New Features at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve Nearing Completion

The final construction on a variety of new amenities visitors can enjoy at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve is nearing completion. With trailhead access just off Northwest Third Street or Peach Orchard, visitors can look forward to a new open-air café, two renovated open-air barns for small group events, yoga platforms, multi-use pavilions and overnight tent & van camping. Read MORE.


  • ‘Coolest’ airport continues to build on unique brand in Bentonville


    The airport is unique because of the hard work and dedication of many people, and relationships created between private and public sectors, said Bill Burckart, a City Council member who served on the Airport Advisory Board from 2009 to 2017. "Our success and uniqueness did not happen by accident," Burckart…Read More

  • Business or Adventure: Thaden Charters Adds New Aircraft to Lineup


    Operating out of Downtown Bentonville’s Thaden Field (VBT), Thaden Charters has long served as a first choice for adventurers and business travelers. The advantages of a charter flight over commercial airlines are many: Charter clients can skip the security lines, parking shuttles, and crowded terminals. Now, with the addition of…Read More

  • Sunny’s Turns Up the Lights on Catering, Coffee

    Since it opened on 2nd St. in Bentonville two years ago, Sunny’s has brought the light of thoughtfully sourced food and wellness programming to Downtown. Now, with extended hours, this community cornerstone has added coffee and catering to its mix. Locally Sourced Coffee Sunny’s recognized that many regular customers wanted…Read More

  • Outdoor Recreation is ‘Big Business,’ With Room to Grow

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    “Northwest Arkansas has seen an explosion in the outdoor economy due to strategic investments in infrastructure and experiences,” Tom Walton said. “There’s no reason a person couldn’t start a small business or make a career in the outdoor industry here. And it’s the council’s job to make those opportunities visible…Read More

  • Walton, Dillard, Stephens discuss third generation Arkansas at LR Rotary


    Third-generation heirs of three of the state’s biggest businesses spoke with the Rotary Club of Little Rock Tuesday to discuss the future of Arkansas. Steuart Walton of Walmart, Annemarie Dillard Jazic of Dillards, and John Stephens of Stephens Inc. all moved away from Arkansas, but told the audience they decided…Read More

  • Arkansas looks to match Colorado in outdoor rec economy

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    Wearing ball caps and smiles, first gentleman Bryan Sanders and Runway Group co-founder Tom Walton met Axios NWA at OZ1 Flying Club last week to discuss the Natural State Initiative. "I really think Arkansas has the potential to be the equivalent or better than Colorado [in] 10 years' time in…Read More

  • Paddlesports Trade Coalition Formed in Bentonville

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    Paddlesports industry leaders gathered in Bentonville, AR, January 25-27, for a leadership summit where the group approved the formation of a new national trade organization. The Paddlesports Trade Coalition will bring together manufacturers, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, and media to grow paddlesports in North America as well as monitor and…Read More

  • The push for paddlesports


    "Arkansas is setting the standard we hope other areas can follow in growing opportunities for families to find joy in paddlesport recreation." ~ Scott Holley, president of Eddyline Kayaks Read MORE.

  • Our Passions – Steuart Walton & Tom Walton

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    [embed][/embed] Steuart Walton and Tom Walton grew up in Bentonville. They believe that active, better-connected communities build a more vibrant, joyful place to live and work. Runway’s investments in outdoor recreation, real estate, art, and hospitality all play a role in creating a more dynamic community, making Bentonville the best…Read More

  • Big Sugar Classic is coming to NW Arkansas this October!

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    Big Sugar Classic is coming to Northwest Arkansas this October! The Life Time Big Sugar Classic features a world-class mountain bike race and world-class gravel race in the cycling capital of the U.S., Northwest Arkansas. It’s a week-long celebration that allows off-road enthusiasts to shred both the MTB trails and…Read More