In Lawsuit, Arvest Bank Seeks $467K From Dennis Smiley Jr.
Dennis Smiley Jr.

In Lawsuit, Arvest Bank Seeks $467K From Dennis Smiley Jr.

Arvest Bank of Fayetteville has sued to collect more than $467,000 in delinquent debt associated with its former Bentonville market president Dennis Smiley. Arvest's actions make it the 11th bank to file details of delinquent loan claims associated with Dennis Smiley Jr. The two lawsuits pushes the known claims against Smiley to about $2.5 million.
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Butch Calhoun Requests Assistance for Turner Grain Farmers

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun has requested assistance from his national counterpart, Tom Vilsack, for Arkansas farmers and others in nearby states affected by the unraveling of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.
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Arkansas Insurance Marketplace Premiums to Drop

The state program that provides private insurance to poor Arkansas residents will see a 2 percent decrease in premium costs next year, the governor's office said Tuesday.
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Johnny Allison Donates $5M to Arkansas State Athletics Department

Johnny Allison Donates $5M to Arkansas State Athletics Department

Johnny Allison, chairman of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway and an Arkansas State University alumnus, made the largest personal gift commitment in the A-State athletics department's history: $5 million.
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The List Largest Mechanical Contractors

Arkansas Mechanical Subcontractors list ranked by most recent full year's mechanical revenue. Also includes previous year's mechanical revenue, sample projects, number of mechanical employees, top executive and contact info.

Rank Name 2013 Mechanical Revenue 2012 Revenue
1 Multi-Craft Contractors Inc. 46,000,000 41,000,000
2 Kimbel Mechanical Systems 41,478,632 33,922,050
3 Comfort Systems USA (Arkansas) Inc. 33,600,000 39,300,000
4 RGB Mechanical Contractors Inc. 15,500,000 12,500,000
5 Malone's Mechanical Inc. 8,200,149 7,769,944

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Lou Ann Nisbett On What Attracts Industry to Pine Bluff

Lou Ann Nisbett is the president and CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County.