Business Services Archive

Venture Center, Tech Park Offices to Move Into Block 2 Building

by Mark Carter 12/18/2014 10:50 am

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.

UALR Receives ASTA Grant to Develop Bioenergy Nanotech

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2014 01:47 pm

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.

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

by Mark Carter 12/17/2014 11:38 am

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.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2014 01:59 pm

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

Through Connect Arkansas, Nevada County Launches New Website

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 02:45 pm

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

David Allan Pivots from Acorn Hours to Tagless Style

by Mark Carter 12/15/2014 10:01 am

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.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

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

SAU President David Rankin on the Importance of Economic Literacy

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

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

Funding a College Education (Jane Wayland Commentary)

by Jane Wayland 12/15/2014 12:00 am

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.

Prudent Planning Pays Off for Cooper Communities

by Marty Cook 12/15/2014 12:00 am

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.

Gray Divorce: Arkansas Attorneys On How Late-Life Splits Threaten Retirement

by Mark Friedman 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The divorce rate for those 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, and the numbers are expected to continue to rise at an alarming rate. Those who find themselves newly single will have to manage with half the assets the couple saved for retirement — with little time to restore their accounts.

Proland Title Purchases Cabot Title Co.

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2014 09:55 am

Proland Title Company of Little Rock has purchased Cabot Title Co. and Lonoke County Title Search, an online title search platform, the company announced Friday.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

5 Tasks to Do Now to Reduce Your Tax Bill (Richard Bell Expert Advice)

by Richard Bell 12/8/2014 12:00 am

With the holidays in full swing, most of us aren't thinking about taxes. But before you know it, the Christmas gifts will turn to credit card bills and taking steps to reduce your tax liability now could make a jolly new year come tax time. So while you're making your holiday list, consider adding these five things to make next April a little more enjoyable too.

Aircraft Hangar Lands $9.2M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The sale of a 45,117-SF hangar at Clinton National Airport weighed in at $9.2 million while down the street, a 75,100-SF industrial facility in east Little Rock changed hands in an $800,000 deal.

Little Rock Land Eyed for FedEx Center Sold for $3.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Development of a 311,684-SF FedEx Corp. distribution center is officially in motion in southwest Little Rock near the northwest corner of Alexander and Loop roads.

Big River Pushes Construction Total to $2.2B

by George Waldon 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The valuation of large commercial projects underway in Arkansas approached $2.2 billion, nearly double the tally from a year ago. The big leap was thanks in no small measure to the $700 million construction contract for the Big River Steel Mill manufacturing facility near Osceola.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

ASTA Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

by Mark Carter 12/5/2014 10:59 am

The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority (ASTA) has launched a new mobile-friendly website designed to provide easier access to grants and investments for high-tech startups with the potential to create high-paying jobs in Arkansas.

Arkansas Research Alliance Launches ARA Fellows Program

by Mark Carter 12/3/2014 11:05 am

The ARA Fellows program was created to recognize and reward distinguished research talent at the state's five research universities, and is a complement to the ARA Scholars program, which recruits new research talent to the state.