Technology Archive

McMillon Studio Showcases Retail Innovation

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Researcher Susan Sedberry is overseeing the final touches to the Retail Innovation & Technology Lab, to be called the McMillon Innovation Studio, at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville that she calls “an interactive Amazeum for adults.”

IRS Collected Over $3.3 Trillion in FY 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The Internal Revenue Service has released its 2015 IRS Data Book, containing information about returns filed, taxes collected and other tax-related subjects.

Arkansas Gives Surpasses $4M Fundraising Goal

by Alexis Hosticka 4/8/2016 10:06 am

More than 14,750 Arkansans gave nearly $4.1 million to 600 Arkansas charities for the Arkansas Gives event hosted by the Arkansas Community Foundation.

SBIR Road Tour Allows Entrepreneurs to Compete for $2.5B in Funding

by Alexis Hosticka 4/6/2016 04:16 pm

The state's science and technology entrepreneurs have an opportunity to meet with leaders of the $2.5 ­billion Small Business Innovation Research federal funding program when the SBIR Road Tour visits Arkansas on April 19.

Cumberland Consulting Buys Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare of Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 4/5/2016 09:14 am

Cumberland Consulting Group acquires Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting of Little Rock, with Oleen's Little Rock office becoming the main office for Cumberland's payer division.

United HealthCare Says Walking Could Lower Insurance Rates

by Mark Friedman 4/4/2016 12:00 am

United announced last month that it was starting a wellness program in Arkansas and other states that could save both the employers money in premium and employees who wear the insurer's device to earn up to $4 a day for their health savings accounts by hitting certain fitness goals tied to walking.

At Under 40 Forum, Hutchinson Outlines How Arkansas Must Recruit, Retain Talent

by Alexis Hosticka 4/1/2016 02:25 pm

At the inaugural Under 40 Forum on Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson highlighted how he thinks Arkansans must work to attract and retain talent.

Acxiom Corp. Partners With Boys & Girls Clubs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2016 01:04 pm

Acxiom Corp. announced Wednesday a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas and Faulkner County, to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs to their members during out-of-school hours.

USA Truck Adds Susan Chambers to Board

by Marty Cook 3/25/2016 08:26 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren appointed Susan Chambers to its board of directors.

ArkUAV Receives FAA Exemption for Commercial Drone Operations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2016 10:27 am

Little Rock drone company ArkUAV has received an exemption from the FAA to fly unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial use after applying for it in July 2015.

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.