Business Services Archive

Our House Using New $1M Career Center for Increased Job Training

by Alexis Hosticka 5/26/2016 11:16 am

Our House opened a new, $1 million new Career Center on Wednesday, May 18, quadrupling the capacity of the previous space and allowing for as many as 120 people to participate daily in job training and career education.

Broadband Development Group, Provider Of Hyperleap Internet, Joins RasorNET

by Sarah Campbell 5/25/2016 12:17 pm

Broadband Development Group of Little Rock, which provides the fixed wireless broadband internet service called Hyperleap, announced this week that it has joined RasorNET, an Arkansas-based consortium of five regional carriers.

5 Companies Given Global Trade Awards, Trans-Pacific Partnership Touted

by Sarah Campbell 5/25/2016 09:10 am

Esterline Defense Technologies, CAT Squared, RH Preyda, Cobb-Vantress Inc. and Rock Town Distillery Inc. were recognized at an annual luncheon Tuesday.

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

by Alexis Hosticka 5/25/2016 08:36 am

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 02:37 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc.

Iron Yard Closing Little Rock Campus

by Sarah Campbell 5/24/2016 10:33 am

Iron Yard coding school is closing its Little Rock campus after one year, finding that the general population isn't aware of opportunities and needs night and weekend classes it doesn't offer.

Arkansas Coding Academy Aims to Provide Affordable Tech Education

by Alexis Hosticka 5/24/2016 09:22 am

A collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and many area business partners, the Arkansas Coding Academy is designed to create a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce.

Federal Contracting Forum Taking Place in North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 01:36 pm

With more than $1.7 billion in contracting opportunities available during fiscal year 2016 and 2017 the Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is helping to host a federal contracting forum June 14-15. The registration deadline is May 30.

Bentonville Warehouse Auctioned for $1.6 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

A 30,000-SF warehouse in Bentonville was auctioned for approximately $1.6 million Wednesday. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed.

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

by Mark Friedman 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Sales of seven-figure homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2015, but the million-dollar houses remain a small part of the market.

Top Residential Firms in Arkansas Enjoy Home Sales Rebound

by George Waldon 5/23/2016 12:00 am

2015 was a good year for buying and selling houses in Arkansas as reflected by growth among the 10 largest residential realty firms.

RPM Group's Kris Upton on How Technology Brings an Agent's Success Back Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Kris Upton, 46, is president of the RPM Group, where he's worked since 2003, and previously has served the company as treasurer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

Born Out of Acxiom, Ensono Aims to Expand in Mainframe Market

by Sarah Campbell 5/20/2016 11:30 am

Jeff VonDeylen, chief executive officer of Ensono, said the $200 million Chicago-based business sold by Acxiom last year, is focusing on innovation while finding it difficult to recruit young people with mainframe skills it needs.

Arkansas Employment at Record High, Unemployment at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2016 09:30 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point, from 4.1 percent in March to 3.9 percent in April, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

US Marshals Museum Announces CDI Contractors as Consultant

by Alexis Hosticka 5/18/2016 11:43 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum today announced it has named CDI Contractors of Little Rock as the construction consultant for its 50,000-SF facility and is working to complete the building's schematic architectural design.

In Conway, Leaders Find Education at Root of Economic Growth

by Alexis Hosticka 5/17/2016 02:09 pm

A skilled, educated workforce is key to attracting and growing business in a particular region. That was the message repeated by economic developers during a panel at Outlook Conway, an economic development conference examining various industries in the north metro region.

BKD Settles With FDIC Over Kevin Lewis Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. last week settled its lawsuit against the accounting firm BKD LLP, just days before the trial was scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Business travelers needing a ride in Arkansas are increasingly using their thumbs — not to hitchhike, but to tap the Uber app on their smartphones.

New Walton College Dean Matt Waller Confronts E-Commerce Revolution

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Matt Waller is the new dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, after having served as interim dean since June 1.

Walton College of Business Scholarship Reaches Out to ‘Underrepresented'

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Among the items on his to-do list as dean, Matt Waller said, is ensuring the success of the Fleischer Scholars Program, a scholarship program that seeks to draw students from “underrepresented” parts of Arkansas to the Walton College of Business.