Warm & Fuzzy

July 14, 2022

Business

Walmart to Purchase 4,500 Canoo Electric Delivery Vehicles

Canoo

In April, NASA selected Canoo vehicles for the first lunar landing in 50 years. Now, Walmart has signed an agreement to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units. 

  • Clean delivery: Walmart is starting its purchases with the Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), which will be used to deliver online orders sustainably, contributing to Walmart's goal to achieve zero emissions by 2040. 
  • In the works: Headquartered in Bentonville, Canoo has engineered the LDV for high-frequency stop-and-go deliveries and speedy vehicle-to-door drop-off, including grocery and food/meal delivery. The LDV is expected to hit the streets in 2023, but Canoo and Walmart have plans to kick off advanced deliveries to refine and finalize vehicle configuration. 

Learn more HERE

Outdoors

Arkansas Enduro Series Comes To Fayetteville This Weekend

Arkansas Enduro Series

The Arkansas Enduro Series is coming to Centennial Park in Fayetteville this weekend, and online registration closes today at 8p. 

  • The series: Enduro is a competition, party, spectating event, and family fun with music, food, and beer! The racing combines multiple aspects of mountain bike disciplines and required terrain adaptability. Fayetteville’s event is the third of five events in the series. 
  • The races: Racers in the series earn points during races, and the Series Overall Points will be decided by the best 3 out of five races in each category. There will be “Flavor of Enduro” races on Friday for no series points for people who want a taste, and the series races for points and all skill levels will be on Saturday.

Learn more HERE

Event

Amazeum To Host Its 7th Birthday Party

NWA Daily

The Scott Family Amazeum is celebrating its 7th birthday on Friday (July 15) all day long, and you’re invited! 

  • A wool party: The birthday theme is based on the traditional seventh-anniversary gift of wool, so guests can experience a variety of pop-up activities like felting, finger knitting, and painting with yarn. And for extra holly fun, the Amazeum will host the Barn Yard Buddies Petting Zoo and demonstrations from the NWA Weavers Guild. 
  • For everyone: The Amazeum is part children’s museum, part science center, and part maker space, providing experiences designed for adults as well as children and families. All the birthday activities on Friday will be included with general admission to the museum. 

Learn more HERE

Development

The Howard To Offer Prime Access To Greenway

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With trails influencing development patterns in Northwest Arkansas, Bentonville is merging the worlds of commuting and recreation with urban design and architecture. 

  • Super central: The Howard is a mixed-use, modern living building under construction in Bentonville on SE 2nd St backed up to the Razorback Greenway, slated to be complete this summer. The building is primed to offer the ultimate luxury apartment living in the center of Bentonville life. 
  • On the trail: There have been thousands of multifamily units built within the last five years in NWA that are within one mile of a trailhead, giving residents instant access to more than 250 miles of trails. The Howard is in an unrivaled area with unparalleled access to the Greenway. 

Click HERE for more. 

Travel

Time For Booking Late Summer Trips

NWA Daily

Who out there hasn’t planned their summer trip yet? It’s time! 

  • Get booking: We get last-minute planning. We do. But if you wait much longer, your summer vacation could cost a small fortune! So it’s buying time, and Fare Flight NWA has a few good deal suggestions for flying out of Northwest Arkansas National Airport before the school year starts up again to help you out. 
  • Trips: As of yesterday, you can go to Chicago July 29-August 2 for $315, Denver July 30-August 2 for $178, Tampa August 5-8 for $203, Fort Lauderdale July 28-31 for $319, Nashville August 4-7 for $128, and Atlanta July 28-31 for $318. 

Read the Fare Flight story HERE

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