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ARK Challenge: Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur

ARK Challenge: Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur
Eatiply aims to help businesses and local communities.

David Woodberry isn't typical of the young entrepreneurs you'll find at startup accelerators like the ARK Challenge. Woodberry moved his family from their native Minneapolis to Little Rock to compete in the ARK and grow LinkedCause, which had already launched the TOMS Shoes-inspired Eatiply campaign.
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Bar Louie Coming to McCain Mall in 2015

Bar Louie is opening its second location in Little Rock. The popular restaurant chain, which has 88 locations in 24 states, is set to open another spot at McCain Mall in North Little Rock early next year.
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Alcohol Fight Focuses on Local Control (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Near Arkansas' state Capitol, a billboard erected by opponents of a ballot measure to legalize alcohol sales statewide doesn't warn voters about potential dangers of expanded drinking. Instead, it tells them to vote to "keep tax dollars here."
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UCA Moves Forward with Feasibility Study on Mixed-Use Development

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Our Community, Our Dollars Files Appeal Over Saline County Alcohol Vote

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Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Has Died

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