Pumped

August 23, 2022

Education

UofA Library Makes Space For Family Study

U of A

A new Family Study Space is available in the Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas to better support campus caregivers and children. 

  • Include the young ones: The space was created to intentionally show that parents and caregivers in the community are welcome in the library. The hope is that students with children would have support and a more fulfilling educational experience with the Family Study Space. 
  • Learning together: The space can accommodate multiple families and is well equipped with “kid-sized furniture, kids’ books and toys, adult-sized tables with seating for eight, a large display monitor with HDMI connection and Wi-Fi.” Children’s Literacy & Learning bags will also be made available this fall to add to the inclusion of families who learn together.

Read the full article HERE

Restaurant News

Duck Donuts Coming To Rogers

@srijitarocks89

Have you heard of Duck Donuts? You’re about to because they just arrived in Northwest Arkansas! 

  • Doors open: Duck Donuts has a “Warm, Delicious & Made-to-Order” concept that began in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Now, the shop is world known and has over 100 thriving locations. Its new location in NWA opened over the weekend in Rogers! 
  • Toppings & glaze: Flavors are limitless, from maple bacon-topped donuts to strawberry to blueberry lemonade. Pop into 2301 West Pleasant Grove Rd in Rogers to experience a customized, freshly made donut just the way you like it. 

Learn more HERE

Development

Airship Coffee Opening New Location

Blue Crane LLC

Airship Coffee in Bentonville has plans for a new location and anticipates a grand opening in early spring next year. 

  • Neighborhood cafe: The new shop will be in what was originally a 1950s pump station for the entire city’s water supply. So naturally, the third Airship will be Airship “at the Pumphouse.” The design for the new space incorporates a mixture of mid-century, 1980s, and steampunk styles. 
  • Get pumped: Airship at the Pumphouse will be characterized by its proximity to trails and outdoor spaces while including unique spaces within. It will be a “multilevel café and bar with a strong, humans-on-bicycles appeal.” Get excited for the pumphouse’s micro pump track and more bike-as-transportation incentives coming soon! 

For more details, click HERE

Events

Washington County Fair This Week

Experience Fayetteville

The Washington County Fair is this week! Starting tomorrow, August 23-27, it's time for Ferris wheels, funnel cakes, animal shows, and more at the fairgrounds in Fayetteville. 

  • Home town: The Washington County Fair was founded in 1857 and is Arkansas's largest and most established county fair. From bull riding to the Miss Washington County Fair pageant, there is something for everyone to enjoy! 
  • Getting there: Admission is $5 cash and $7.50 card per person for ages 6 and up. Children under 5 are admitted for free, and armbands with unlimited ride access can be purchased for $30! The fair is open from 10-10p daily at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Go make some end-of-summer mems!

For more information, click HERE

Business

11 NWA Businesses Make 2022 Inc. 5000 List

NWA Daily

The latest Inc. 5000 list features 11 Northwest Arkansas businesses amidst America’s fastest-growing privately held businesses. 

  • An honor list: The Inc. 5000 list is full of “ingenuity and resilience” with companies that have achieved spectacular growth in recent times of change. The list has been produced yearly since 1982 and provides global recognition to US businesses. 
  • Doing exceptionally: The big four and Lowell all have businesses featured on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list with a combined 4,707% growth rate. A few thriving businesses are Slim Chickens in Fayetteville, 4media Group in Bentonville, James+James in Springdale, Bold Strategies in Rogers, and Natural State Pest Control in Lowell. 

Click HERE to see all featured NWA businesses. 

Subscribe to receive our daily newsletter

Know all the happenings in NWA with a 5-minute read of our free email newsletter every weekday.