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Brandi Stewart Named Chief Nurse for Baptist Health in Fort Smith, Van Buren

Stewart has 25 years of nursing experience and most recently served as vice president and chief nursing officer of INTEGRIS Health Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon, Oklahoma. read more >
Health Care

Mercy Opens New Primary Care Clinic in Fort Smith

Dr. Fareed Kannout, internal medicine specialist with Mercy, is moving his practice to the new Towson Avenue clinic. read more >

105 Years of Studio 6 Architects with President Shannon Reith

Shannon Reith, born and raised in Fort Smith, joined Studio 6 immediately after graduation when the firm was known as Laser Guest Hendrix & Reddick. read more >
Construction / Manufacturing

Walther Plans $30M Expansion of Fort Smith Headquarters

The gun maker expects the project to add 76 jobs. read more >
Energy / Real Estate

Summit Takes New Office Space in Fort Smith

The new 28,000 SF office at 1000 Fianna Way will provide a workplace for about 250 employees. read more >
Business Services / Manufacturing

Rheem Opens $5M Training Center in Fort Smith

The 10,700-SF center includes a specialized hands-on classroom that comes equipped with tools and utility connections, allowing for demonstration installations and diagnostic training. read more >
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to a crowd at Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith on May 5, 2023
Government & Politics

Ebbing’s New Pilot Program Celebrated By Arkansas Leaders

The program is expected to bring as many as 1,500 people, counting military personnel and their families, to the River Valley. Officials estimate it could have a $1 billion annual economic impact on the region. read more >
Health Care

UAMS Gets $600K Gift to Provide Post-Partum Contraceptives

The gift from an anonymous donor will help uninsured women. read more >
The unfinished 53,000-SF museum in Fort Smith.
Nonprofits / Tourism

State Awards $800K to US Marshals Museum

The grant comes from a program for nonprofit cultural institutions. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

$2M Awarded for Transportation Safety Projects in Arkansas

Six projects across the state received funds. read more >
Officials from Fort Smith and Mercy break ground on the health provider's new clinic in the city on Nov. 16, 2022
Construction / Health Care

Mercy Breaks Ground on New Fort Smith Clinic

Mercy officials anticipate the new clinic will open in late 2023. New patients will be accepted. read more >
A Google Street View image of Rheem Manufacturing Co.'s plant in Fort Smith
Construction / Manufacturing

Rheem Launches $20M Expansion of Fort Smith Facility

The Atlanta-based heating and air product manufacturer said the project will create 100 jobs. read more >
A Google Street View image of the entrance to Owens Corning's facility in Fort Smith
Construction / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Owens Corning Continues Growth in Fort Smith With $24.5M Expansion

The publicly traded company is increasing capacity, adding new machinery and creating 50 jobs. read more >
The unfinished 53,000-SF museum in Fort Smith.
Construction / Government & Politics / Nonprofits / Tourism

Marshals Museum Plans to Open Summer 2023Lock Icon

The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith has faced many obstacles and delays in the last 15 years, but hopes to open next summer. read more >
Patrick Weeks
Legal / Tourism

Former Marshals Museum CEO Pleads Guilty to Assault

He was accused of pointing at gun at two people in December 2021. read more >
(From left:) Senior Master Sgt. Brian Mays, commander support staff; Capt. Alicia Doyel, 188th Wing executive officer; Col. Jeremiah Gentry, 188th Wing commander; Col. Sara Stigler, 188th Wing vice commander; Command Chief Master Sgt. Carl Schneider, 188th Wing command chief; and Senior Airman Alexus Rhone, commander support staff.
Construction / Government & Politics

Fort Smith Set to Become New Training Location for Fighter PilotsLock Icon

Pilot training could bring a $1 billion boost to Fort Smith if the go-ahead is announced next spring. read more >
Ben Johnson, CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith
Education / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Tourism

US Marshals Museum Hires Ben Johnson as CEO

He has more than 20 years of experience in museum operations, most recently at the Putnam Museum & Science Center in Iowa. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

$1.7M Grant to Support Growth at Fort Smith Industrial Park

Funds come from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which all of Arkansas' congressional delegates voted against. read more >
Energy / Real Estate

AOG/Summit Utilities Moves Into ACHE’s Vast Fort Smith Building

The company will take occupancy immediately to begin what’s projected to be a $1.5 million to $2 million improvement project. read more >
Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers
Construction / Health Care / Nonprofits

Mercy to Invest $500M in Next Phase of NWA Expansion

The plan includes a new cancer center and the hiring of more than 100 physicians and specialists across the region. read more >