EATS & DRINKS
At this point, Ropeswing Hospitality Group, the managing entity behind Bentonville restaurants The Preacher’s Son, Pressroom and Sunny’s, knows its brand and the importance of not only serving, but also representing a community.
Ropeswing has worked hard to set the bar high, and its latest concept, Lady Slipper, has more than met it. If the managing, governing side of Lady Slipper is satisfied, then the rest of us who are fans of chef Arturo Solis and the charismatic team around him are over the moon.
Quality and timeless elegance are the hallmarks of Chris Goddard’s designs. As owner and principal designer of Goddard Design Group in Springdale, his philosophy is “a life worth living is a life well lived.”
With that mantra, he tailors his design for each client, never using the same piece of furniture or fabric twice. Goddard believes his job is complete when his design perfectly reflects who his client is.
The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees made history when its members voted unanimously in November 2022 to appoint Dr. Charles Robinson as the seventh chancellor for the University of Arkansas’ Fayetteville campus. Chancellor Robinson, who in 23 years at the university has served in multiple roles, is the first Black person to lead the flagship campus. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead,” said Robinson, “and for the board’s demonstration that Arkansas values their own. It’s important that Arkansas can put its trust in home-grown leadership.”