Northwest Arkansas

$3M Gift To Provide Outdoor Space at Arkansas Children's Northwest

$3M Gift To Provide Outdoor Space at Arkansas Children's Northwest
An artist's rendering of Arkansas Children's Northwest.

The Walton Family Foundation has donated $3 million toward a 37-acre wellness campus, including an outdoor labyrinth and nature trail, at Arkansas Children's Northwest.
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Skyline Report: New Construction, Occupancy Strong in Northwest Arkansas

The vacancy rate on commercial property in northwest Arkansas is 12.7 percent, up from 12.4 percent in the second half of 2015, according to the Arvest Bank's Skyline Reports for the first six months of 2016.
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Developer Brandon Woodrome Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Brandon Woodrome, a northwest Arkansas real estate developer, pleads guilty to one count each of bank fraud and wire fraud.
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Wal-Mart Awards $3.7M in Bonuses to Arkansas Associates

Wal-Mart announced on Wednesday that it had recently awarded $3.7 million in second-quarter cash bonuses to 21,400 hourly associates in Arkansas. read more >

Lecheek Nutrition Investing $6.7M, Will Create 100 Jobs

Lecheek Nutrition is investing $6.7 million in a new facility that will expand its operations in Harrison and add 100 new jobs. read more >

Nonprofit to Hold 'Death Fest' in Fayetteville

The Natural State Burial Association (NSBA), a nonprofit, will host its six-day "Death Fest: A Celebration!" in Fayetteville from Oct. 27-Nov. 1. read more >

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments. read more >

UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

The University of Arkansas says it received $101.7 million in research — the highest level in the university's history and 27 percent more than it got in 2015 — for the fiscal year that ended June 30. read more >

Wal-Mart to Face Class Action Over Alleged Bribery in Mexico

A U.S. judge is granting class action status to Wal-Mart investors suing the world's largest retailer over allegations that it covered up a bribery scheme in Mexico. The allegations included that Wal-Mart's Mexican unit paid millions of dollars in bribes to speed building permits and gain other favors. read more >

Crystal Bridges Announces First Recipient of $200K Don Tyson Prize

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is giving the first Don Tyson Prize, a $200,000 award, to the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. read more >

Rogers Airport Gets $5.8M Grant for Improvements

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the Rogers Executive Airport received the $5.8 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. read more >

Bragg: Lottery Generated $35M in Scholarships for Sebastian County

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has meant millions for Sebastian County students and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith since the lottery started Sept. 28, 2009, according to its director of advertising and marketing. read more >

Wal-Mart Completes $3B-Plus Purchase of Jet.com

Wal-Mart completes its deal to buy fast-growing Jet.com for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock, an acquisition aimed at helping the world's largest retailer attract younger and more affluent customers to drive online sales. read more >

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