Fort Smith Chamber hosts first-ever career signing day

The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce and a number of local educational institutions and businesses celebrated the next step in local students’ journey with its first-ever career signing day. The special ceremony took place during the Chamber’s First...

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education celebrates five years

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) in Chaffee Crossing recently celebrated five years of progress and promoting quality healthcare in the region. Since its establishment, the campus has expanded significantly and added numerous new programs of study....

Fort Smith honored with “Natural State” Tourism Award

Fort Smith’s Bicentennial Celebration was honored at the annual Henry Awards ceremony at the 45th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. According to Talk Business & Politics: “The Henry Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made...

Governor appoints Gibson of Fort Smith to Highway Commission

Keith Gibson of Fort Smith has been appointed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to server as on the state Highway Commission. Gibson is president and chairman of the board of Pinnacle Communications and Pinnacle Telecom in Fort Smith. Read the complete story on Talk...

State Transportation funds to benefit local projects

Greenwood, Hackett, and Arkansas Tech University-Ozark were all recently awarded funding from the Arkansas Department of Transportation. According to the Times Record, the city of Greenwood was awarded $394,000 for sidewalk improvements. A $50,000 grant from the...

Mulberry celebrates completion of library expansion

The Mulberry Public Library recently celebrated the completion of its new expansion. At its grand opening ceremony, Mayor Gary Baxter shared that the project doubled the square footage of the library, adding a much-needed children’s area and other meeting space....

UAFS promotes regional workforce development

Innovative programming and strategic partnerships are among the many ways the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is helping promote workforce development in our region. “We offer a suite of services to our local businesses,” Serna said, saying workforce...

Poteau BalloonFest set for October 19 & 20

Save the date for the Poteau BalloonFest! The popular event will return October 19 and 20. The festival has been recognized as one of the state’s top events and draws thousands each year. Click here to visit the Poteau BalloonFest Facebook page!

ATU-Ozark marks major milestones

Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus is marking two major milestones this month! In addition to celebrating its 15th anniversary, ATU-Ozark’s enrollment also topped 2,000 students. “It’s a drastic change from fall 2003, when approximately 300...

Applied Process opens doors in Fort Smith

Michigan based company Applied Process opened the doors to its new Fort Smith operation August 22. The company, which specializes in austempering heat treatment processing, renovated a property in downtown Fort Smith, for an expansion totaling approximately $10...