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Skyline Report: Commercial Permits Up; Multi-family Vacancy Rates Drop in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2015 11:00 am

Arvest Bank on Thursday released its Skyline Reports on commercial and multi-family real estate in northwest Arkansas for the last six months of 2014.

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 11:31 am

Tickets are now available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Hershey Garner Named Interim Chair of UAMS Radiation Oncology

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 10:09 am

Hershey Garner has been named interim chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

3 Apollo 13 Team Members to Speak at Bud Walton Arena

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 02:47 pm

Two Apollo 13 astronauts, James Lovell and Fred Haise, and flight director Gene Krantz will speak about their infamous moon mission at 7 p.m. April 23 at Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Business Workshop for Landowners Scheduled for May 14 at WRI

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 10:04 am

Landowners, farmers and hunting clubs wanting to earn extra income by offering recreational and other activities for visitors can learn more at a business workshop for landowners on Thursday, May 14, at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

$3.2M for Early Childhood Education in South Arkansas

by Associated Press 4/14/2015 06:53 am

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Rep. Bruce Westerman have announced a $3.2 million grant to an early childhood education program in south Arkansas.

Mentoring Program Lifehouse Created for Hot Springs Youth

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 06:52 am

In an effort to develop more leaders for Hot Springs youths, Amos Gray, youth pastor at First Lutheran Church, has created the Lifehouse mentoring program.

‘Above My Pay Grade' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Too much entitlement mentality is a bad thing, but not even realizing that there are reasonable exceptions to the rules — like a paying customer can ask for a menu substitution — is a lifelong handicap.

In Praise of Pragmatism (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/13/2015 12:00 am

In the furor surrounding the final days of the legislative session, a couple of important worker education reforms could be overlooked. They shouldn't be for two reasons: They promise to be effective, helping match businesses in Arkansas with capable employees (and capable employees with good jobs), and they demonstrate what bipartisanship can accomplish.

‘The Rise of the Rest' And Arkansas (Rod Ford Commentary)

by Rod Ford 4/13/2015 12:00 am

In the past five years, three trends have emerged that support the Rise of the Rest philosophy: 1) easier access to capital (crowdfunding); 2) the emergence of the benefit corporation, which allows for profit alongside social good; and, of course, 3) the availability of the full tech stack (cloud computing), where supercomputing is accessible to almost anyone on a rent-as-needed basis.

Census Says Arkansans Keen on Marriage

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Seventeen percent of adults in the United States have been married two or more times, according to a March report from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Of all U.S. residents age 15 and older, 13 percent have been married twice and 4 percent have walked down the aisle three or more times.

Poultry Flock Health Tied to Biosecurity

by Sean Beherec 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Preventing the spread of the disease sometimes comes down to the basics of biosecurity, the concept of ensuring the safety and well-being of a flock by curbing the disease's introduction in the first place.

Arkansas State University Leaders to Approve Limited Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 01:30 pm

Leaders of Arkansas State University have approved alcohol sales in limited areas during athletic and entertainment events.

Revised Data: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Better Than First Reported

by Marty Cook 4/10/2015 01:24 pm

New revised data from March show that northwest Arkansas added 7,000 more jobs — 10,000 compared to 3,000 — than previously reported.

Leslie Rutledge Announces Recipients of $21.5M Settlement with S&P

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 12:59 pm

The Arkansas attorney general says the $21.5 million settlement from Standard & Poor's Financial Services will be spent largely on public safety expenses.

April 17 Hearing Set on Jacksonville School District Plan

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 07:38 am

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing regarding the creation of a new school district in Jacksonville.

Arkansas State University Leaders to Consider Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 07:32 am

Leaders of Arkansas State University are considering allowing alcohol sales in limited areas during athletic and entertainment events.

Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for May 8 in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2015 11:49 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her regular Quarterly Business Analysis as a luncheon on Friday, May 8.

Frank Broyles to Receive Honorary Degree from UA

by Associated Press 4/9/2015 10:31 am

The University of Arkansas says it will give honorary degrees to a biological sciences dean and a former athletic director at commencement exercises next month.

Celebration Planned to Mark Fulbright's 110th Birthday

by Associated Press 4/8/2015 06:56 am

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a celebration of Sen. Fulbright's 110th birthday this week.

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