Setting Trends

January 14, 2023

Development

Rogers Planning Commission Approves Indoor, Upscale Go-kart Track

K1 Speed

A few meetings ago, the City of Rogers Planning Commission approved a conditional use for K1 Speed - an 'indoor all electric premier go karting facility'.

  • Located at 2111 W. Walnut Street behind Frisco Station Mall would be an upscale entertainment concept that brings in the casual racer and racing enthusiast with speeds
  • Each location is designed as a large entertainment venue with professionally designed track, racing memorabilia, and trackside seating and viewing areas for spectators.

No timeline has been announced yet, but you can read more about the franchise HERE.

Employment

Cool Jobs in NWA

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Events

Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

Events are few and far between this time of year, but we still managed to find some fun ones going on in NWA this weekend...

  • Recommitment Celebration: NWA MLK Council is hosting their 27th Annual Recommitment Celebration this Saturday from 5-9p.
  • Comic convention: NWA Comic Con is this weekend at the Rogers Convention Center. The event is all day both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Eyes to the sky: Book your bald eagle watch tour this Saturday morning at Hobbs State Park.
  • Pass the popcorn: Fay Film Festival has a mini film series this evening that includes Indie Films from Central and South America.
  • Modern classic: The 5 Browns will be performing Saturday evening at the Walton Arts Center.
  • Still, Life: 21c Bentonville has an opening ceremony for its new art exhibit Saturday evening from 4-6p. You can RSVP here.
  • Beat goes on: If live music is your jam, you can see a rundown of who is playing where this weekend with Talking Tunes.

Have a great weekend! We'll be back Monday.

Highlight

City of Fayetteville Named Trendsetter City and Volunteer Community of the Year

NWA Daily

Fayetteville received two awards at an awards luncheon held yesterday during the Arkansas Municipal League’s 2023 Winter Conference in Little Rock. 

  • Right vibe: The City was named a 2022 Trendsetter City for its Report a Concern online feature, which won the Technology and Security category that recognizes “advances in using technology to improve city communications or services".
  • Helping hand: Separately, Fayetteville was recognized as a 2022 Volunteer Community of the Year for its dedication to environmental protection and conservation, both in the City’s sustainability efforts as an organization and its residents’ year-round engagement. 

Read the full press release from the City HERE.

Events

Registration Opens for the Square to Square Spring Bike Ride

City of Fayetteville

What might be too early for your event calendar, but not ours is the Square 2 Square bike ride.

  • Fall in line: The Spring ride is scheduled for May 6 and the traffic will be moving north as riders ride from the Fayetteville Square to Bentonville Square.
  • The details: Online registration has officially opened and riders can sign up from now until May 3 for the 24-ish mile trek. With the event organizers offering shuttles, multiple rest stops, and on trail support, you've got plenty of time to get those legs spinning before May 6.

Read more about the event HERE.

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