Ozarks at Large for Thursday, October 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018

On today’s show, we hear about recent voter registrations in northwest Arkansas, and we get some advice on preparing to vote in the coming election. Plus, we get a preview of an environmental and adventure film festival that will make its Arkansas debut next month.


Voter registration in advance of this year's midterm election has closed, and some areas have seen an increase in registrations compared to 2014. We hear some of the possible reasons why, and we also get some advice from a local elections coordinator on how to prepare for the election. Early voting begins Oct. 22, and election day is Nov. 6.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is an environmental and adventure film festival. The South Yuba River Citizens League started the festival in 2003 and has since expanded it to include a tour, which takes the festival’s films to communities around the country. The festival will be hosted by Pack Rat Outdoor Center Oct. 24 at the Fayetteville Town Center.


Small businesses in Arkansas can now receive assistance with breaking into international markets. The U.S. Small Business Administration and Arkansas World Trade Center on Wednesday signed a strategic alliance memorandum with the goal of providing financial assistance to small businesses looking for international opportunities.

In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we get a preview of the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit, taking place later this month in Rogers. Plus, we get new numbers for the northwest Arkansas residential and multifamily real estate market from the latest Skyline Report from Arvest Bank and the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas.