Super Smash Bros.

January 31, 2023


Let Off Some Steam At The NWA Smash Lab

NWA Smash Lab

Ever wanted to take a baseball bat to your computer when the internet's slow? Hypothetically speaking, of course... However, at NWA Smash Lab, you can literally smash away your stress in a safer, more controlled environment.

  • Choose your weapon: Select your tool from the Weapon Wall, including sledgehammers, golf clubs, bats, and more, and swing away at bottles, glass plates, or old electronics. Make it a Premium session for access to BB gun shooting or glass bottle bowling!
  • Bonding by breaking: Reservations can be made for individuals or groups, and packages are available for corporate events looking for a fun way to do some team building.

Learn more and book a smash session HERE.


$240m Of NWA's Medicare Expenses Spent Outside Of Region

NWA Daily

According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement's analysis of Northwest Arkansas in 2019, nearly $240m of the $1.1b spent on Medicare enrollee's healthcare went towards services provided outside of the region.

  • Finding specialists: Considering cardiology procedures performed on Medicare-enrolled residents, 11% sought care outside of Northwest Arkansas. Specifically, 14% of coronary artery bypass grafting surgeries and 20% of heart valve replacement surgeries occurred outside the region.
  • Keeping pace: These findings raise concerns about the supply and demand for healthcare providers in Northwest Arkansas. As the population grows, our health sector has a unique opportunity to expand and innovate.

Listen to KUAF for more of the story HERE.


Northwest Arkansas Tourism Nominated For Multiple Awards

NWA Daily

Multiple attractions and groups from Northwest Arkansas have been nominated for Henry Awards, statewide awards given to those who have made significant contributions to the state's tourism industry.

Read more on the story HERE.


House Show Music Festival Coming To Bentonville This April

City Sessions

Music and hospitality will collide during City Sessions' 4th annual Home Sweet Home Music Festival in Downtown Bentonville on April 28-29.

  • In the house: This music-filled weekend will consist of 50 shows featuring 23 local artists and ten national artists hosted across 14 homes in Downtown Bentonville. Some exciting headliners include David Ramirez, Joshua James, Stephen Day, and Ira Wolf.
  • Come on in: Day passes are $60, which includes three shows plus the headliner and refreshments, or pick up a Weekend Pass, a $120 value, for just $100 when you use the discount code HSH23. If you're a superfan, the $250 Wheelhouse VIP pass includes a private show with Ira Wolf and Will Gunselman catered by Conifer at the Howard.

Find more information and reserve your tickets HERE.


Adventure Racing World Series Finds A New Home In NWA

Arkansas Parks & Recreation

The Adventure Racing World Series has been purchased from the Australian-based Geocentric Outdoors by current CEO Heidi Muller, who plans to move the organization's headquarters to Bentonville.

  • Extreme sports: Adventure races combine disciplines like trekking, rock climbing, paddling, mountain biking, and orienteering as teams traverse huge distances over days-long races—a perfect sport for the rugged Ozarks.
  • Natural State: Three private investors from NWA aided the purchase, two of which, Jason Wilford and Philip Sigsworth, are board members of Ozark Outdoor Foundation, which hosts Expedition Ozark, a 5-day, 390mi adventure race including biking, trekking, and paddling.

Read the full story from Arkansas Outdoors HERE.

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