Media & Marketing Archive

French Hill Adds Communication Director Mike Siegel to Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2015 01:46 pm

U.S. Rep. French Hill, who succeeded fellow Republican Tim Griffin as central Arkansas' representative in the House, announced Wednesday the hiring of Mike Siegel as his communications director.

Arkansas House Panel Approves Public Employee Protection

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 01:30 pm

Employees seeking public information would be guaranteed protections under a proposal approved by an Arkansas House committee.

WR Foundation Awards $35k to EAST Initiative, Innovation Hub for Entrepreneurship

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2015 10:43 am

The matching grant will complement a recent $35,000 donation from AT&T and assist with the procurement and setup of technology and equipment to be used in the EAST Initiative's STEAM Lab at the Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

Babe Ruth Bat Part of $5.5M Lawsuit Against John Rogers

by George Waldon 2/3/2015 11:10 am

A $3.5 million claim by another creditor of John Rogers was filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Stone Ward's Danny Koteras Reviews Super Bowl Ads

by Lance Turner 2/2/2015 02:50 pm

Sure, there was a football game. But there was also a big marketing blitz playing out on TV screens across the country on Sunday.

ARK Challenge Pivot Was Right Time for Justyn Hornor, Real Agent Guard

by Mark Carter 2/2/2015 08:41 am

Justyn Hornor chose to place Politapoll on hold while he and co-founder Tim Brasuell pivoted to Real Agent Guard, which provides security measures for real estate agents.

UA Fay Jones School of Architecture Dean Peter MacKeith on the Context of Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Peter MacKeith, 55, became dean of the Jones School of Architecture on July 1, 2014. Before coming to Arkansas, MacKeith was a professor and assistant dean at Washington University in St. Louis. MacKeith spent nearly a decade as director of the Master of Architecture-International Program at what is now known as Aalto University in Finland.

Amy Lomon Joins Beall Barclay & Co as Business Development, Marketing Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Amy Lomon will be responsible for company marketing and advertising planning, providing support for internal team marketing efforts and finding business growth opportunities.

Acxiom Founder Charles Morgan Shares Personal Data in New Book

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Few people would consider Charles Morgan, former chairman and CEO of Acxiom Corp. and PrivacyStar founder, a literary light — until, perhaps, now.

El Dorado Chamber Debuts New Website

by Sean Beherec 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce has a new website aimed at economic development in the area.

Ownership of Charles Conlon Collection in John Rogers Case Up in the Air

by George Waldon 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The famed collection of major league baseball images captured by Charles Conlon (1868-1945) is among the disputed assets associated with John Rogers. But unlike other collections Rogers purportedly acquired, no one doubts that he obtained an estimated 8,400 glass plate negatives produced by Conlon.

Flexibility Key To Cromwell Architects Engineers' 130-Year Survival

by Jan Cottingham 2/2/2015 12:00 am

After more than 30 years at Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., CEO Charley Penix has the long view of the firm, on what has allowed it to survive 130 years to become the oldest architecture firm in Arkansas and one of the oldest in the United States.

Architecture Events Scheduled at Crystal Bridges in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Architecture critic Sarah Goldhagen, author of “Louis Kahn's Situated Modernism” and a contributor to The New York Times and other publications, will speak on Sunday, Feb. 8. On Feb. 23, the museum will reveal two portfolios of Wright's work in anticipation of the completion of the Bachman Wilson installation.

Cards Seized During John Rogers FBI Raid Tied to $6M 'Purchase,' Questions of Authenticity

by George Waldon 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Some of the material that federal agents carried away as evidence on Jan. 28 a year ago came from an area of his North Little Rock enterprise not solely under his control: a double-lock safe that also required First Arkansas Bank & Trust officials to open.

Seeing Green in LEDs: Technology, Efficiency Driving Increased Sales of Lights

by Sean Beherec 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Colorful lights on the Union Plaza Building or the Arkansas River bridges in downtown Little Rock are the latest installations in a series of energy efficiency projects that allow businesses to cash in by making short-term investments in lighting.

Kathy Deck: 2015 To Be A Transformative Year for Arkansas Economy

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 04:41 pm

Arkansas' economy is clawing back to its pre-recession level, and Kathy Deck believes 2015 will be a year of transition.

Three Tech Firms Moving to Downtown Conway, Plan to Hire 140

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2015 10:44 am

The firms making the announcement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson from downtown Conway were Metova Inc., of Franklin, Tennessee; Atlanta-based Big Cloud Analytics; and Conway's Eyenalyze.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Announces Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 11:08 am

XCelerate Capital of Little Rock has launched an annual Entrepreneurial Programming Scholarship program to help aspiring entrepreneurs, it announced Tuesday. XCelerate Capital is an early-stage venture fund launched earlier this month by tech founder Rod Ford.

Innovate Arkansas Bringing Iron Yard Coding School to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 10:15 am

The Iron Yard offers intensive courses in Python, front-end, rails and mobile engineering as well as a startup accelerator, web design and kids classes. Little Rock courses will include front-end, rails and mobile and will begin in mid-2015. The Iron Yard aims to grow developers and help them find jobs after graduation from its courses.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.