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Chris Bahn, publisher of Venture

Entrepreneurship Can Start Close to Home

Here are five lessons you can learn about entrepreneurship.

Arkansas Business Concludes 2018 Executive Leadership Academy, Sets 2019 Dates

Leaders from a mix of business, nonprofit and policy sectors concluded the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy on Oct. 26.

The Museum of Discovery and partners are bringing the museum’s hands-on experience to area students.

Museum of Discovery Taking Hands-on Learning On The Road

Elementary school students in Conway and central Arkansas can enjoy hands-on learning from the Museum of Discovery without taking a field trip to Little Rock.

Jim Lindsey hasn’t given serious thought to retiring and says he still gets energized by work.

Real Estate Tycoon Jim Lindsey Still Has Goal Lines to Reach

Jim Lindsey’s success story is chronicled in a 34-minute Clint Fullen documentary narrated by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that will premier Wednesday at the UARK Bowl in Fayetteville.

Ivy Owen: “When we started out here, this wasn’t something people were lining up to be associated with.”

Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith Continues to Attract Projects

A drive through the intersection of Zero Street and Massard Road in Fort Smith illustrates what a popular spot for local businesses the area has become. A bank, a shopping center and a mini-storage complex are among the enterprises that have set up shop near where the two streets meet.

Brandon Barber Co-Defendant James Van Doren Set For Plea Change Hearing

James Van Doren, a co-defendant in a federal indictment involving former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, is set for a plea change hearing on Friday.

Car-Mart Shareholders Re-Elect Board, Approve Compensation

Car-Mart shareholders voted Wednesday at the company’s annual meeting to re-elect six board members and also approved an advisory vote on executive compensation.

Swepco was ordered earlier this month to drop three alternative routes — Nos. 62, 86 and 91 — from its request. That leaves preferred route No. 33 and alternates Nos. 108 and 109 on the table. Opponents fear the lines could threaten attractions like Thorncrown Chapel (inset.)

Power Line In Ozarks Prompts Firestorm

Many of Eureka Springs’ 2,100 residents have found common ground in their opposition to a proposed $116.7 million upgrade to a regional power line that will run about 50 miles through portions of Carroll and Benton counties.

NanoMech thinks its products will revolutionize industries like machining, manufacturing, energy and defense.

NanoMech Touts Recent Patents as Way to Profit, Industry Change

NanoMech Inc. of Springdale, which this summer received three patents for its nGlide lubrication product, expects to bring massive changes to billion-dollar industries like machining, manufacturing and energy.

J.B. Hunt Makes Supply Chain Savvy a Focus

Now a Fortune 500 company, J.B. Hunt branches out and makes rank in other lists as a third-party logistics provider – moving and installing products for consumers.

Kale Gober to Leave Henderson State For Razorback Fundraising Position

Kale Gober, athletic director at Henderson State, has been named assistant athletic director for development at the University of Arkansas.

Baseball/Track Indoor Training Facility. Estimated cost: $7.75 million to $9.6 million.

Construction Begins On Razorbacks’ $10M Baseball, Track Facility

The University of Arkansas has begun construction on a combination baseball/track indoor training facility, though it has raised just $1 million of the nearly $10 million needed for the project.

Razorbacks Crack Top 10 Of CLC’s Most Popular College Brands

University of Arkansas athletics finished in the Top 10 of Collegiate Licensing Company’s best-selling schools for the first time ever.

The Old Post Office on the Fayetteville Square will be the first brick-and-mortar location for Acumen Brands stores.

Acumen Brands Delivering New Life To Fayetteville’s Old Post Office

After a $1.5 million deal, Innovate Arkansas firm Acumen Brands of Fayetteville will use the 13,000-SF 102-year-old building as a brick and mortar location for online apparel store Country Outfitter and also offer handbags from Maple & West, which previously existed only as online businesses. Aug. 30 is scheduled as the grand opening.

In his first year, Eli Jones has spent time visiting with leaders throughout Arkansas, university officials say.

UA Walton College of Business Dean Eli Jones Still Uses Sales Skills

Sales might no longer be a word included in Eli Jones’ title or official job description. But as dean of the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business, Jones continues to see selling as a big part of his duties.

Brandon Barber

Brandon Barber Scheduled to Change Plea in Federal Indictments

Former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber and co-defendant Brandon Rains are scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday afternoon, and the docket indicates that they plan to change their not guilty pleas.

Brandon Barber, Vaughn Knight Hit With Lawsuit by Co-Defendant James Van Doren

The complaint appears to be another attempt by James Van Doren to separate himself from his co-defendants in a federal court trial for money laundering and bankruptcy fraud that is scheduled to start on Sept. 16. Van Doren asks for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

From pro sports to prep sports, fan use of technology during games is on the rise.

Sports Venues Confront Fans’ Use of Wireless

Use of wireless devices is increasing in sports venues where customers are sharing photos of their experience with their friends, searching for statistics and, in essence, giving a digital high-five to others at the venue.

Chris Wyrick, vice chancellor of advancement at the University of Arkansas.

University Of Arkansas Advancement Ends FY13 With Balanced Budget

University of Arkansas officials say the school’s Advancement Division ended the 2013 fiscal year with a balanced budget.

While USA Truck reported a net loss of $1 million for the quarter, it was an improvement from the $3.5 million loss it reported for the second quarter of 2012.

2Q Revenue Rises 7.7 Percent As USA Truck Continues Rebound

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren announces second-quarter revenue of $115.5 million, a 7.7 percent increase over the same quarter last year. Still, the trucking firm reported a $1 million net loss for the quarter.