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Bentonville's Transformation Subject of Ad Age Spotlight

Bentonville's Transformation Subject of Ad Age Spotlight
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Bentonville finds itself in the Advertising Age spotlight Tuesday. Ad Age has a look at how Bentonville -- aka Vendorville -- and the region have been transformed by the growth of Wal-Mart and its cache of vendors on the ground in northwest Arkansas.
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TMW to Open $20M Plant Near Big River Steel, Employ 45

A company called The Materials Works Ltd. (TMW) reveals plans to build a flat rolled toll processing center adjacent to Big River Steel, which is now under construction just south of Osceola. The $20 million TMW plant will create 45 jobs.
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Bob Lamb, Longtime State Chamber Leader, Dies at 82

Bob Lamb, who headed the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas for 25 years and worked on economic development in the state for many more, died Saturday in Fayetteville. He was 82.
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Tech Park Has $522M Impact, UA Study Finds

The Arkansas Research & Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than a half-billion dollars since it was opened 10 years ago, according to a new economic impact analysis released Thursday by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas. read more >

Dina Wood Named Senior Director of Development for UAMS Northwest

Wood moves to UAMS Northwest from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, where she served as director of development. Previously, she spent 11 years in university advancement at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. read more >

McClelland Consulting Makes In-House Moves (Movers & Shakers)

Adam Triche, a project engineer in the Little Rock office of McClelland Consulting Engineers Inc., has been promoted to partner effective Feb. 1, 2015, one of six new moves made at the firm. read more >

Weyerhaeuser CEO Doyle R. Simons Says Housing Stats On Path Out of the Woods

Simons has been a director of Weyerhaeuser since June 2012. He was chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland Inc. from 2008 to February 2012, when it was acquired by International Paper. He held various management positions with Temple-Inland, including executive vice president from 2005 to 2007 and chief administrative officer from 2003 to 2005. Before joining Temple-Inland in 1992, he practiced real estate and banking law with Hutcheson & Grundy LLP of Houston. read more >

Mentoring and Entrepreneurship (James Wilbanks Commentary)

For close to 40 years now, mentoring in the workplace has been examined extensively in hundreds of peer-reviewed studies. The results of these studies demonstrate many benefits to the career success of the protege, the career of the mentor and the organizations that encourage informal mentoring or have developed formal mentoring programs. read more >

University of Arkansas Technology Park To Celebrate 10 Years

The park encompasses a total of 126 acres, with three multitenant facilities and three multidisciplinary research facilities comprising roughly 285,000 SF of research and development capacity. More than 20 UA research centers, institutes and labs call the park home. read more >

Georgia-Pacific Leads List of Largest Forest Products Companies in Arkansas

This year's list of largest forest products companies is little changed from last year. One company, however, ITW Shippers of Fordyce with 143 employees in 2013, fell off the list. It has been sold, according to a company employee, but the company failed to respond to repeated requests for information. read more >

ArcBest Increases Dividend; ABF Freight Raises Rates

The board of directors of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith says the company is increasing its quarterly cash dividend from 3 cents per share to 6 cents per share. read more >

Picasolar Receives $800k DOE Grant for Solar Efficiency

The $800,000 DOE grant will be matched by $200,000 from Picasolar. Douglas Hutchings, CEO of both Picasolar and Silicon Solar Solutions, said the SunShot awards are the most prestigious and competitive grants a solar startup can receive. read more >

FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries

FedEx forecast Wednesday that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. read more >

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