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March 3, 2023

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Mayor Hines Gives 2023 State Of The City Address For Rogers

NWA Daily

Mayor Hines delivered the 2023 State of the City presentation this week, calling attention to the city of Rogers's significant progress in economic development, public safety, and quality of life.

  • Looking good: The economy of Rogers is thriving, with sales tax collections reaching an all-time high of over $26m in 2022 and the addition of 1,300 new jobs. A couple of upcoming multifamily developments are expected to increase housing by 150%.
  • The hot spot: Rogers is becoming a hub for regional events, like the LPGA Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship, Bikes, Blues, and BBQ, and frequent sold-out shows at the Walmart AMP.

Watch Mayor Hines' full address HERE.


Black Bear Bonanza Returns To Bentonville This Saturday

Benton County Quail

The Black Bear Bonanza returns to Bentonville this Saturday, Mar 4, from 9a-5p at the Benton County Quail Barn to celebrate Arkansas wildlife, conservation, and all things black bear.

  • Who's there: Enjoy favorites from last year's bonanza, like the World Famous Owl Hoot Contest and a live recording of Clay Newcomb's Bear Grease Podcast, as well as new activities like the Outdoor Brand Pavilion featuring the latest gear and educational seminars about ancient Native American hunting methods and technologies.
  • Bear-y fun: Tickets are just $10, and kids 12 and under get in free! Bring the whole family and enjoy a day filled with fun activities, wildlife exhibits, raffles, and door prizes.

Get your tickets for Black Bear Bonanza 2023 HERE.


Arkansas Ranks 9th In SEC For Athletics Revenue In 2022

NWA Daily

The University of Arkansas athletics department ranked 9th in the SEC for revenue gained from athletics after a record-breaking year for finances in 2022, with revenue topping $150m for the first time.

  • Woo pig: Arkansas athletics brought in $152.51m in revenue and reported $144.31m in expenses for an operating surplus of $8.2m. Razorback football contributed over half the revenue at $83.6m.
  • All for athletes: The athletics department funds 470 athletes competing across eight men's and 11 women's teams. The department operates without help from any student fees or taxpayer support.

Read more from Talk Business & Politics HERE.

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Nautical Bowls Hosts Grand Opening In Fayetteville This Saturday

Nautical Bowls

Don't miss the grand opening of Nautical Bowls this Saturday, Mar 4, at 1113 W MLK Jr. Blvd., where the first 50 customers will receive a free superfood bowl.

  • Live full: Founded in Minnesota, Nautical Bowls is bringing its passion for active living and healthy food to Fayetteville along with a menu of healthy, fresh Açaí superfood bowls that are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and contain no refined sugars.
  • Making an entrance: The opening celebration will include music, door prizes, and a chance for guests to win big by entering "The Beginning of an Era" Sweepstakes.

Keep up with Nautical Bowls on Instagram HERE.

Restaurant News

We Found a Seat at Ella's Table for a Weekend Brunch

NWA Daily

Located on the U of A campus, within walking distance from Dickson and the Fayetteville Square, Ella's Table at Carnall Hall should be your next stop for a weekend brunch.

  • The Hill(s): With a new menu and chef who reigns from SoCal, he and Ella's Table have come together to bring modern American favorites with a creative twist.
  • Best of both: Like every solid weekend brunch, they offered a variety of breakfast and lunch options. The chicken sandwich caught our eye (pro tip - switch the bun for a biscuit), and the eggs benedict came highly recommended.

Check out the restaurant and its menu HERE to learn more.

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