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Alexander Open Systems Adds Jenn Adams (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Jenn Adams has been hired as an account manager at Alexander Open Systems in Little Rock.

First Financial CEO Chris Hegi's Golden Rule for Serving El Dorado

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

In 2015, Chris Hegi was named CEO of First Financial Bank of El Dorado, now a $919 million-asset lender.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 10:41 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016.

JB Hunt Buys Special Logistics Dedicated LLC for $136M

by Lance Turner 7/21/2017 07:06 am

Publicly traded logistics company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell agrees to buy Special Logistics Dedicated LLC of Houston for $136 million. The company said the move will expand its e-commerce delivery platform.

Arvest Bank Forms Saline County Advisory Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 01:47 pm

Arvest Bank announced on Monday the creation of a Saline County Advisory Board that the bank hopes will broaden and enhance the its support of the community.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

Lindsey Triplett Moves to Farm Credit of Western Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Lindsey Triplett has been hired as a communications specialist at Farm Credit of Western Arkansas in Russellville.

Hall-Davidson Combo Brings in $2.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The $2.3 million purchase of adjoining buildings set in motion a multproperty redevelopment in downtown Little Rock.

Mayor Bob McCaslin Says Bonds Spent on Bentonville Resources Show Crystal Clear Effects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Bob McCaslin served two terms as an alderman before being elected to his first term as mayor of Bentonville in November 2006.

ASBTDC To Host 'Doing Business With NASA' Event July 20

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 02:57 pm

Small businesses can learn about how to become NASA suppliers, subcontractors or service providers at "Doing Business with NASA" on July 20 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Backwoods Bumpers, Chandler Truck Accessories Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 10:56 am

Backwoods Bumpers Custom Fabrication of Fayetteville has merged with Chandler Truck Accessories of Springdale, a move the companies said would expand manufacturing capabilities for their line of off-road aftermarket steel bumpers.

Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer Breweries

by Jan Cottingham 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot.

Purchase Offer Calls on Allcorp Bankruptcy

by George Waldon 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A new investment group of Texans makes a $2.3M pitch to buy Community State Bank of Bradley (Lafayette County).

Windamere, Markham House Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A 109-unit multifamily project in southwest Little Rock and a 73-room hotel in midtown Little Rock highlight a group of eleven recent multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Industrial Space Vacancy Rate Falls in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

The central Arkansas industrial real estate market saw the total vacancy rate decline to 9.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, compared with 11.1 percent in first-quarter 2016.

Small-Business CEOs, Your 401(k) Plan Matters (Tim Quillin Expert Advice)

by Tim Quillin 7/10/2017 12:00 am

In every facet of 401(k) plans, fees are declining. There are three primary hands in the 401(k) cookie jar: recordkeepers/third-party administrators, investment funds and advisers.

5 Ways You Can Say It With Positive Language (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Have you ever considered how you ask a co-worker or customer to stop doing something? Do you ask in a positive or negative way? Consider restating your message using positive language.

Ensono Buys UK-Based Inframon

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/5/2017 10:53 am

Information technology infrastructure provider Ensono of Chicago, which has a presence in Conway and is a spin-off of Acxiom Corp. of Conway, acquires Inframon, a UK-based cloud transformation company.

Uniti Group Closes on Purchase of 2 Companies

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 01:16 pm

Uniti Group Inc. of Little Rock closes on the previously announced acquisitions of Southern Light LLC of Mobile, Alabama, and Hunt Telecommunications LLC of Metairie, Louisiana.

Hospital Boom Creates Development Ripples Across Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Development experts say that hospitals are a great magnet for other retail and residential projects, such as restaurants, service companies and apartments.

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