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Sprint Hires Regional President, Aims to Double Arkansas Market Share

Sprint Hires Regional President, Aims to Double Arkansas Market Share
Jonathan Blitz

New South Central Region President Jonathan Blitz of Little Rock plans to more than double Sprint's market share in Arkansas and will guide growth in three other states.
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Little Rock Tech Park Sees New Tenants at Temporary Location

With construction on the Little Rock Technology Park underway at 415 and 417 Main St., it's easy to forget that tenants have been coming and going at the park's temporary space at 107 E. Markham St.
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Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak at Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

Kevin Turner, the chief operating officer for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Oct. 7 in Rogers.
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