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Startup Junkie's Jeff Amerine on Using Entrepreneurship to Innovate Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Amerine recently left his position as director of Technology Ventures at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to devote himself full time to Startup Junkie Consulting, the firm he began in 2008.

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center Open at Clinton National

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2015 11:38 am

The program allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt and to keep their laptop and a 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-on suitcase without having to remove them at the checkpoint.

Knight Transportation Sheds More USA Truck Shares

by Marty Cook 6/25/2015 04:36 pm

Knight tried to take over USA Truck two years ago by buying 1.3 million shares at less than $6 per share. The take-over bid failed but the interest generated helped spur USA Truck's share price over $20.

PAM Transport Expands Its Dutch Auction

by Marty Cook 6/25/2015 04:32 pm

The company announced it buy up to 150,000 shares — approximately two percent of the outstanding shares — rather than 80,000 as it had planned. PAM said it would pay between $59 and $63 per share.

US Chamber Official: Modest Gas Tax Hike Best Way to Fund Highways

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 03:36 pm

The best way to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund solvent is to raise the federal user fee that funds it, said Janet Kavinoky, director of transportation and infrastructure for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Little Rock.

Innovation Hub Expanding to NWA in Partnership with Fayetteville Chamber

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 11:36 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, will expand to northwest Arkansas, officials announced Thursday.

Brian Itzkowitz Elected Chair of Goodwill International Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2015 10:26 am

Brian Itzkowitz, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, has been elected chairman of the Goodwill Industries International board of directors.

UA Startup Founder Ellen Brune Up for Global Women's Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:52 am

Brune, 28, founded Innovate Arkansas client firm Boston Mountain Biotech to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the UA. She is one of 18 women in the world selected as finalists for the awards.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Partnering with HealthSouth on Rehab Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:27 am

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has partnerted with HealthSouth Corp. to jointly own and operate an existing 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit with plans to relocate and expand it to 40 beds.

Iron Yard Coding Classes Set to Begin in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:46 am

The Iron Yard coding school is set to launch in Little Rock from the Museum Center in the River Market District. The school will begin with three-month courses devoted to .NET and front-end engineering.

Baptist Health to Open Urgent Care Centers in Central Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:13 am

Baptist Health plans to open "urgent care" centers across central Arkansas beginning this fall in North Little Rock, officials announced Tuesday.

ABF Logistics to Open OKC Location Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 10:36 am

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of ArcBest Co. of Fort Smith, will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new Oklahoma City branch Wednesday.

Matt Morais Named Associate General Counsel at Southwest Power Pool

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 09:38 am

Morais will be responsible for legal and regulatory policy issues involving Federal Energy Regulatory Commission matters related to markets and operations, according to a news release.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

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

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

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.

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