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August 15, 2018Keith Urban - Graffiti U World TourThe Graffiti U World Tour 2018, also the name of Keith Urban's forthcoming ninth studio album (Graffiti U), will kick off in June and will visit 58 cities including visits to cities in Nevada, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas where Urban has yet to headline.

Urban's shows have become concert events that electrify. They're unexpected, if not unpredictable, and have been hailed by media around the world as a "concert experience not to be missed." The tour will feature many of Urban's 23 #1 songs, as well as brand new songs that have never been performed live and an all-new concert production that promises to be as spectacular as never before.

"I've been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for Graffiti U, a lot of whom I've never worked with before," said Urban. "I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating."

The tour also includes CCMA nominee Lindsay Ell as the opening performer for Urban's performances on this leg of the tour, as well as for his debut performance at the Walmart AMP. This is Ell's second time in two years to play the venue.
Walmart AMP7:30pm
August 16, 2018NWA RLUG Monthly Meeting - Topic TBDCurrent Valid Retail Link ID is required to attend nwaRLUG Meetings 2018 nwaRLUG Membership Dues can be paid at (One Membership per Company) NWACC Shewmaker Center Walmart Auditorium2:00pm - 4:00pm
August 16, 2018Walmart Q2 Earning ReleaseFY2019 Q2 Earning Release - In the United States and Canada, dial 877-523-5612; access code: 9256278 (W-A-L-M-A-R-T), followed by the pound (#) sign. All other callers dial 1-201-689-8483, access code: 9256278 (W-A-L-M-A-R-T), followed by the pound (#) sign.Conference Call6:00am CST
August 17, 2018C.A.R.E Fundraiser - Texas Hold'em TournamentThe C.A.R.E Initiative (Children, Awareness, Responsibility, and Encouragement) raises money and volunteers time for Northwest Arkansas organizations that help children - children who are the victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Since 2003, we've raised over $900,000 and volunteered more than 2,600 hours for local organizations such as EOA Children's House, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), NWA Children's Shelter, The Children's Safety Center, Youth Bridge, and Children's Advocacy Center.Walton Arts Center6:00pm
August 18, 2018A Cool Summer Homecoming - Kendrick Fincher Hydration for LifeJoin us for an evening of dinner, drinks, dancing, and silent auction. $100 per ticket, $1,250 for a table of 10.Fayetteville Town Center6:00pm - 11:00pm
August 18, 2018Tour de Cure - American Diabetes AssociationMany Roads. One Purpose.
The Tour de Cure is an event where no matter what road you take, you will be joining thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens.

All riders, runners and walkers will be treated to lunch and a fantastic celebration party for all to enjoy.

The Tour de Cure is bigger and better than ever with options for everyone.

Ride like you own the road. Cycling will make you feel the power of the pedal as you join the fight to end diabetes. The Tour de Cure's cycling routes are for people of all cycling abilities and is regarded as one of the top multi-site cycling events in the country. The routes are well-marked, there are safety marshals and safety vehicles, fully stocked rest stops and more.

Run like the wind.
Running shows not only physical determination but the determination to end diabetes. The Tour de Cure is now open to all runners! If you choose to run you will receive a timing chip and will run on a beautiful 5k route. What a great way to celebrate health, fitness and fun!

Walk as a united front.
Walking together with family, friends and coworkers shows your community you want a cure. Walking is a great way to get out and get healthy all while celebrating those living with diabetes. You will be among hundreds of walkers who share your passion as you walk along a beautiful route.

Fundraise Like a Champ
After registering you will have access to your participant center which is your fundraising hub. You will have a personal page to share your story, mobile apps, email templates and more. Once you set your goal the local staff will help you every step of the way so you can achieve it. Fundraising has never been easier; and check out our 2018 Recognition Gifts for some additional inspiration!
Crystal Bridges7:00am
August 26, 2018Charlie Puth with Hailee SteinfeldThe Voicenotes Tour will celebrate Charlie Puth's hugely anticipated new album, Voicenotes due next year from Atlantic Records. The album is preceded by the current smash single, "How Long." Now with close to 300 million streams worldwide, the single has proven yet another popular favorite both here and abroad, reaching #1 on iTunes Global Singles charts and Mexico's Ingles Airplay while earning both gold certification in Australia and silver certification in the United Kingdom.Walmart AMP7:30pm
August 29, 2018Supply Chain & Replenishment: OTIF and Winning in the DetailsFollowing our learning from Supply Chain & Replenishment: The Ground Floor; we will dive deeper into the second tier of the Supply Chain Pyramid. In this course we will place a special focus on OTIF (On Time In Full); cause and correction. Once we have OTIF at a consistent 95% compliance we can then work on other factors driving to more consistent orderShewmaker Center Technology Room B-1038:30am - 4:30pm
September 2, 2018Ringo Starr ConcertEvery Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band show features classic hits with each band member bringing to the set their most popular songs.

