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‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.
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Demo Day for VC FinTech Accelerator is Aug. 3

Seats are filling up, with more than 200 expected to attend the Venture Center's VC FinTech Accelerator's Global Investor Demo Day to be held from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Clinton Presidential Library.
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Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.
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At Rotary, Asa Hutchinson Talks Higher Education, Private Sector's Role in Economy

In a speech to the Rotary Club of Little Rock, Gov. Asa Hutchinson outlined what he sees as the keys to "sustained economic growth and vitality" in Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Development Center Gets $200,000 Grant

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center gets a $200,000 grant to provide consulting services to entrepreneurs seeking funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. read more >

Under 40 Forum Report Identifies Ways to Recruit, Retain Talent

Young leaders from across the state have identified key issues for retaining and recruiting young talent to Arkansas, including education initiatives and the marketing and branding of the state. read more >

UCA, Metova Announce Opening of Arkansas Coding Academy

Metova Inc. and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway mark the opening of the Arkansas Coding Academy, a hands-on program that aims to build a talent pipeline of software developers and programmers. read more >

KUAR's Startup Arkansas Public Media Aims High

Bobby Ampezzan and Vanessa McKuin are leading a new multimedia startup based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, funded by a grant of $287,300 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. read more >

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor. read more >

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure. read more >

Aristotle App BeaconSage Wins International Award

Little Rock web developer Aristotle announced that its new product, BeaconSage, had attracted worldwide attention by winning an Umbraco Award for Best Technical Solution at Codegarden, an international conference for developers held in June in Odense, Denmark. read more >

Upcoming Mayor's Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurial Growth

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in partnership with the private, nonpartisan Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Venture Center in Little Rock, will hold the city's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship July 21-22. read more >

Little Rock Tech Park Board Votes to End Lease at Markham Street

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board voted Wednesday to pay a $38,100 fee to terminate its lease and move out of its temporary space at 107 E. Markham St. by Feb. 28. read more >

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