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Sage Stafford, from left, director of guest services at The Chancellor Hotel, general manager Jay Johnson and sales manager Amanda Khanga at the downtown Fayetteville property. The 15-story hotel, which re-opened in September 2012 after closing for a 10-month renovation, collected $3.54 million in room revenue in 2013, its best year since 2006.

Record Number of Hotels Took In More Than $3M in 2013

A rising tide not only floats all boats, it also floats hotels, and a growing number of properties in the area are reaping greater economic benefits from being in Northwest Arkansas, well-documented for its growing population, robust economy and constant stream of business travelers. [ MORE ]

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NWA Business Journal Events

40 Under Forty

The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal annually honors 40 individuals under the age of 40 who were... [ MORE ]

Fast 15

The Fast 15 is designed to recognize a small, exclusive group of 20-something professionals on the... [ MORE ]
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Then & Now

Former Walton College Achiever Adding to Life's Work at Auburn

When Bill Hardgrave was featured in the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class in 2003, he didn’t have definite plans for the future.  Hardgrave was a University of Arkansas professor and executive director of the Information Technology Research Center in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. He was content in that position and 100-percent invested in what he was doing. “Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine that a few years later I would get a call asking if I wanted to be dean of a top-30 business school,” Hardgrave said. “That didn’t enter my mind.” But one thing led to the... [ MORE ]
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Guest Commentary

Risk, Rocks and Reality

A successful entrepreneur exercises discipline when determining what risks to take, devises a plan to minimize potential downfalls and assesses each decision along the way within the parameters of the end goal. [ MORE ]

Trending Now: Compressed Natural Gas

Springdale Water Utilities will purchase two pickup trucks that run on natural gas, in an effort to lead the way as Northwest Arkansas transitions to clean-burning fuel for its utility fleets and service vehicles. [ MORE ]
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