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The owners of the Root Cafe, Jack Sundell and his wife, Corri Bristow Sundell.

The Root Café Gets $150K Grant from JPMorgan Chase Bank

Jack and Corri Sundell, owners of The Root, received a $150,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase. The Root was one of 20 grant recipients in the JPMorgan Chase Mission Main Street program, and the only one in Arkansas.

This rendering shows the proposed Donaghey Hall, a 67,500-SF mixed use building with retail shops and restaruants in addition to student housing.

UCA Board Approves Property Acquisition, Bond Issuance for $17.6M Mixed-Use Project

The property, at 242 Donaghey Ave., is currently occupied by a Papa John’s restaurant, owned by Ozark Pizza Co. LLC of Little Rock. The offer would pay Ozark Pizza Co. $236,000 for the .12-acre lot and another $164,000 if the property is vacated by April 15.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Gets Regulatory Approval in Tennessee

The $2 billion, 720-mile transmission line would deliver wind energy from the Oklahoma panhandle to customers in Tennessee and Arkansas. The project would provide renewable energy to more than one million homes annually.

Wal-Mart Arkansas Music Pavilion Releases First Concert Dates of 2015 Season

The Wal-Mart Arkansas Music Pavilion has announced the first group of artists to perform in the 2015 season, and the list includes rock bands and country music performers.

Inauguration Day in Arkansas

The state’s politicos react to inauguration day in Arkansas, which included Asa Hutchinson taking the oath as governor.

Larry Walther to Head Department of Finance, Administration

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Larry Walther as the new director of the Department of Finance & Administration.

USA Today Readers’ Choice Picks Little Rock as No. 3 Best State Capital

Little Rock was recently selected as the No. 3 Best State Capital in a readers’ choice award by USA Today and 10Best.

Fort Smith Leads Arkansas Tech Business Index in October

Fort Smith remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index while Rogers and Russellville enjoyed the largest increases according to economic activity from October.

Wes Kirtley (left), Ryan Herget (middle) and Kyle Crossland (right) became the owners of Chef Shuttle in January. Since the trio, all in their 20s, took over, the local restaurant food delivery company has grown into four markets with more than 50 restaurants.

Chef Shuttle Looks to Expand Outside of Central Arkansas

Chef Shuttle has grown to cover much of central Arkansas, and now the company plans to expand into surrounding markets.

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson speaks with reporters Jan. 6 on the upcoming legislative session.

Asa Hutchinson, Legislative Leaders Talk Session Issues

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says it makes sense for the Legislature to address his tax cut proposal early in the upcoming legislative session, and says he expects quick action from the state’s lawmakers.

Mike AndersonHead Basketball Coach, University of Arkansas

UA Extends Mike Anderson’s Contract Through 2020

The University of Arkansas has extended men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson’s contract through March 2020.

Mountaire Corp. Owner Argues Influence of Rich Donors on Politics

Politico recently ranked the top 100 donors to political campaigns in 2014 and an Arkansan made the list.

KAIT Says It Will Launch An NBC Affiliate

NBC is coming to Jonesboro. KAIT announced this month that it would broadcast an NBC affiliate in the near future.

How Much do the Razorbacks Get for Texas Bowl Appearance?

Just for appearing in Monday night’s Advocare V100 Texas Bowl, the Arkansas Razorbacks will earn a seven-digit figure.

Stacey Hunter Schwartz

Stacey Schwartz Resigns as CEO of World Services for the Blind

Stacey Hunter Schwartz has resigned as president and CEO of the World Services for the Blind of Little Rock. Schwartz confirmed the move to Arkansas Business on Monday.

Mark McLarty has purchased Bale Honda of Little Rock.

With China Venture in Rearview Mirror, Mark McLarty Turns Efforts Home

In 2013, China became the first country to sell more than 20 million vehicles in a year. But when Mark McLarty got there in 2004, it wasn’t the world’s leader in auto sales — it was a new frontier.

Trentlaw LLC recently purchased a half-acre lot on Dave Ward Drive in Conway for $255,000 and plans to construct a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shop on the parcel. Construction could start as early as the third week of June, with the store ready to open in September.

Krispy Kreme Opens in Conway, Plans Pastries ‘Round the Clock

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has officially opened in Conway, and its owner is expecting big demand for its doughnuts.

This aerial photo of the Outlets at Little Rock was taken in December. The 325,000-SF shopping center is to open in the summer.

Outlets at Little Rock Developer Talks Construction, Tenants, Impact

The Outlets at Little Rock will open this summer. Michael Barelli, vice president of New England Development, recently talked to Arkansas Business about the 325,000-SF shopping center coming to central Arkansas.

Martha Miller previously served as the deputy director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage Museums.

Martha Miller Out as Director of Department of Arkansas Heritage

Martha Miller will not continue as director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Allen Kerr Named Insurance Commissioner; Sheila Sharp Retained as Community Correction Director

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says outgoing state Rep. Allen Kerr will be the new insurance commissioner, and Sheila Sharp will remain as director for the Department of Community Correction.