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Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Arkansas Nonprofit News Network Aiming for Impact

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 12:00 am

In an era when “fake news” is a rallying cry and the Trump administration is attacking the press as a “failing” opposition party, Lindsay Millar has launched the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network as a “nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans.”

The Short-Termism of Protectionism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/13/2017 12:00 am

BlackRock Inc. has more than $5 trillion to invest, so when Larry Fink talks, corporations at least hear him out.

Quality Pre-K Important for Workforce, Military (Hugh McDonald and Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford Commentary)

by Hugh McDonald and Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford 2/13/2017 12:00 am

As the former president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas and as the former adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard, we know from personal experience that one of the keys to success in business and in the military is the ability to look over the horizon and anticipate future challenges and opportunities.

Tom Frazier Joins UAMS Orthopaedic Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Dr. G. Thomas Frazier has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as a hand and upper extremity surgeon.

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction.

Ringer App Creates Buzz For Forest Heights STEM Team

by Sarah Campbell 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A team of five sixth-graders from Forest Heights STEM Academy in Little Rock have theorized a new smartphone app called SmartRnger and won not only a Best in the State accolade but also $5,000 for their school.

In Jonesboro, 2 Convention Center Projects Take Shape

by Todd Traub 2/7/2017 01:10 pm

After years of trying for one, the city now has two hotel and convention center facilities in various stages of development and construction, one near the interstate and one on the Arkansas State campus.

US Senate Confirms DeVos as Education Secretary

by Associated Press 2/7/2017 11:34 am

The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.

Change to Higher Ed Funding Formula Heads to Governor's Desk

by Associated Press 2/7/2017 06:59 am

Arkansas lawmakers have given their final approval and sent to the governor to a plan to link college and university funding to factors such as the number of students who complete their degrees.

Lottery Ad Contract Process Reveals Fissures

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

It wasn't smooth, but the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has a new advertising agency, CJRW of Little Rock.

When Elected Officials Do Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Following the parenting advice that we should praise the behavior we desire, we have compliments for a couple of elected officials.

Shane Speights In as New Dean at Osteopathic School in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Shane Speights has been hired as dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine's site at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.

Williams Baptist College Announced New Master's Degree in Teaching

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2017 03:50 pm

Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge announced Friday that the Higher Learning Commission has approved its new master of arts in teaching degree.

Rich Mountain Officially Joins UA System

by Lance Turner 2/3/2017 03:40 pm

Rich Mountain Community College of Mena said Friday that it officially joined the University of Arkansas System in a merger that was effective on Wednesday.

Arkansas House OKs Requiring Concealed Handguns at Colleges

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/2/2017 02:50 pm

The Arkansas House has voted to require state colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus, despite objections from administrators and police that the move won't make schools safer.

Pulaski Tech Merges with UA System

by Lance Turner 2/1/2017 10:36 am

Pulaski Technical College's merger with the University of Arkansas System is effective today, and the North Little Rock college has been renamed University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, or UA-Pulaski Tech.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Millie Ward to Speak at UCA's Davis Family Series

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 11:13 am

Stone Ward co-founder and president to discuss her career as part of the UCA business school lecture program.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

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