The 2018 All Starr Band includes Colin Hay from Men at Work ("Who Can It Be Now” and “Land Down Under"), Steve Lakather from Toto ("Africa," "Hold the Line" and "Roseanna"), Gregg Rolie from Santana, Journey and Abraxas Pool ("Black Magic Woman" and "Evil Ways"), and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc ("I'm Not In Love" and "Things We Do For Love"). On percussion and sax is Warren Ham and Greg Bissonette is on drums.
Walmart AMP7:30pm
September 6, 2018NWA Tableau User Group (NWA Tug)Topic: Dashboard best practices and live makeover. Guest speaker from Walmart Labs' Data Analytics and Visualization Technologies Team.Acosta Sales and Marketing3:00-4:30pm
September 8, 2018Brits in the Ozarks Car Show - Benefits ALS AssociationBRITISH IRON TOURING CLUB OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. Thursday 9/6 Tour to Arkansas Wine Country. Friday Sept 7th, Tour to Crystal Bridges. Sat Sept 8th, Car Show and Banquet.Holiday Inn Convention Center of NWA10:00am - 2:00pm
September 8, 2018Polo in the OzarksPolo in the Ozarks, the signature event of Life Styles, Inc., is a family-friendly event, featuring a live polo match, children's activities, tailgating, silent and live auctions, and a gala dinner with live music and dancing. The two Founder's Field teams, sponsored by Walmart and Wells Fargo Advisors, will go head to head in an exciting polo match that starts at 4:30 p.m. Half time activities include awards for the best tailgates, a ladies' hat contest, and a men's bow-tie contest.

Life Styles is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with disabilities in Benton and Washington counties. Since 1976 Life Styles has promoted the belief that community life is for everyone, that all people have value and that when individuals with disabilities are given the opportunity and support to participate and contribute to the community, all of our lives are enriched.
Buell Farm (near Goshen)4:00pm - 11:00pm
September 8, 2018Walk to End Alzheimers - NWATake the first step to a world without Alzheimer's. Registration at 9am Ceremony at 10am Walk at 10:30am. Route Length: 2 milesNWACC9:00am - 12:00pm
September 8, 2018AMP FestThe 3rd annual AMP Fest will feature live music from Dazz & Brie, Goose and The Mixtapes! A self-proclaimed "girl gang," Dazz & Brie's rock and soul style have entertained audiences at Afropunk's Battle of the Bands in Brooklyn, SXSW and on stages in their home base in Little Rock. Fayetteville-based Goose draws influence from Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson and Coldplay with rich lyrics and upbeat tempos. The Mixtapes are a high-energy party loaded with a huge range of music spanning the '90's.

Plus you'll find fun tech activations and games and beer samples from over 20 breweries... All included in the ticket price!
Walmart AMP4pm - 9pm
September 10, 201820th Annual Golf Classic - Northwest Arkansas Children's ShelterMorning Flight: Check-in at 7 AM; Shotgun starts at 8 AM | Afternoon Flight: Check-in at 12 PM; Shotgun starts at 1 PMSpringdale Country Club7am and 1pm
September 12, 2018E-Commerce Category Leadership TrainingECL is an industry planning process developed by The Partnering Group (TPG) and sponsored by the Category Management Association (CMA) as a revolutionary way for retailers and suppliers to partner together to optimize their E-Commerce go to market.

