Media & Marketing Archive

Soul of the South Owes AEDC $250,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

AEDC says Soul of the South owes payment on a $250,000 loan from the Governor's Quick Action Closing Fund that came due June 5. The AEDC granted the loan in December, bringing the total state investment in the company to $1.75 million.

Central Arkansas Transit Authority Set To Debut New Name, New Look

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Central Arkansas Transit Authority will debut its new name and new look Aug. 11, seven months after the CATA Board of Directors voted to rechristen the agency “Rock Region Metro.”

Victor, Spoils, Etc. (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The way Robert Stebbins' job termination as sales director for the Arkanas Scholarship Lottery went down, both on the part of the lottery and then by the under-reported, overplayed articles that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was astonishing.

Venture Center Expands Offerings with Startup Federation Collaboration

by Mark Carter 7/17/2015 11:08 am

The Venture Center has joined the Startup Federation, a global network of entrepreneur centers. The partnership provides members of the Venture Center with access to co-working space, resources, mentorship and connections to capital.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

TLC Cancels Duggars' '19 Kids and Counting'

by Associated Press 7/16/2015 09:52 am

After weeks in limbo stemming from revelations of sexual misconduct by one of its stars, the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" is officially dead.

WRI Event to Focus on Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 7/14/2015 10:14 am

The rise of social entrepreneurship — providing goods and services that provide a positive impact on society — will be the subject of the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces Second Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 02:06 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship, a nonprofit program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies, has announced its second class.

CATA Hires Becca Green as Director of Public Engagement

by Alexis Hosticka 7/13/2015 01:56 pm

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority has named Becca Green the new director of public engagement.

Comcast to Launch Streaming Video Service

by Associated Press 7/13/2015 11:41 am

Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.

CJRW Names Darin Gray Chairman and CEO

by Sean Beherec 7/13/2015 09:32 am

Darin Gray, the company's president since February 2014, will also assume the roles of CEO and chairman, the company announced on Monday.

Lottery Officials Quiet on New Hire After Former Sales Director Scratched

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

You'd never know it from reading the reports of his firing in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but Robert Stebbins was not directly responsible for ticket sales at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Deal To Buy Soul of the South HQ Scorched

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

An offer to purchase the note on the building housing Soul of the South and several related entities fell through after three days late last month.

Tusk Musk Sold Under UA License

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A New York entrepreneur has distilled the scent of the University of Arkansas and is offering it in men's and women's versions for $39.50 per 1.7-ounce bottle.

Bank Name Bingo (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Consolidation came first, but it was really the financial crisis of 2008 — or, more specifically, the expensive regulatory fallout of the crisis — that created a rush to rename banks. In the current environment, banks have to either acquire or be acquired. And banks that want to be acquirers need names that aren't too geographically specific.

Cranford Co. Building on Experience

by Sean Beherec 7/13/2015 12:00 am

One year after splitting with the company their father helped found and launching their own, the Cranford brothers still focus on their father's legacy.

Petit Jean Meats Ventures South, West

by Austin DuVall 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Almost 90 years and four generations after Felix Scholsser started his first meat market, the ham, bacon and other products of Morrilton Packing Co. are gradually gaining an audience in far-flung places — southeast Arkansas, Texas and, through a private-label relationship with Whole Foods, as far away as Colorado and California.

RaiseTheMoney.com Promises To Revolutionize Political Fundraising

by Austin DuVall 7/13/2015 12:00 am

RaiseTheMoney.com, a nonpartisan online fundraising company in Little Rock, signed on 71 new campaigns in June, totaling more than 200 accounts since its founding 18 months ago by Chris Stewart, the company's CEO.

Democrat-Gazette Policy Changes After Same-Sex Marriage Decision

by Sean Beherec 7/13/2015 12:00 am

The first known same-sex marriage announcement to be published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette appeared in the statewide newspaper last week.

Nielsens Show Channel 7 Holds Afternoons as THV 11 News Leads in Mornings

by Sean Beherec 7/13/2015 12:00 am

KTHV-TV, Channel 11, made gains against its competitors during the May ratings period, according to the most recent Nielsen Media Research figures shared with Arkansas Business.