Business Services Archive

CJRW Buys Heathcott Associates, Firms Merge Operations

by Lance Turner 1/18/2015 07:04 am

CJRW of Little Rock says it is acquiring Heathcott Associates of Little Rock after more than a year of merger talks between the two advertising, marketing and public relations firms.

'Distressed' Hazen Team Shines at Youth Entrepreneur Showcase

by Mark Carter 1/16/2015 04:14 pm

A team of youth entrepreneurs who appear ready to sell their wares through online marketplaces like Little Rock's Bourbon & Boots were among the top winners at Friday's Youth Entrepreneur Showcase Expo Day at Park Plaza.

Former Beebe Spokesman Matt DeCample Starts Consulting Firm

by Sean Beherec 1/15/2015 02:07 pm

Matt DeCample, who served as spokesman for former Gov. Mike Beebe from 2003 until he left office on Tuesday, said Thursday that he has started his own consulting firm.

Negotiations for Tech Park Properties Continue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 10:44 am

Little Rock tech park director Brent Birch told the board Wednesday that negotiations for targeted park properties along Main Street in downtown Little Rock are continuing. Birch said he is working with the city on a schedule of available funds to complete the purchase of the proposed properties.

Darrin Williams Appointed to Little Rock Tech Park Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 03:29 pm

Appointed by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel Anderson, Williams will complete the term of former board member Bob Johnson, who resigned in November.

LR Startup Looking to Make Merger Matches

by Mark Carter 1/14/2015 10:13 am

Merger Match from Little Rock startup founders and IT consultants Bridget Farris and Alese Stroud seeks to make proper matches out of potential mergers and acquisitions, and when necessary, stop them from happening.

UNC Innovation Chief Addresses Business Leaders at UALR

by Mark Carter 1/13/2015 03:54 pm

Judith Cone, chief innovation officer for the University of North Carolina's flagship campus in Chapel Hill, told leaders of central Arkansas' business community Monday evening that innovation is not a synonym for creativity, but a process.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Leon Jones as Labor Director, Charisse Childers as Career Education Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 02:24 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has picked Leon Jones Jr. as new director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, and Charisse Childers as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

UA Startup Receives Grant to Develop Nano Coating for Glass

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 11:03 am

University of Arkansas startup WattGlass of Fayetteville has received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop its nano-particle coating for glass.

Innovate Arkansas Helping Build Tech Startup Scene

by Mark Carter 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Since its creation, IA has received almost 500 applications and as of the third quarter of 2014 had signed agreements with 213 of them. Plus, Innovate Arkansas Director Tom Dalton said there are 38 startups in the IA pipeline being reviewed for inclusion as Innovate Arkansas client firms.

Tammy Passafiume Cuts Into Diamond Lakes Federal as President/CEO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Tammy Passafiume has been named president and CEO of Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union in Malvern. She has 23 years of credit union experience and was previously president and CEO of River Valley Federal Credit Union in Camden.

Advanced Energy Jobs Number 25,000 (Steve Patterson Commentary)

by Steve Patterson 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The development of innovative technologies to help meet America's energy demands has allowed the emergence of an advanced energy sector that now accounts for the employment of more than 25,000 Arkansans, according to a new study released by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation.

John Rogers Receiver Michael McAfee Seeking A ‘Prince'

by George Waldon 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Michael McAfee thinks he's starting the new year with a bout of sinusitis that will require a trip to the doctor for relief. Banks and other creditors of North Little Rock businessman John Rogers are looking to McAfee to help alleviate financial headaches that began throbbing a year ago — and in some cases even longer.

Larry Walther to Head Department of Finance, Administration

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 12:58 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Larry Walther as the new director of the Department of Finance & Administration.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Launches Seed-Stage Venture Fund for Tech Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:48 am

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital of Little Rock announces the creation of a private, seed-stage venture fund focused on early-stage tech startups across the region.

Fort Smith Leads Arkansas Tech Business Index in October

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 09:58 am

Fort Smith remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index while Rogers and Russellville enjoyed the largest increases according to economic activity from October.

Report: Arkansas Home Sales Up 10 Percent in November

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2015 08:56 am

The number of homes sold in November increased, and so did the average price of those homes. The average price of the homes sold in the 43-county area surveyed by the group increased from $151,350 in November 2013 to $154,906 in November 2014, an increase of more than 2 percent.

Asa Hutchinson Wants Ted Thomas for Chairman of Public Service Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 12:20 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has said he intends to appoint Ted Thomas as chairman of the Public Service Commission.

HoganTaylor Accounting Firm Merges with HCA of Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 10:29 am

The merger was effective Jan. 1 when HCA began doing business as HoganTaylor LLP. HoganTaylor also operates offices in Fayetteville and Oklahoma City.

Sowell Management Services Hires Sean Conti as VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 09:55 am

Sowell Management Services has hired Sean Conti as senior vice president of broker-dealer relations.