Tagged: gov. mike beebe

Zilkha Biomass Announces $90M Facility, 52 Jobs in Monticello

by Lee Hogan 7/30/2014 10:10 am

Zilkha Biomass Energy plans to build a $90 million facility in Monticello that will create 52 jobs. Zilkha says it will make its Zilkha Black Pellet, the first commercially available pellet in the industry, at the Monticello factory.

Mike Beebe Appoints Andrew Parker to Game & Fish Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2014 10:26 am

Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Andrew Parker to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Parker, the director of governmental affairs for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, will serve a seven-year term.

Baptist Health Breaks Ground on Conway Hospital

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 2:50 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock broke ground Monday on a 216,000-SF, 96-bed hospital in Conway. The facility is expected to open in 2016. The entire project is estimated to cost about $130 million. The hospital is expected to open in 2016 and employ about 425 workers.

Teamsters Appealing to Gov. Beebe to Save ABF Jobs in NLR

by Marty Cook 5/23/2014 3:11 pm

The president of the Teamsters local in North Little Rock says he will meet with Gov. Mike Beebe next week as the union tries to keep ABF Freight Systems from moving its distribution center — and most of its 300-plus jobs — to Memphis.

Ben E. Keith Announces 74 Jobs, $60M Investment in NLR Facility

by Lee Hogan 5/13/2014 10:23 am

Food service products distributor Ben E. Keith said Tuesday that it will spend $60 million on a North Little Rock plant, adding 74 new jobs at an average wage of $33.75 per hour.

Help Feed Your Neighbors at Stamp Out Hunger Drive Saturday

by Lee Hogan 5/10/2014 8:30 am

Stamp Out Hunger is the largest, single-day food drive in the nation, and one of the easiest ways to make a difference in your community.

Happy Veterans Day: Ways to Honor Our Vets

by Lauren James 11/9/2013 1:08 pm

Today (Nov. 11) is Veteran's Day, a day of celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for their country. Check out the variety of free services, specials, ceremonies and events happening in and around central Arkansas to honor all those who have served and who are currently serving in the armed forces.

LIttle Rock Welcomes Travel Writers

by Staff 10/1/2013 12:00 am

The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a reception at the Clinton Presidential Library to welcome the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a group in town for its annual conference. The evening included a champagne toast, live jazz entertainment and remarks by Gov. Mike Beebe, Stephanie Streett, Richard Davies and Mayor Mark Stodola.

Legislative Agenda: Focus Remains on Guns, Abortion

by Mark Carter 2/18/2013 12:00 am

Guns and abortions were featured items on the legislative agenda again last week at the 89th General Assembly, but Arkansas lawmakers ventured into other areas as well.

Red Wolves Foundation Of Arkansas State Names Carter Ford Executive Director

by Chris Bahn 1/18/2013 10:27 am

Arkansas State University’s athletic department has a new name and new leader for its fundraising arm. Carter Ford has been named executive director of the Red Wolf Foundation. Formerly the organization was named the Red Wolf Club.

CCC Hosts Southern Amateur Championship

by Staff 10/1/2012 12:01 am

Chenal Country Club was the site of a welcome reception for the 106th Southern Amateur Golf Championship. The welcome was given by Gov. Mike Beebe, who was introduced by Ray Dillon, president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. Dinner was prepared by Chef Dan Capello, who used ingredients from local farms and producers.

Beebe Receives Legacy Award

by Staff 9/1/2012 12:00 am

Junior Achievement of Arkansas held its annual Legacy Award business luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel. Gov. Mike Beebe was honored with the Legacy Award for his exceptional leadership in supporting academic excellence in Arkansas.

Goodwill Industries Marks 85 Years

by Staff 9/1/2012 12:00 am

At its annual luncheon, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas celebrated 85 years of helping people overcome challenges to success. The luncheon was held at the Clinton Presidential Center, and Gov. Mike Beebe delivered the keynote address.

Inside The 2012 ArkansasSports360.com Football Preview Magazine: Malzahn Offense A Product Of High School Days [VIDEO]

by Chris Bahn 7/17/2012 8:19 am

A system ridiculed in 2006 by some Arkansas staff members as “high school” is now widely respected as Gus Malzahn enters his first season at Arkansas State. Malzahn will admit — with some prodding — that he gets a sense of satisfaction in seeing his offense used at all levels of football. NFL coaches have adapted elements of the philosophy. Colleges — not just small schools — are running no-huddle. Gus Malzahn is still using a style that won in the prep ranks.

Video: Gus Malzahn Wastes No Time In Getting ASU Red Wolves To Think ‘Big-Time’

by Chris Bahn 7/17/2012 12:00 am

Many of the same qualities that led Malzahn to success at the prep level helped him succeed as an offensive coordinator in college. Now he has his shot at proving his offensive philosophies, big vision and drive to succeed can work at Arkansas State.

Brian Itzkowitz: GoodWill (Job) Hunting

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/1/2012 12:00 am

As President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, Brian Itzkowitz has a hand turning tax recipients into tax payers.

Governor Beebe on the 10th Work-life Balance Award

by Gov. Mike Beebe 5/14/2012 12:00 am

We all share the challenge of achieving balance in various aspects of our lives. We want to be productive, efficient, valuable employees, but we also want to have available quality time in our personal lives to spend with our families and friends, to pursue interests of our own, and to participate in community and civic activities.

Gov. Beebe Supports Firing Of Bobby Petrino

by The Associated Press 4/18/2012 2:00 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe says he supports Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long's firing of Razorbacks football coach Bobby Petrino. Beebe returned from a 12-day trade mission to China on Monday.

Tip Off Club Names Hannahs, Scaife Players of Year; Beebe Preaches Education

by 3/12/2012 2:10 pm

Tyler Scaife and Dusty Hannahs were the honorees as players of the year at the Downtown Tip Off Club's final meeting of the year Monday. Gov. Mike Beebe, as the speaker, took the occasion to tell players and other finalists that their education trumps the on-court accomplishments.

SI.com Looks Deeper At Circumstances That Led Gus Malzahn To Arkansas State

by Chris Bahn 1/17/2012 2:47 pm

Gus Malzahn's move from (highly paid) Auburn offensive coordinator to Arkansas State head coach continues to gain attention outside Crowley’s Ridge or the state of Arkansas. George Schroeder of SI.com is the latest to examine Malzahn’s decision, offering the most in-depth look at why and how the move was made.