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September 29, 2021

Education

Full Steam Ahead

The Goddard School

The Goddard School footprint in Northwest Arkansas is getting bigger. The third location in the NWA franchise is opening in Bentonville this fall. 

  • Locally owned: The owners of the Bentonville Goddard School are John Brown alums with a desire to provide support for parents and a “premier preschool experience for children that reflects the Bentonville and Arkansas community.”
  • Programs: The school uses a learning program called F.L.EX., which stands for Fun Learning Experience. And it implements STEAM, a program which targets fast growing industries in the US like science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Read more about Goddard School HERE

Business

Half The World

Anna Shvets

On the latest episode on I Am Northwest Arkansas, local attorney and podcast host talk about the business world for women, its challenges, and improvement efforts by organizations.

  • Support: One local effort specifically mentioned is a networking group called Woman-Run, which is a resource for connections and community for women in business. The group meets in both NWA and Little Rock, and is supported by several Chambers of Commerces in the state.
  • Want to get involved? There is a virtual Woman-Run event on Friday from 12-1p with founders of a new mentorship program called VCWoman Achieve.

Listen to the podcast episode HERE or register for the event HERE.

Outdoors

So Much To Learn

NWA Daily

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area released its October events calendar with fun planned for the entire family.

  • Immerse yourself: You can learn about topics such as the local bug life or float fishing from guest speakers. You can study the stars with the Sugar Creek Astronomy Association or join a photo walk with the Photographic Society of NWA. 
  • Go play: Arkansas's largest state park located on the southern shore of Beaver Lake has over 54 miles of trail, with multiple camping sites, and is the only park in Arkansas to allow regulated hunting.

Check out all the fun at Arkansas's largest state park HERE

Sports

Take It Home

Ed Bailey

Let’s give it up for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals claiming the Double-A Central championship title!

  • Celebrate: The winning trophy will be displayed at the Naturals Team Store this week, and fans are invited to go see it. There is also opportunity for fans to go out to the ballpark for photos with the players
  • Champs: The Naturals went 64-55 this season, capturing the championship after defeating Wichita Wind Surge in a three-game sweep. The first home game next season is against Wichita on April 12. See you there!

Read all about the 2021 season HERE

Regional News

Proud Parents

NWA Daily

Yesterday, the Northwest Arkansas Council launched a new national advertising campaign, building off of last year’s incentive based relocation campaign. 

  • Where it’s at: The campaign kept the title “Life Works Here,” as the focus to promote the culture and opportunity of our region to “STEM, creative, tech and entrepreneurs looking for a new place to call home.”
  • Moving here yet? With the background of being recognized as one of the top 5 places to live in the country by U.S. News & World Reports, the NWA Council released a convincing short clip to prove it's true.

Find out more about the announcement HERE

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