Home at the Depot

May 3, 2021

Education

Big Plans for Bentonville Library

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Is bigger better? A recent needs assessment for the Bentonville Library shows a much larger plan beyond what was approved by voters last month.

  • Refresh: Voters ok'd the city’s $266 million bond plan for capital projects and bond refinancing. “In May, a decision will be made about how the library will go forward,” in regards to a greater expansion said Director Hadi Dudley.
  • So how big are we talking? The library suggested a site for outdoor programming with gardens, outdoor reading rooms, play areas, and walking paths. Inside, additional study rooms. The report also shows a need for a meeting space of up to 300 people.

Curious about what all is in the report, you can read it HERE.

Business

An Arkansas Original Collaboration

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Startup Junkie and WLJ Tech Law are joining forces to provide more resources to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and startup community in Arkansas.

  • The Rogers division of WLJ Tech Law will concentrate on - well, law - to support entrepreneurs. Startup Junkie will provide seminars, podcasts and blog content.
  • Quote: “The Startup Junkie team is thrilled for the opportunity to partner with WLJ Tech Law... WLJ attorneys have a stellar reputation when it comes to serving the startup community, and we are excited for the chance to amplify our own efforts to serve this community through this collaboration," said Caleb Talley, Startup Junkie's director of marketing and events.

Read the full write-up HERE.

Events

Gear Up for National Bike Month

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May is National Bike Month, and here in NWA it's like a month long holiday! Throughout May, BikeNWA and Love to Ride will have weekly and overall challenges for participants to compete in, win prizes, and top the leaderboards. The challenges are for all ages, abilities, and styles of riding.

How to get involved:

  1. Register HERE.
  2. Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes during Bike Month (May 1-31).
  3. Record your ride on Love to Ride and tell your peers about Bike Month.

You can find more information on awards and participation HERE. Enjoy!

Business

Time's 100 Most Influential Highlights Walmart

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Maybe most recognizable as a super retailer and Fortune 1 Company, Walmart ended up on Time's Nice List.

  • Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential Companies 2021 edition praised Walmart for its “critical role in keeping the nation fed and clothed during the pandemic."
  • What influenced Time? Walmart's efforts to use its stores, mostly in rural communities and underserved areas, to vaccinate customers. In addition, the Company's effort to step up its compensation game: in February, it announced a broad wage hike.

Read more HERE.

Restaurant News

Depot-pening

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You remember that go-to spot off Dickson Street in Fayetteville that made great coffee, amazing crepes, and sweet treats? For the uninitiated, that place is Arsaga's Depot, and they announced last night they're coming back home.

  • After over a year without the Fayetteville staple, the student favorite coffee shop will be opening back up Monday-Saturday 8:30-5p.
  • What's on the menu? You'll be able to get your morning started off right with a dose of caffeine and a treat, as they'll be serving coffee and pastries.

Glad to know the old train station will be filled with the aroma of coffee and pastries again. Welcome Back!

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