Advisory Board

We are so grateful for our incredibly talented advisory board.  They go above and beyond to make tourism in Northwest Arkansas a wonderful experience.

Mike Abb – Creative director for the Bentonville based hospitality group “RopeSwing”

Kris Ashmore – Director of Business Operations for J. B.  Hunt

Karen Wagaman – VP Downtown Development Rogers-Lowell Area C of C

Alan Dranow  – Senior Director of the Walmart Heritage Group

Debi Arend Havner – Downtown Bentonville, City Planning Commission, Endeavor Care Foundation, Governor’s Mansion Commission, Arkansas Arts Center, AREND LLC

Amy Lindsey – General Manager of XNA Airport Services

Amber Perrodin – Director of Programming at Downtown Springdale, Founder at Team Springdale

Roger Thomas – TeleComp CEO, Founding Board of the Amazeum Children’s Museum

Doug Bachman – President of Village Insurance


Best of Northwest ArkansasWhat do you want our customers to experience?

We want our readers to be able to quickly find the Best of Northwest Arkansas. We want them to spend their time experiencing the beauty and the many diverse options that NWA has to offer, and avoid wasting their valuable time researching or stumbling around blindly hoping to make the most of their time. Don’t explore Northwest Arkansas without us!

I want people to realize how special and unique Northwest Arkansas is. It matters to me personally what people think of Northwest Arkansas. It is where I grew up, and it still holds my heart. The magazine is a ready reference for the best places to eat, things to do and places to stay.

What we do best?

Showcase NWA businesses including independent mom-and-pops, chain stores and even large corporations that “do it right.”

What makes us happy about our magazine?

To be able to spend my days talking with NWA business owners, visitors to the area, newcomers and local residents.It’s an honor to be a part of the amazing growth of NWA.

When do we, as a business, know we did it right?

When a local resident or a visitor lets us know about how he used our Top 10 magazine, followed our suggestions and had a fantastic experience. Or when a business owner tells us that we’ve helped increase his customer base.

Can a business pay To Be Listed?

While we do allow advertising, no business can pay to be listed in one of our Top Ten categories, rather a proprietary formula based on thousands of online reviews, select reader polls and the covert experiences of our own NWATravelGuide. com street team is used. We’ve discovered that using three different research avenues provides ultimate integrity and yields the Top 10 in any particular category.

The Best of Northwest Arkansas, Top 10