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CinemaCon 2015 Will Have an Arkansas Flavor

CinemaCon 2015 Will Have an Arkansas Flavor
PTI hopes to break into the movies with its Illumina laser projection system.

This year's event will feature three Arkansas firms at the CinemaCon trade show, interestingly enough: Power Technology Inc. of Alexander; Weldon, Williams & Lick of Fort Smith; and Klipsch of Hope.
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CJRW Awarded $5.8M Insurance Marketplace Contract

The agency beat out two others for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace contract despite not having the lowest bid.
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Soul of the South Mulls ‘Winding Down'

The board of directors for Soul of the South — the 2-year-old television network backed by nearly $2 million in state money — considered winding down operations at a board meeting last week, CEO Doug McHenry said.
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Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

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Four Ad Agencies Up for State's Breastcare Marketing Contract

Four Little Rock advertising agencies are in the running for a $235,000 marketing contract with the Arkansas Department of Health. read more >

Little Rock A&P Says Legacy Bistro Operating Without Permit, Not Paying Taxes

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

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. read more >

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

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. read more >

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Lauded by Business Facilities Magazine

The Innovation Hub, located at Broadway and Poplar Streets in North Little Rock, offers several programs to cultivate skills development and entrepreneurship. The hub also hosts events and promotes educational initiatives. read more >

Census Says Arkansans Keen on Marriage

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. read more >

Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers Ready To Play Chicken with Cuba

Marvin Childers oversees the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri operations for the Poultry Federation, where he promotes and protects the poultry and egg industry. read more >

Acxiom Names Rick Erwin to Lead New Division

Acxiom Corp. named Rick Erwin as president and general manager of a new division of the company called Audience Solutions. read more >

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