Business news in brief

Newk's Eatery to open Rogers location

Newk's Eatery signed on as the first tenant for the soon-to-be-completed Country Club Plaza retail development in the Pinnacle Hills area of Rogers. It is scheduled to open in spring 2016 and will be Newk's second in the area. Newk's opened a restaurant in Fayetteville in 2014.

Alan Cole, principal at Colliers International Arkansas, represented Newk's and is the leasing agent for Country Club Plaza. Jim Lynch is the franchisee.

Country Club Plaza consists of a retail center and neighboring three-story, 90,000-square-foot office building on the Pauline Whitaker traffic circle near Pinnacle Country Club. Office space at the facility is expected to be complete by the second quarter of 2016.

Newk's was founded in 2004 by Don Newcomb, Debra Bryson and Chris Newcomb in Oxford, Miss. The team also founded McAlister's Deli.

Cleaning franchise opens in Springdale

Fish Window Cleaning has opened in Springdale. The business provides services for commercial and residential customers in Benton and Washington counties.

Bill Welsh owns the local franchise and joins a network of more than 250 franchise locations. Welsh previously worked in consumer packaged goods. He completed weeks of training in the Springdale area and at Fish Window Cleaning headquarters in St. Louis.

Contact Fish Window Cleaning at or (479) 320-2424.

Huntsville site of bank's fifth branch

Cornerstone Bank celebrated the grand opening of its newest facility at 270 Curtis Hutchins Way in Huntsville on Nov. 17.

Rick Gifford won a $1,500 certificate of deposit and A.T. Smith won a Nighthawk Custom Shotgun during the event. Darrell Trahan, James Jackson and Herb Lopshire each won gift baskets with a $25 gift card.

The bank has locations in Eureka Springs, Holiday Island and Berryville. This will be the bank's fifth location and the first outside of Carroll County.

March of Dimes honors health system

Northwest Health System successfully reduced the number of medically unnecessary early births, giving more babies a healthy start in life, according to the March of Dimes.

Clinical teams developed and implemented policies and procedures to reduce medically elective inductions and Cesarean deliveries scheduled before 39 weeks of pregnancy.

Recent research by the March of Dimes, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that although the overall threat is small, the risk of death more than doubles for infants born at 37 weeks of pregnancy when compared to babies born at 40 weeks for all races and ethnicities.

The March of Dimes offers professional and consumer education materials about the importance of a full-term pregnancy and the critical development of the brain, lungs and other organs that occur during the last weeks of pregnancy.

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