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9/11 Placed Marketer Margie Raimondo On New Path

by Jan Cottingham 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The ticket for 9/11's Flight 93 resides in Margie Raimondo's safe-deposit box, a tangible reminder that life is uncertain and you better make it count.

Ronald McDonald Breaks Ground on $8.5M House

by Alexis Hosticka 7/21/2015 10:36 am

With $7.5 million raised and $1 million to go, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas broke ground on a new, 35,000 SF house on Tuesday morning at the entrance of Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Update: Million-Dollar Dream Home in Hillcrest Focus of Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The perfect home became a nightmare for Dr. Joel Dworkin when he discovered his $1.25 million manor in Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood had leaky windows and other issues that would cost more than $300,000 to repair.

Once Bright, Wind Sector In Arkansas Founders

by Sean Beherec 7/20/2015 12:00 am

What began as a promising new manufacturing sector for the state has petered out into one the Arkansas Economic Development Commission no longer actively pursues.

Winrock Place Purchase Approaches $2.9 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 24,817-SF office building in Little Rock's Riverdale area tipped the scales at $2.87 million. A 7,847-SF office building in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1 million sale. And a 10,043-SF warehouse and land in North Little Rock changed hands in an $805,000 transaction.

Harbor's Leslie Davis on How Companies Can Reduce Waste, Regulation

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Leslie Davis, vice president and principal at Harbor Environmental & Safety of Little Rock, co-founded the environmental, safety and engineering consulting firm with Trena Adair in 2007. Davis specializes in acquisition assistance and implementation of compliance management systems.

LSB Industries Projects Higher Costs of El Dorado Expansion

by Associated Press 7/16/2015 01:16 pm

An Oklahoma-based company says the expansion of its chemical plant in southern Arkansas probably will cost more than previously thought.

Ozarks Electric to Build Solar Generation Facility in Springdale

by Alexis Hosticka 7/16/2015 01:15 pm

Ozarks Electric will soon begin construction of a one-megawatt solar generation facility in Springdale, the company announced on Wednesday.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Beige Book Finds Economic Growth in All Regions of Country

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 02:26 pm

The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods.

Baptist Health Marks Progess of Future Conway Hospital

by Mark Carter 7/15/2015 01:25 pm

Baptist Health holds a "topping out" ceremony at the 37-acre site in Conway that will soon be home to its newest hospital, set to open in the spring of 2016.

Hoxie Sinkhole Closes Streets, Threatens Sewers

by Associated Press 7/14/2015 01:28 pm

Hoxie city officials say a cavernous sinkhole has shuttered two city streets and threatened sewer service to at least 600 homes.

Shopping Center Planned in South Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A Texas developer plans to build a 12,000-SF shopping center across from the Walmart Neighborhood Market on I Street in Bentonville.

State Economic Forecaster Michael Pakko Says Arkansas Economy Could Be Dampened by These Two Industries

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Michael R. Pakko took on the job of chief economist and state economic forecaster position at the Institute for Economic Advancement at UALR in August 2009.

Despite Sale, Symphony Ready for New Offices in M.M. Cohn Building

by Alexis Hosticka and Lance Turner 7/10/2015 04:07 pm

The executive director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra said she's looking forward to moving into new offices inside the renovated M.M. Cohn Co. building downtown, even as the building's owner prepares to sell the property.

Burlington, Planet Fitness to Open in Jonesboro

by Alexis Hosticka 7/9/2015 12:29 pm

The Jonesboro retail center formerly occupied by Kroger will be rebranded as Centre Court Plaza and is pre-leased to Burlington and Planet Fitness, which are opening their first locations in the region.

Highway Officials Unveil Last Leg of 430/630 Interchange

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/8/2015 01:21 pm

Highway officials gave a bird's-eye view of a $150 million project at Arkansas' busiest intersection Wednesday, gathering with politicians and others on the highest bridge of a rebuilt interchange that eases traffic flow among Little Rock and its suburbs.

Haag Brown Plans 27-Acre Office Park, New Headquarters

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2015 04:32 pm

Haag Brown Commercial of Jonesboro is building a new headquarters as part of a planned office park designed to encourage exercise and activity.

Moses Tucker Breaks Ground on $5M Apartment Project

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2015 09:22 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock broke ground on Monday on a 36-unit, apartment project in the city's historic MacArthur Park District.

Growth in US Services Firms Rises in June

by Associated Press 7/6/2015 11:28 am

U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.

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