 
  • Community love: The Walton Family Foundation, Ozark Outdoor Foundation, and Visit Bentonville made the event possible, ensuring free bike rentals and assistance with other expenses.

Learn more and register for Bikeboom HERE


Exciting Development Coming To Downtown Rogers

Modus Studio

Specialized Real Estate Group is about to break ground on Downtown Rogers’ first ground-up, large-scale, multi-family community — First Street Flats. 

  • A look inside: Located in the the Water Tower District at 401 First St, the project will utilize part of the old Ozark Cider and Vinegar Company building as a central gathering space including a plunge pool, co-working space, coffee bar, and additional storage for outdoor recreation rentals.
  • Prime space: Designed by Modus Studio, First Street Flats will include four 3-story buildings with a total of 121 units, giving residents a prime location in Northwest Arkansas to access the region’s outdoor recreation options and an easy commute to the surrounding cities. 

Follow Specialized Real Estate Group for updates HERE


Great Updates Made To The Razorback Greenway

NWA Daily

The 40 miles of the Razorback Greenway between South Fayetteville and Bella Vista have received some cool updates including new mile markers and a brand new website

  • Color coded: The updated mile markers have been shifted to represent the updated mileage of the Greenway after the addition of Cato Springs Trail, and mile markers are now color-coded to represent each of the seven cities along the Greenway to help travelers more easily recognize their location. 
  • Online: Another feature of the Razorback Greenway rebrand is a new website with helpful information, important news, and an interactive map to explore the Greenway online. 

Explore the Razorback Greenway HERE

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