The Eagle Has Landed

January 11, 2023

Business

Arvest Bank Earns Top Small Business Lender For Ninth Year Running

NWA Daily

Arvest Bank was the leading U.S. Small Business Administration lender in Arkansas for the ninth year in a row and also ranked third in Oklahoma and fourth in Kansas.

  • Lending a hand: Arvest led Arkansas with 45 small business loans at a total of $8.6m, providing the financial support necessary for start-ups and small businesses to be successful.
  • Homegrown: Originating in Northwest Arkansas, Arvest has grown into one of the state's largest banks and is an SBA Preferred Lender, excitedly investing in Arkansas's people.

Read more from Arkansas Money & Politics HERE.

Outdoors

Your Guide To Seeing Bald Eagles Around Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Tourism

Our friends at 37 North Expeditions helped compile a guide detailing 6 Places to Spot Bald Eagles in Northwest Arkansas and a few tips for sighting these majestic birds of prey.

  • Winter home: While Arkansas hosts a small bald eagle population year-round, their numbers increase in the winter when birds from the north migrate in search of warmer weather.
  • Guided tours: Join 37 North Expeditions for one of their Eagle Watch Tours, including a mountain bike excursion through Hobbs State Park or boat tours of Beaver Lake, which hosts up to 200 bald eagles in the winter.

Read the complete Guide HERE.

Events

Make Plans This Weekend At Walton Arts Center

Walton Arts Center

From a mini film festival to live music, Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville has a great lineup of events this weekend if you're looking to feel classy without breaking your budget.

  • Pass the popcorn: The Fayetteville Film Fest has curated a mini film festival featuring Central and South American filmmakers showing Friday, Jan 13, at 8p. Tickets for Indie Films Central and South America are $15.
  • A modern classic: Labeled "the biggest classical music sensation in years" by the New York Post, The 5 Browns perform their dynamic piano concert on Saturday, Jan 14, at 8p. Tickets are $10.

Find more events at Walton Arts Center HERE.

Restaurant News

Project LeanNation Now Open In Springdale

Project LeanNation

Project LeanNation hosted its Grand Opening last weekend in Springdale and is excited to serve the community with healthy, convenient, affordable meals and a support hub for reaching health goals.

  • Eat clean: Making meal prep easy, Project LeanNation offers a menu of healthy, locally sourced foods on a weekly subscription base that can be picked up in-store or delivered.
  • Live lean: Complete a body composition scan during a consultation to understand your body's needs, set appropriate goals, and track progress over time.

Learn more and schedule your consultation HERE.

Sports

Nobody's Having More Fun Than The Arkansas Equipment Team

Arkansas Football

We all know Coach Muss and Razorback Basketball keep things fun on social media, but did you know about the Arkansas Equipment team?

  • Now hiring: Following the uniform mishap and delayed start to the Aggies v. Florida game last Wednesday, the Razorback equipment team put out this timely hiring opportunity, perhaps recognizing the need to raise up more quality equipment managers in the SEC.
  • Game ready: The equipment team includes Dalton Withrow, Daniel Beavers, and Matt Saucier, and a quick scroll through their Twitter shows these guys are having a blast keeping the team swagged out.

Go down the rabbit hole with FanNation HERE.

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