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Change Maker Award Program

The Change Maker Award is a recognition program for properties, businesses, organizations and individuals that have contributed to the successful implementation of recent area plans, including the North Walton Boulevard Corridor Enhancement Plan and the SE Downtown Area Plan (Arts District and Market District).


Award recipients will receive a certificate of recognitions from the Mayor at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting and a yard sign recognizing the property/business as a Change Maker. 



   New Construction   

   Major Upgrade     

   Minor Upgrade

   New Business    

   Business Expansion


Eligible Entitites

   Property Owners

   Business Owners



Construction of any new commercial, multifamily or mixed use development

Major structural renovation or addition

New landscaping, signage, or paint

A business that chose to locate in a plan study area

Adding new employees or expanding marketing efforts



Nominations can be made by submitting a Nomination Form to the Mayor's Office at 117 West Central Avenue in Bentonville or by email to mayor_assistant@bentonvillear.com.


Nomination Form (Word)

Nomination Form (PDF)


Recent Recipients

Recipients awarded on July 14, 2015.

See presentation with site photos here.



Bear State Bank

Mach 1 Investments 

Walmart Neighborhood Market



Bike Bentonville

Bike Rack Brewing Co.

Celebrate Arkansas Magazine

CrossFit NWA

Downtown Bentonville Inc.

Randy Lawson

The Hub

The Pedaler's Pub



Past Recipients



Arby's, Bentonville Church of Christ,

Bob Morey Auto Body, Braums,

Habitat for Humanity of Benton County,

Harps, KFC, Las Palmas,

Maxwell-Hinman House,

Walmart Transportation & Logistics