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September 8, 2022

Business

U of A Program Produces Impactful Projects

NWA Daily

The Business Integrity Leadership Initiative, through programs at the University of Arkansas, has a history of producing projects that integrate ethical principles into strategic decision-making. This year it has plans to continue. 

  • Project winner: A fruit of a 2021 project is the company Montay Coffee, which sources its beans from Haiti to make it more competitive in the global economy. Since starting, Monday Coffee has had an 11-12 percent return on investment and approximately a $10,000 economic impact. Basecamp Coffee in Fayetteville uses Montay beans for its guest roast. 
  • New season: For the fall of 2022, a program called Let’s Talk is focusing on speaking up about something that seems wrong and how to create a workplace culture that encourages it. 

Click HERE for more information. 

Sports

Fassi's Friends To Host Events During NWA LPGA Tour

Fassi's Friends

Maria Fassi, a former golf star at the University of Arkansas and now an LPGA Tour professional launched a nonprofit called Fassi’s Friends a year ago and is hosting two events during the LPGA Tour in Northwest Arkansas to bring awareness to her growing foundation.

  • Events: Fassi’s Friends brings disabled and full-bodied kids together to learn golf for free. The second annual “Fassi’s Friends Topgolf Event” will take place on September 21, including food, drinks, and merch. There will also be a kids’ clinic at the First Tee in Lowell on September 22. 
  • Always a Razorback: Fassi played golf at the U of A from 2016-2019 and won 11 individual titles. She also became the first person to win the Annika award in back-to-back seasons.

Click HERE for more information. 

Parks

Centennial Park Wins 'Outdoor Facility of the Year'

NWA Daily

The Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association recently awarded Centennial Park its 2022 Outdoor Facility of the Year. 

  • Local winner: Centennial Park is a 228-acre, cycling-activated park with state-of-the-art cyclocross and mountain biking amenities built for world-class events, including the Cyclocross World Championships. The park, featuring two trailheads and 14 miles of soft-surface trails, won in the Over $500,000 category. 
  • In good hands: The park won Outdoor Facility of the Year at the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association’s Annual Conference in Little Rock. Representatives of the City’s Parks, Natural Resources, and Cultural Affairs Department were on hand to receive the award and bring it home. 

Read more HERE

Sponsored by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Annual Ozark Quilt Fair Scheduled For Sept 10

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

After two years of going virtual, the 44th Annual Ozark Quilt Fair will take place from 10-2p on Saturday, September 10, on the grounds of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. 

  • Festivities: The event will include live music by Buddy Shute & the Motivators, hotdogs from Downtown Dawgs, old-time toys for children to play with, and Northwest Arkansas’s most beautiful and interesting quilts. Admission is free, and Viewers’ Choice prizes will be awarded in both new and antique quilt categories at 2p.
  • Weather: There is no rain date, so call 479.750.8165 or watch Shiloh Museum of Ozark’s social media to find out any changes on the day of the event.

Click HERE for more information. 

Event

Art on the Bricks This Thursday

NWA Daily

Art on the Bricks in downtown Rogers is this Thursday, September 8, from 4:30-7:30p, and it is titled A Celebration of Newcomers Welcomed to Northwest Arkansas

  • The event: Art on the Bricks Art Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month and is an element of Downtown Rogers’ vibrant arts and entertainment community, with twenty-plus local businesses contributing to the evolving character of Rogers.
  • Sneak peek: This Thursday, there will be percussion drumming that explores the intersection of music and art for the whole family and a balloon sculpture photo backdrop in the Rogers Experimental house designed to enhance the party's mood, among other exhibitions. 

Click HERE to see the list of participating locations, view art to be displayed, and learn more about this free event. 

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