Technology Archive

Holiday Retail Sales Grow 3 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Holiday sales in the United States increased 3 percent to $626.1 billion in 2015, less than the predicted growth of 3.7 percent, the National Retail Federation reported earlier this month.

Andrea Simpson Named Radiology Director at NEA Baptist Memorial (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Andrea Simpson has been announced as the new director of radiology for NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Simpson started as an NEA Baptist student technologist in 2004 and most recently served as radiology manager since 2011.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Fayetteville Firm Receives Federal Grant for Spinal Fusion Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2016 11:13 am

Fayetteville's OsteoVantage has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $150,000 to further development of its system of spinal instrumentation that enhances new bone formation.

Little Rock Chamber Appoints Paul Latture as VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2016 03:25 pm

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Paul Latture will begin work immediately as vice president of economic development as well as executive director of the Metro Little Rock Alliance.

Treatsie Names Kelli Marks Digital Content Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2016 10:24 am

Artisan sweets startup Treatsie announced Tuesday it has hired Sweet Love Bakes founder Kelli Marks as head of digital content. Treatsie helps consumers discover artisan sweets from all over the country through a monthly subscription box and an online marketplace.

Cadron Creek Capital Closes With 55 Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

As of January, the first Cadron Creek fund was closed with 55 investors (made up of 60 individuals) and $1.525 million.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

What to Seek in an Accelerator (Spencer Jones Commentary)

by Spencer Jones 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Accelerators are one of the best ways to launch a company or simply boost its growth, but all accelerators are not created equal.

US Bank's Michael A. Shelley on Banking in Arkansas, Singing in Alabama

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

As State President of U.S. Bank, Michael A. Shelley is responsible for commercial, consumer and trust banking throughout Arkansas. He has more than 30 years of experience as a commercial banking executive, corporate CFO and CPA.

Troodon Adds Two to Tech Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Sloan Lipke and Arthur Lewis have been hired by Troodon Group, a benefit administration technology company headquartered in Little Rock.

ASBTDC Hosting Entrepreneurial Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2016 02:39 pm

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center at UALR is hosting a pair of events aimed at helping entrepreneurs learn about technology commercialization and proposals for federal grant projects.

US Chamber of Commerce Sees Many Risks For 2016

by Associated Press 1/14/2016 11:30 am

America's most influential business lobby says American businesses are facing numerous risks and few upsides as they enter 2016.

Tech Park Readying for Tenants, Potential Fall Opening

by Mark Carter 1/14/2016 09:03 am

The Little Rock Technology Park is expected to begin filling up as soon as it opens, which Director Brent Birch thinks could happen by November.

Nancy Gray of UAMS BioVentures Joins Tech Park Board

by Mark Carter 1/12/2016 09:44 am

Nancy Gray, director of the BioVentures startup incubator at UAMS, is appointed to the board of the Little Rock Technology Park, and vice chair Kevin Zaffaroni has been reappointed.

Local Experts Say Print Media Still Relevant

by Mark Carter 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Three longtime local printers share their take on the future of traditional print media, the backbone on which their businesses were founded decades ago.

Arkansas Hospitals Keep Buying Physician Clinics

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 1/11/2016 12:00 am

When hospitals buy physician clinics, the results are mixed. But the trend, which is as evident in Arkansas as it is nationally, shows no signs of going away.

Sarah Day Moves Up to Consumer & Small Business President at Windstream (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Sarah Day joined the company in 2008 and was senior vice president of consumer and small business marketing and customer care before serving six months as interim president of the division.

Two Make Jump to Rockfish (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Taryn Beck-Helm has joined the Rogers office of Rockfish, a digital advertising agency, as a digital strategist. John Waynick has joined Rockfish as a developer II.

Report: Holiday Shopping Online Spurred by Mobile Sales

by Associated Press 1/8/2016 04:32 pm

As expected, numbers out Friday from research firm comScore confirmed mobile shopping, which includes smartphones and tablets, jumped in November and December, spurring on holiday retail sales this year.