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New Independent School to Open in Bentonville

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Bentonville, Northwest Arkansas Families to Benefit from World-Class Educational Option, Led by Dr. Clayton Marsh, Deputy Dean of the College at Princeton University BENTONVILLE, Ark. (July 23, 2015) – The Walton Family Foundation has announced plans to support the development of a new independent school in Bentonville. The institution will serve as a new educational choice for families in the Northwest Arkansas region. Dr. Clayton Marsh, currently the deputy dean of the college at Princeton University, will be the founding head of school effective January 2016. Dr. Marsh was selected for the position following an extensive national search. “When we…
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Things to Do in Northwest Arkansas: The Amazeum

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The Scott Family Amazeum Children's Science and Discovery Museum Betonville, Arkansas After a decade of planning, the much-anticipated The Scott Family Amazeum has opened its doors. The museum is named after former Walmart CEO, Lee Scott and his wife Linda, who gave unwavering support and leadership through the 10-year planning process. “Our board finds it most fitting to honor their gifts in this way,” says Molly Rawn, who serves as the director of development and communications at the museum. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Scott Family Amazeum was funded through years of fundraising, including a 1-to-1 matching contribution of…
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4 Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs

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Today, all you have to do is drive down a major road in Northwest Arkansas to see the Steve Fineberg & Associates name, but when it was founded in 2005 there was little more to it than a few telephones and a handful of hardworking people. Ida: It started out very humbly. At the very beginning, before we even had desks, people would sit on the floor, making cold calls. It was a lot of hard work and sheer determination. 1. If you don't have relationships, you don't have a business. As a professional, it's your job to create experiences…
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Things to Do in Northwest Arkansas: The Jones Center

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Rain or shine, in NWA there's always a place to play! Located in Springdale, Arkansas, The Jones Center weaves together the diverse community of Northwest Arkansas in a fun, family-orientated environment. The 220,000 square-foot building houses a conference center, a chapel, a swimming pool, an ice rink, and a fitness center. With coordinated community events and organized recreational teams, The Jones Center is a recreational hub for Northwest Arkansas residents of all ages and backgrounds. “The Jones Center provides a place for families to come together to have fun together. We provide programs that get the community active and offer…
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The Bella Vista Country Club and Golf Course: A Slice of the Ozarks

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Bella Vista is located at the pinnacle of Northwest Arkansas between Bentonville and the Missouri border. The village was established 100 years ago as a vacation and recreational retreat. Quiet countryside living and ample leisure amenities have traditionally attracted retirees, but as the Northwest Arkansas area continues to grow, Bella Vista is welcoming a new, more diverse population. Nowhere is this change more evident than at the Bella Vista Country Club and Golf Course. Kenny Walker, who works as a starter at the country club, moved to the area about 10 years ago, but he purchased his first Bella Vista…
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WTC Arkansas Sponsors Booth at Paris Air Show

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson (center) and World Trade Center Arkansas President & CEO Dan Hendrix (left) cut the ribbon on the Arkansas booth with other members of the Arkansas delegation at the Paris Air Show June 15, 2015. (Photo credit to NWAhomepage.com) Governor Asa Hutchinson and World Trade Center Arkansas President and CEO Dan Hendrix and Boon Tan, Senior Director of Global Trade Strategy, opened the Arkansas booth at the Paris Air Show with a ribbon cutting Monday. This is the first year for Arkansas to exhibit at the show, the world’s largest aviation and aerospace trade show. The World Trade…
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Things to Do in Northwest Arkansas: Fourth of July Celebrations

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As bottle rockets and Black Cat fireworks spread their ashes across neighborhood streets, anticipation grows for orchestrated displays of colors bursting across the night sky. Along with July 4th fireworks displays, Independence Day is a time of community gatherings, family activities and free events across Northwest Arkansas. Friday | July 3, 2015 Uptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks Where: Northwest Arkansas Mall, Fayetteville What: Live music by Boom Kinetic in JCPenney parking lot; free family activities; fireworks Time: Music and activities 7-9 p.m., fireworks scheduled at 9:25 p.m. Click Here to Open Directions in Google Maps More info: Northwest Arkansas Mall Events…
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Benton County Has Highest Wage Growth In Nation

