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June 17, 2022

Sponsored by the Walton MBA Program at the University of Arkansas

MBA Program Ready To Transform Your Life And Career

NWA Daily

The Walton Executive MBA program offers a broad knowledge of how business fits together and is ready to transform your life and accelerate your career. 

  • Critically acclaimed: The Wall Street Journal recently ranked the Walton MBA program #11 out of 600 programs for its return on investment, and U.S. News & World Reports ranked the program as the 36th best public MBA in the nation. 
  • Designed for you: The program is 2-years, primarily online, with one in-person Saturday each month designed to network with your cohort and faculty. You will also have the opportunity to travel the world in a global immersion experience through the program. The program starts in the fall, and GMAT/GRE waivers are available now. 

Learn more and apply HERE before July 1.

Event

2022 Freedom Festival Celebrating Juneteenth To Take Place At Shiloh Square

NWA Daily

Juneteenth is approaching, and there are a few big ways to celebrate coming up in Northwest Arkansas.

  • Connections: Juneteenth is now a federal holiday commemorating the day all Americans became free. As a part of the community’s celebrations this weekend and to bring awareness, education, and exposure, the Second Annual Arkansas Black Film Showcase will be at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art today at 6p. 
  • For all to celebrate: On Sunday, June 19, is the 2022 Freedom Festival, a free Juneteenth celebration that will be held at Shiloh Square in downtown Springdale from 1-9p. The event will feature music by loved artists, free food, games, exhibits, giveaways, a wellness fair, and more

Click HERE for more information. 

Restaurant News

NWA Bagel Shop Prepares New Location

NWA Daily

The best bagel shop around is expanding and getting a new Northwest Arkansas location! 

Where do you like to go in Johnson??

Business

Ten NWA Entrepreneurs Begin Three Month Accelerator Program

Heartland Forward

Ten Northwest Arkansas entrepreneurs are entering a new cohort as a part of a three-month national idea accelerator program starting today. 

  • Innovators: The program is a part of the Heartland Forward initiative to put ideas into action in the mid-United States and is happening through a partnership with Builders + Backers. NWA participants will join individuals from nine other heartland cities to become "Builders." 
  • Making change: Ideas include an app to help women track and manage IVF treatments, a new podcasting solution for enterprise businesses, software designed to improve farming processes, a solution for converting regular bikes into electronic bikes, and much more. 

Read more HERE

Education

Casey's General Store Grants $50,000 To Rogers Elementary School

NWA Daily

Casey's General Store awarded four grants in Arkansas this year as part of the Cash for Classrooms grant program, and one of the recipients was Bonnie Grimes Elementary School in Rogers. 

  • For the kids: Overall, Casey's gave $1 million to 16 different states this year. Bonnie Grimes received $50,000 for a new inclusive playground so kids with disabilities can play and enjoy recess with their non-disabled friends. The other Arkansas grant recipients were a school band in Centerton, the Prairie Grove school district, and Howard Elementary in Fort Smith. 
  • Funding community: The Cash for Classrooms program is focused on giving back to communities and supports schools and nonprofit organizations supporting education. Grants range from $3,000 to $50,000 and fund everything from playgrounds to teacher development, new school tech, field trips, and more. 

Learn more HERE

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