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Easter Ideas in Northwest Arkansas

Easter is coming! There will be baskets full of brightly-colored, highly-sugared candy and eggs to dye, using all the coffee mugs in the house. Across Northwest Arkansas, parents will be dressing up their kids in fancy frocks for photos taken in the front yard with...

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Farmers Markets in Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas relies heavily on the marketing of agricultural products grown by our state’s farmers, sending everything from soybeans to cotton to rice (our top export) across the country and around the world. Up here in our little corner of the state, we were once known...

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Join Our Team at the NWA Heart Walk

How many times have you heard that heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in America? This isn’t a secret. I’ve heard this statistic more times than I can remember, but that’s all it was…a statistic! In my mind, my family seemed to be the picture of health....

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The Bank Shot: Cinderella and the Final Four (part 3)

The third (and final) installation of our "March Madness" series As I tuned into Oregon and Kansas playing Saturday afternoon in Kansas City I was immediately transported back to 1988.  Saturday's game held at the sold out Sprint Center amounted to what was...

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Spring Running and Biking Events in Northwest Arkansas

It’s Spring in Northwest Arkansas! Actually, we’re pretty sure it has unofficially been Spring since shortly after Christmas. While some of us may have invested in fleece-lined everything and kept running and riding all winter, the rest of us are just getting our...

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The Bank Shot: The FNBNWA Starting Five (part 2)

(Part 2 of our three-part "March Madness" series) The brackets are out, the players and coaches are ready, and work production across the U.S. is about to drop like the Fed Funds rate in 2008 (banker joke, sorry) as employees across the country fill out their brackets...

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The Bank Shot: March Madness (part 1)

“One Shining Moment” (Part 1 of our three-part “March Madness” series) “The ball is tipped, and there you are.  You’re running for your life.  You’re a shooting star.” - David Barrett Hello, March my old friend!  How I love you so every 334 days when you come roaring...

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Mardi Gras Festivities in Fayetteville

While most of us associate the celebrations that are scheduled around Mardi Gras with drinking, dancing, and parties, some may not be aware the origins of the events are directly tied to religious obligations. Mardi Gras is French and means “fat Tuesday” in English....

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FNBNWA Sponsors the 12th Annual Chilirhea

Saturday, February 25th will mark the third year that First National Bank of NWA has participated in and sponsored Chilirhea.  Chilirhea is a chili cooking event with live music and a silent auction that benefits Alzheimer's Arkansas.  This year we hope to improve on...

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The Bank Shot: Join the (Christmas) Club

We all inherently have a longing to be a part of something, to make a difference, to be a change agent. Maybe it's as grandiose a desire as belonging to something that will affect or even change the world, or maybe it's just a desire to belong to a small, local...

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