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Pedaling Progress: Bentonville’s Evolution as a Global Cycling HubLock Icon

Manufacturers, retailers and tourists discover Bentonville, the self-proclaimed mountain biking capital of the world. read more >
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Visit Bentonville, Greater Bentonville Chamber to Share Offices

Visit Bentonville and the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce will share office space beginning Nov. 15, as the organizations plan to collaborate more closely, executives said. read more >
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Donna Csunyo Promoted to COO at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

She previously served as its programs director. read more >
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Bentonville Reports Record Tourism Revenue in 2022

The increase is a sign of the city's growing profile as a destination for outdoor recreation, the arts and more. read more >
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2 Hired at Cromwell Architects Engineers (Movers & Shakers)

Jamison Mosley will serve as a graphic designer, and Jason Neal joins as a technical writer. read more >

Kimberli Krutsch Joins Visit Bentonville as Sales Director

Krutsch has almost two decades of experience in hospitality and accommodations. read more >

Visit Bentonville Focused on Niche Markets, Says CEO Kalene Griffith

Griffith has led Visit Bentonville since August 2005. read more >
(From left) Jessica Frahm and Kinyata Gray
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2 Hired at CJRW (Movers & Shakers)

Jessica Frahm has been hired as an account manager, and Kinyata Gray has joined as chief people officer. read more >
Natasha Swift
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Natasha Swift Promoted to VP of Logistics at Allen Engineering (Movers & Shakers)

Swift, who joined Allen Engineering in 2011, will serve as an officer of the company and will be responsible for the departments of production planning, purchasing and logistics. read more >
Alison Nation, vice president of communications and marketing at Visit Bentonville
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Visit Bentonville Hires Alison Nation as VP of Marketing

Nation joins the tourism and promotion bureau from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where he had worked since 2008. read more >
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Hospitality Tax Collections Jump in 2022

The jump signals a continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that devastated the state’s tourist industry three years ago. read more >
Nonprofits / Tourism

Wilderness Conference Set For Bentonville

The conference will be co-hosted by Visit Bentonville, the city’s visitors bureau, and the Runway Group. read more >
Boating on Lake Hamilton, one of the many natural attractions in and around Hot Springs.
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A&P Trends Show Pandemic Pummelling Arkansas Visitors Bureaus

The coronavirus pandemic has battered city convention and visitors bureaus in Arkansas and sapped their sources of revenue: lodging and restaurant taxes. An industry built on bringing people together and attracting tourists is uniquely vulnerable to an infectious disease. read more >
Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Restaurants & Food / Small Business / Tourism

LRCVB: April Events Canceled; Downtown Hotel Revenue Off 65%

The Little Rock convention industry's coronavirus symptoms boil down to a three-word news flash: All events postponed. read more >
Clockwise from left: Bob Henry, Raychel Pendergist, Aaron Lockwood, Katie Potter and Peyton Tillman of the Arkansas State Bank Department.
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State Bank Department Promotes Five (Movers & Shakers)

Bob Henry has been promoted to assistant deputy commissioner at the Arkansas State Bank Department in Little Rock. read more >
Cindy McLain of The McLain Group
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Cindy McLain Joins McLain Group (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Cindy McLain has joined The McLain Group in Fayetteville as operations leader. read more >
Customers of The Station Cafe dine al fresco on Main Street in downtown Bentonville.
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Northwest Arkansas Eateries Enjoying GrowthLock Icon

Northwest Arkansas’ population is becoming more diverse as it grows, and the area’s restaurant industry is hitching along for the ride. "That is one of the things Arkansas brings to the table: There are unique experiences in every area," said Kalene Griffith, CEO of Visit Bentonville. read more >
Sarah McPheeters | iProv
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Sarah McPheeters Goes to iProv (Movers & Shakers)

Sarah McPheeters is the new copy editor at iProv in Little Rock. read more >
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Arkansas Convention Centers Put Tech on Display

Convention center operators in Arkansas say they are constantly making improvements to meet the needs of attendees. read more >
Kalene Griffith 
President and CEO of Visit Bentonville
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Visit Bentonville’s Kalene Griffith Focuses Tourism Tactics at Leisure

A former member of 40 Under 40, Kalene Griffith has headed Visit Bentonville, formerly the Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau, since August 2005. read more >