Media & Marketing Archive

Jeff Stinson to Lead Newly Launched Innovation Fund

by Mark Carter 9/17/2015 09:41 am

The Innovation Fund from the Innovation Hub will support and accelerate the development of university-based startup companies in Arkansas. Jeff Stinson will be its director.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Birch: First Phase of Little Rock Tech Park to Open in Fall 2016

by Mark Carter 9/15/2015 03:19 pm

The first phase of the planned Little Rock Technology Park is targeted to open in the fall of 2016 with 40,000-SF of incubator and office space at 417 Main, Tech Park Executive Director Brent Birch said Tuesday.

Startup Junkie One of 7 Selected for SBA ScaleUp Program

by Mark Carter 9/15/2015 09:19 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is one of seven organizations across the country selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration to administer a ScaleUp America startup accelerator.

Kelly Zega Moves to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Zega has been the director of public relations for Cox Communications in Arkansas for the past decade.

Ashley Madison and the News (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/14/2015 12:00 am

The hacked list of Ashley Madison subscribers is like the divorce files down at the courthouse. Things are filed in divorce court every day, and some of them would undoubtedly produce plenty of hits on the website if “click-bait” were my goal. But we simply don't mine divorce files for news unless there is a business angle that outweighs gossip value.

Of Twitter & Politics (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Twitter, and other social media, allows political leaders to reveal themselves more often and more candidly than ever before.

Twitter Effort Tackles Infrastructure Needs

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Shannon Newton's constituents are - obviously as president of the Arkansas Trucking Association - Arkansas trucking executives, who are in favor of raising the federal fuel tax to fund highway upkeep and repair.

Emily Reeves on Writing About Her Brother, Killed in Action

by Alexis Hosticka 9/9/2015 01:09 pm

Emily Reeves, director of Digital Innovation and Insight Planning at Stone Ward, took a step out of her comfort zone to write "Stay Safe," a memoir reflecting on the loss of her brother and his life.

TIAA-CREF Moving Into Joyce Boulevard Building in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2015 12:00 am

The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund, a financial services organization, is taking over 1,200 SF of space on the ground floor of the Commerce Park II building at 2049 E. Joyce St. in Fayetteville.

The World of Absolutes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Markets — especially those that are adequately regulated and reasonably transparent — are efficient over time. But on a day-to-day basis, the value of each stock or index is just a guess. Sometimes an educated guess. Sometime a hunch. Sometimes just herd behavior.

Momentum on Side of Max Farrell's Latest, WorkHound

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

His latest venture is WorkHound, which has developed a driver retention tool for the trucking industry that enables drivers to share feedback about their company and includes an app that aggregates driver data.

Direct Sales Growing in Popularity, Concerns

by Mark Friedman 9/7/2015 12:00 am

The number of people who are involved in direct selling, or multi-level marketing, has been climbing since 2011. The direct sellers pitch everything from jewelry to face creams to vitamin supplements, and usually their network of friends and family are the first to be pitched.

Podcasts Growing in Popularity

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

While probably destined to become the placards of the 22nd century, podcasts represent an increasingly influential medium.

103.7 The Buzz, Mass Enthusiasm Develop Streaming App

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

KABZ-FM, 103.7 — "The Buzz," the powerhouse of sports radio in central Arkansas — has launched its own smartphone and iPad app. Created by Little Rock digital media agency Mass Enthusiasm, the free app allows listeners to stream the station from anywhere with Wi-Fi.

VentureBeat: Fayetteville's Qbox Raises $2.4M

by Mark Carter 9/2/2015 03:05 pm

Qbox is a cloud-based, search database for businesses. Formerly known as StackSearch, it won the ARK Challenge accelerator in 2012. The funding round was led by Vulcan Ventures and other funds based in Silicon Valley.

Startup Junkie's 2.7.0 Accelerator Launches with 11 Firms

by Mark Carter 9/1/2015 02:32 pm

Promoting startups owned by women, minorities and military veterans is the aim of the 2.7.0 accelerator from Fayetteville's Startup Junkie that began its 14-week run on Tuesday.

Bentonville Retains Top Spot on ATBI

by Mark Carter 9/1/2015 09:33 am

Bentonville retains its spot atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index, while eight of the 18 cities listed on the index finished the second quarter of 2015 with a rating greater than 100.

Hard Drives Not His To Take, Receiver Says About John Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Perhaps you heard the security protocol recently was revamped at the Sports Cards Plus complex in North Little Rock. The change in who has access and how they gain access followed an “unlawful” visit just before midnight on Saturday, Aug. 22, by alleged serial fraudster John Rogers, former owner of the business.

State Legislature Helps Dave & Buster's Return to Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Dave & Buster's wouldn't have made it to Little Rock without the help of state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson of Little Rock, who sponsored a bill to attract the Dallas-based chain to Arkansas.