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Venture Center Names Wayne Miller Executive Director
Wayne Miller, Executive Director of the Venture Center

Venture Center Names Wayne Miller Executive Director

Wayne Miller, managing director of the Venture Center's FinTech Accelerator, has been named executive director of the Little Rock-based nonprofit.
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Bridge Purchasing Solutions, Metova to Create Payment Platform

Bridge Purchasing Solutions Inc. announced Monday that it has partnered with Metova to build and develop a first-of-its-kind digital payment platform for employers, nonprofits and health care payers.
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Walton Foundation Gives $23.7M to UA

The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation has given $23.7 million to the University of Arkansas' research and economic development infrastructure.
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SBA Loans in Arkansas at $214M, Up 5 Percent

The U.S. Small Business Administration said Monday that it approved more than $214 million in loans to Arkansas small businesses for fiscal year 2018, up 5 percent from the previous year.
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Sued for Malpractice, Vaughn-Michael Cordes Files for Bankruptcy This article is available only in print.

A Fayetteville attorney who was involved in an adoption case that resulted in a malpractice lawsuit against him has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization, listing potentially $1.9 million in debts. read more >

Ready for the Minimum Wage Hike? (Trey Cooper Commentary)

Becoming more efficient may be helpful to employers in absorbing the initial shock of the increased minimum wage. read more >

Ozark Natural Foods Tells Tale of Survival

For life after ‘doomsday,' co-op looks to a new site in downtown Fayetteville. read more >

Small Business Owners Upbeat About Companies, Look to Expand

Small business owners are upbeat, looking to expand and worrying less about financial concerns like health costs. read more >

Tension Between Springdale HVAC Companies Heats Up Ahead of Hearing

Paschal Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Inc. of Springdale is scheduled to argue in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday for a permanent injunction against a new company Paschal accuses of stealing its private information. read more >

Accounting Firm 'Merger Mania' Comes to Arkansas

Three major mergers involving Arkansas companies over the past year have shuffled this year's list of largest accounting firms in Arkansas considerably. read more >

Higher Standard: Will New Deduction Rules Hit Arkansas Tax Pros?

Doing your own taxes can be like changing your own motor oil, Little Rock CPA Brian Thompson says. Even if it's simple, it can be a mess. read more >

Bill Tracking App LobbyUp Expands to 14 States

LobbyUp, a legislative bill tracking company headquartered in Conway, completed a $750,000 expansion to 14 states on Nov. 6. It wasn't planning an Election Day stunt; the company simply missed its Nov. 1 goal by a hair. read more >

Lauray's the Diamond Center, Murphy-Pitard Jewelers to Merge

Lauray's the Diamond Center of Hot Springs, family-owned since 1924, will be acquired by Murphy-Pitard Jewelers of El Dorado which has been in business since 1939. read more >

US Consumer Spending Up Strong 0.6 Percent in October

Consumers boosted their spending in October at the fastest pace in seven months, while their incomes rose by the largest amount in nine months — both good signs for future economic growth. read more >

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