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Flyway Brewing Plans Expansion to Memphis

The North Little Rock-based craft brewery is taking over spaces in Memphis currently occupied by High Cotton Brewing Co. and Edge Alley restaurant.

Murphy USA Creates COO Role, Names New CFO

In the new role, Mindy West will have responsibility for both the Murphy USA and QuickChek brands, including store operations, merchandise, marketing, and fuels.

University of the Ozarks Begins Construction on $27M Residence Hall

The university hired Kinco Constructors LLC of Springdale to build the residence hall and Credo Design Architects LLC to design it. 

State Awarded $53M for Water Infrastructure Projects

The funds from the EPA will support essential water infrastructure that protects public health and water bodies across the state.

Home Sales Rose in January as Easing Mortgage Rates, Higher Inventory Enticed Homebuyers

Existing home sales rose 3.1% last month from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4 million, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday.

JB Hunt Signs Intermodal Agreement With Walmart

As part of the agreement, J.B. Hunt said it was buying Walmart’s intermodal container and chassis fleets.

ATU Board Approves New Agricultural Education Building

The new 1,980-SF building would house welding equipment, a tool storage area and other equipment.

John Brown University to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in AI

John Brown University said it will be the first Christian university in the nation to offer a bachelor’s in the field.

State Awards $4.34M for Outdoor Recreation Projects

The grants fall into two categories: Facilities for Underdeveloped Neighborhoods Park grants and matching grants.

ATU-Ozark Gets $440K to Continue Career Coaching Program

The program aims to increase work-based learning experiences for students and spread awareness of career pathways in the northwest part of the state.

Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.

Arkansas Heart Hospital Still Negotiating with UnitedHealthcareLock Icon

In October, the hospital terminated its contract with UnitedHealthcare with a 180-day clause that has kept the Heart Hospital in network. The six-month period will end in April if an agreement is not reached.

Colony West Shopping Center Rebuild Tops $3.25MLock Icon

This week’s million-dollar deals and construction kicks off with a tornado-damaged shopping center and a recycling facility.

Lyon College Vet School Names Ashley Mounts as Associate Dean for Clinical Programs & Outreach (Movers & Shakers)

She has served as a small-animal clinical veterinarian for more than 15 years.

Polk Stanley Wilcox Announces 5 Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

The promotions are across the Little Rock and Fayetteville offices.

‘Where the Money Is’ (Editorial)

Need capital for a new enterprise? Turn your attention to northwest Arkansas.

Coy’s Steakhouse Reopening Pushed BackLock Icon

The restaurant was set to open on Valentine’s Day this year, but is now aiming for a spring open.

105 Years of Studio 6 Architects with President Shannon Reith

Shannon Reith, born and raised in Fort Smith, joined Studio 6 immediately after graduation when the firm was known as Laser Guest Hendrix & Reddick.

Marlon Blackwell

Marlon Blackwell Designs US Embassy in the Central African RepublicLock Icon

Blackwell, the principal at Marlon Blackwell Architects, has been working on the project for a couple of years.

Russell Fason Named CEO of WER Architects (Super Mover)

He has been a partner at the firm since 2015 and has more than 20 years of experience in architecture.

CARTI Receives $7M to Complete Cancer Center in El Dorado 

CARTI secured the funding through the American Rescue Plan Act.