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Lyon College’s Institute of Health Sciences Eyes Cabot as Potential LocationLock Icon

A deal to put the school on the Heifer International headquarters campus in Little Rock fell through in November, and no new location has been announced.

Jason Demke Hired as COO at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

He previously was chief operating officer of West Valley Medical Center of Caldwell, Idaho.

Trenna Barker Named North Little Rock President of First Security Bank (Super Mover)

She replaces John Davis, who recently announced his retirement.

Arkansas Women in Agriculture Names Jeanie Rowbotham the 2024 Arkansas Ag Woman of the Year (Movers & Shakers)

She is a 4-H extension agent in Johnson County with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.

Lafayette Building at 523 Louisiana St. in Little Rock.

Historic Lafayette Building Set for $11M RemodelLock Icon

Little Rock’s Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. is set to remodel six floors of the building in downtown Little Rock.

Lexicon’s Golf Course Engineering Unit Acquires Maine Irrigation Firm

Heritage Links said the deal positions it to grow in strategic markets, such as the Carolinas and the Southeast.

Judd Hill Foundation Give $1M for UAMS Northeast Campus, Cancer Patients

Top priorities including education, research, clinical care and campus improvements.

Protecting Against Cyber Threats in the Construction Industry

Creating redundant backup systems, disaster recovery and business continuity plans, along with establishing a proactive security culture will help build a stronger business foundation.

Katrinka Shields Joins The Stephens Group in Talent Development Role

Shields comes to The Stephens Group from education technology firm Apptegy Inc. of Little Rock

Walmart Health Hits 50-Clinic Milestone With Texas Expansion

The 5,400-SF clinics, located beside Walmart Supercenters in Sugar Land, Tomball and Pearland, are the first of 18 new locations planned in Texas this year.

Amazon Plans Last-Mile Facility in Jonesboro

The 58,000-SF facility will be located on Moore Road off the Joe N Martin Expressway, Jonesboro Unlimited said in a news release.

US Sues West Memphis School District for Denying COVID Accommodations to Asthmatic Teacher

When the district returned to in-person instruction in August 2020, it allegedly told the teacher that she couldn’t work remotely.

Mississippi County Awards $720K in Infrastructure Grants

Seven projects to support critical water and sewer infrastructure received funds.

Higher Gas and Rents Keep US Inflation Elevated, Likely Delaying Fed Rate Cuts

The costs of owning a vehicle were a key reason why prices jumped last month: Auto insurance surged 2.6% in March and are up a dramatic 22% from a year ago.

Walmart Faces $101M Verdict for Breaking Contract With PPE Supplier

The sum was awarded to London Luxury LLC, which argued that Walmart only tried to exit the deal after the retailer lost a major resale customer.

A Glimpse into the Future: Anthony Timberlands Center

A look at the Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation at the U of A, set to finish in 2025.

East Village Revitalization Takes Shape

Little Rock’s East Village continues to see redevelopment efforts.

The Drawing Board: Architecture’s Top Trends for 2024

Real Estate Report & Lease Guide

Jake Keet examines tornado damage at the Breckenridge Village shopping center in Little Rock on March 31, 2023

On the Mend: Following Natural Disasters

A look into natural disaster recovery

Entertainment-Centered Businesses Keep Arkansas Fun

From concert venues to hotels and beyond, the state’s communities are on the prowl for their next adventure.