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US Employers Add 192k Jobs; Rate Stays at 6.7 Percent

US Employers Add 192k Jobs; Rate Stays at 6.7 Percent

U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.
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Video: High School Startup Weekend Kicks Off in LR

The first-ever High School Startup Weekend will be held Friday through Sunday from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.
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NanoMech Starts Work on New $10M Headquarters

The new building, expected to be complete by September, will adjoin the company's existing facility on a recently expanded 9-acre corporate campus. An initial production facility will be ready by July, the company said.
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April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks. read more >

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated. read more >

Jonesboro Liquor Sales Up 5.26 Percent in 2013

Establishments in Jonesboro sold $8.2 million worth of alcohol in 2013, which was up $408,255, or 5.26 percent, over 2012's numbers. read more >

Stroller Strides Offers Class at McCain Mall

The Stroller Strides franchise in central Arkansas recently expanded with a new class location at McCain Mall in North Little Rock. read more >

Signs Now Rebrands Itself as Image 360.

Located at 5610 W. 65th St., Image 360 is locally owned and operated and is a member of Alliance Franchise Brands franchise network. The company will announce a grand opening to provide an inside look at the services available it offers the local business community. read more >

Kudos: Clark Partners Realty Group Forms in Fayetteville

Anthony Clark recently announced that his team of real estate agents, Clark Partners Realty Group in Fayetteville, had formally joined to create a full-service real estate firm. read more >

A Wet State of Mind (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I used to think I was just so darn clever, but that was before I saw Little Rock attorney David Couch in action. He did the math and realized that it would be easier and cheaper to collect the 78,000 signatures needed to get an amendment making Arkansas counties wet to the state Constitution on the November general election ballot — just 10 percent of voters in the last gubernatorial election — than to collect 38 percent of registered voter signatures in one county after another. read more >

Creating Content That Connects (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

Here are some some simple tips for managing the way you create and share customer-relevant content. If you want to engage your customer audience in ways that help you create awareness, build membership, raise money and/or sell stuff, then seek first to avoid the ways so many content-marketing efforts get messed up. read more >

University of Arkansas Teams Win 8 of 10 Governor's Cup Awards

Teams from the University of Arkansas won eight of the 10 awards presented Wednesday at the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business plan competition. read more >

Small Businesses in Limbo Again on Tax Breaks

Small businesses are in limbo as they wait for Congress to make decisions that could save them a lot of money. read more >

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