Little Rock's Original Fern Bar: How Buster's Birthed Dave & Buster's

Little Rock's Original Fern Bar: How Buster's Birthed Dave & Buster's
James “Buster” Corley, co-founder with Dave Corriveau of Dave & Buster’s: “I don’t think things would have been the same if I hadn’t journeyed through Arkansas.”

Next summer, Dave & Buster's, based in Dallas and co-founded by Corley and Corriveau in 1982, will be opening a location in Little Rock, its first in Arkansas. D&B now has almost 11,000 employees and 73 stores, including one in New York's Times Square. The Arkansas arrival comes 33 years after its founders opened Buster's in Little Rock's Union Station.
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Federal Lawmakers Announce $8.5M in FAA Grants for Airports

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have announced $8.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to improve airports throughout the state.
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First National Bank of Lawrence County Bilked of at Least $3.9M

First National Bank of Lawrence County Bilked of at Least $3.9M

First National Bank of Lawrence County has been the victim of a fraud valued at approximately $3.9 million, President and CEO Milton Smith has acknowledged.
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The List Largest Chambers of Commerce

Arkansas Chambers of Commerce list ranked by numbers of members. Also includes market area, budgeted annual revenue, year founded, director, president or CEO, website, and contact info.

Rank Name Number of Member Accounts (not total number of individual representatives) Market Area
1 Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce 2,275 Central Arkansas
2 Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce 2,128 Northwest Arkansas
3 North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce 1,590 Central Arkansas
4 Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce 1,285 Northeast Arkansas
5 Conway Area Chamber of Commerce 1,258 Faulkner County

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Jeannette Balleza Collins on the Agility of Arkansas Startups

Jeannette Balleza Collins is a freelance strategic consultant with Scribe Marketing, which she founded in 2004, as well as the manager of the Tonic NWA Fund, an angel investment fund she co-founded.