Dr. Richard Johns Indicted in Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone
Richard Johns

Dr. Richard Johns Indicted in Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone

Dr. Richard Johns, the Little Rock physician who was charged with 187 counts of prescription drug fraud in Lonoke County in May, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday as part of a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.
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Peco Foods Development Heading to 2016 Launch

Work on the new $200 million integrated poultry operation of Peco Foods Inc. is changing the landscape in northeast Arkansas. The nearly 200-acre poultry plant complex site near Pocahontas, assembled in three buys totaling almost $1.4 million in February 2014, is the centerpiece of construction activity.
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UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson Announces Retirement

UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson Announces Retirement

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel E. Anderson announced Wednesday that he will retire as chancellor effective June 30.
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Beige Book Indicates Economic Growth in St. Louis District

Economic activity in the St. Louis District has continued to increase at a moderate pace since the previous "Beige Book" in July and year-over-year home sales in June increased 7 percent in Little Rock.
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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

Executive Q&A

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.