Designed for Category Managers, Buyers, Sales/Account Managers, Shopper Marketers and E-Commerce Experts

Both retailer and supplier attendees welcomed

Training Objectives:
Upon taking this training retailer and supplier attendees will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of omni-channel shoppers and digital/ecommerce trends
  • Create an E-Com Category Plan in phases collaboratively b/w retailer and supplier & how to apply process to a category
  • Have a deeper understanding of how digital and ecommerce work including terminology and metrics
  • Be able to thoughtfully merchandise e-commerce site merchandising and digital marketing components
  • Support & collaboratively develop digital and ecommerce programs that drive category sales
  • Better connect with different retailer and supplier roles and systems/tools to actually execute the plan
  • Implement e-commerce initiatives on an ongoing and agile basis...
  • Bring clear business cases that add value to retailer e-commerce systems roadmaps.
  • Better understand their new role in Digital and Ecommerce and how it is changing to in an Omni-Channel world

  • Elements:
    Examples of Analytics
    Workshops by phase
    Learning quizzes
    Fun and engaging interactions

    If you have any questions, please contact David Weisman at 224-234-5387.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville9:30AM-3:30PM
September 13, 2018Doing Business in Bentonville - A Tale of the Titans: Walmart vs. AmazonAs a technology company first, Amazon is fundamentally reinventing the shopping experience, in turn challenging traditional retailers to rethink their offer. Walmart in particular is investing heavily in eCommerce to meet shoppers’ elevated demands, while leveraging its store base as a point of differentiation. Join Kantar Consulting to learn about the strategic positioning of these two behemoths as they battle to win shopper loyalty.Four Point Sheraton7:00am - 9:00am
September 16, 20185k Run Heroes for Hope - NWA Women's ShelterCome dressed as your favorite super hero and support the NWA Women’s Shelter. Honorary Chair, Deanah Baker, Walmart Stores, Inc. Registration opens at 4 p.m. 5K Run (Chipped timed) 5:00 p.m. Cost $35 Walk (not chipped) start after 5K. Cost $25 1 Mile Fun Run – (not chipped) start after 5K Cost $15 Going to Bed Early – shirt includedPinnacle Hills5:00pm
September 18, 2018NWA Business Women's ConferenceThe 2018 Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18. In its 20th year, the NWABWC is the premier women’s conference in the region. Known for its outstanding keynote speakers and networking opportunities, more than 1,300 of northwest Arkansas’ most accomplished business women attend the conference each year.John Q Hammons9:00am - 4:00pm
September 20, 2018NWA RLUG Monthly Meeting NWACC Shewmaker Center Walmart Auditorium2:00pm - 4:00pm
September 20, 2018The Summit - Hunter Yurachek (UofA Athletic Director)University of Arkansas Athletic Director
Entering his first full year as vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Arkansas, Hunter Yurachek has made the most of his time since Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz announced him as vice chancellor and director of athletics on Dec. 4, 2017.

Shortly after his arrival in Fayetteville, Yurachek introduced a program wide strategic plan that focused on fostering student-athlete success and centered on achieving the program’s mission of building Razorbacks/Champions for Life. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Razorback student-athletes, coaches, administrators, Razorback Foundation members and fans, results are already being realized on and off the field.

In the 2018 spring semester, Razorback student-athletes earned a record-tying 3.25 GPA and 282 student-athletes secured a spot on the department honor roll. In addition, nearly 125 Razorback student-athletes added their name to Senior Walk as graduates of the University of Arkansas.

Arkansas tied a program record with a No. 16 finish in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup, a program that ranks the nation’s most successful intercollegiate athletics programs. Arkansas finished first in the nation in the rankings among schools with 19 or fewer sports.

In 2017-18, Arkansas captured four SEC championships (men’s and women’s cross country, women’s indoor track, women’s golf), including the school’s first SEC crown in women’s golf. The Razorbacks earned three top-five national finishes including national championship runner-up finishes at the 2018 NCAA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships and the 2018 College World Series. Four Arkansas student-athletes earned individual national championships in 2017-18.
Three Cross Church11:45 - 1:00pm
September 22, 2018Alan Jackson Honky Tonk Highway Tour with Randy HouserWith a year of sold-out shows and packed houses in the rearview mirror, Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour is adding more miles in 2018.

Jackson's repertoire withstands the test of time; it has impacted a field of artists who cite Jackson as an influence. It's these same songs - many of them written by Alan - that earned him his newfound place alongside country music's greatest names and cemented his place in its history with his new membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous, including his debut hit, "Here in The Real World"...signature songs such as "Chattahoochee," "Drive" and "Gone Country" anthems "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," "Good Time" and many more.
Walmart AMP7:30pm
September 26, 20185 Seconds of Summer - Meet You There TourHailed as the "biggest new rock act in the world" by Rolling Stone, 5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in history to see its first two full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at #1.

