Slow Burn

February 2, 2022

Sponsored by Rustic Arrow Photography

Local Photography Studio Scheduling Sessions Through November

Rustic Arrow Photography

Your newborn's first year is a year that you'll never forget. With Rustic Arrow Photography, you'll receive a photographer who is not only trained in newborn posing but will also love your baby like her own. 

  • Sessions: Rustic Arrow Photography is scheduling sessions through November and has limited spots available. Rustic Arrow offers maternity, newborn, and milestone sessions — all luxury experiences where you can come in, relax, and enjoy the experience along with your child. 
  • For your memories: After sitting down with your photographer who will listen to exactly what you want your session to be, you can choose which images you want as prints or to have digitally.

Inquire about a session HERE

Economy

Business Forecast Reveals Economy Expectations

NWA Daily

Last week revealed economic highlights, trends, and expectations for Northwest Arkansas's economy with the annual business forecast and January report of sales tax revenue for the region.

  • Annual Forecast: Since inflation is at its highest rate since the 1980s, Arkansas saw prices go up across the board in 2021 and is expecting continued pressure in the supply chain. Despite this, because of the big businesses and entrepreneurial support in Northwest Arkansas, the region added 13,000 jobs in 2021 and was the only region to have more jobs than it did pre-Covid in 2019.
  • Signs of the times: Separately, sales tax revenue in the January report for the Big 4 cities in NWA totaled $7.85mm, up 11.69% when compared to a year ago and up 35% from the pre-Covid period of January 2019.

Catch up on the state of economic affairs HERE.

Development

New Mixed-Use Project To Commence On Walton Blvd

City of Bentonville

Walton Boulevard in Bentonville is in for a $51mm investment for what some are calling a renaissance for the street. 

  • Downtown living: A 6.5-acre site between Chick-fil-a and Panda Express has been purchased by a real estate development firm and will be Walton Blvd’s first large multi-family project called Lumen. The front of the site will face Walton and the back will reach the Bentonville Cemetery. 
  • Lifestyle: Lumen will be over 281k sq/ft of retail and restaurant space in addition to 252 residential units amidst amenities such as a dog park, a resort pool, and more. Construction is set to start in the coming weeks. 

Read more about the development HERE

Small Business

New Boutique Candle Shop Opens In Rogers

The Little Candle of NWA

What started as a quarantine hobby has turned into a new business venture with a store front in Downtown Rogers.

  • Smells: The Little Candle of NWA is owned by two locals, a husband and wife duo, who make uniquely scented soy candles, small batch soaps and lotions, and offer candle making classes.
  • Discount: The NWA candle collection, among others, has specific candles for each of the big NWA cities and other regional staples. Starting today until Feb. 14, you can use the code NWADAILY at checkout and receive 15% off your order!

Shop The Little Candle of NWA HERE

Architecture

TheatreSquared Internationally Recognized

Theatre Squared

Northwest Arkansas TheatreSquared was globally recognized for its excellence in architecture and urbanism. 

  • Prestige: TheatreSquared won the 2021 International Architecture Award in the Museums and Cultural Buildings category, making it one of the most distinguished buildings in the world. 
  • Spaces: The TheatreSquared building is a $31m, 50k sq/ft facility that provides education and community spaces, rehearsal and meeting areas, outdoor gathering spaces, a one of our favorite cafes.

Keep up with shows and events at TheatreSquared HERE

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