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May 3, 2023

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Fuel is a 12-week enterprise-ready accelerator that matches seed and growth-stage tech startups with key Arkansas enterprise partners in order to accelerate the adoption of tangible technology solutions.

Sponsored by Ozark Compost & Swap

Community Created and Community Driven Sustainability

Ozark Compost & Swap

Ozark Compost was created to drive positive environmental impacts in NWA through convenient compost pickup and zero-waste product delivery. Join the hundreds of homes and businesses that have already diverted more than 80,000 lbs of food waste from local landfills with Ozark Compost.

  • Convenient composting: With easy-to-follow compost guides, customer support, and text notifications, composting could not be easier. Fill up your 5-gal bucket with compostable items, and OCS will pick it up and deliver a clean one weekly or bi-weekly. You can even receive givebacks for garden use.
  • Conscious consumption: Include a ground or whole-bean Airship coffee subscription with your deliveries, and find other eco-friendly, zero-waste products on Ozark Compost's online shop.

The first 10 NWA Daily readers to sign up will receive a free month of bi-weekly pickups. Add a coffee subscription, and we'll throw in a refillable coffee canister. Use code OCS2023 or click HERE.


Cypress Cold Storage Breaks Ground On New Facility In Springdale

Arkansas Economic Development Center

Cypress Cold Storage recently broke ground on a 207,285 sqft storage facility in Springdale, adding to the region's warehouse capacity for the food and beverage industry.

  • Crank up the AC: The facility will feature an insulated metal panel exterior, an 8,450 sqft office space, 21 dock positions, and 170,000 sqft of temperature-controlled space for frozen and refrigerated goods.
  • Cool jobs: Cyprus Cold Storage is expected to bring 50 new jobs to the region by the time the project is completed in Spring 2024, contributing to Northwest Arkansas's reputation as a distribution and transportation industry leader.

Read more about the project HERE.


U of A School of Art To Host Grand Opening Of Studio And Design Center

NWA Daily

The University of Arkansas's School of Art will host its Grand Opening of the new Studio and Design Center in the Windgate Art and Design District, on Saturday, May 6, from 10a-3p.

  • Creative hub: Made possible by over $40m in donations from the Windgate Charitable Support Foundation, the state-of-the-art, 154,000 sq-ft center is equipped to provide students a wide range of creative outlets through studio art programs, graphic design programs, and the new graduate Master of Design degree.
  • Grand opening: On May 6, guests are invited to tour the facility, view student art exhibitions, and purchase select student art. ARTsaga's will have a free citra-hopped brewed iced coffee while supplies last, and free Pedal Pops will be given to the first 100 guests.

Read more about the art school's new facility HERE


Bentonville's First Friday Is Pet-A-Palooza

Downtown Bentonville Inc

Bentonville's May First Friday theme is Pet-A-Palooza, a celebration of our furry friends on Friday, May 5, from 11a-9p on the Bentonville Square.

  • Bring in the pets: All things pet related, the event will have a petting zoo, a pet parade and adoption event, pony rides, the Bentonville Pets Talent Show, and more! Kids can even bring their favorite stuffed animals to get a check-up at the Best Friends' Stuffy Clinic.
  • Sing us a song: Come for lunch at 11a and join Yoga Story for a free class at noon. Heartland Dueling Pianos will take the mainstage at 7:30p, inviting song requests from the audience in this interactive rock out that you'll want to dance and sing along with!

Read more about what to expect at May First Friday HERE.


Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With HWOA At The Jones Center

Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas

Join the Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas for the Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival at the Jones Center in Springdale on Saturday, May 6, from 12-7p.

  • Fiesta de la victoria: Cinco de Mayo commemorates the historical Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The festival will include entertainment, live music, delicious food, dance, a fashion show, and much more!
  • For a great cause: All proceeds generated from the festival go towards the HWOA Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance and guidance for students and their families through the process of pursuing higher education. 

Learn more about HWOA's Cinco de Mayo Festival HERE.

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