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Banker Randy Scott Plays Part on East Arkansas Farm Team

Banker Randy Scott Plays Part on East Arkansas Farm Team
Randy Scott, president and chief operating officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville

Randy Scott is the president and chief operating officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville. A 26-year veteran of banking, he has worked the last 16 years at Farmers.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stable at 3.8 percent between May and June, according to a report Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
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Hugg & Hall Purchases RPM Services & Rentals of Louisiana

Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. of Little Rock has acquired equipment rental company RPM Services & Rentals LLC of Houma, Louisiana.
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Horton Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

Karen and Darren Horton of northwest Arkansas, grandparents of a former Arkansas Children's patient, are giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. read more >

Not Big Enough For Both (Editorial)

Because building two convention centers in Jonesboro, a city of fewer than 75,000, doesn't seem prudent, we feel the need to be ready for a sad news event. read more >

Stacey Hogue Promoted at Pulaski Tech (Movers & Shakers)

Stacey Hogue was recently named chief financial officer and vice president of finance at Pulaski Technical College, replacing Pat Palmer, who retired after 35 years of service. read more >

Jim Matchett Named Office Manager at Stuck Associates (Movers & Shakers)

Jim Matchett joined the company in February as an architectural project manager and designer after spending two years with BES Design Build in Little Rock. read more >

Premier Concepts Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

Premier Concepts LLC is giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. It will distribute the money over the next five years. read more >

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor. read more >

Ralph Vines on Paving the Road to Success with Good Decisions

Ralph Vines started Kesser International in 1987 as a sole proprietorship while he also was serving in the U.S. Army. read more >

Upcoming Mayor's Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurial Growth

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in partnership with the private, nonpartisan Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Venture Center in Little Rock, will hold the city's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship July 21-22. read more >

Wichita Bank Buys Community First Bancshares in $69M Deal

Equity Bancshares Inc. of Wichita said Thursday that it had agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of Community First Bancshares Inc. of Harrison in a deal worth about $69 million. The deal will require Community First to dispose of its $8.2 million ownership interest in White River Bancshares Inc. of Fayetteville, which controls Signature Bank of Arkansas and the Bank of Brinkley. read more >

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday. read more >

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