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July 28, 2022

Small Business

Local Marshallese Boutique Is Trending On Emma Ave

Newberry Pacific Trends

Newberry Pacific Trends on Emma Ave is bringing traditional island clothing to Springdale.

  • Island wear is trending: Known for their beautiful skirts and dresses, Newberry Pacific Trends also has an array of t-shirts, apparel, and fabrics.
  • Cultural threads: The boutique's classic and modern styles pay homage to the traditional clothing of the Marshall Islands and other Micronesian cultures.

Check Out Newberry Pacific Trends Instagram HERE

Health

Washington Regional Named #1 Hospital In Arkansas

NWA Daily

Washington Regional Medical Center was recognized as the #1 hospital in Arkansas for the second year in a row. 

  • National recognition: U.S. News evaluated over 4,500 hospitals across America in 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions to compile the 2022-23 Best Hospitals list
  • Healthy report: WRCM was recognized for high performance in the areas of pulmonary disease, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke, hip and knee replacements, lung cancer surgery, and uterine cancer surgery. 

Read more on the story HERE.

Events

Ready Your Bikes For The Tour de Frida

NWA Daily

This Saturday, Arkansas Latina En Bici is hosting its second annual Tour de Frida: Community Bike Ride at Gulley Park in Fayetteville from 7:30 am to noon. 

  • Do it for Frida: Honoring the life and legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the event will include food, music, art installments, and local exhibitions. 
  • Pedaling for progress: The ARLB promotes cycling amongst Arkansas’s growing multicultural communities with dreams to see more inclusive, healthier, and happier communities.

Learn more and register to ride HERE

Outdoors

Recognizing 50 Years of the Buffalo National River

NWA Daily

NWA sits roughly an hour from one of America’s most prized river systems, and if you haven’t visited, well, you’re just missing out. 

  • First and favorite: The Buffalo River was the first river in the country to receive the designation of National River, signed into effect by President Nixon in 1972.
  • Haven't you herd: With 135 miles of clear water running over shale and limestone riverbed and under breathtaking sandstone bluffs, the Buffalo is the perfect destination for canoeing, hiking, climbing, camping, and...elk watching? That’s right, Arkansas’s only elk herd can often be seen grazing in beautiful Boxley Valley. 

What better way to celebrate 50 years than with an article from the Smithsonian Magazine? Check it out HERE

Economy

Benton County Ranks 3rd In The Nation On Investment Income Index

NWA Daily

SmartAsset, a fintech company for personal finances, released a report measuring the wealth of U.S. counties, and Benton County came in near the top of the list, placing THIRD in the country on the per capita investment income index.

  • Taking stock: The study measures wealth across three vectors: investment income, median home value, and per capita income to come up with an Overall Wealth Index. Including home values, Benton County ranked #27 overall, but it ranks #3 on the per capita investment income index.
  • Other nuggets: Benton County ranked first in the state across all vectors with Washington County in third in the state. Benton County ranked #34 on absolute per capita income. Do you know the wealthiest county in the country? Reply to this email with your guess!

If you're interested in taking a deep dive, we compiled SmartAsset's data HERE.

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