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Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

Sandra McGrew to Lead Content at Ghidotti Communications

by Kyle Massey 8/15/2017 08:49 am

Sandra McGrew, a former Little Rock TV news reporter and magazine editor, has joined Ghidotti Communications to run its new content communications division, the firm announced Tuesday.

Recess for Playtime Property Could End with Call Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Playtime was cut from the list of the things to do in Little Rock back in June when the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration shut down the business at 600 Colonel Glenn Plaza Loop.

Crossett Bank Looking for Boss, Not Buyer

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

The hunt is on for a new president and CEO of First National Bank of Crossett.

With Corporate Wing Sold, Legacy Capital Goes Beyond Cold-Calling

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Legacy Capital Group sold its corporate benefits business to OneDigital Health & Benefits of Atlanta in late July without disclosing financial terms.

Westrock, Circumference Join Money Managers List

by Gwen Moritz 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Stephens Inc. remains the largest broker dealer operating in the state, and its two registered investment advisers have combined assets under management approaching $12 billion to dominate the money managers list.

Crawford Succeeds Brock at Citizens' Trust Department

by Gwen Moritz 8/14/2017 12:00 am

G. Gene Crawford II, who had been CEO of First National Bank of Crossett, has returned to his hometown to succeed Robin Brock as head of trust services at Citizens Bank of Batesville.

AI Advisers See New World in Wealth Management

by Jan Cottingham 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Artificial intelligence — AI — software that employs “machine learning” has made huge strides in the past few years, primarily because of improvements in computer processing power and data storage.

Roller-Owens Names Bobby Conway as Manager (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Bobby Conway is the new manager of Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Department of Information Systems Adds Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Carder Hawkins has been named deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems, and Richard Wang has been named chief data officer.

Heartland, One Bank Rack Up More Losses

by George Waldon 8/14/2017 12:00 am

The second-quarter results continued in the red at two Little Rock banks doing business under regulatory agreements.

U.S. Household Debt Passes 2008 Peak

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Household debt in the United States reached $12.73 trillion in the first quarter of 2017, finally surpassing its $12.68 trillion peak reached in the third quarter of 2008, the height of the financial crisis.

NWACC Builds Toward National Dreams

by Marty Cook 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas Community College, now the largest two-year institution in the state after reporting enrollment of 7,761 in 2016, hopes to break ground on an auxiliary campus in Springdale and recently opened Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food at a renovated Tyson Foods plant on Eighth Street in Bentonville.

Pay Escalates for Top College Administrators in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2017, a more typical compensation increase for Arkansas university administrators was between 10 and 20 percent.

Maddison Stewart Joins Farm Bureau's Media Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Maddison Stewart has been hired as a social media specialist at Arkansas Farm Bureau, headquartered in Little Rock.

Windstream Reports $68M 2Q Loss, Ends Quarterly Dividend

by Lance Turner and Sarah Campbell 8/3/2017 06:57 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports a $68 million second-quarter loss and said it would end its quarterly dividend to shareholders as part of a new capital allocation strategy.

Virginia Company Buys Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers of Cabot

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2017 09:24 am

VSC Fire & Security Inc. of Ashland, Virginia, acquires Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers/United Fire Suppression of Cabot.

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state's top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors.

Startups and More Bubble Up from Governor's Cup

by Sam Hoisington 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Over nearly two decades of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition, just over $2 million in prize money has been given to teams of college students with entrepreneurship ideas deemed promising by competition judges.

WLR Volvo Complex Sells for $3.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/31/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Little Rock's McLarty Auto Group bought the 60,000-SF McLarty Volvo Cars and McLarty Collision West complex at 1500 N. Shackleford Road.

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