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October 7, 2022

Small Business

Co-Working And Micro-Warehouse Facility Opening In Downtown Rogers

Loloft

Loloft, a startup set to open in Downtown Rogers on Nov 30, helps small businesses compete online by providing access to world-class warehouse facilities, elegantly designed office spaces, and logistics technologies typically only accessible to large corporations. 

  • Micro-warehousing: Loloft offers small businesses their own private micro-warehouse units ranging from 150-5,000 sq. ft. along with purpose-built solutions such as shipping receipt and unloading services, loading dock access, and daily carrier services. 
  • Co-working spaces: Additionally, companies can benefit from Loloft’s co-working amenities with access to high-speed WiFi, meeting rooms, phone booths, and community engagement. 

Learn more about Loloft HERE

Business

Tyson Foods Relocating 1,000 Jobs To NWA

NWA Daily

Yesterday, Tyson Foods announced that 1,000 of its corporate positions from its Chicago and Downers Grove, IL, and Dakota Dunes, SD, offices will be relocating to the Springdale headquarters site early next year. 

  • Expanding: The move will add nearly 1,000 corporate employees to the headquarters, which already hosts nearly 2,000, triggering a home office expansion that will take place over the next several years. 
  • Benefits: While the move will pose certain challenges both to Tyson and the NWA area as a whole, it will also bring many benefits: for Tyson, having one corporate office will foster a more cohesive corporate workforce, for NWA, bringing jobs in from other areas could give the local labor market a healthy boost. 

Read the full story HERE

Arts & Culture

Exhibit Featuring Local Artists On Display At Walton Arts Center

NWA Daily

For the second year, the Our Art, Our Region, Our Time exhibition is on display in the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery at the Walton Arts Center, featuring art from the region’s diverse community. 

  • Locally sourced: The exhibition includes over 90 pieces of art by 75 artists from the region, and display themes of isolation and self-reflection. 
  • Check it out: The exhibit opens tonight with a reception at 5-7p, and can be viewed weekdays 10a-2p or the hour prior to performances and during intermission. 

See a full list of the artists and their work HERE

Real Estate

NWA Land Trust Acquires 830 Acres In Benton County

NWA Daily

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, a Fayetteville non-profit, has acquired 830 acres of the historic Lake Frances property near Siloam Springs, and will manage the property for wildlife habitat, water quality, and future public access.

  • Preservation: Protecting this property will ensure the conservation of the largest contiguous pine/oak woodlands in NWA as well as protect over 7mi of streams which will ensure the water quality of the Illinois River. 
  • Public access: Eventually, the property will provide public access, giving NWA residents yet another outdoor destination for their enjoyment including hiking trails, natural surface multi-use trails, and hard surface multi-use trails connecting Oklahoma Highway 59 north of the WOKA Whitewater Park to Arkansas Highway 59. 

Learn about the NWA Land Trust HERE

Community

Springdale Celebrates Groundbreaking Of New Park

City of Springdale

Join the Downtown Springdale Alliance and the City of Springdale as they celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Luther George Park tomorrow, Oct 7, at 11a. 

  • Parks on parks: Construction on Luther George Park will take place at 300 Park St in Springdale, offering another great park to the Downtown Springdale area. 
  • Park party: The groundbreaking celebration will include food from some of Springdale's best restaurants and entertainment and programming from the Latin Art Organization of Arkansas, the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese, and Lisa Academy.

Keep up with info on the event HERE

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