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Jeannette Balleza Collins on the Agility of Arkansas Startups
Jeannette Balleza Collins

Jeannette Balleza Collins on the Agility of Arkansas Startups

Jeannette Balleza Collins is a freelance strategic consultant with Scribe Marketing, which she founded in 2004, as well as the manager of the Tonic NWA Fund, an angel investment fund she co-founded.
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Appeal Court Upholds Decision to Toss K. Vaughn Knight Convictions

Federal prosecutors in the Western District of Arkansas have to decide whether to retry K. Vaughn Knight after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the trial judge's decision to throw out his convictions.
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Tyson Pledges $50M to Help End Hunger

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years in the fight against hunger, after donating 100 million pounds of food over the past 15 years.
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VentureBeat: Fayetteville's Qbox Raises $2.4M

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.
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Tyson Foods Employee Pleads Guilty to $550,000 Fraud

A former manager at Tyson Foods Inc. waived indictment and pleaded guilty Friday to one count of wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. read more >

Fayetteville Businessman Gets 1 Year for Defrauding First Security Bank

Former Fayetteville businessman Andrew C. Judkins was sentenced Thursday to 12 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $438,500 in restitution for two counts of bank fraud. read more >

Group Appeals Ruling on Fayetteville Anti-Discrimination Measure

Opponents of a northwest Arkansas city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity say they're appealing a judge's decision to allow a vote on the measure next week. read more >

Concessions Prices to Drop at Razorbacks Stadium

Food and drinks will be cheaper this season for fans attending football games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorbacks Stadium. read more >

Judge: City of Fayetteville Can Vote on Anti-Discrimination Measure

A northwest Arkansas city can vote on a measure banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, a judge ruled Thursday, rejecting a bid to block the election by opponents who say the measure violates state law. read more >

Arvest Puts Matt Kendall, Kathleen Craig in New Posts

Arvest Bank promoted Matt Kendall to executive director of its mortgage operations, and it hired Kathleen Craig to fill his previous role as director of mortgage productions operations. read more >

Cree Rebrands Division That Includes Fayetteville as Wolfspeed

Semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc. has rebranded its power and radio frequency division, which includes the former Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville, as Wolfspeed, the publicly traded company announced. read more >

Low Vacancy Could Lead to Lease Rate Increases in NWA

The Skyline Reports on commercial and multifamily real estate in northwest Arkansas show vacancy rates in every market in northwest Arkansas at the lowest levels the report has ever recorded. read more >

Bentonville Retains Top Spot on ATBI

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. read more >

Cree Fayetteville Receives $4M from USAF for F-35 Power Module

Cree Inc., the LED and semiconductor manufacturer that purchased Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville in July, received a $4.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force. read more >

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