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Kenny Gunderman Leads Buy of Acreage Near Wrightsville

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

A nearly 1,150-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County and a 7,847-SF office building in west Little Rock are the dynamic duo for this week's seven-digit transactions.

Middle Class in Arkansas Cities Examined

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The Brookings Institute recently examined the size of the middle class in various American cities, classifying households by the quintile of income distribution into which they fell.

Arkansas Aerospace's Summer in Paris

by Marty Cook 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn't want to be secretive anymore.

McClelland Consulting Engineers Adds Three to Fayetteville Office (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Adam Lesso, William Fellows and Nick Batker have been hired by McClelland Consulting Engineers Inc. and will work from its Fayetteville office.

Bellwether Investment Firm Expands Into Little Rock

by Austin DuVall 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Bellwether Investment Group LLC, a registered investment adviser based in Chattanooga, has moved adviser Mark Massey back to his hometown of Little Rock to aid the firm's expansion into Arkansas.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Truth in Billing (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

We have truth in lending and truth in sentencing. Maybe it's time for truth in billing. I'm talking about truth in medical billing, and when I put it that way, you know exactly what I mean.

Where the Money Is (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 6/22/2015 12:00 am

These days, many organizations are trying to get their arms around customer experience (sometimes abbreviated as CX). One of the issues that holds up some CX initiatives is simply getting the definition straight

Former 40 Under 40 Member Chris Olsen on Staying Evergreen in Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

In partnership with his father, Chris Olsen bought the Doramus landscape company in 1996, changing the name to Horticare and selling it in 2005. In 2003, he opened his second home and garden store, Botanica Gardens. In May, Olsen opened Plantopia Home & Garden Center in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Simmons Unveils Ad Featuring Justin Moore

by Gwen Moritz 6/19/2015 08:42 am

A new advertising campaign featuring Justin Moore, the country music artist originally from Poyen, was unveiled Thursday night at Simmons First National Corp.'s annual shareholders meeting.

Fayetteville Calling in the Goats to Rid Park of Invasive Plants

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 06:40 am

Connie Rieper-Estes, owner of Greedy Goats of Northwest Arkansas, says she contacted Fayetteville's Adopt-A-Park program after the city put out a call for volunteers to help weed Wilson Park.

UA Names Colleen Briney to Business Affairs Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2015 02:27 pm

Colleen Briney has been named the new associate vice chancellor for business affairs at the University of Arkansas, the university announced Thursday.

Bourbon & Boots to Open New HQ in Argenta

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 11:04 am

Bourbon & Boots, the startup acquired by Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital in May, announced Thursday that it will open a new headquarters in the Argenta District of downtown North Little Rock.

Best Association Management Gets Contract to Oversee ASAE

by Austin Duvall 6/18/2015 09:46 am

Best Association Management of Little Rock has been awarded the contract to manage the Arkansas Society of Association Executives.

Venture Center Partners with Entergy on Mentor Training Program

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:34 am

The program is a half-day course that guides participants through the Venture Center's methodology and mission, walking through the steps to take a business from idea "to a scalable, investable venture."

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

UA Makes List of Top 100 US Patent Producers

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 03:29 pm

The University of Arkansas System made the list of 100 top U.S. utility patent-producing universities in the world, released by the National Academy of Inventors.

NLR Company First in Arkansas to Get FAA Approval for Commercial Drone Use

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 02:12 pm

A North Little Rock company is the first in the state to receive Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate unmanned aerial systems commercially.

Innovation Hub, Startup Junkie to Partner

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 08:42 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announced that it will partner with Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville to expand and enhance the services each organization provides to early-stage startup ventures in the state. The plan is to develop and share new facilities, events and programs that will support and advance startup ventures in Arkansas.

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