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Mike Beebe Names 36 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 03:08 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday announced a judicial appointment as well as 36 appointments to state boards and commissions.

VIC Portfolio Firm Announces Availability of Cognitive Health Supplement

by Mark Carter 3/17/2014 12:05 pm

Perceptiv, a cognitive health supplement from VIC portfolio firm Sevo Nutraceuticals, now is available over the counter at pharmacies and health-food stores across the country.

Details Emerge About 2014 ARK Challenge in Fayetteville, Little Rock

by Mark Carter 3/17/2014 12:39 am

For the first installments of 2014 planned for Fayetteville, just five startup teams will be chosen. They will receive $50,000 in seed funding up front as opposed to the $20,000 previously provided.

State Gets Its First N-Hance Wood Renewal Franchise

by Eric Monson 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Former Miss Arkansas Kimberly Forsyth and her husband, Jared Pitney, recently started the first N-Hance Wood Renewal franchise in Arkansas after researching other methods of wood repair as they bought and renovated houses.

Conway Remains a Big Piece of Arkansas Startup Puzzle

by Mark Carter 3/16/2014 11:54 pm

The biggest pieces to the Arkansas startup puzzle, of course, are located in the Fayetteville and Little Rock metros, but a growing component to the central Arkansas startup ecosystem can be found in Conway.

Arkansas Business Seeking 40 Under 40 Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2014 08:15 am

The 2014 class of 40 Under 40 honorees will be profiled in the June 23 issue of Arkansas Business. Included in this issue will be a listing of their accomplishments within their businesses, organizations and/or community.

Suddenlink to Invest $29M in Arkansas This Year

by Luke Jones 3/13/2014 10:16 am

Suddenlink of St. Louis has announced plans to spend about $29 million in capital expenditures in Arkansas this year.

Inuvo Improves 4Q, Fiscal 2013 Results

by Lance Turner 3/10/2014 04:26 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Conway narrowed its fourth-quarter net loss and recorded an increase in full-year profit, according to its latest quarterly and fiscal year earnings report, released Monday after market close.

UAMS BioVentures to Host Commercialization Workshops

by Mark Carter 3/10/2014 03:52 pm

Two commercialization strategy workshops for entrepreneurs and university researchers have been scheduled for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in April.

Watch The '60 Minutes' Report on Data Brokers Here

by Lance Turner 3/10/2014 11:22 am

CBS News' "60 Minutes" aired a report Sunday on the data brokers that are mining the Internet for your personal information.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it's aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Acumen's Goal: To Own the Southern Lifestyle Marketplace

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

In December, Acumen Brands of Fayetteville announced objectives for 2014 that one company executive called “insane.” The leadership wanted five new programs to keep the company vibrant and growing, among those programs “flash sales” and “Marketplace.”

Nettleton Schools To Spend $1 Million On Laptops to Students

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

The Nettleton School District in Jonesboro said it will spend $1 million during the next four years to provide its students with Apple laptops.

Accountability Sans Jerkiness (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 3/10/2014 12:00 am

A CEO can delegate just about everything except culture. And every company will have a culture, whether it just happens or is implemented purposefully and continually by leadership in every decision and hire.

Walmart Foundation Donates $1.5 Million to Bentonville's Amazeum

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

The Walmart Foundation donated $1.5 million to the Amazeum, the interactive museum scheduled to open in 2015 in Bentonville. The money donated will allow the museum to have a temporary gallery, Amazeum officials said.

Windstream Compensation: Down For Jeff Gardner, Up For Other Execs

by Luke Jones 3/7/2014 04:54 pm

Total compensation for Windstream Holdings Inc. CEO Jeffrey Gardner was down by almost $1 million in 2013 compared to 2012, but other named executive officers saw their compensation increase.

Made By Few Tech Conference Sets Dates, Expands to 2 Days

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 09:08 am

In its third year, Made By Few is a tech conference for designers, developers and entrepreneurs who design and create web and mobile applications. It drew attendees from 15 states to its 2013 version held at the Clinton Presidential Center.

NWA Entrepreneur Swings for 'Grand Slam' in Professional Development

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 12:01 am

Adam Arroyos and GPA launched the online tool Serve2Perform.com, where users can network and connect to skills training and other learning-development opportunities.

Adam Arroyos' 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 12:01 am

Adam Arroyos of Innovate Arkansas client firm Grandslam Performance Associates shares his five tips for startup success.

Experts See Web Sales Leveling Off After Quick Growth

by Mark Friedman 3/3/2014 12:00 am

From basically zero 20 years ago, online sales have already taken 6 percent of all U.S. retail sales. By 2017, that share is expected to jump to 10 percent. But then what?

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