The Arkansas Avalon Project

Arkansas Avalon Project is about growing the small and local business community. Our goal is to share experiences, knowledge, hurdles, and information within our local business community.

We are here to help you! Arkansas Avalon Project is Fort Smith's Premier Business to Business Magazine. We deliver our publication in a manner that is most convenient for you, straight to you and right at your fingertips. Our goal is to give you the local events, within the business community, that you want to know about, like new business opening, grand (re)openings, open houses, and much much more. On top of this we will bring you content written primarily with you in mind, because the articles will be written by your colleagues, competitors, or neighbor. Whether you're just starting out, or have been in business for years, we're here to help you. Whether you're a bank trying to get new business customers, a company looking to find a hotel to put your out of town guests in, a venue looking to book more holiday parties, we're completely here for you. Our goal is not to grow this publication, but to help bring "Mom and Pop Shops" back to the forefront of everyone's mind.

Operating as usual

Welcome Baptist Health, as they take ownership of Sparks Hospital and their systems. The River Valley will be looking forward to your #compassionate care.

Amazing things are happening in the River Valley and we are excited to share it with you!

Thank you to everyone who attended our grand opening celebrations in Fort Smith and Van Buren.

And shout out to our IT Director Joel for this great shot!

uasys.edu

Bobbitt Names Serna to Lead UAFS in Interim Chancellor Role – University of Arkansas System

University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt names Dr. Edward Serna as Interim Chancellor of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Serna currently serves as Dr. Beran's Cheif of Staff.

uasys.edu Bobbitt Names Serna to Lead UAFS in Interim Chancellor Role August 16, 2018 by Nate Hinkel Edward Serna, Ed.D.LITTLE ROCK (Aug. 16, 2018) — University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt today announced the appointment of Edward Serna, Ed.D., as interim chancellor at the University ...

[08/15/18]   Big News in Fort Smith! State Representative George McGill wins election for Mayor of Fort Smith, in landslide.

Baptist Health

Big News for Sparks Health System, and #FortSmith!

Baptist Health to purchase Sparks Health System in Fort Smith and Van Buren:

#Groundbreaking for Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, and their new College of Health Science, at Chaffee Crossing. This state-of-the-art 66,000 square foot facility will currently expect to welcome their first class of future #physical and #occupational #therapists, and #physciansassistants, in August 2020.

*Photos Courtesy of Chaffee Crossing and 5NEWS*

River Valley Food Truck Association is looking for a few good #artists to design this year's 2018 Fort Smith Food Truck Festival t-shirt.

Calling All Young#Artists, Aspiring #GraphicDesign, and Talented People of #ArkansasRiverValley #NorthwestArkansas!!

With the 2nd Annual Fort Smith Food Truck Festival coming just a few months away, we want to send out an invitation to all local Artists, Graphic Designers, and Talented Folks of #ArkansasRiverValley and #NorthwestArkansas This year we want YOU to design the t-shirt for the Fort Smith Food Truck Festival. Deadline will be August 17th, 2018...which is 12 weeks away. Finalists will be announced August 31st...and the winner will be announced September 7th. Winner will receive a free t-shirt(of course), $75, complete and utter recognition by the entire community and maybe a few other things TBA later. Finalists will also receive a free t-shirt and $25.

All entries are to be submitted in a zip file, which will need to include, a .jpg or .png file or finished product, the source file (preferably, .eps, .ai, or .psd), a word doc explaining your process, color choices, and meaning behind your choices. Please email all submissions to [email protected]. Good Luck and we can't wait to see what you all create.

Future School of Fort Smith Southside High School Mavericks Northside High School (Fort Smith, Arkansas) Fort Smith Regional Art Museum Community School of the Arts Things to do in Fort Smith, AR Cre8ive Arts Network at Chaffee Crossing Historic District Center for Art and Education, Van Buren Van Buren High School Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Alma Area Chamber of Commerce Alma High School (Alma, Arkansas) Greenwood High School (Arkansas) Paris High School (Arkansas) Cedarville High School Chaffee Crossing Fort Smith Trendsetter 5NEWS Meredith Marney 5NEWS Erika Thomas 5NEWS Daren Bobb 5NEWS Alex Durham 5NEWS Southwest Times Record Greenwood Chamber

swtimes.com

New mixed-use development in works at Chaffee Crossing

New Mixed-Use Development going in out at Chaffee Crossing. The HUB at Providence will feature 23 #townhomes, 20 #apartments, 8,800 square feet of retail space and 2,500 square feet of restaurant space. Another great development brought to you by ERC Building Co.

swtimes.com The developer of a new $11 million development at Chaffee Crossing in east Fort Smith expects to begin leasing and selling the mixed-use spaces in about a

[05/29/18]   If you're playing HQ Trivia right now. You just heard a shout out to our local running company, True Grit Running Company, LLC!!!

