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Our new favorite lunch recommendation in the 'Dale & Kiva Hub celebrates $1M in loans for local entrepreneurs.
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NWA Council Initiates Collaboration Among U.S. Cities Experiencing Rapid Growth
Northwest Arkansas, Colorado Springs, Greater Chattanooga, and Missoula have launched the Coalition of Hip Hideaways, a collective of distinct communities across the country collaborating to foster intentional growth.
Proactive Planning: The Coalition was initiated by the NWA Council, aiming to learn from and cultivate best practices with other communities experiencing the same explosive growth as major city populations flock to rural communities in search of better work-life balance and affordability.
Keeping It Cool: Defining a “Hip Hideaway” as a place that offers the amenities of a larger metro while maintaining that small-town charm, the Coalition will develop proactive growth strategies around affordability, housing, infrastructure, and job creation while prioritizing the preservation of each community’s unique cultural identity.
What a short video explaining the Hip Hideaway Coalition HERE.
NWA Kiva Hub Celebrates Raising $1M In Interest-Free Loans For Local Entrepreneurs
Northwest Arkansas Kiva Hub will host a $1M Milestone Celebration at TheatreSquared on Thursday, Feb 22, at 6p, honoring the borrowers, lenders, and community partners who played a role in providing over a million dollars in interest-free loans to over 100 local entrepreneurs.
Local Lending: Startup Junkie launched the state’s first Kiva Hub in December 2019, giving local entrepreneurs and small business owners access to no-fee, no-interest microloans of up to $15,000. Kiva's philosophy promotes “character over credit,” providing opportunities for entrepreneurs who may not qualify for traditional lenders.
Like A Million Bucks: Learn about the impactful work at Kiva while enjoying a range of culinary delights, a live performance by Ashtyn Barbaree, and the premiere of Kiva’s new marketing video. The first 50 attendees will receive special Kiva NWA Moscow Mule Mugs.
Reserve your free ticket to the celebration HERE.
Sponsored by Perry Ryan Theater Company
Experience The Magic Of Musical Theater With Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat
Join Perry Ryan Theater Company for a magical evening of musical theater with the debut of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from March 7-9!
Any Dream Will Do: With the goal of preserving the joy of musical theater for future generations, Perry Ryan Theater Company is committed to offering high-quality performances to Northwest Arkansas. After hosting several Broadway performers for one-off performances, Joseph will be PRTC’s first full-scale community-based production.
Close Every Door: Escape from the grind of daily life during this spectacular production, featuring vibrant colors, catchy tunes, and timeless storytelling that celebrates music, movement, and community.
There are four show times to choose from. Purchase tickets HERE.
P.S. We're giving away a pair of tickets!
Set Your Tastebuds Soaring At El Chefe’s Springdale Airport Location
By wheels or wings, El Chefe Mexican Cuisine will take you on a trip to Flavor Town with its menu of incredible flavors out of its food truck or permanent location in the Springdale municipal airport.
The Fly By: The Gonzalez family opened its brick-and-mortar location on the upper floor of the Springdale Airport last September, and while it might not be easy to find, you’ll easily find your way back for plenty more visits after your first time.
Land Your Appetite: The constant flow of small planes taking off and landing right outside the window makes for a fun vibe. We feasted on the Triple OG, a 14 in. triple stack quesadilla stuffed with steak, chorizo avocado, and crema — perfect for splitting unless you’ve got a big appetite.
Set your mouth watering with a look at some of their dishes HERE.
The Momentary Shares Full Lineup For FreshGrass | Bentonville 2024
The full 2024 lineup for FreshGrass | Bentonville at the Momentary is out! Gear up for two days of the best artists in the modern bluegrass and roots genre, coming to the Momentary on May 17-18.
Setting Down Roots: FreshGrass was the first festival ever held at the Momentary, helping pave the way for what has become a dynamic music venue for NWA — this will be FreshGrass’s fourth year on the Momentary Green. Beyond the music, the family-friendly festival will offer activities, local food and drink, local vendors, food and beverages, and more.
Best of Bluegrass: The lineup is filled with knockout talent, including Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Trampled by Turtles, Valerie June, JD Clayton, Aoife O'Donovan, Alison Brown, Ruthie Foster, S.G. Goodman, Arkansauce, and more!
Tickets are on sale now HERE.
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In other news…
🏈 That’s Super: Two former Fayetteville Bulldogs, the 49ers’ Dre Greenlaw and Brandon Allen, will be on the field during Super Bowl LVIII — the only high school in America to have more than one player represented in this year’s ultimate football matchup.
🚴 Big on Bikes: The League of American Bicyclists has promoted Northwest Arkansas to Silver Level as a region in its rankings of Bicycle Friendly Communities — Fayetteville is at Gold standing, Rogers and Bentonville at Silver, and Springdale at Bronze.
🍕 I Vote Pepperoni: Join Circles NWA for a free, nonpartisan educational event on Wednesday, Feb 21, at 6p, covering issues you’ll see on the ballot in Benton and Washington County during the upcoming primaries — plus, there will be pizza.
📻 Haven’t You Heard: Arkansas Children’s Northwest Auxiliary raised $223,845 during its 9th annual Miracles & Magic Radiothon last Friday.
🏀 Back Again: Davonte Davis will return to the Arkansas Men’s Basketball team after taking a leave from the team on Jan 27 before the Kentucky game.
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