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Goblins, Gadgets, and Ghouls. Oh My!

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Annual Goblin Run 5K and Fun Run Returns To Downtown Bentonville

Ghosts, pirates, divas, ballerinas, and all kinds of characters will race through Downtown Bentonville for the annual Goblin Run 5K & Goblin Kids Fun Run this Saturday, Oct 28, beginning at 7:30a.

  • Big Goblins, Little Goblins: Part of the Run Bentonville Race Series, the Goblin Run 5K will take off at 7:30a, immediately followed by a .7 mi kids’ fun run at approximately 8:30a. The cost of registration is $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under.

  • Get in Character: A fun and festive run for the whole family, dressing up in your favorite Halloween attire is highly encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes!

Registration closes tomorrow, Oct 25, at midnight. Sign up HERE.


Look at the Future of AI During the Fuel AI/ML Demo Day

Startups from the 2023 Fuel AI/ML Cohort will present innovative solutions during the Fuel AI/ML Demo Day at the Record in Downtown Bentonville next Monday, Oct 30, at 5p.

  • Accelerate: Fuel is a 12-week accelerator for seed and growth-stage tech startups, providing training, resources, and mentorship opportunities to get them enterprise-ready. Eight startups participated in the 2023 Fuel AI/ML Cohort.

  • Cutting Edge: Join industry leaders, visionaries, and fellow enthusiasts for a night of delicious food, refreshing drinks, and presentations from the eight companies on their cutting-edge solutions that could shape the future of AI and machine learning.

RSVP for the free event HERE.

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Northwest Arkansas has become a major hub for an innovative workforce — a trend driven by the area’s unique combination of career opportunities and high quality of life.

  • Life Works Here: Careers NWA is a tool for students and professionals to make finding jobs, posting jobs, and planning your future easier, whether you’re just starting out and need help building a resume or are an experienced worker looking to expand your horizons.

  • Leverage the Network: Join the Northwest Arkansas Talent Network and make yourself discoverable to employers with opportunities relevant to your career goals — 120 companies use the network to hire top talent. Input your professional DNA, and the network will put the right opportunities at great companies on your radar.

Join the talent network and find your career HERE.


Six Scenic Drives For Viewing Arkansas's Best Fall Foliage

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According to SmokyMountains.com, the fall colors are expected to peak in the Ozarks around Oct 30. So, we’ve compiled a list of six of our favorite scenic drives around Northwest Arkansas, where you can see the colors on full display!

  • Favorite Season: The Ozarks is renowned as a top North American destination for experiencing fall colors. With rugged mountains and dense forests, the region's natural beauty rises to a whole new level when the leaves turn.

  • Windows Down: Whether you choose a classic like the Pig Trail Scenic Byway, take the road-less-traveled to Devil’s Den, or make the trek out to one of these iconic overlooks, we hope you get the chance to roll down the windows and enjoy the Ozarks in all its fall glory this weekend!

Find the guide to our favorite scenic routes HERE.


U of A Faculty Projects on Display in Venice During Architecture Exhibition

Two projects led by U of A faculty are being featured during the European Cultural Centre's biennial architecture exhibition, Time Space Existence, showcasing the latest expressions of sustainability and innovation in architecture in Venice, Italy, until Nov 26.

  • On Display: One of the projects, Negotiation Room, was led by John Folan, a professor and department head of architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. It was produced through the school's Urban Design Build Studio. The other project, Piggybacking Practices, is a research endeavor led by assistant professor of architecture Brian Holland.

  • Ambassadors of Architecture: Representing the University of Arkansas’s distinguished architectural program, these projects will be viewed by over 500,000 visitors throughout the Biennale Architettura 2023.

Learn more about these projects HERE.


Cool Jobs In NWA

Looking for a job? Find listings in the health, education, and retail industries on our Job Board, or find great candidates by posting your open positions HERE.

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In other news…

  • ♻️ Easy Composting: The convenient, at-your-door service of Ozark Compost & Swap makes composting simple and has already diverted over 120,000 lbs of food waste from local landfills. Use discount code NWADAILY for your first month free of bi-weekly pickups.*

  • 🥁 Hop on the Bandwagon: Every performance of The Band's Visit at TheatreSquared is a rich blend of culture, emotion, and unforgettable harmony, all wrapped in a narrative that’s as poignant as it is uplifting. Book your tickets today and let the music lead the way to a night you won't soon forget.*

  • 🍲 A Little Taste of the Glory: Roughly 20 tickets remain for the Taste of Rogers culinary experience, taking place Thursday, Oct 26, from 5-7p. Individual tickets are $25. Get ‘em before they’re gone!

  • 👻 Ghouls in the Garden: The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will announce the winner of its Scarecrow Showdown competition during tonight’s Sip & Stroll event, Oct 24, from 5-7p and is also hosting its annual Little Sprouts Halloween Costume Parade tomorrow, Oct 25, from 9-11a.

  • 🎃 Zing! The Amazeum will host its annual HallowZing event this Friday, Oct 27, at 6p, featuring a night for children with special needs, their siblings, and grown-ups to have the Amazeum to themselves!

  • 💥 A Little Spark: From now until Nov 30, Walmart will match donations 2:1 up to $3M total in support of veterans and military families through Spark Good. Donations can be made online checkout, in the app, or HERE.

  • 📅 Ditch the FOMO: Post your upcoming events on our Events Page, and stay in the know about upcoming events mentioned in the newsletter.

  • 🥳 Join the Club: Our NWA Daily Fan Club keeps this thing going. In return for being awesome, they get access to exclusive giveaways — ranging from gift cards and concert tickets to bikes and kayaks!

  • 🚀 Take Off: Share your message with our growing community of 35,300+ readers. We have several advertising opportunities to help you share your story with Northwest Arkansas.

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