Congratulations to True Grit Running Company, LLC on the #RibbonCutting for their new location, at 6808 Rogers Avenue, Suite B, Fort Smith. Go see Melissa and her staff for all of your #running needs.

*Photo Courtesy of Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce*

VVA Chapter 467 is hosting their 2nd Annual #GolfTournament, Saturday May 19th at Ben Geren Golf.

ERC Building Co. and Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Brian R Chase open new office at 1 McClure Plaza. Another great new addition to Chaffee Crossing. Suite 202 is still up For Lease, unfinished and ready to make into your own.

Local business relocates to inside the Fort Smith Central Mall.

Uncle Louie G's Fort Smith, AR first day open at the new location, inside Central Mall!! Come get a hot dog and Italian ice or ice cream! You’re gonna love it!

Pictures of the 2018 Fort Smith Marathon, Half Marathon & Relays Medals released today. #fsmarathon2k18

You've been asking to see this year's medals...so here we are...the 2018 Fort Smith Marathon, Half Marathon & Relays medals.

This year, we are featuring a 3D cutout boot with the traditional Fort Smith Marathon circled medallion. Each event has a different color lanyard; Red and Green is Full Marathon, Yellow and Green is Half Marathon, and Glue and Green is Relay.

One new addition this year, along with the medal, we've given you your very own #fidgetspinner. Yep, the spur on the boot spins!

Need a window vinyl? Maybe business cards? Check out The Print Company!! Great work they did here with Perky Pantry's new location in #DTFS. #mealprep #shoplocal #shopsmall

Look out 2018! Some windows and door we were happy to do for a great business with new things on the horizon! #vinyl #windows #mealprep

If you're needing a website for your business, now is the time!

It's time to get started with your 2018 marketing, and what better way to start than with a discount?!? For this month only, get a 30% discount on your website, no matter how big or small, and 25% discount on all other services! #Discount #NewYear #Marketing

Look at this great gift basket from Fort Smith Coffee Co. These people are the most amazing we have had the pleasure of meeting. Go, like, and share this post. Only two will win.

“Local Flavor” Christmas Package Giveaway!

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Tons of local small businesses have rallied together, to create TWO phenomenal gift packages, that will give you a taste of everything Fort Smith! Each basket has an individual value of at least $700. 😳

We will randomly pick TWO winners on Thursday, December 21st.

How to enter:

1. LIKE our page AND all of the business pages linked below.
2. Tag 3 friends in the comment section.
3. Share this post on your page.

•Package #1:
Fort Smith Popcorn Co. Christmas Popcorn Tin
Future School of Fort Smith Shirt + Sticker
Savoy Tea Company 5 Tea Samplers + Tea Infuser
Garrison Music Company 2 Shirts + Guitar Picks
Hanger Management $25 Gift Certificate
Hazel's Haven $25 Gift Certificate
Jeff's Club HouseFree Saturday Brunch
9Round Fort Smith 1 Free Week of Kickboxing Fitness
ClueMasters Escape Room Free Room (up to 8 people)
Buckler Detail $25 Gift Card
Top O’ the Mount 2lbs Ground Beef
LRM RiverValley Marketing 2 mo Free FB management + Free Web Design
The Unexpected Poster + Stickers
Colquitt & Co. Bath & Body Handmade Spa Soap + Bubble Bar
Creative Kitchen Festive Rolling Pin
Hardin’s Honey Local Honey + Jelly
Amy's Pantry Strawberry Jam
Escape Tones Ceramic Mug
Rocking H Dexter Ranch Soap + Scrub + Bath Bomb
Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co. Growler (filled w/ Craft Beer)
Hanging City Supply Co.Hand Printed Santa Shirt
Fort Smith Coffee co. $25 Gift Card + Travel Mug + Hat

