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Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

UA Makes List of Top 100 US Patent Producers

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 03:29 pm

The University of Arkansas System made the list of 100 top U.S. utility patent-producing universities in the world, released by the National Academy of Inventors.

NLR Company First in Arkansas to Get FAA Approval for Commercial Drone Use

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 02:12 pm

A North Little Rock company is the first in the state to receive Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate unmanned aerial systems commercially.

Innovation Hub, Startup Junkie to Partner

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 08:42 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announced that it will partner with Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville to expand and enhance the services each organization provides to early-stage startup ventures in the state. The plan is to develop and share new facilities, events and programs that will support and advance startup ventures in Arkansas.

Update: Larry McElroy, Shot Near Little Rock Air Force Base, Dies

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/17/2015 07:16 am

Authorities say an armed man who was shot by guards this week outside of an Air Force base in Arkansas has died.

John Brown University Names Lucas Roebuck Chief Communications Officer

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2015 03:43 pm

John Brown University has promoted Lucas Roebuck to chief communications officer and director of government affairs. Roebuck, 40, served six years as the director of university communications at JBU.

Update: Judge Rejects Red Alert Media Matrix's $18M Offer For John Rogers Archive

by George Waldon 6/15/2015 01:45 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza rejects a proposed $18 million offer to buy assets from embattled photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers.

Tickets Available, Speakers Set for Little Rock's TED Event

by Mark Carter 6/15/2015 09:42 am

Speakers have been announced and tickets now are available for the TEDx event in Little Rock, scheduled for July 24 from the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market District.

FABT Turns Eye on Angelica Rogers In Search of John Rogers Assets

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Angelica Rogers, the former wife of alleged fraudster John Rogers, is now on the firing line of collection efforts by First Arkansas Bank & Trust

Mack's Prairie Wings Not Ducking Calls With New Jobs in Stuttgart

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Outdoor outfitter Mack's Prairie Wings of Stuttgart is adding up to 40 jobs as it brings its call center in-house.

Arkansas Securities Commissioner Edmond Waters on Preventing Bad Brokers from Doing Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Edmond Waters was appointed in February by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to succeed Heath Abshure as commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department.

Corporate Citizenship (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The cost of a customer rewards campaign by a Canadian bank giving away flowers and baseball tickets had to have been dwarfed by the enormous goodwill it generated. So how much greater then is the goodwill generated by something like Murphy Oil Corp.'s El Dorado Promise?

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

El Dorado Riding High on Murphy ‘Promise'

by Sean Beherec 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Today, more than 1,500 students have benefited from the El Dorado Promise, attending schools across the country, with another 262 students eligible this year. The Promise is also receiving credit for being a catalyst for driving growth in the city and putting the brakes on decreased enrollment in the school district.

Wal-Mart Welcomes Veterans Home with Job Guarantees

by Marty Cook 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Two years after announcing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, Wal-Mart Stores announced an extension of the program to 250,000 veterans by 2020 because the original initiative had outstripped its projections, with 92,000 veterans hired.

Census Says Nonemployer Businesses See Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The number of businesses without paid employees — known as nonemployer businesses — in the U.S. rose by 269,705 in 2013, to 23 million, a 1.2 percent increase, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Rise of the 'Purpose Economy' (Martin Thoma Commentary)

by Martin Thoma 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Trend spotters argue that just as the industrial economy supplanted the agrarian economy and then was itself supplanted by the information economy, a new megatrend is producing entirely new ways of organizing businesses and producing value.

Oxford American Offers Memberships

by Sean Beherec 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The magazine, which focuses on Southern culture, literature and music, announced the tiered memberships earlier this month. The benefits from taking part in the memberships vary based on the contribution.

Jonesboro Market Gets FOX Affiliate

by Sean Beherec 6/15/2015 12:00 am

KJNB-TV, Channel 39, launched earlier this month with plans to add a second transmitter to also air on Channel 42, COO Bill Christian said in an email interview last week. The Memphis Fox affiliate, WHBQ-TV, Channel 13, previously carried programming over the air in the Jonesboro market.

KHBS/KHOG Promotes Darby Bybee to Chief Meteorologist

by Sean Beherec 6/15/2015 12:00 am

News Director Greg Shepperd said in an email that Darby Bybee, who has been with the station since November 2012, took on the new role May 29.

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