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Why Cities Build Bike Parks, Bentonville Edition

It’s no secret that bikes are big in Bentonville.

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Outerbike Bentonville: What Is It, Should I Be Excited?

Put simply, Outerbike is the mountain bike specific demo event.

Most of us can’t buy every beautiful machine that appears on the floor of our local bike shop. But at Outerbike, you ride the whips you can’t fit in your garage…yet. 

Try the best bikes in the industry, on the best trails in the world.

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Local Business Profile: Markham & Fitz Chocolate

If you ask the business owners of Markham and Fitz Chocolate, Lauren Blanco and Preston Stewart, you’ll learn that the third wave of chocolate is coming.

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Profile: Garrett Hubbard

Bentonville wasn’t part of the plan for Garrett Hubbard and his family—not at first, anyway.  He was in search of somewhere, and it was a search proving less than lucrative.

“We lived in a place where, when you met someone, the first question they would ask was ‘who do you work for?’ And at the heart of that question is ‘what can I get from you?’” Hubbard told me over an egg sandwich at Pressroom. “We knew it was time to make a change.”

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Profile: Andy Wiseman

Andy Wiseman has lived in more than one place. He has called home those states that most often come up in conversations around “cool” places to live: Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico. Arkansas?

Wiseman is the CEO of Redwood Ventures, a Bentonville-based toy company that designs and manufactures toys that are shipped around the globe. The fact that he ended up in Bentonville was surprising to Wiseman at first—something he has long since let go.

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