5SOS's self-titled debut album has sold more than three million units worldwide, with 1.5 million albums and more than 4.5 million single tracks sold in the U.S. alone. Sounds Good Feels Good, released in 2015, charted at #1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. "She's Kinda Hot," the album's first single, topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries.
Walmart AMP7:00pm
September 27, 2018Need to Breathe - Forever on Your Side TourNEEDTOBREATHE's studio albums The Heat and The Outsiders feature award winning songs like "Washed by the Water," "Something Beautiful" and the song "More Time," which was included on the soundtrack of the 2007 film P.S. I Love You. The group released their sixth album, Hard Love in 2016 that debuted at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200.Walmart AMP7:00pm
September 27, 2018The Summit - Greg Hines (Mayor of Rogers)Three Cross Church11:45 - 1:00pm
September 28, 2018Lynyrd Skynyrd - Last of the Street Survivors TourLynyrd Skynyrd is best known for the RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird,” that Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence.”

With more than 30 million units sold during their career, the band that USA Today called the “whiskey-soaked genre's most popular and influential crew,” has become a cultural icon spanning five decades. With everlasting hits such as “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “You Got that Right,” and more, Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time.
Walmart AMP7:00pm
October 3, 2018Odesza - A Moment Apart TourODESZA returns with its long-anticipated third album, A Moment Apart, a body of work filled with longing, nostalgia, hope and unity. These 16 tracks mark the next step in the evolution of production duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, who have been making music together since their college days at Western Washington University. They began their meteoric journey in 2012 with Summer’s Gone, an album they completed near the end of their tenure at Western. It was followed by 2014’s In Return, which debuted at the top of Billboard’s Dance/Electronic charts and featured gold single “Say My Name.” A remix of the track by RAC was later nominated for a Grammy® in 2016.Walmart AMP7:00pm
October 4, 2018The Summit - Asa Hutchinson (Governor)Asa Hutchinson was sworn in as the 46th Governor of Arkansas in January 2015, and immediately set in motion his plan to bring more jobs and economic growth to his native state.

Governor Hutchinson kept a major campaign promise by working to pass the biggest income tax rate cut in state history. His initiative to require computer-coding classes in every public high school makes Arkansas a national leader and signals to businesses everywhere that our students will be prepared for the 21st century economy. In addition, the Governor's emphasis on government efficiencies - including a hiring freeze instituted on his first day - have resulted in taxpayer savings and better focused state services.

As part of his strategy to market Arkansas and attract more jobs and businesses to the state, Governor Hutchinson already has met with CEOs of major industries across the globe from Silicon Valley to France, Japan, Israel, Germany, China and Cuba.

On the national stage, Governor Hutchinson has been a key leader on energy, security and education.

The Governor is the former chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) and the Southern Regional Education Board.

Before being elected governor, Asa Hutchinson served as Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration and as the first Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Voters in Arkansas's Third District also elected him to Congress three times.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas law school, Asa Hutchinson, at age 31, was appointed by President Reagan as the nation's youngest U.S. attorney.

He and his wife Susan have been married 44 years. They have four children and six grandchildren.
Three Cross Church11:45 - 1:00pm
October 11, 2018The Summit - Dave Butts (Chairman National Day of Prayer)Chairman of National Day of Prayer Task Force

David is a much sought after conference speaker both nationally and internationally. After years of serving in pastoral roles in local churches, Dave with his wife, Kim launched Harvest Prayer Ministries. In addition to his work there, Dave also serves on seven boards and committees related to prayer, missions, and evangelism. He is the Chairman of the Board of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.

Dave has authored nine books and is a much sought after conference speaker, both nationally and internationally. He received a PhD in 2014 from Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary.

Dave and Kim have 2 sons and 8 grandchildren and live in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Three Cross Church11:45 - 1:00pm
October 13, 2018Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in ConcertAudiences will be able to relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter’s second year at school like never before. This concert features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ otherworldly score. Experience the wonder of talking spiders, scolding letters, and giant snakes all over again! HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)Walmart AMP7:00pm
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