•Package #2:
Furniture Forum Bamboo Sheet Set (Q size) + Kitchen Towel
Paperwerk - Stationery, Invitations, Gifts Park Hill Collectives Candle (milk & cookies)
Future School Travel Mug
Fort Smith Brewing Company Branded Pint Glass
Belle Starr Antiques $25 Gift Certificate
Hardin’s Honey Local Honey
27 Rue de Fleur $25 Gift Certificate
Clothologie$25 Gift Certificate
Patrick's Butcher Boy Burgers $25 Gift Certificate
Colquitt & Co. Bath & Body Handmade Bubble Bar
Rocking H Dexter Ranch Linen Spray + Shave Soap
Amy’s Pantry Plumb Jelly
PeacockPigments Small Oil Painting
9 Round Fort Smith 1 Week Free Kickboxing Fitness
The Print Company $50 Gift Certificate (custom print jobs) + Hat
Living Sacrifice Branded Hat
LRM RiverValley Marketing 2 mo Free FB management + Free Web Design
Harvest Moon Bakery $25 Gift Certificate
The Sound Room 2 Gen Adm Tickets for 2018 concert season
Fort Smith Coffee Co. $50 Gift Card + Travel Mug + Hat

(Local entries only! Must be able to pick up gift package from Fort Smith Coffee Co., by 5pm on Sun 12/24. First winner to pick up, gets their choice between the two packages.)

insidefortsmith.com

Legendary Fort Smith restaurant changes hands

Juan's Mexican Restaurant has changed hands. Wednesday, December 6th, William C. Anderson bought the 30-year staple, located on Towson Avenue. Anderson has named Mark Rogers as the new General Manager.

insidefortsmith.com   FORT SMITH - A staple of Tex-Mex in the River Valley has changed hands according to an announcement on Facebook this weekend. Fort Smith businessman Will Anderson says that he ha

Startup Junkie

Had the pleasure of being here in person, and actually getting to listen to Steve Clark, of Propak Logistics, Inc. speak. Huge thanks to Steve, Miles Crawford, Conductor, and Startup Junkie for bringing this to Fort Smith.

Steve Clark at the Venture Mashup speaking to the about starting Propak Logistics, Inc.

The Fort Smith venture community is gaining momentum!

Looking for a #job? Check out SYKES Fort Smith!! They are always looking for #GREAT #Talent to join their company.

Come work, learn and grow at SYKES! We are looking for customer service representatives to join our team! Save time and apply online at sykes.com/jobs!

Paul's Meat Market can't ever go wrong there!!

Big, honkin' props to Paul's Meat Market for going out of their way to get me some half sour pickles. It might take some time but they do get you what you want if it's not in stock already.

If you're a fan of deli sandwiches, I would boogy on down there and get yourself a jar before they run out of the case. A tabletop staple at most of New York's classic delis, NOTHING sides better with a good deli-style sandwich than a spear of one of these babies. $5.69 per jar.

Krystle Sherrell

Olive Garden has reached out to this family after they decided to name their child Olivia Garten. This couple is receiving tons of attention for the name choice. It's only begun though, the child's full name will be Olivia Michelle Garten or OMG. Thanks to 5NEWS and Krystle Sherrell 5NEWS for bringing this story. #baby #name #win

Her name will be Olivia Garton. Sound familiar?

http://5newsonline.com/2017/11/27/local-babys-name-gets-national-attention-for-resembling-olive-garden/

À La Carte Staffing

Looking for work? Maybe a little extra? Have you checked out À La Carte Staffing, yet? Work shifts that fit your schedule. Maybe you just need a few extra bucks for Christmas presents, or when bills are getting tight. Look no further, these folks have your solution!

à La Carte Staffing is working to repeal and replace existing the part time work schedule. Work only when you want to.

5NEWS

Pastor Don Hutching has decided to enter the 2018 #FortSmith #Mayor race. This might still be a pretty interesting race.

Don Hutchings confirms to 5NEWS he plans to run in the 2018 election.

Southwest Times Record

“This is all going to be done with donations. As soon as we get our costs together and get the street closed, we’ll start raising the money for it."

City of Fort Smith, Arkansas - City Hall Fort Smith Parks & Recreation

5newsonline.com

Jeff Long Out As Razorback Athletic Director

Jeff Long has been fired as the Athletic Director for The Arkansas Razorbacks! Go decision or will this come back to haunt them?

5newsonline.com ARKANSAS (KFSM) -- Jeff Long is no longer the University of Arkansas athletic director, a source within the athletic department confirmed to 5NEWS sports director Bobby Swofford. It is unclear if he was fired or resigned from the position. Long was hired in 2008 to replace long time athletic directo...

