Christie Swanson

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Washington Regional Medical Center Opens Neuroscience Institute, Hires Three More Neurosurgeons

Hospital Adds More Three Neurosurgeons To Staff Institute

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Being No. 1 isn't always best, and Washington Regional Medical Center hopes to help knock Arkansas off the top of the stroke mortality list. Continue reading...

James+James Opening First Retail Store In Springdale

Co-Owner Says Annual Sales Approaching $2 million

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- James Smith is opening his first retail store next week for his Springdale-based furniture business James+James. Continue reading...

Arvest Files New Suit In Smiley Case; Appears To Settle Disputes With Other Banks

Subscriber onlyArvest Bank filed a new lawsuit against former bank president Dennis Smiley after asking the court to dismiss a different case. Continue reading...

Hunt Ventures Breaks Ground On 10-Story Office Building

Hunt Ventures Breaks Ground on 10-Story Building

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Johnelle Hunt brought her own shovel to break ground Monday on a new 10-story office building along Pinnacle Hills Parkway. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas Homes Sales Steady

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas' residential real estate market looks much like it did a year ago. Continue reading...

New Lowell Kum & Go Opening In November; Other Building Projects Include Medical Clinic

Convenience Store, Clinic Among Lowell Building Projects

Subscriber onlyA new convenience store and medical clinic will open in Lowell in the next five months. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas Business Expo In Rogers Features 18 Pitches In Gone In 60 Seconds

Northwest Arkansas Business Expo Features Gone In 60 Seconds

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Two local entrepreneurs won $1,000 each after a minute of their time Tuesday. Continue reading...

Technology Key For Everyone

More than 400 people attend summit

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- More than 400 people gathered Monday at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers to hear business leaders talk about the role of technology in everything from start-ups to the world's largest retailer. The event was hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Tech Council, a group out of the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading...

Screenings, Annual Exams Key To Health Care

Subscriber onlyCar owners don't hesitate to take their vehicles for routine maintenance. Dr. Scott Estes wishes people had the same interest in maintaining their bodies. Continue reading...

Walmart Opening Two Stores Next Week

Springdale Supercenter To Feature New Fuel Station Concept

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Walmart is on a roll opening stores in Northwest Arkansas. The retailer has opened three in recent months, has a pair set to open Wednesday and has six more in the pipeline. Continue reading...

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