Look To The Stars

October 20, 2022

Business

J.B. Hunt Beats Analyst Estimates For Third Quarter Earnings

NWA Daily

After the markets closed yesterday, J.B. Hunt reported its earnings, beating out several analysts’ quarterly estimates. 

  • Earnings and revenue: J.B. Hunt’s reported earnings increased by 34.8% to $269.38m, or $2.57 per share, from $199.82m, or $1.88 per share, in the same quarter last year. Revenue also rose by 22.1% to $3.83b, from $3.14b.
  • Proceed with caution: During the report, J.B. Hunt execs appeared optimistic about the “better than feared” quarter yet cautious about the market, staying ready to pivot if necessary. 

Read the full Talk Business & Politics story HERE

Development

Bentonville Weighs Proposal For 7-Story Apartment Development

Photo by Modus Studio

The Bentonville Planning Commission is considering a proposal for a 7-story, mixed-use apartment complex at the corner of Central and Battlefield.

  • Meeting a need: The development designed by Modus Studio would bring needed housing to the area, providing nearly 545 multi-family housing units. 
  • Concerns: While the development has some residents excited, others have concerns about the location’s tendency to flood and the development’s impact on already problematic traffic. 

See notes from the planning meeting HERE. Skip to page 63. 

Sponsored by Mycelium Networks

Mycelium Lays Groundwork For The Future Of The Internet 

Photo by Mycelium Networks

Committed to the world's adoption of decentralized networks, Mycelium Networks is building the physical infrastructure needed to begin implementing Web 3.0 solutions right here in NWA. 

  • Their latest peak: Mycelium proudly participated and presented in the Web 3.0 track at the 2022 NWA Tech Summit which concluded yesterday in Bentonville.  
  • Their latest plans: Mycelium offers multiple Host Plans for individuals and businesses with payments ranging from $15-$55 per month. 

Join the growing Host Network and compare plans HERE

Community

It's A Groundbreaking Day For The Food Hub In Downtown Springdale

NWA Daily

Join the groundbreaking ceremony for the Market Center of the Ozarks today from 10-11a in Downtown Springdale at 713 E Meadow Ave.

  • A central hub: The 45,000-sq-ft facility will be a resource hub for farmers and food entrepreneurs, providing crop aggregation capabilities, commercial kitchens, and community spaces for learning.  
  • Family approved: The Walton Family Foundation will support the project as part of the NWA Food Systems Initiative, which works to empower small and mid-size farmers and improve access to local food. 

Read more about this exciting project HERE

Events

Stargaze This Weekend At Arkansas’s First Ever Dark Sky Festival

Photo by Jason P. Frank

Celebrate the marvelous night sky over the Buffalo National River this weekend at the first ever Arkansas’s Dark Sky Festival, Oct 21-22 at Tyler Bend Campground. 

  • Stargazing: The event will include family-friendly activities like a constellation tour, telescopic star party, celestial art class, nocturnal wildlife, light pollution awareness, nightscape photography contest, and solar-roasting marshmallows.
  • Meteor shower: Around midnight Friday, the Orionid Meteor Shower will peak, giving stargazers an incredible view of falling stars. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars or telescopes, though a limited amount will be available for rent. 

Check out this celestial event HERE and enjoy more photography of the Ozarks by local, Jason P Frank HERE

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