Tagged: jay chesshir

When Little Rock Jilted Amazon: Tale of a Breakup Letter

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The whirlwind week of #lovelittlerock started when Millie Ward got a call from Little Rock Regional Chamber's Jay Chesshir, who thought that while 238 cities were pitching to land Amazon, Little Rock could make some noise by saying no.

Rejecting Amazon, Little Rock Launches New Campaign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/19/2017 11:02 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola says the city will not submit a bid to be home to Amazon's second North American headquarters. Instead, it has used the occasion to launch a promotional campaign called "Love, Little Rock."

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce Boasts of an Area Full of Possibilities

by Capital Assets Staff 2/20/2017 12:14 am

From City Hall to the halls of Congress, the Little Rock Regional Chamber is the voice of business for the region at all levels of government. Ensuring that business interests are protected and served in public policy, the Chamber is the private sector’s leader in education, public safety, transportation and infrastructure.

Transgender Bathroom Bill Draws Criticism

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/16/2017 10:10 am

A bill filed Tuesday that "concerns gender identity and bathroom privileges" has already been rebuked by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An economic development resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Marketing Little Rock Metro Never Easier for Chamber

by Mark Carter 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The chamber is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and recently unveiled a new logo and slightly altered name to mark the milestone. The chamber is just that now. No more “of Commerce.” Sleek and modern, just how chamber officials want the city to be seen.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it’s calling the Financial Quarter.

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

Inuvo, PrivacyStar Unveil New Space in Museum Building

by Mark Carter 12/3/2015 9:16 am

Tech firms Inuvo and First Orion/PrivacyStar officially unveiled their new space in the River Market District's Museum Building on Thursday, promising to add an additional 75 workers next year.

Tech Park Board Extends Property Deadline for Richard Mays

by Mark Carter 11/16/2015 4:25 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board votes Monday to give Richard Mays until Friday to accept the board's offer of $845,000 for his 10,000-SF property at 415 Main St.

Tech Park, Venture Center Mark Companies' Move to Next Stage

by Mark Carter 10/16/2015 9:41 am

Little Rock Tech Park Director Brent Birch told his board Wednesday that things are busy at the park's downtown space.

Richard Mays Disputes Property Valuation as Tech Park Considers Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 10/15/2015 11:51 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is eyeing the last piece of the park's Phase 1 puzzle and is prepared to claim eminent domain to put it into place.

Little Rock Recognized for Low Startup Costs

by Mark Carter 9/28/2015 4:07 pm

A recent survey by SmartAsset.com of the nation's largest 81 cities confirms the efforts of Little Rock leaders to encourage startup growth. Its ranking of U.S. cities with the lowest startup costs includes Little Rock at No. 7.

President of LR Chamber Named Chairman of National Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2015 3:23 pm

Jay Chesshir, president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, was elected to serve as Chairman Elect of the Board of Directors of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives at the association’s 101st Annual Convention.

Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge's Payment Ruling

by Mark Friedman 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge’s ruling last month that ordered the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to stop paying chambers of commerce and related entities for economic development programs sent shock waves through chamber offices across the state.

Chesshir: Startup Ecosystem Can Bring Downtown to Life

by Mark Carter 8/15/2014 11:12 am

The nascent Main Street creative corridor and Little Rock technology park are revealing signs of life, but Jay Chesshir, president of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, believes the continued development of Little Rock's burgeoning tech-based startup ecosystem can help get it there.

Jay Chesshir: Acquisition Process for Tech Park Could Be Done by End of Year

by Mark Carter 7/11/2014 10:05 am

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Jay Chesshir believes the acquisition process for the recommended site of the planned Little Rock tech park could be "substantially done by the end of the year."

Recovery of Dassault Falcon Jet Benefits Arkansas

by Luke Jones 12/9/2013 12:00 am

One of Little Rock’s most important international companies sits directly under the flight paths of travelers departing and returning from overseas.

Site Chosen, but Little Rock Tech Park Details Lacking

by Luke Jones 11/11/2013 12:00 am

The project is intended to provide a space for researchers from local universities to turn their research into business. For the past two years, the authority’s board of directors has been fighting an increasingly bumpy battle over the location of the park.