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Cybersecurity firm opens office

Drawbridge Partners, a New York area-based cybersecurity consulting firm, recently opened an office in Fayetteville.

The firm specializes in work for hedge fund and private equity managers. Other industries it serves include venture capital, private equity portfolio companies, family offices, wealth managers, real estate, pension funds, endowments and mutual funds.

Drawbridge also has offices in Stamford, Conn.; New York and Los Angeles.

Other recent changes in the firm includes the hiring of Viktor Tadijanovic as chief technology officer and the acquisition of inCyber Security, inCyber Compliance's consultancy division.

Northwest physicians, center top ranking

Two physicians and an urgent care center affiliated with Northwest Health are on the list of highest-rated companies in Arkansas by Top Rated Local, a rating system that analyzes ratings and reviews from hundreds of verified review sites online and then ranks businesses based on their overall score.

Northwest Health Urgent Care -- Springdale ranks in the top 10 for urgent care clinics in Arkansas. Ranking in the top 10 in Arkansas for family practice physicians are Dr. Pearl Samuel with Northwest Medical Plaza at Pinnacle in Rogers at No. 2 and Dr. Donny Coker with Northwest Medical Plaza -- Wedington in Fayetteville at No. 6.

The total number of verified review sites, average overall star rating a business has on those sites, and total number of ratings/reviews they have posted on those sites all play a role in the overall rating score calculation.

The full list of 2019 award winners can be found at

First Down Marketing opens

First Down Marketing, a New York firm, recently opened an office in Fayetteville.

Company founders are Derek Champagne, founder and CEO of marketing firm The Artist Evolution; Daniel Puder, founder of My Life My Power and professional athlete; and Scott Manthorne, professional sports executive. First Down Marketing focuses on supporting pro athlete entrepreneurs by helping their businesses grow and developing their brands by providing marketing services.

Bar Cleeta opens in Bentonville

Husband and wife duo Trae and Weisi Basore opened Bar Cleeta, a small plates, wine-focused restaurant at 110 N.W. Second St., Bentonville. Named after chef Trae Basore's great-grandmother, Bar Cleeta is a casual gathering spot for elevated, shareable dishes, featuring house-made charcuterie, caviar service and an eclectic wine list.

Prior to returning to Arkansas, Trae Basore worked at New York restaurants, from Tom Colicchio's Craft and Colicchio & Sons to Pearl & Ash. Bar Cleeta combines his classical training with his Southern heritage. Nearly all ingredients are either made in-house or sourced from local vendors, including Rockin' Baker Academy, a nonprofit bakery in Fayetteville.

Weisi Basore, a Chicago native, oversees Bar Cleeta's beverage program.

The restaurant is open from 4:30-10:30 p.m. daily.

Briefs are for businesses in Northwest Arkansas that are new, have moved or closed, opened a new branch, changed owners or have been honored by an independent organization. Email items to Information will be published as space allows.

SundayMonday Business on 06/09/2019

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