2017 Pitch Contest at the Transition Expo

Congratulations to Grant Brewer for winning the Judge's Choice with sUAVe Perceptions and Devin Dishner for People's Choice Winner with Bare Toes.

Congratulations to Grant Brewer for winning the Judge's Choice with sUAVe Perceptions and Devin Dishner for People's Choice Winner with Bare Toes.

Fort Smith Brewing Company

Great Story on the Fort Smith Brewing Company by Arkansas Business. #supportlocalbusiness

On a lighter note...check out the article Arkansas Business did on our Brewery! #fortsmithstrong #fstrendsetter #local #fsbeer #craftbeer

ArkansasIDEAS

Transition Expo 2017 is now open to the General Public. Go check it out, maybe sign up for a graduate degree, or finish that degree you started 10 years ago. Some great companies, and schools, present at this event. Also, Pitch Contest at 6:30pm put on by Startup Junkie, you'll see a few familiar faces there tonight, like Serial Entrepreneur Casey Millspaugh!! Also, don't worry about fixing dinner, Fry Daddy's and Kelly's Eggrolls have you covered!!! University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Arkansas State University Oklahoma State University University of Arkansas University of Central Arkansas University of the Ozarks #justtonameafew Aso, thanks to ArkansasIDEAS for this video!!!

For our last interview, we're speaking with Tracey Young, marketing coordinator for the Transition Expo in Fort Smith, AR. Go to transitionexpo.com/exhibitors to find out who the vendors were and check out transitionexpo.com/pitch-contest to get the details on the contest tonight.

5newsonline.com

Local Students Take Burden Off Those Seeking Success

Business Blessings a great need that these girls saw here!! Truly inspiring what some of our young people are doing in this area. Keep up the good work girls!!!

5newsonline.com LAVACA (KFSM) — Two students from Lavaca High School have been working for months to help provide professional clothing for community members and peers. The closet is called Business Blessing and it's full of clothes and shoes for both men and women. Grace Smithson and Ashley Ballman, two of the hig...

Children's Shelter

In case you didn't get a chance to see this great program today for the Children's Emergency Shelter, they had you covered!! These great ladies, Ashley and Morgan, and Mr. Jack have done a wonderful job keeping this organization running. Great story, as well, by a former resident, JT, who's all grown up now and working for K-Mac Enterprises Inc. #20th #Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Shelter from the Storm for our children in crisis!

Clean Cookin'

Looking for a good quality healthy meal. Give the folks at Clean Cookin' a shout. While you wait, check out this new #17 menu item! Makes me seriously hungry just watching this video! #ShopLocal2K17

Introducing the #17!! #awesome #foodporn #thanksgiving #seasonal #smallbusiness #mealprep

Remember to #ShopLocal when you're looking for that perfect #holiday gift. This is perfect for that running enthusiast in your family. Run over to True Grit Running Company, LLC for this great gift idea!

It's time to update your Christmas Wish List! We now carry Garmin!

#runwithtruegrit #whereperseverancemeetspassion #gracegratitudeandtruegrit #throughgritwefindourglory #fortsmitharkansas #downtownfs #shoplocal #shopsmall #runners #running #giveagarmin

5NEWS Erika Thomas

Krystle Sherrell 5NEWS and 5NEWS Erika Thomas warn you about this new IRS Scam. Check out Krystle's story here: http://5newsonline.com/2017/11/08/irs-warns-this-scam-is-different-than-other-reported-scams/

Also, don't forget, the IRS will never call you if they're filling a lawsuit or anything on you! You will always get a letter in the mail or by certified mail.

What happens when you call BACK an IRS scammer...! ☎️💥 Krystle Sherrell 5NEWS 5NEWS

If you have not tried Vargas fruteria, yet, YOU NEED TO!!! Adress is below, but they right behind Little Caesars Pizza on Grand Avenue. Go tonight......after you go watch UAFS Women's Basketball!

Come and try our freakshakes‼️1020 North Greenwood Ave Fort Smith At,72901

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Your UAFS Women's Basketball Lady Lions, first #home #game #tonight at Stubblefield center, UAFS, 7:30pm where they will take on Colorado School of Mines! Don't miss out on our ladies' first home game. #GoLions #FridayNight

Tonight at 7:30 the UAFS Women's Basketball team will play their first home game of the 2017-2018 season! We're proud to present their intro video, "Heart of a Lion" with original music by Livesosa!

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