Category Archives: In Town

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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Planning a Meeting or Event in Northwest Arkansas? Time to Visit Bentonville!

Do you work in Northwest Arkansas, or do you travel here for business? Are you planning a meeting or hosting an event around Walmart’s Made in the USA Open Call or the up-coming Walmart Shareholders’ Meeting? We’ve got great news this week from our friends at Visit Bentonville about making your get-together come together! We’re podcasting to you this week from the newly renovated Meteor Guitar Gallery on the Bentonville Square. Our special guest is Amanda Khanga, Meeting Sales Manager...

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Walmart Museum Celebrates Sam Walton’s Birthday — Arkansas Online

The Walmart Museum recently hosted a panel in honor of Sam Walton on what would have been his 100th birthday: “Frank Robson, Walton’s brother-in-law; Ed Clifford, CEO of the Jones Center and 17-year Walmart employee; Dick Trammel, executive vice president of Arvest Bank, Rogers; and Burt Stacy, former Bentonville Bank president talked about Walton, his character, his work, his legacy and how it lives on today. Alan Dranow, senior director of the Walmart Heritage Group, moderated the event.“ P.S. If...

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Bentonville’s Booming Luxury Real Estate Market — Wall Street Journal

Bentonville is not only a place to visit for doing business with Walmart, it is also a mecca for art lovers and, increasingly, a place to call home for many executives and business owners: “Investments in Bentonville’s downtown by Mr. Walton’s heirs have given the city a cosmopolitan presence. In 2011 Alice Walton, Mr. Walton’s daughter, spearheaded the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in a modern building designed by architect Moshe Safdie. The Walton family helped fund...

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