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Acxiom Wins 15 Internet Ad Awards

Acxiom Wins 15 Internet Ad Awards
Acxiom's Digital Impact division was praised for its email promotion for customers of cosmetic giant Garnier.

Little Rock's Acxiom Corp. came away from this year's Internet Advertising Competition with 15 awards, including one best in show.
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Bill Halter Named to Picasolar Board of Directors

Fayetteville solar startup Picasolar has named former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter to its board of directors. Halter served as the state's 14th lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2011.
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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.
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