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  • Future School Set To Move Forward With $5.8 Million Expansion

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (TB&P) — The Future School of Fort Smith is ready to move ahead with a $5.8 building expansion project. The expansion will add 18,000 square feet to the existing school, which is currently 16,000 square feet. The school’s board approved plans for the expansion project, which will more than double the school’s footprint, at its Jan. 21 meeting. The addition will replace modular buildings the school uses and add enough classroom space that the school can open […]

  • High-End Hilton Brand Coming To Pinnacle Hills In Rogers

    ROGERS, Ark. (TB&P) — A hotel in Rogers’ booming Pinnacle Hills area will be the second Tapestry Collection by Hilton location in Arkansas. That is the upscale hotel brand chosen by the developers of Pinnacle Heights, a $100 million mixed-use project west of Interstate 49. The design is a joint venture between Cushman & Wakefield/Sage Partners and Hunt Ventures of Rogers and Urban5 Partners of Oklahoma. Construction of the first phase at the 15-acre development started about a year ago. It is […]

  • Eureka Springs’ ‘Queen Anne’ Property To Open As Destination Wedding, Events And Wellness Center

    EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (TB&P) — A Rogers businesswoman with deep roots in Arkansas’ travel and tourism sector announced Thursday (Jan. 23) a new hospitality venture in a historical Eureka Springs property. The Queen Anne Mansion and Resort will open April 4 as an all-inclusive wedding destination and luxury events space. Ann Gray is the founder and owner of the new business, operating as Royale Hospitality International LLC (RHI). Steve and Lata Lovell, real estate investors who live in Williamsburg, Va., own the […]

  • Sale Approved Of River Valley Sports Complex Property, Consent Decree Hearing Set

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (TB&P) — After months of discussion and two votes, the Fort Smith Board of Directors voted to sell the city-owned property that is the former River Valley Sports Complex. At its regular meeting Tuesday (Jan. 21) directors voted four to three for a resolution to sell 68.15 acres of property at Chaffee Crossing formerly designated for the controversial and defunct River Valley Sports Complex project for $210,273 to XFED Commercial Properties. The same board voted four to […]

  • With Preservation In Mind, Fayetteville Couple Buys 700 Acres Near Bobby Hopper Tunnel Along Interstate 49

    (TB&P) — An agreement between the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust and Fayetteville residents Tina Moore and Paul Green will preserve 700 acres along Interstate 49 forever. The land is in southern Washington County, just north of the Bobby Hopper Tunnel. Moore and Green, who are married, purchased the land for $1.08 million from Heartland Growth & Management. It was placed into a conservation easement with the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, ensuring it will remain in its natural state.   “We both […]

  • Bipartisan Legislative Group Forms Arkansas Early Childhood Well-Being Caucus

    (TB&P) — Republican and Democratic Arkansas lawmakers formed a new legislative caucus focusing on early childhood well-being. The caucus will work with early childhood advocates to create an agenda for the 2021 Arkansas General Assembly. The Arkansas Early Childhood Well-Being Caucus will be chaired by Sen. Trent Garner, R-El Dorado, and Rep. Denise Garner, D-Fayetteville. Bipartisan members from the Senate and the House have joined the caucus. “During my career as a nurse practitioner and advocate for behavioral sciences and […]

  • Future School Of Fort Smith Receives A $1 Million Donation

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (TB&P) — The Future School of Fort Smith has received some big help to aid in its expansion project. Dwight Curry has donated $1 million towards the school’s building fund, said Trish Flanagan, chief growth officer for the Future School and the founder/CEO of Think Future. Curry is a Fort Smith businessman and founder of Dream Alliance, a Fort Smith-based philanthropic group working to support innovation in community-centered services for local residents. Founded in 2016, Future School of […]

  • Alice Walton Announces New Whole Health Institute, Chopra Library

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (TB&P) — The healthcare system is broken, and more aptly reflects a disease-care system, according to Alice Walton, philanthropist and daughter of Walmart founders Helen and Sam Walton. She spoke Wednesday (Jan. 15) at the Northwest Arkansas Council’s winter meeting in Bentonville and announced the formation of the Whole Health Institute and Chopra Medical Library.  Walton said the center will be in Bentonville and will work to improve the health in the region and around the state with […]

  • XNA Sets Record In 2019

    (TB&P) — The Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) in Highfill announced Tuesday (Jan. 14) enplanements rose 17% to a record of 922,533 in 2019, from 788,261 in 2018. “The record growth in 2019 is a reflection of XNA’s efforts to cultivate continued working relationships with airline partners, the addition of new non-stop destinations and the region continuing to invest in our growing airport,” said XNA CEO Aaron Burkes. “We look forward to 2020 and strive to surpass new milestones while continuing […]

  • Father-Son Duo Planning $10 Million Resort In Eureka Springs

    EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (TB&P) — The developers of a new hospitality destination in Eureka Springs say it will be a regional draw for mountain bikers, motorcyclists, foodies and sightseers. Pine Mountain is a redevelopment of the Pine Mountain Village and Pine Mountain Jamboree at 2075 E. Van Buren Ave., and about 40 acres of adjoining forested hills. According to a news release issued Wednesday (Jan. 15), the $10 million development will incorporate two farm-to-table restaurants, a fast-casual cafe, 15 cabins, […]

  • Fort Smith Again One Of Arkansas’ Main Street Communities

    FORT SMITH (TB&P) — 64.6 Downtown, the organization responsible for the Unexpected Project, Invest Fort Smith summits and the upcoming Levitt AMP free music concert series, has succeeded in putting Fort Smith on the roster of Main Street communities in Arkansas. The move is “long overdue,” said Talicia Richardson, 64.6 Downtown executive director. “Fort Smith was one of the initial cities that started the Main Street program in Arkansas, but no one followed through,” she said. Fort Smith has been part of […]

  • Topgolf Looking To Fill 350 Jobs In Rogers

    (TB&P) — 350 full- and part-time jobs are coming to Northwest Arkansas this spring, thanks to the opening of Topgolf at 3919 S. JB Hunt Drive in Rogers. MISSION: Ambition, Topgolf’s unique hiring process, is different from a traditional interview. It encourages applicants to start thinking mission-minded. This includes group activities, games, interactive panel interviews and one-on-one conversations with Topgolf’s leadership teams. Hired associates for the new 55,000-square-foot venue in Rogers will receive a variety of benefits including free game […]

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