Small Business Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Small Business nominations are now live for the Small Business Awards! The Bentonville Small Business Awards Celebration will be Tuesday, May 7. We are excited to honor NINE small businesses in our area for their contribution to our growing economy and community. It's their turn to be celebrated! Can you think of an outstanding small business that falls into one or more of these

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Bentonville Teacher of the Year Nominations now being accepted

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to annually recognize outstanding Bentonville teachers at each of the following grade levels: Elementary (K-4) Middle (5-6) Jr. High (7-8) High school (9-12) Core criteria for selection will include the following: Community involvement: civic organizations, church involvement, etc.  If part of the teaching assignment

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WalStreet Speakers Series “Sam’s Club finding success with private brand push”

Pamela Gaik, Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager at Sam’s Club was our featured speaker at the December 12th WalStreet Speaker Series. Read more in this recap from Talk Business and Politics. "Following in the footsteps of competitors Costco and Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club set out to streamline its 27 private brands into one back in 2015. In early 2017, Sam’s Club launched 300 new

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Interactive Sculpture of Arkansas State Bird Installed on Amazeum Campus

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (December 11, 2018) — The Scott Family Amazeum unveils the first-of-its-kind interactive sculpture in Northwest Arkansas on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 on the Amazeum grounds. The public is welcome to attend this free event. The Incredible Electric Technicolor Mockingbird created by Denver, Colorado, Maker Amanda Willshire is the first permanent work on public display to

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Private Label to be discussed at December WalStreet Speaker Series

Pamela Gaik, Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager at Sam's Club will be discussing Private Label at the December 12th WalStreet Speaker Series. Pam has been in retail for more than 20 years, having spent time on the supplier side, and now Sam’s Club. In her current role, Pam focuses on building Sam’s Club’s private brand, Member’s Mark. She and her team of product developers,

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Executives from Walmart, Tyson and J.B. Hunt talk tech talent at the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

October 23 marked the 5th annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit with over 1500 attendees. With the additonal of Women in Technology and MedTech Conferences we recorded attendance of nearly 3,000.  Our panel discussion in the afternoon featured executives from Walmart, J.B. Hunt and Tyson Foods. Read the recap from Kim Souza with Talk Business and Politics. "Technology is transforming

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Sam’s Club CEO, John Furner featured cyclist for Bike and Brew

Sam’s Club CEO John Furner will be our featured cyclist for the upcoming Bike and Brew set for November 9. This event is a high energy with a relaxed feel, next gen social event. It is a great advertising vehicle for members and business wishing to network and market to this targeted audience, while enjoying the world class outdoor amenities NWA has to offer. BikeNWA the regions premier biking

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More than 60 speakers in an all-star lineup will be presenting at this year’s Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit hosted by the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce and the NWA Technology Council. In its 5th year, the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit has grown from 400 to over 2,500 attendees. This year the Summit will expand to host two days of events including the Northwest

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Pea Ridge National Military Park Artillery Program

Pea Ridge National Military Park will conduct Civil War artillery programs on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Artillery demonstrations are scheduled for 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm behind the park visitor center. Pea Ridge NMP will be conducting these programs throughout the summer and early fall. You will find a calendar on our website www.nps.gov/peri. Pea Ridge National Military Park

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Leadership Benton County Announces Class 16

Benton County has been blessed with a wealth of financial, physical and human resources, but we sometimes tend to take for granted the future of the area by simply assuming that the appropriate leadership talent will emerge to guide us whenever we need it. The Leadership Benton County program was developed to serve as the training ground for future leaders. The keys to our future are knowledgeable

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