Business Services Archive

ARK Challenge: Politapoll Aims to Give Voice to Disenfranchised

by Mark Carter 10/8/2014 08:50 am

Politapoll, a startup participating in the fourth installment of the ARK Challenge accelerator, enables citizens to tell their legislators exactly where they fall on specific issues and also provides a legislative report card to constituents.

Power Technology Hopes to Break into Movie Projection with Illumina

by Mark Carter 10/8/2014 08:22 am

Power Technology Inc. of Alexander is marketing a new laser-illuminated projection system for cinemas called Illumina, which the firm says could help change the movie projection business.

Amy Hester's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Amy Hester of Innovate Arkansas client firm HD Nursing of Little Rock shares her five tips for startup success, including giving yourself permission to make money on your idea.

HD Nursing Shines Light on Falls Management

by Mark Carter 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Amy Hester and Dees Davis, nurses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, recognized a need within the health care industry that wasn't being, well, properly recognized: falls management.

Receiver Takes Control of Turner Grain

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

U.S. District Court Judge James M. Moody Jr. named bankruptcy attorney Kevin Keech and his North Little Rock law firm to take control of what's left of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.

Ben E. Keith Names Yvette Parker New Marketing Manager (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Yvette Parker has been named marketing manager for the mid-south division of Ben E. Keith Foods in North Little Rock. For the past year, Parker had worked as a marketing consultant for the Texas-based company.

Crittenden Regional Hospital's True Financial Status Surprised Directors

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Directors of Crittenden Regional Hospital learned on Aug. 19 that its monthly revenue was only $2 million — about half what they had previously been led to believe — while expenses were about $5 million, the CEO of the shuttered hospital revealed in a bankruptcy court filing.

Tech Wildcatters Founder: Focus on Your Strengths

by Mark Carter 10/2/2014 11:13 am

Tech founder Gabriella Draney presented a lunchtime address, "Building World-class Ecosystems with Technology Startups," as part of the Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series at the school's Sturgis Hall in the River Market District.

Windstream Buys Business Only Broadband of Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2014 02:38 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock acquires Business Only Broadband of Chicago, a fixed wireless enterprise services provider with operations in Chicago, New York City, northern New Jersey and Milwaukee.

ARK Challenge: Tagless Continues Trend Toward Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 9/30/2014 11:12 am

Social entrepreneurship seems to be as important to today's rising generation of entrepreneurs as turning a profit. Gabe Couch's Tagless seeks to partner shoppers with personal stylists who will hook them up with nonprofit, second-hand clothing distributors.

World Trade Center Arkansas Gets $600k Grant to Help Boost State Economy

by Mark Carter 9/29/2014 10:39 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas, has received a $600,000 federal grant to expand its outreach services to strengthen the state's economy, the university announced Monday.

Bring Your Own Device to Work (Mike Wilson Expert Advice)

by Mike Wilson 9/29/2014 12:00 am

It's no surprise that smartphones and tablets have taken over the workplace. But did you know that more than 350 million employees worldwide will use their own devices on company networks, up from basically zero only a few years ago? Clearly, we are now well into the BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — era.

Vitamin Shoppe Leads Off Six-Pack of Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

McCain Plaza LLC of Los Angeles bought the Vitamin Shoppe at 4300 McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock for $3.77 million from Quattro North Little Rock LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois.

Carl Vogelpohl Leaves Legacy, Returns to Consulting

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Carl Vogelpohl quit as CEO of Legacy Neurosurgery in Little Rock after less than three months on the job to restart his political consulting business, Split Rail Consulting of Little Rock.

Commercial Property Filling Up in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Experts think the commercial real estate market in northwest Arkansas is returning to normal; those who make their living in the industry agree. And they like the new normal.

State Investment Helps Movista Continue Growth

by Mark Carter 9/25/2014 10:44 am

The firm's growth was bolstered by an $82,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority's Seed Capital Investment Program. That investment preceded a $550,000 funding round.

Innovative Tax Software Gives STDL a Competitive Advantage

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 10:41 am

Sales tax is Noel Hamm's art, and Sales Tax DataLink, the Innovate Arkansas client startup based in Bentonville, is his medium. Hamm is having some fun and even more success with sales tax, and his innovations are helping businesses experience less headaches because of it.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Arkansas MSAs See Declines in Unemployment Rates

by Lee Hogan 9/23/2014 03:27 pm

Unemployment rates were down in all five MSAs in Arkansas in the second quarter of 2014, according to numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' latest Burgundy Book report.

Clean Harbors to Expand in El Dorado, Add 120 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2014 02:53 pm

Clean Harbors, an environmental, energy and industrial services provider, says it will invest $100 million to expand its operation in El Dorado.