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Cancer-Fighting Tech, Livestock Tracker Win Big at Governor's Cup

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/11/2017 01:27 pm

Teams from the University of Arkansas, John Brown University, Arkansas State University and Harding University won big at the 17th Annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Fitz Hill

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2017 11:42 am

A good leader should be willing to adapt to new situations to guide an organization to success, says Fitz Hill, a former college football coach and college president, in Arkansas Business' new video series.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2017 09:40 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Asa Hutchinson Among Speakers at 2nd Conference on Delta's Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 11:33 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the featured luncheon speaker at a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta on May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Filling A Void in Education (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Since my mother showed me how a mortgage amortization worked when I was in junior high, I'm surprised that even a high school student wouldn't know what interest is. Act 480 requires schools to introduce students to basic consumer finance, debt and credit management, and the need is obvious.

Supreme Court Justices' Data Offers a Peek Beyond Pay

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The seven justices who sit on the Arkansas Supreme Court have a wide range of business investments, from property to tower rent for a radio station.

UALR Pipeline to Black Oak Celebrates Anniversary

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's master's program in information quality recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the only complaint from employer Black Oak Analytics Inc. is that it should produce even more “rock stars.”

Kids' Book Series Launched With Kickstarter Campaign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Digital content strategy firm Southern Swallow of Little Rock recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $18,000 for its new four-book Entrepreneur Kid series that aims to inspire K-12 student to launch their own businesses.

Steppe Mette Steps Up at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Stephen “Steppe” Mette has been named executive associate dean for clinical affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Mindy Pipkin Moves Into UCA Slot (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Mindy Pipkin has been hired as the new associate general counsel and compliance officer for the University of Central Arkansas at Conway.

Governor To Speak at Women in IT Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2017 09:06 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak Wednesday at the 2017 Women in IT conference on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

The New C-Level: UA-Little Rock Producing Chief Data Officers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Chief data officer is an emerging C-level executive role, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is at the forefront of the trend with its new Institute for Chief Data Officers.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Steve Schexnayder Named to Pediatric Task Force Committee (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Steve Schexnayder has been appointed to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Pediatric Task Force, which reviews the latest science to develop pediatric resuscitation guidelines used throughout the world.

Government Is Not A Business (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Sounds like we're again promoting the notion government should be run like a business. Well, government is not a business. And since it isn't, policymakers and implementers would struggle to make it run like one.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

Governor's Data Analytics Commission Holds First Meeting

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/31/2017 01:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson kicks off the first meeting of his new Blue Ribbon Commission to Report on the Economic Competitiveness of Computing and Data Analytics in Arkansas.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016.

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