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Pediatrics Plus Expanding in Conway

by Austin DuVall 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Pediatrics Plus is enlarging its Conway facility by 22,000 SF, an expansion that on completion will bring 10 new jobs.

Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame Announced

by Austin DuVall 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Steve Russell, president of Risk Services of Arkansas in Little Rock, along with other insurance industry leaders have announced that the College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway will house the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame.

Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

by Marty Cook 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas isn't California's Silicon Valley and has a long way to go before it can be considered remotely comparable, but technology industry leaders say the area is proving to be on the short list of best places in the field.

Wal-Mart SVP Rick Webb: NWA Needs Employees Educated in STEM

by Marty Cook 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart needs vast numbers of technologically advanced workers and needs them as soon as possible, says SVP Rick Webb.

Modern Grid Improvements Drawing Billions of Dollars

by Sean Beherec 6/29/2015 12:00 am

In the utility industry, the ongoing pursuit of greater efficiency and reliability drives many large-scale capital improvements. From new computer modeling to upgrading building materials to maximize efficiency, utilities and operators around the state are focusing on ways to modernize the grid.

Startup Junkie's Jeff Amerine on Using Entrepreneurship to Innovate Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Amerine recently left his position as director of Technology Ventures at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to devote himself full time to Startup Junkie Consulting, the firm he began in 2008.

Innovation Hub Expanding to NWA in Partnership with Fayetteville Chamber

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 11:36 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, will expand to northwest Arkansas, officials announced Thursday.

ASU Professor Receives $1.7 Million Research Grant

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2015 02:57 pm

Dr. Shiguang Yu, assistant professor of immunology in the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University, has been awarded a $1.7 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Liz Howell Named to New Vice President Position at Harding University

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2015 02:15 pm

Liz Howell, assistant to the president for alumni and parent relations at Harding University, was named to the newly created post of vice president for alumni and parent relations at the school, effective July 1.

New Little Rock Superintendent Baker Kurrus Talks Plans for District

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/24/2015 06:57 am

The lawyer hired to lead the school district now controlled by the state says he's cut about $12.5 million from the budget and made other changes since taking over two months ago.

Hutchinson Open to Bidding for New Education Test Provider

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 04:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's open to Arkansas considering multiple proposals from standardized testing companies.

Kendra Clay Appointed General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 04:48 pm

Kendra Clay will replace Jeremy Lasiter as the new general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education beginning July 1.

Iron Yard Coding Classes Set to Begin in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:46 am

The Iron Yard coding school is set to launch in Little Rock from the Museum Center in the River Market District. The school will begin with three-month courses devoted to .NET and front-end engineering.

Arvest Survey: Arkansans Making Major Household Purchases

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 10:25 am

Arkansas consumers have more student loans but are carefully paying bills and making large purchases, according to the third installment of the spring 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey. The survey said that 24 percent of Arkansas respondents plan to make a major household purchase in the next six months.

Number of Women-Owned Arkansas Businesses Rises

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 09:59 am

The number of women-owned businesses in Arkansas has increased by 73 percent since 1997, according to the fifth annual State of Women-Owned Business Report.

Asa Hutchinson Tells Education Department to Drop PARCC

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/23/2015 06:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson tells education officials to drop Arkansas' involvement in a standardized test linked to the controversial Common Core standards.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

Bryan Burks Named VP of Advancement at Harding

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 11:11 am

Burks currently is dean of the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration at Harding. His appointment becomes effective July 15. He will direct Harding's advancement efforts and lead a team of seven fundraising professionals in the office.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

New Tenants Making Connection at Bentonville's Rainbow Junction Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The 30,000-SF mall has one anchor tenant already in ATA Martial Arts, and it has two signed contracts with Mathnasium and LaVida Massage. Mathnasium, a learning center, is expected to open within a couple of months.

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