You may be wondering...


Downtown Bentonville Inc. is a non-profit that builds and promotes a welcoming and lively downtown through experiences, education, and storytelling.

What's the history of DBI?

Downtown Bentonville today barely resembles the Downtown Bentonville of yesterday. Over the last decades, our city has been reinvested as a welcoming, vibrant, world-class destination. Our organization was created to bring Bentonville’s downtown to life – and make the city a place people wanted to visit, explore, and share with others.

Throughout more than 15 years in existence, DBI has been a leader in bringing the community together to celebrate what makes Bentonville special and unique. Through the seamless execution of events, DBI has introduced food, music, and culture to a community on the cutting edge of social and economic change.

Our team works to make everyone feel safe and comfortable when visiting downtown Bentonville.

On behalf of everyone at DBI, welcome home! 

How Can I Join Your Mission?

Our non-profit relies on sponsorships, grants, and personal contributions. From event execution to storytelling to supporting our local businesses, we can’t do what we do without our partners. 

Learn more about giving to Downtown Bentonville here. 


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Andrew Heath

Executive Director

Dana Schlagenhaft


Stephanie Marpe

Farmers Market Manager

Tracie Kivisto

Event Manager

Sydney Stout

Events Staff

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Kirk Gober | President

Charles Rateliff | Treasurer

President of The Windfield Group

Katie Howe | Secretary

Director of Municipal Affairs, Runaway

Board Members

Rob Husong


Randall Hurban

Hight Jackson and Associates

Michelle Dearing

Owner, Engel & Völkers

Lisa Jones

Owner, Elysian Boutique

Lee Culpepper

Vice President of Public Affairs, Walmart

Kelly Carlson

VP Commercial Banker, Arvest

Crystal Rascoe

Blue Crane

Craig Soos

Rule 10 LLC

Beth Bobbitt

Director of Communications, Whole Health Institute

Ex Officio

Mayor Stephanie Orman

City of Bentonville

Leslee Wright

Bentonville Public School District

Kalene Griffith

Visit Bentonville

Judge Barry Moehring

Benton County

Graham Cobb

President of Bentonville Chamber of Commerce

David Wright

City of Bentonville