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A northwest Arkansas county topped all other counties in the nation in average wage growth over a one year period ending in the fourth quarter of 2014. Benton County's 9.9 percent increase bested the country's 339 largest counties in a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday. The national average was 3.5 percent average wage growth. The director of the University of Arkansas's Center for Business and Economic Research Katherine Deck says higher wages in northwest Arkansas are a "not surprising” result of continued economic development and "what happens as your labor market gets tighter.” However, Deck notes the numbers…
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Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

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Benton County leads the nation in wage growth, according to data released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, those with 75,000 or more jobs in 2013, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S. The list includes Benton, Washington and Pulaski counties in Arkansas. Benton County also ranked 9th in employment growth at 5.5 percent. Washington County ranked 66th in employment growth and 87th in wage growth. Pulaski County was 143rd in wage growth and No. 272 in employment…
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Best of Suburbia: 10 Top Suburbs for Buying

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What are the best suburbs in the country to purchase a home? Niche recently ranked America's suburbs, factoring in home values, property taxes, housing costs, and age of new home buyers. The following suburbs were found to have strong housing markets where property taxes and housing costs are most in line with value: 1. West Conshohocken in Montgomery County, Pa. Median home value: $315,700 2. Waukee in Dallas County, Iowa Median home value: $188,600 3. Centerton in Benton County, Ark. Median home value: $133,400 4. Chapin in Lexington County, S.C. Median home value: $130,500 5. Fishers in Hamilton County, Ind.…
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10 Years in Northwest Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas has long been defined by its backdrop -- a landscape of lush hills and fall foliage, home to the Ozark Trail, the University of Arkansas and Walmart’s home offices. We’ve seen a lot of changes over the past ten years and quite a few additions to the buildings nestled in these Ozark mountain towns. The Pinnacle Hills Promenade opened its doors in 2006, adding more than 100 retailers to the Rogers area. And we’d be remiss not to mention Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has sparked a new wave of cultural influences and national attention to…
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Report: Bentonville Ranked One Of The Best Cities For Families

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BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Bentonville was ranked one of the best cities in the nation for families, according to a new report from Livability. The Livability report ranked Bentonville as the eighth best city for families. “During the last 15 years, young families have discovered Bentonville’s appeal and helped grow the city’s population by more than 79 percent since 2000,” the report states. “What makes Bentonville one of the Best Cities for Families are the city’s great schools, surrounding natural attractions, strong support systems and small-town values.” The number one ranked town was Overland Park, Kan. To get its rankings, Livability…
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10th Anniversary Party!

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We would not be in business today if it were not for our wonderful clients and our supportive community. It is because of you that Steve Fineberg & Associates has been able to grow from humble beginnings to a company with 10 years in business and clients around the globe! To say thank you, we are throwing a party and we want YOU to come! Join us at our offices June 18th at 5:00 for live music, free refreshments, great door prizes, and more!
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Celebrating... The Women of Arvest Bank in Northwest Arkansas

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Last month, we had the opportunity to launch a monthly blog series celebrating the women of Northwest Arkansas. This month we specifically spent some time getting to know the women of Arvest Bank. The story of Arvest is one of commitment started by it's founders, with an intense dedication to focusing on the customer above all else. This philosophy has remained the same during their growth from a small bank to a network of community banks able to provide a complete range of financial services. Today Arvest has more than 270 locations that are part of 16 locally managed banks…
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Groundbreaking Ceremony – New Pediatric Medical Complex

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  Steve Fineberg & Associates commercial real estate firm of Bentonville, Arkansas is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for Pediatric Workplaces on April 22nd at 12:30pm at 900 S 52nd Street Rogers, AR. The public and media are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Dr. Bryan Harvey dba Pediatric Workplaces, LLC will build a 15,000 square foot pediatric medical complex which will be the future home of Harvey Pediatrics. The first floor of the building will be leased to other providers who specialize in pediatric services including All Aboard Pediatric Therapy and Pediatric Vision Development Center. The project will be…
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Monte Ne Inn Chicken... Northwest Arkansas Foodie Hot Spots

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This week we bring you one of the most iconic "mom and pop" eateries in Northwest Arkansas, and if you have never experienced the greatness of Monte Ne Inn Chicken, we hope after reading this week's NWA foodie hot spots you will plan a trip! The Monte Ne Inn is located 3 ½ miles east of Business 71 in Rogers at 13843 E. Highway 94. This restaurant features one menu, which is served family style: All you can eat fried chicken, bean soup, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cole slaw, home made rolls and apple-butter—just like grandma’s old time Sunday dinners.…
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