Music To My Ears

September 20, 2022

Events

Best Friends Animal Society Hosting Pup Crawl In Downtown Rogers

NWA Daily

If you've been looking for an excuse to take your dog out on the town, Best Friends Animal Society is hosting its first-ever Pup Crawl in Downtown Rogers on Sept 24th.

  • Pubcrawl with purpose: The event will raise funds for the upcoming construction of the Best Friends Pet Resource Center, an innovative pet shelter that will transform the way homeless pets are cared for and set a nationwide example for the future of animal sheltering.
  • Dogtown: The Pup Crawl will begin at the Frisco Plaza this Saturday at 3p visiting various businesses and bars until 7p. Please limit to one dog per human.

Register for the Pup Crawl HERE.

Community

Springdale Plans Realignment Of Razorback Greenway At Emma Ave Crossing

City Of Springdale

As part of a $4m enhancement to Downtown Springdale provided by the Walton Family Foundation and the City of Springdale, plans are underway to realign a section of the Razorback Greenway where it crosses Emma Ave.

  • Improvements: The project aims to enhance accessibility, lighting, and landscaping in the area and will include gathering spaces on either side of the trail between Meadow Avenue and Emma Ave while linking Turnbow Park and Shiloh Square to Luther George Park, which is currently undergoing a renovation of its own. 
  • In the meantime: Emma Avenue will be closed between Holcomb Street and Spring Street until Spring 2023 for the realignment, but sidewalks will remain open and the project won't stop Ozarktober or the Christmas Parade.

Read more on the development HERE.

Sponsored by Ozark Compost & Swap

Ozark Compost Makes Sustainable Living Easy

Ozark Compost & Swap

Ozark Compost & Swap is on a mission to make sustainable living convenient through doorstep composting and package-free product delivery. Already, the company has diverted over 20,000lbs of residential food waste from landfills. 

  • Composting: Ozark Compost & Swap does all the dirty work for you by delivering a 5-gallon bucket to your doorstep to be filled with compostable items, then picks up the bucket and swaps it for a clean one. All you have to do is choose a bi-weekly or weekly pick-up!
  • Refillable Products: The company offers refillable Airship coffee delivery and refillable household cleaning products in an effort to eliminate single-use plastics. 

Sign up HERE and use the discount code NWADAILY to receive a complimentary one-month trial of a bi-weekly pick-up.

Arts

SoNA Takes Classical Music Beyond Classic Expectations

NWA Daily

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas is getting tuned for another season of performances, both on main stages like the Walton Arts Center and the Walmart AMP as well as some unexpected stages throughout the community. 

  • Main stage performances: SoNA will take the main stage at Walton Arts Center for its first show of the season on Oct 29th.
  • SoNA Beyond: In an effort to show the community that symphony can go beyond traditional boundaries and serve all people, the SoNA Beyond series will take the orchestra across the community for performances at Fayetteville Public Library, Highlands Oncology, Crystal Bridges, Murphy Park, and other venues around the region.

See a full schedule of main stage and community performances HERE

Business

Bentonville Startup Receives $25m In Investments

NWA Daily

Soda Health, a healthcare technology company based in Bentonville, received $25m from investor groups to help them build solutions that will eliminate health inequities and create a healthier America. 

  • Do I drink it? Nope. It's not a beverage company. Soda Health derives its name from the concept of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) or non-medical factors that influence an individual’s overall health, such as access to transportation, healthy foods, or over-the-counter medications.
  • Building bridges: Billions of dollars worth of the supplemental benefits available to Americans through their health insurance go unused every year because accessing those benefits is often such a hassle. Soda Health is developing the necessary infrastructure to bridge the gap between Americans and these available resources, providing consumers with a single debit card that aims to streamline the payment process for their available benefits.

Read more on the story HERE

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