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Micah Beard Made Boss of Borrowing at Citizens Bank in Batesville
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Micah Beard Made Boss of Borrowing at Citizens Bank in Batesville

Micah Beard will continue in his role as senior vice president and senior commercial loan officer, but he will assume the additional duties of supervising all of Citizens Bank's loan officers in Batesville and directing lending function at branches in Mountain View, Imboden and Pleasant Plains.
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East-Harding's Van Tilbury on Getting Students To Climb the Ladder into Construction

Van Tilbury is chairman-elect of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and will focus his 2015 chairmanship on issues including workforce development, education, public safety and economic development.
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Homebuilders Association Questions Accounting of Former EVP Julie Mills

The Arkansas Homebuilders Association has asked a Pulaski County Circuit judge to order a former executive to account for certain financial transactions she was responsible for during her tenure.
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Citizens Bank Nabs Hot Springs Southern Bancorp Staffers

There's been another mass migration from one bank to another, and this one is messier than usual. The Citizens Bank of Batesville has hired 10 lenders and support staff away from Southern Bancorp Bank in Hot Springs.
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Venture Center, Tech Park Offices to Move Into Block 2 Building

Leaders of the Arkansas Venture Center and the Little Rock Technology Park will set up offices in the former ARK Challenge space on the ground floor of the Block 2 building in the 100 block of East Markham in downtown Little Rock. read more >

UALR Receives ASTA Grant to Develop Bioenergy Nanotech

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has awarded a $37,000 grant for a University of Arkansas at Little Rock biology professor who says nanomaterials could increase the germination rate and biomass yield of bioenergy crops. read more >

Early-Stage Startups Shine at AVC's Pre-Flight Pitch Day

The Arkansas Venture Center introduced its first class of Pre-Flight graduates Tuesday night with promising, early-stage startups pitching ideas developed over the course of a 14-week, pre-accelerator program. Pre-Flight is a program created by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in 2011 and licensed this year by the AVC in Little Rock. read more >

Wachter to Spend $20M, Add 20 Jobs to Expand Lowell Plant

Wachter Inc. of Lenexa, Kansas, is expanding its facility in Lowell, investing $2 million and adding 20 new jobs. read more >

Through Connect Arkansas, Nevada County Launches New Website

Connect Arkansas, in partnership with the Information Network of Arkansas, announced Monday the launch of the official Nevada County website, NevadaCounty.Arkansas.gov. read more >

David Allan Pivots from Acorn Hours to Tagless Style

David Allan, who founded Little Rock startup Acorn Hours and guided it through the 2014 fall installment of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator, has pivoted. Allan is the new CEO of Tagless Style, another Little Rock startup that participated in the ARK this fall. read more >

Lawsuit Says Turner Grain Companies Shared Assets as 'Same Entity'

The financial mess at Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley is getting messier. read more >

SAU President David Rankin on the Importance of Economic Literacy

David Rankin was named the president of Southern Arkansas University in January 2002 and plans to retire next June. read more >

Funding a College Education (Jane Wayland Commentary)

Many articles and reports have been written about the value of a college education. The cost continues to climb, and the opportunities in the marketplace are a struggle for some college graduates. It is no wonder that the value of earning the degree is being questioned. read more >

Prudent Planning Pays Off for Cooper Communities

John Cooper III is president and chairman of the board of directors of Cooper Communities Inc. of Rogers, a prolific land development company for the past 50-plus years. How prolific is a company secret, as Cooper politely declines to share the private company's revenue or employment figures. He did sit down at his company's headquarters for an interview, his first ever with the media. read more >

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