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Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Paris Accord Pullout May Have Muted Effect in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 6/2/2017 11:47 am

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord drew support and criticism from predictable quarters. But the bottom line for Arkansas businesses may be that the decision changes little here.

UA-Affiliated Startup Grox Industries Wins Tri-State Competition

by Sam Hoisington 6/1/2017 11:27 am

Grox Industries, a startup company led by graduate students from the University of Arkansas, won first place at a business plan competition in Las Vegas Wednesday.

A Giant Switch Is Thrown, And Solar Power Flows in Benton

by Kyle Massey 5/31/2017 03:10 pm

After commissioning a five-acre sun farm for First Electric Cooperative in Benton on a bright and warm Wednesday morning, Chris Burnley said he's been on a "solar coaster" ride.

First Electric to Dedicate Solar Field Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2017 02:31 pm

First Electric Cooperative Corporation Inc. of Jacksonville will dedicate a one-megawatt solar field at its Congo Operations Center, 8271 Congo Road in Benton, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Homebank Holds Claim in El Dorado Man's $3.3M Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

El Dorado businessman Darrell Lee Madding recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation, listing $3.3 million in debts and $4.4 million in assets.

Grand Savings, Citizens Banks Add Execs in Rogers (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Jared Gabriele has been hired as an assistant vice president and loan officer at Grand Savings Bank. Ron Branscum has been hired as city president for Rogers at Citizens Bank.

Mark Wallenmeyer Named NWACC Dean of Health Professions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:13 pm

Mark Wallenmeyer has been named the new dean of the Health Professions Division at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Springdale's Multi-Craft Contractors Stays Flexible, Diverse

by Marty Cook 5/22/2017 12:00 am

MCC offers services that include installation and service for HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems and fabrication and millwork for industrial clients.

New Hires at Baldwin & Shell Includes Jonesboro Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Libii Fairhead, Jarrod Hale and Michael Hansberry have joined Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.

A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2017 11:19 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell in April to a new record low, 3.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from March and six-tenths of a percentage point from April 2016.

Entergy Names Rod West as Utility Group President

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 09:33 am

Entergy Corp. of New Orleans has named Rod West group president of utility operations.

Picasolar CEO Doug Hutchings Has Big Reason for Staying in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The CEO of Fayetteville startup Picasolar says one anchor is a new capital campaign to raise $3 million for his business, which uses advanced techniques to improve solar cells and reduce their costs.

Big and Small Solar Projects in Arkansas Follow the Sun

by Kyle Massey 5/15/2017 12:00 am

These are promising times for solar projects big and small, industry leaders say, even as the new administration in Washington focuses on reviving fossil fuels.

Clint Whitley Joins Empirical Energy Solutions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Clint Whitley has been hired as director of sustainability and business development at Empirical Energy Solutions in Little Rock.

Pat Fitts Steps Up at Game & Fish (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Pat Fitts has been promoted to assistant deputy director at the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.

Construction Begins on State's Largest Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2017 03:18 pm

To the muted sound of shovels in the Arkansas County soil and then the much louder strains of the Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine" from loudspeakers, the state ushered in a new era of utility-scale solar power.

Sebastian County Sued Over Unpaid Mercury Bill

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A company that tested for mercury for Sebastian County said it hasn't gotten paid for nearly $100,000 worth of work and now has sued the county.

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