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  1. Thompson named to leadership role for Arkansas Bankers Assoc.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The City Wire

    Kevin Thompson was appointed as the 2015-16 Emerging Leaders Section Council President at the Arkansas Bankers Association Leadership Conference in Fayetteville on Friday, June 26. Thompson is a 1998 graduate of Greenland High School. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas in 2004.

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  2. May residential building up in NWA, commercial permit values fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The City Wire

    The two building sectors across Northwest Arkansas moved in different directions last month as new residential and new commercial permits issued by the region's four largest cities totaled $57.693 million, down sharply from the $90.89 million permit value reported a year ago. The May 2014 value was bolstered by a $43 million multifamily project by Lindsey & Associates in Bentonville as well as a $9 million permit for the Amazeum, the children's museum in Bentonville.

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  3. Arkansas, NWA travel and tourism sectors off to record start in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The City Wire

    Collections of Arkansas' 2% tourism tax during the first four months of 2015 totaled $4.247 million, up 7.25% compared to the same period in 2014. Collections for each of the four months of 2015 set a new record for that month.

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  4. Innovation Hub coming to Fayetteville, connects to central Arkansas effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The City Wire

    The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce have formed a partnership to develop a new Innovation Hub in a building that the Chamber of Commerce is acquiring on the Fayetteville downtown square. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson applauded the partnership that he said will better serve start-up businesses in Northwest and Central Arkansas.

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  5. Walton Arts Center breaks ground on $23 million expansionRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The City Wire

    The Walton Arts Center held a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday celebrating the $23 million expansion and renovation of the Fayetteville center. The groundbreaking also kicks off the closing of Walton Arts Center beginning July 1. It will re-open in November for a full season of programs while construction continues until the scheduled completion in November of 2016.

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  6. Penner, McMillon relationship - crucial' to long-term Wal-Mart successRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The City Wire

    At least two retail watchers say the change of board leadership at Wal-Mart Stores is a good move. They suggest that Greg Penner is more than just a son-in-law to former Board Chairman Rob Walton; that he has experience as a Wal-Mart employee and will not be shy about pushing management to succeed in a retail world constantly disrupted by demographics and technology.

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  7. Teens study entrepreneurship at boot camp held in FayettevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The City Wire

    Sixteen teenagers assembled in a small conference overlooking the Fayetteville Square on Monday to begin a week long study of entrepreneurship and starting their own business. The teenagers from schools in Fayetteville , Greenland, Farmington and elsewhere in the Northwest Arkansas community are participating in the fourth annual Teen Entrepreneur Boot Camp, co-sponsored by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Start Up Junkie Consulting.

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  8. September school elections concern some, hailed by othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The City Wire

    School board elections have for decades been held on the third Tuesday of September but for almost as long some Arkansans have complained that the annual elections need to move to November to generate more interest. That could be changing because of a new state law but election officials say that is easier said then done.

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  9. Celebrating RiffraffRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 21 | The City Wire

    In 2009, a 21-year-old interior design major at the University of Arkansas took a risk, trusted her gut, and started her own business on just $100. Today, that business - a clothing boutique called Riffraff - is a million-dollar operation with storefront locations in Fayetteville and Dallas and a strong online presence.

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  10. 2012 ARK Challenge winner MineWhat seeks to raise $1 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The City Wire

    Editor's Note: This is the second of a three-part series on the progress of ARK Challenge winners from 2012 and 2013. Link here to the first story.

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  11. Having children in school not a prerequisite for school board serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | The City Wire

    Whether a school board member has children in the local schools isn't a prerequisite to run for a seat on a local school board and shouldn't make a difference since the board member is there to serve all children, say school officials and board members. The annual election season for board members around the state is underway with election day set for Sept.

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  12. Van Buren Chamber celebrates 60th Anniversary, awards Iverson Riggs honor to Lisa HuckelburyRead the original story

    Monday Jun 8 | The City Wire

    The Van Buren Chamber of Commerce celebrated June 4 its 60th Anniversary Banquet and Business Fair that featured more than 40 local businesses and organizations. Booths filled the grand lobby of the Van Buren Fine Arts Center, with hundreds of guests making their way through the rows of exhibits.

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  13. As good as it getsRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2015 | The City Wire

    Editor's note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and The City Wire to deliver an ongoing series of political-based essays and reports. Daniel Maher is the assistant professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

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  14. Lindsey company looks to buy, develop Razorback Park Golf CourseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | The City Wire

    A proposed new Lindsey development in northwest Fayetteville couldn't clear the first hurdle in the process when the city's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board tabled its decision on how much land the project needs to donate for park land. It's the first step in the development review process for large residential projects.

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  15. Wal-Mart says it's listening to employees, makes several store changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | The City Wire

    The new Walmart U.S. executive team told more than 3,000 of its employee that it's listening to their concerns. In response to thousands of emails Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran received late last year and more than 150 store visits he's made this year, the company announced several changes underway at the company's annual meeting for its U.S. employees held in Fayetteville on Wednesday .

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  16. Walton Arts Center receives $500,000 from General MillsRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2015 | The City Wire

    The Walton Arts Center received $500,000 from General Mills toward the nonprofit's expansion and renovation of its Fayetteville center. The total cost of the 30,000 square foot expansion and other updates is $23 million.

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  17. Things you may not have known: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | The City Wire

    Much like an iceberg, the part of Wal-Mart visible to most is a small part of what makes up the global retailer based in the small Arkansas town of Bentonville. During this week of events related to Friday's Wal-Mart shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, the Northwest Arkansas population will receive a brief influx of more than 5,000 visitors.

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  18. Wal-Mart shareholder week brings crowds, celebrities, concerts and protestorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | The City Wire

    A partial screenshot from the Wal-Mart website about the company`s shareholder week. Pictured with Wal-Mart employees is Wal-Mart Stores CEO Doug McMillon.

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  19. Andy Wilson named president of Rausch Coleman HomesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | The City Wire

    Former Wal-Mart exec and Cross Church leadership director, Andy Wilson, is taking over as president for Fayetteville-based Rausch Coleman Homes. The new job became official on Monday .

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  20. UA entrepreneurial team snags top Reynolds business plan prizeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | The City Wire

    Under the direction of Dr. Carol Reeves, University of Arkansas graduate students Kenny Bierman and Phillip Turner received top honors in the Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Collegiate Business Plan competition held recently in Las Vegas. The team's venture, Kordate Solutions , focuses on developing a therapeutic Alzheimer's drug using the peptoid JPT1 to treat Alzheimer's disease from early on-set to severe dementia.

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