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January 27, 2023

Economic Development

Executive Order Leads To Creation Of State Council For Outdoor Recreation

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One of the latest executive orders by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will establish the Natural State Initiative and Natural State Advisory Council to promote outdoor recreation and increase public health and tourism.

  • All natural: In 2021, outdoor recreation generated $3.5b and 40,000 jobs for the state. This order aims to leverage that momentum to establish Arkansas as a leader in the outdoor economy.
  • Pacesetters: Northwest Arkansas has been a leading region for the state in developing outdoor recreation opportunities thanks to initiatives by groups like the NWA Council, Walton Family Foundation, and the NWA Regional Planning Commission.

Read more on the story HERE.

Education

University Of Arkansas Ranks High For Online Programs

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The University of Arkansas ranked No. 35 overall for online bachelor's programs in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 list of "Best Online Programs."

  • Best in the biz: The Walton College of Business ranked No. 12 nationally in the subcategory for Online Bachelor's in Business programs.
  • Make it a master's: The state's flagship university also ranked well for multiple master's degree programs, coming in at No. 42 in Engineering, No. 74 in Education, and No. 122 in Nursing.

Read more about the U of A's online degree programs HERE.

Events

Conversate And Caffeinate During The Fayetteville Coffee Crawl

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Take a tour of Fayetteville's coffee scene during the Fayetteville Coffee Crawl, beginning this Friday, Jan 27, and lasting until Feb 3.

  • Gotta try 'em all: Stamp cards will be available at Puritan and Summer Moon. Visit at least seven of the ten participating shops to be eligible for prizes.
  • Sip and share: The Fayetteville Coffee Crawl was dreamt up by local Emma Nelson, who wanted to share her enjoyment of great conversations and genuine community that can form across the coffee table.

Find all the information you need right HERE.

Events

Let Me Take A Selfie During The First Ever SNAPS NWA

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Immerse yourself in local art and capture a one-of-a-kind selfie during the first-ever SNAPS Selfie Pop-Up event hosted by Brick & Mortar and Arli Media in Downtown Rogers at 120 W Walnut St.

  • In focus: Interact with the creations of five regional artists, photographing yourself and your friends in each of the unique "snap spots" based on February's theme: All You Need Is Love.
  • Set a time: Join the VIP Night on Thursday, Feb 2, including a meet and greet with the artists, appetizers by The Sous Chef, drinks, and more. General admission will be available Friday, Feb 3, through Sunday, Feb 5.

Reserve a session for yourself or an entire group HERE.

Restaurant News

With Incredible Sushi, Fresh Seafood, and Creative Dishes, Blu Rogers is a Must Try

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Located in a place that is likely familiar to longtime Rogers residents, Blu Rogers recently opened in Downtown Rogers in the old City Hall building.

  • Top chef: A sister restaurant to Blu in Bentonville, Blu Rogers prides itself on having the highest quality and purest tasting fish and seafood. Familiar with the concept, we checked out this location for the first time last week for lunch!
  • Served up: We went with the Blu specials - udon soup, seasoned shishito peppers, ahi tuna salad, and the fiery whipple roll. While there are plenty of great options for dinner at Blu DTR, this was the perfect combo for our lunch there.

If you like seafood, Blu Rogers should definitely be on your list, because they do it right! Learn more about Blu Rogers HERE.

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