Technology Archive

Windstream Holdings CEO Tony Thomas' Salary Rises to $1M

by Alexis Hosticka 3/22/2016 09:52 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. President and CEO Tony Thomas' salary nearly doubled to $1 million in 2015 compared to the previous year, when he was CFO, according to the publicly traded telecommunications company's annual proxy statement.

Jason Dobbs Joins Mainstream (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Jason Dobbs has joined Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock as a service technician. Dobbs has a degree in graphic design and Web development from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and previously worked as an offline technician for ABC Financial.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Downtown Little Rock Attracts More Hoteliers

by George Waldon 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Downtown Little Rock has drawn the attention of three hotel developers who have invested more than $7.3 million to secure locations.

Let the Sun Shine (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Arkansans have had the legal right to know more about what all levels of our government are saying and doing for longer than most other Americans, but legislators do keep chipping away at the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act — and refusing to adopt technology that could improve its service to taxpayers.

Charlie Gocio Brought On at Sells Agency in Fayetteville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Gocio, a Little Rock native, previously worked as a communications associate with the Clinton Foundation in Little Rock and was a public information coordinator for Arkansas Tech University's Ozark campus.

Kevin Zaffaroni Appointed Chairman of Tech Park Board

by Alexis Hosticka 3/10/2016 09:13 am

Retired Acxiom Corp. executive Kevin Zaffaroni was appointed chairman of the Little Rock Technology Park board on Wednesday, filling a seat left vacant by Mary Good, who will retire March 15.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/8/2016 01:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.

Powers Promotes Keen to President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Steve Keen has been promoted to president of Powers of Arkansas, a North Little Rock HVAC company. Keen, who has worked for Powers of Arkansas for 10 years, was formerly president of HVAC and controls.

Mainstream Technologies Adds Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Jeremy Jones has joined the software development unit and Joseph Yancey has joined the software development unit at Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock.

Ben Van Wagner Steps Up at Oaklawn (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Ben Van Wagner, director of information technology at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs since 2006, has been promoted to the senior management team.

Marketing Little Rock Metro Never Easier for Chamber

by Mark Carter 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The chamber is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and recently unveiled a new logo and slightly altered name to mark the milestone. The chamber is just that now. No more “of Commerce.” Sleek and modern, just how chamber officials want the city to be seen.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Innovation Hub Announces Participants in HubX-LifeSciences Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2016 09:43 am

HubX-LifeSciences announced eight startup companies from around the world that will come to Arkansas next month to participate in its health care business accelerator program.

John Shelley New Chief at Porter Briggs' Travelier

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Porter Briggs is adding a president to run the operations of his latest venture, Travelier.

RinseWell Water Device Appears Headed to Market

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

The RinseWell dipper well controller from Recycled Hydro Solutions in Rogers enables restaurants and other businesses that serve food or drinks to save water.

FIS FinTech Set To Start at Venture Center

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

This spring, global banking technology services provider FIS will kick off its first fintech startup accelerator program in partnership with the Venture Center in downtown Little Rock.

Made by Few Conference Moves to Bentonville; Innovation Hub To Host Open House

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Made by Few, the tech conference for “makers of the Web” from Little Rock agency Few, will move to northwest Arkansas for its 2016 installment.

Windstream Swings to Profit in 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Lance Turner 2/25/2016 11:11 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock goes from a loss to a $140.5 million profit in the fourth quarter, and its fiscal 2015 earnings also returned to the black, as the company plans "multiple paths" to shareholder value this year. "Our year-end results reflect the strength and potential of our business and were in-line with our 2015 guidance," President and CEO Tony Thomas said.

Mimi San Pedro Joins NLC Products as Marketing Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2016 09:10 am

Little Rock-based catalog company NLC Products is expanding its presence in the digital space with plans for a more robust e-commerce structure, online lifestyle content and consumer-specific marketing with the addition of Mimi San Pedro as the company's new digital marketing director.