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Denver Peacock Sets Up New PR Firm

Denver Peacock Sets Up New PR Firm
The LinkedIn.com profile for Denver Peacock displays his new firm's name, The Peacock Group.

Denver Peacock is the latest former Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods staffer hanging out his own shingle after leaving the Little Rock advertising, marketing and public relations firm.
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Chamber's New Entrepreneurship Director Poised to Help Startups Grow

Jordan Carlisle's new gig with the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce wasn't much of a stretch. After all, he already was working with the Arkansas Venture Center out of space donated by the Chamber, and the new duties mirror his agenda as a local startup champion.
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Vilonia Considers Rebuilding Options After Tornado

After the tornado that hit Faulkner County on April 27, Vilonia is tiptoeing into the rebuilding process. While the rebuilding of a $13 million school is moving forward, a group of citizens is hoping business owners will consider all options before construction starts on Main Street.
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Last Chance to Nominate Candidates for Arkansas Business' 20 in Their 20s List

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Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be. read more >

New Regulations a Pain in the Neck for Chiropractic 'Runners'

A combination of regulation and enforcement has begun to chip away at the lucrative business plan that has generated so many complaints that the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners had to add another full-time staff position. read more >

Co-op Ozark Natural Foods Preps for Whole Foods Competition in Fayetteville

When Whole Foods announced its plans in the spring to locate a store in Fayetteville, it elicited cheers from fans of the high-end grocery store and concern from supporters of Fayetteville's own organic Ozark Natural Foods, the state's only grocery co-operative. read more >

Functional Health & Fitness Emphasizes Care for the Aging

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Newport Retailer Jamie Darling Takes to the Road In Airstream

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Chesshir: Startup Ecosystem Can Bring Downtown to Life

The nascent Main Street creative corridor and Little Rock technology park are revealing signs of life, but Jay Chesshir, president of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, believes the continued development of Little Rock's burgeoning tech-based startup ecosystem can help get it there. read more >

Arkansas Innovation Leaders Meet with US Commerce Official

A "who's who" of Arkansas business and innovation leaders joined Delta Regional Authority co-chair and Arkansas native Chris Masingill and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams on Friday for a discussion on entrepreneurship and its role in economic development. read more >

LR Tech Park Receiving 'Genuine Interest' from Prospective Tenants

Brent Birch, the director of the Little Rock Tech Park, told the park's board on Wednesday that he has received "genuine interest" from local companies interested in being a part of the park. read more >

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