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The Root Café Gets $150K Grant from JPMorgan Chase Bank

The Root Café Gets $150K Grant from JPMorgan Chase Bank

Jack and Corri Sundell, owners of The Root, received a $150,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase. The Root was one of 20 grant recipients in the JPMorgan Chase Mission Main Street program, and the only one in Arkansas.
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Harp's Sells Flagship Grocery Store in Springdale

Harp's Food Stores Inc. of Springdale has sold its flagship store at 2894 W. Sunset Ave., which sits in front of its corporate headquarters.
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Chuy's Hiring 175 Employees for North Little Rock Location

The Austin, Texas-based Tex-Mex restaurant will hire both full-time and part-time positions, including hosts, servers, bussers and bartenders.
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