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Business news in brief

October 4, 2020 at 1:00 a.m.

First National opens Fayetteville office

First National Bank of NWA recently opened a branch at 3553 N. Steele Blvd. in Fayetteville. The facility aims to support environmental initiatives with its green roof, solar panels and various eco-friendly features as well as double as an event space for future community gatherings. The project was completed under the construction of CR Crawford and Core Architects.

Partners Bank has new Johnson branch

Partners Bank opened a new branch in Johnson Square on Johnson Mill Boulevard in Johnson. Consumer retail operations as well as lending activities will be available. Lobby entrance is by appointment during the covid-19 pandemic.

Retail academy course being offered

The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District will partner with Retail Strategies LLC to offer a retail academy course to six communities across Northwest Arkansas. The course will begin Tuesday and continue over the next year, according to a district news release.

The advisory firm Retail Strategies developed this course to assist communities in strengthening their retail landscape. More information is available at

G&G buys Arkansas Insurance Advisors

G&G Independent Insurance of Fayetteville recently announced its acquisition of Little Rock-based agency Arkansas Insurance Advisors. As a part of the transaction, Arkansas Insurance's employees will join G&G's operations and continue to work out of their office in Little Rock. To learn more, visit

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