Category Archives: In Town

Walmart’s New, Bike Friendly Campus — Walmart.com

Walmart has big plans for making its new headquarters bicycle-friendly: “This year’s featured cyclist, Dan spoke about the robust biking culture in Northwest Arkansas and how Walmart plans to integrate that culture into the new Home Office. One example: Each neighborhood on the new campus will have bike storage, showers and changing rooms. The idea is to encourage healthier transportation choices that will reduce traffic and parking strains and support the well-being of the greater community.” P.S. Walmart has taken...

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Doug McMillon to Head Business Roundtable — Fortune.com

Doug McMillon will head the influential Business Roundtable, taking the reigns from Jamie Dimon: “McMillon will serve a two-year term, the organization said Thursday. He joined the group, which serves as an influential association of CEOs at some of the country’s largest companies, in 2014. ‘In the coming months, there will be extensive conversations about America’s future and the role business plays in shaping it,’ the executive said in a release. ‘As chairman, I commit to keeping Business Roundtable CEOs...

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Walmart Hires Gensler for Home Office Project — Walmart.com

Walmart has hired Gensler to oversee its new Home Office development in Bentonville: “We’ve selected Gensler as the executive architect to oversee our new Home Office project from start to finish. Gensler is a global architecture firm with a proven track record of designing and building corporate campuses that reflect the culture, values and business needs of their clients.” P.S. 8th & Walton is located in Bentonville. Walmart is our neighbor. Get in touch with us today to learn how...

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New Goal Set for Walmart Campus — Walmart.com

Walmart has set new fitness goals for associates commuting to its new campus: “Today, only a small group of our associates commute to work on bicycles. We want to change that. Our goal is for 10% of our Bentonville-based Home Office associates to ride bicycles to work by 2023.” P.S. 8th & Walton is located in Bentonville. Walmart is our neighbor. Get in touch with us today to learn how our instructors and experts can help you grow your supplier...

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Walmart Home Office Construction Update — JoplinGlobe.com

Walmart’s new home office complex is now under construction: “Walmart has begun work on a new home office complex, and the plan is for more than 20 new buildings on 350 acres of land on the east side of J Street between Central Avenue and 14th Street (Highway 102). The project also will include 15 acres of lakes, coffee bars, a fitness and child care center, and other amenities.” P.S. 8th & Walton is located in Bentonville. Walmart is our...

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Supporting the Sunshine School and Development Center

A great way for suppliers and businesses to team-build is finding activities that help others in local communities. In Northwest Arkansas, there are many ways to get your teams together and support the great folks at the Sunshine School and Development Center. On this week’s podcast, we visit with Chelle Phillips, Fundraising Coordinator for the Sunshine School. Chelle gives us details on how local suppliers are supporting the school through volunteerism and donations. We also go through how your business...

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Fun Ways to Support the NWA Children’s Shelter

  Great businesses make it a priority to give back to the community that supports them. If you’re doing business in Northwest Arkansas, the are many ways for you to help the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter through volunteerism, donations, and community events. On this week’s podcast, we visit with Liz Anderson, Senior Director of Development and Marketing for the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. In addition to talking about the up-coming Starlight Gala (get your tickets by clicking here!), we also...

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21C Museum Hotel Supports Walmart Suppliers for Business and Fun!

Whether you work in Northwest Arkansas or travel here for business, 21C Museum Hotel can support your business needs in many ways. To get a better idea of the services 21C offers to suppliers for business (and fun!), we recorded this week’s podcast in their guest lobby. Joining us on the show is Claire Thompson, Director of Sales and Marketing for 21C Museum Hotel. In our conversation with Claire, we found out how 21C works to make your next meeting...

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Tyson Invests in Animal-Free “Meat” — Bloomberg Businessweek

Tyson is moving forward with plans to develop new animal-free “meat” alternatives: “Tyson isn’t the only player in the conventional meat industry making unconventional investments. Cargill Inc. bought into Memphis Meats, too. Perdue Farms Inc. is investing in humane processing equipment, slow-growth chicken breeds, and niche organic brands. Even Hormel Foods Corp., maker of Spam, is developing animal-free products. If Tyson doesn’t stay ahead of the game, it runs the very real risk of falling behind. ‘We want to actively...

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Walmart Announces More Than $17 Million in Quality of Life Commitments in Northwest Arkansas — Walmart.com

The Walmart Foundation also announces commitments of more than $5 million which includes expanded support to Mercy Health Foundation and Northwest Arkansas Community College BENTONVILLE, ARK., June 19, 2018 – Today, Walmart Inc. announces more than $17 million of commitments to enhance the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. These grants support increasing access to high-quality, accessible and relevant arts and recreational amenities. Entities receiving grants include Walton Arts Center (WAC), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Crystal Bridges Museum of American...

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