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Innovation Hub Director Warwick Sabin Talks Central Arkansas Entrepreneurship

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Sabin is director of the newly formed Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization that plans to open the entrepreneurship-focused Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

Metroplan: Slow, Steady Growth and More Youth in Urban Core

by Mark Carter 1/6/2014 09:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2013 "Economic Review and Outlook," revealing slow but steady economic growth for central Arkansas and growth in the number of young adults seeking homes in the urban core.

Allens Debts Higher Than Expected

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Allens Inc.'s debts are now itemized and total $289.9 million. That's about $10 million more than was estimated when the Siloam Springs company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of October.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2013 11:30 am

ArkansasBusiness.com will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Wednesday, New Year's Day.

Clinton Foundation Spends $226M for 2012 Projects

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 12/26/2013 08:56 am

Former President Bill Clinton's foundation spent $226 million in 2012 on programs that range from providing medicine to AIDS patients in Africa to curbing childhood obesity in the U.S., according to financial information released by the organization.

Banner Year in Arkansas: The Top 10 Business Stories of 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Readers were kept on their toes in 2013: Bank companies blurred lines by merging, Democrats felt the hangover of the 2012 elections while the GOP continued dancing with the stars. Some developers got lucky with new business while others felt the pull of gravity in the courtroom after breaking bad.

Trigger Alerts: The Best & Worst of 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

There was good news and there was bad news in Arkansas in 2013. And in case you've forgotten the details, Arkansas Business has compiled some of the staff's favorite moments.

Things That Matter: The Best Quotes of 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Conflicts, like the one between Stehens Inc. and Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure, and stress, as Scooter Stuart was under before his death, can lead to memorable comments.

Arkansas Business' Spotlight 2013: Notable Deaths

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Doyle Rogers Sr., Alexa Dillard, Cal Ledbetter, Pat Summerall and Stephen LaFrance Sr. were among 18 business leaders and notable professionals who died in 2013.

Top 10 Online Stories of 2013: Fraud, Development, Paula Deen Attract Reader Attention

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Business' Oct. 14 cover story detailing a long-running, $15 million Medicaid fraud by a Mountain Home doctor was the most-read story online in 2013, according to traffic data from ArkansasBusiness.com.

Matt Lile Wipes Hands of Dry Cleaners

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

One of the legal issues surrounding John Mathis “Matt” Lile III, former Little Rock chef and president of the defunct Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Co., has been resolved.

Gov. Mike Beebe on His Fiscal Forecast for '15, What He'll Say to His Successor

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Mike Beebe was elected governor in 2006 after having served 20 years in the state Senate and a four-year term as state attorney general. Beebe won re-election to his second, and final, term in 2010. During his administration he has focused on education, economic development and tax reform.

'Secret Santa' Bill Gates Donates A Cow Through Heifer International

by Lance Turner 12/19/2013 09:46 am

A Reddit user gets a fun holiday surprise through the website's annual Secret Santa gift exchange: a cow from Heifer International donated in her name by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Names Marta Loyd Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2013 11:32 am

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute said Tuesday that it has hired Marta M. Loyd as the institute's next executive director.

John Tyson Marks 20 Years of Holiday Donations to Watershed

by Mark Carter 12/17/2013 12:40 pm

Led by Chairman John Tyson, Tyson Foods Inc. delivers 30,000 pounds of meat to Little Rock's Watershed Project to help hunger relief efforts. The delivery marked the 20th year of Tyson's relationship with Watershed.

Chronicle of Higher Education Ranks Top-Paid Private University Presidents

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2013 08:27 am

The Chronicle of Higher Education has again ranked the top salaries for private college presidents. At the top of the list in Arkansas is Rick Niece of the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville at $362,573.

KUAF Runs First Winter Fundraiser

by Luke Jones 12/16/2013 12:00 am

KUAF-FM, 91.3, NPR's affiliate station in Fayetteville, ran its first winter on-air fundraiser last week. The plan became more important when the Corporation for Public Broadcasting cut its funding to KUAF by $66,000.

Classy Is as Classy Does (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/16/2013 12:00 am

We'll miss having Tommy May at the helm of Simmons First National Corp., but our state is richer for having seen the example of a true class act.

Betty Valachovic, Former ASAE President, Dies at 87

by Mark Carter 12/13/2013 09:22 am

Valachovic was the first woman to serve as ASAE president and also the first woman to be given the group's highest honor for contributions to the profession of association management.

Stuart Cobb Gives UAMS $1M for Breast Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2013 11:16 am

Stuart Cobb of Little Rock has donated $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The money will help pay for construction and services at the new breast center and cancer procedures facility.

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