City of Mulberry receives $200K grant

The City of Mulberry has been named the recipient of a $200,000 grant from Communities Unlimited. The purpose of the grant is to help with community sustainability and cultivating local leaders. Congratulations to the City Mulberry!

Fort Smith to host Pro Golf Tour

Professional golf will return to the River Valley in Spring 2020, thanks to a newly-announced partnership between United Way of Fort Smith Area and the All-Pro Tour. Slated for May 4-9, 2020, the event will feature 132 PGA hopefuls competing at Hardscrabble Country...

Arkansas named top state for small business friendliness

Arkansas was named the number one state for small business friendliness by Thumbtack, the website and app that helps people find local professionals for any project. According to a media release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, “In Thumbtack’s...

The Unexpected to return this fall

The Unexpected Art Mural Project will return to downtown Fort Smith this October. Now in its fifth year, the popular festival was the 2017 Henry Award winner for Community Tourism from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. It will take place October 7-12....

ARCOM welcomes new class

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Chaffee Crossing, welcomed its third class of medical students this week. Read more about these future physicians and ARCOM in the Times Record.

Region posts new wayfinding signs

Getting around the region just got a little easier, thanks to the installation on new wayfinding signs throughout Fort Smith, Van Buren, Alma and the surrounding area. Click here to read more on Talk Business & Politics.

UAFS welcomes new Chancellor

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith recently welcomed its new Chancellor Terisa Riley  Riley assumed her new role as leader of the educational institution on July 1. Learn more about her vision for UAFS and the region in this article by the Times...

Regional Flood Recovery Efforts Underway

Flood Recovery efforts are taking place throughout our area. One of our region’s greatest strengths is the way local communities unite in times of need. Learn more how you can help through United Way of Fort Smith!

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...