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by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 12:00 am  

Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

The 13th annual Arkansas Business Hall of Fame event will be held Feb. 11 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. Dinner and programming will start at 6:45 p.m. Attire is black-tie optional. For more information, visit

Those being inducted into the Hall of Fame are L. Dickson Flake, co-founder and former managing partner of Colliers International Arkansas in Little Rock; Wallace W. Fowler, CEO and chairman of Liberty Bank of Arkansas and CEO and chairman of Fowler Foods Inc. of Jonesboro; Donald G. Soderquist, the now-retired senior vice chairman of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and executive-in-residence at the Soderquist Center for Leadership & Ethics in Rogers; and Leland E. Tollett, former chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale.

UCA to Host Discussion on Reform

The University of Central Arkansas Investment Club and the UCA College of Business will sponsor a panel discussion on financial services regulatory reform at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the College of Business auditorium on the UCA campus in Conway. The discussion, "Financial Services Regulatory Reform: What Is It, and Does It Impact Me?," is free and open to the public. 

Panelists will include Julie Stackhouse, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; John Adams, president and CEO of First Security Bank, Conway Market; Randy Dennis of DD&F Consulting; Rush Harding, CEO of Crews & Associates; Kevin Hester, executive vice president of Centennial Bank; and John Womack, chairman and CEO of Central Arkansas Operations for Arvest Bank. The moderator will be Robert "Bunny" Adcock Jr.


Rep Campaign Raises $6 Million

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre ended its capital campaign last week, having exceeded its goal of $5.4 million and securing a $600,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation.

"Over the past four years, we've raised $5,443,384 in gifts and pledges, plus Kresge Foundation's challenge grant for the last $600,000, surpassing our $6 million goal," Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp said. "We are pleased to announce renovations to the public spaces will begin July 1."


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