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Group Proposes Casino Amendment to Fund Highways

Group Proposes Casino Amendment to Fund Highways

A group called Driving Arkansas Forward launched a ballot initiative on Friday, proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Arkansas that would generate more money for highways.
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Nighswonger Moves to Mercy; Khanga Settles In at Visit Bentonville (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Todd Nighswonger has joined Mercy Fort Smith as senior media relations and communications specialist. Amanda Khanga has joined Visit Bentonville as meeting and sales manager.
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CJRW Promotes Raines, McCune

Mark Raines and Wade McCune of CJRW started 2018 with fireworks, gaining promotions to senior vice president and spots on the board of directors of the Little Rock marketing and communications firm.
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AGFC Names Pat Fitts Director

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission announced Thursday the hiring of Pat Fitts as its director, effective Jan. 1.
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Chef Matthew McClure Headed to Derby This article is available only in print.

Matthew McClure, the executive chef at The Hive restaurant in the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, has been named a semifinalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South competition for four consecutive years. read more >

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards. read more >

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months. read more >

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion. read more >

NWA Businesses Focusing on Inclusion This article is available only in print.

Northwest Arkansas business executives and academic leaders say there is no longer any question that the area's population is growing more diverse. read more >

Rose Building Soon to House Ira's, A.W. Lin's

Restaurateur Ira Mittelman loves the Little Rock area and his excitement about opening his namesake restaurant in the renovated Rose Building at 307 Main St. downtown is palpable. read more >

WLR Courtyard by Marriott Visited By $7.3 Million Sale (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

An affiliate of Toronto's Skyline Investments bought the 149-room Courtyard by Marriott at 10900 Financial Centre Parkway in west Little Rock. read more >

U.S. Marshals Museum to Be Named for Foundation's Leaders

The United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith announced Tuesday that it will name its future facility in honor of Mary Carleton and Robert A. Young III. read more >

Babe Ruth's Family to Attend Baseball Trail Event in Hot Springs

The final two markers in the Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail will be dedicated in March and descendants of one of the major league's greatest will be in attendance. read more >

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. read more >

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