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Signature Bank's Gary Head on Putting a Postive Stamp on Community Commerce

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Gary Head, 57, is chairman, president and CEO of Signature Bank of Arkansas, which he and fellow investors started in 2005 after raising $44 million in startup capital.

Bank of McCrory Purchase Carries Price of $9.5 Million

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

The $79 million-asset Bank of McCrory will be merged into First National Bank of Wynne. The combination will boost First National's total assets to more than $358 million.

Lasiter Group Announces New SoMa Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2017 03:21 pm

The Lasiter Group of Little Rock announced Friday plans for its newest multifamily development, the Villa View at SoMa, in the 1300 Block of Scott Street in Little Rock.

In-State Bank Deposits Grow by 5.6 Percent, Beating National Rate

by Gwen Moritz 10/3/2017 11:20 am

Arkansas bank deposits grew by 5.6 percent in the year that ended June 30, beating the national growth rate of 4.6 percent.

Wal-Mart, Honing Same-Day Delivery Skills, Buys NYC's Parcel

by Associated Press 10/3/2017 06:56 am

Wal-Mart is sharpening its same-day delivery skills through the acquisition of a small, New York City company.

US Construction Spending Rebounded 0.5 Percent in August

by Associated Press 10/2/2017 11:23 am

U.S. construction spending rebounded 0.5 percent in August after two months of contraction, helped by strength in home building, and commercial and government construction.

Financial Services Firm Merge, Eye Expansion In Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/2/2017 10:07 am

The Partners Group of Memphis recently merged with Capital Financial Group of Nashville to form a new company that will operate as Capital Financial Group, which has a presence in Little Rock and is eyeing expansion in Arkansas.

As State Looks for Banks, Big Names Poised to Enter Medical Marijuana Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

If at least one Arkansas bank doesn't step up to the plate by Dec. 1, legislators will look for another option to protect the state from the dangers of an all-cash industry.

Toronto Company Buys More Apartment Properties in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Two apartment projects in Little Rock and one in North Little Rock along with a grand home and medical office space in west Little Rock form this week's quintet of million-dollar transactions.

Delta Plastics Steps Up (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/2/2017 12:00 am

We were pleased last week to learn that Delta Plastics of Little Rock will be the new sponsor of the Arkansas Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

WLR Automotive Property Bears $4M Price Tag (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/2/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Luther Automotive Group of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, acquired the 12.56-acre tract on the west side of Col. Glenn Plaza Loop across from Steve Landers Chrysler Jeep Ram.

Wal-Mart's Jet to Launch High-End Grocery Line for Millennials

by Associated Press 9/29/2017 10:41 am

Wal-Mart's Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition from Amazon.

Tyson Foods Raises Fiscal Year Guidance, Will Cut 450 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2017 03:35 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, citing strong performance in its beef segment, raised its fiscal year guidance but also said it would cut 450 jobs as it integrates AdvancePierre Foods, which it purchased earlier this year.

David Sanders Named Director of Innovate Arkansas

by Lance Turner 9/28/2017 10:16 am

Winrock International names David Sanders director of Innovate Arkansas, the statewide initiative that helps scale Arkansas technology ventures.

Tyson Foods Pays $2.5M in Fish Kill Plea Deal

by Lance Turner 9/27/2017 01:39 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale signs off on a $2.5 million plea agreement related to a pair of Clean Water Act violations at its processing plant in Monett, Missouri.

SpotRight Raises $6.75M in Recent Funding Round

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 11:01 am

SpotRight Inc. of Little Rock, an audience insights and targeting platform for brands and agencies, raises $6.75 million in a combination equity and debt funding round.

Home BancShares Finalizes $820M Stonegate Bank Buy

by Lance Turner 9/27/2017 09:12 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway completes its previously announced acquisition of Stonegate Bank of Pompano Beach, Florida, in a transaction worth about $820 million.

John Rogers Faces Pulaski County Hearing, Sentencing in Federal Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

John Rogers, the North Little Rock sports memorabilia and photo dealer, faces a day in county circuit court later this month before appearing in front of a federal judge for sentencing in November.

Crain Sells Ozark Automotive Distributors

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

A North Little Rock warehouse provides our solo act for this week's multimillion-dollar transaction.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

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