North Walton Boulevard Loan Consortium

The Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce has announced the North Walton Loan Consortium program for development and redevelopment of North Walton Boulevard in Bentonville. In association with its partner financial institutions, the program has been established to assist the private sector in realizing and accelerating enhancements or rehabilitation of current facilities as well as the

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Bentonville Film Festival is Underway

The Bentonville Film Festival is underway. View the Festival Guide Here. The BFF is a one of a kind annual event which will champion women and diversity in all aspects of film. With engaged film industry leadership and major corporate sponsors, the festival is positioned to deliver a national message and key initiatives to positively support women and minority owned film entities. The festival

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Biz + Ed2 Conference set for June 23rd

The NWA Tech Council, established by the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce in 2014, will host the 1st Biz + Ed2   Conference on Tuesday, June 23 at Bentonville High School, a unique conference with tracks for students and business attendees. The conference will present an opportunity for collaboration between students and businesses to solve a business issue through the use of

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Looking for Film Festival Volunteers

Download Volunteer Registration Details PDF Volunteers are essential to the success of the first annual Bentonville Film Festival. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people to assist in a variety of areas, from BFF Insider to Box Office. OVERVIEW: Our Volunteer Department will review each application and set up a time to discuss possibilities. Once a position is confirmed, we will

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Women and Diversity Featured in Upcoming Bentonville Film Festival

The Bentonville Film Festival (May 5-9, 2015) is a one-of-a-kind event designed to champion women and diversity in film, and is the first and only film competition in the world to offer guaranteed theatrical, television, digital and retail home entertainment distribution for its winning films. BFF is hosted by ARC Entertainment, Walmart, Coca-Cola and AMC Theatres, and chaired by Academy Award®

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Northwest Arkansas Council Video Highlights the Region

While many people are drawn to Northwest Arkansas by economic opportunity, other amenities keep them here for life. Nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, residents enjoy access to an endless variety of outdoor recreation, as well as world-class cultural and educational institutions. Affordable real estate, diverse career opportunities and great school systems make this region an appealing

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Experience Bentonville

Ever been curious about the story of Walmart’s creator, Sam Walton, or are you curious to see the kind of truck he rode around in? Want some fine dining and cuisine that will change the way you think about eating? Do you LOVE art and history? Eager to explore the great outdoors and don’t mind a few pleasant surprises along the way? Then it’s time to experience Bentonville. Check out this link to

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Safest Cities in Arkansas include Bella Vista (#2) and Bentonville (#7)

It's official! According to Safe Choice Security, who consulted the 2012 FBI Crime Data for over 100 cities in Arkansas in order to determine the state's 10 safest cities, Bella Vista is the #2 safest place to live in Arkansas, with Bentonville not too far behind at #7. Both cities are privileged to display the Safe Choice Security badge (shown left) on their respective websites. Read more about

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Mayor Peter Christie

Bella Vista Mayor, Peter Christie

Congratulations to new Bella Vista mayor, Peter Christie, who was elected November 25, 2014 by earning 85% of the vote. Christie, who hopes to stop counterproductive debates through teamwork and consensus building and make Bella Vista the most sought after destination in the NWA, hopes to serve with "integrity, confidence, and common sense", according to his campaign Facebook page. According to

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Bentonville Blueprint Unveiled

Bentonville city officials have unveiled the Bentonville Blueprint, a five-year economic development plan for the city of Bentonville, AR. For those who weren't able to attend the grand unveiling event in October 2014, the executive summary of the blueprint has been made available at bentonvilleblueprint.com

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