Business Briefs

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Mar. 14, 2011 12:00 am  

Chamber Sets Trade Seminar
The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce is holding a seminar on international trade from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 30. The free seminar, titled "Export Smarter: Learn the Trick of International Trade," will be held at the chamber's headquarters at 1200 W. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock.

For more information or to register, call Susie Marks at (501) 210-4206 or visit


New DataPath CEO Named

John Robbins Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of DataPath of Little Rock after the Feb. 22 death of the company's founder, John Robbins Sr.

John Robbins Jr., who has served as DataPath's vice president and director of health care payment solutions for the past four years, has been with the company since 1996. He is known in the employee benefits industry for developing the myResourceCard credit card in partnership with national credit card companies. The card, which has several patents, is a leading health care payment platform for many large companies across the country.

DataPath, founded in 1984, is a privately held company that produces software for administering employee benefit plans.


Two Realty Firms Merge

Coldwell Banker RPM of Little Rock has merged with Weichert Realtors, Pat Mote Properties of Benton. The merger brings eight agents to Coldwell Banker's Saline County office. Mote has been selling real estate in central Arkansas since 1986. After working with another franchise company and later with an independent real estate company, Mote opened her own company in January 1999. Mote and her husband, Jerry, bought a Weichert Realtors franchise in December 2005. 




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