Entergy Corp. to Hold Shareholders Meeting in Little Rock

Entergy Corp. of New Orleans will hold its annual meeting for shareholders on May 3 at The Peabody Hotel in Little Rock.

Entergy Corp. is the parent company of Entergy Arkansas Inc. and other regional southern utility companies.

It's not uncommon for a company with several regional entities to hold its shareholders' meeting outside of its home state. AT&T Inc. of Dallas held its 2011 shareholders' meeting at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. In 2012, AT&T's meeting was in Utah, and in 2013 it will be in Wyoming.

Entergy held its 2012 meeting at its headquarters in New Orleans, but the 2011 meeting was in Texas and the 2010 in Mississippi.

Entergy Arkansas is also celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Part of that celebration involves illuminating three of the bridges crossing the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock with multicolored LEDs.

The lighting will be installed on the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, the Main Street Bridge and the Junction Bridge and will be completed by the end of the year.

The project will cost $2.4 million and is a collaborative effort among Entergy, the two cities, the William J. Clinton Foundation, the Pulaski County Junction Bridge Authority, Philips of Amsterdam and Koontz Electric of Morrilton.

The lights themselves will be installed by Philips, which has previously performed similar projects on landmarks like the Empire State Building in New York City.

Renowned businessman Harvey Couch founded Arkansas Power & Light Co., which would later become Entergy Arkansas, in 1913.