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The floor of the trade show on the first day of the VenCent Fintech Summit hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock.

EGiftify Aims to Bring Big Tech to Small Business

Susi Barakat founded eGiftify to bring the technology that big brands use to her family’s small business, The Terrace restaurant in Little Rock.

Grace Rains

The Conductor Sets Opening Date for New Home

The entrepreneurial support organization will host events and programming at the center as well as rent co-working space, desks and access to meeting rooms.

Erin Simpson, left, and Allan Rayson of Encore Bank. The two shared growth tips in a presentation on the final day of the VenCent Fintech Summit in Little Rock.

Encore Bank Shares Growth Tips on Final Day of Fintech Summit

The bank decided to focus on using technology to eliminate manual processes not only for its staff, but for its clients.

FIS CEO Gary Norcross, left, and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson discuss the state's rise as a fintech leader at the VenCent Fintech Summit in Little Rock on Aug. 16, 2022.

Day 2 of Fintech Summit: Regulatory Advice, Data Strategy and Arkansas’ ‘Microhub’ Status

FIS CEO Gary Norcross and St. Louis Fed VP Allen North were among the speakers.

The floor of the trade show on the first day of the VenCent Fintech Summit hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock.

Fintech Startups and Banking Veterans Share Trade Floor on Summit’s First Day

One of several standouts was Arcanum Technology of Athens, Georgia, which demoed a secure, four-character password that never has to be changed by the end user.

Canoo’s Losses Widen, Cash Dwindles in Q2

The electric vehicle startup lost $164.4 million, or 68 cents per share, in the quarter.

SupplyPike Raises Money To Hire 60, Expand Work

The Fayetteville-based company helps major retail brands automate identifying the source of fines the companies impose on suppliers.

Armstrong, left, and Brown announced the first tenant in their new e-commerce park in Jonesboro in May. Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc.’s 150,000-SF warehouse is scheduled for completion in the spring.

New E-Commerce Park to Meet Major Manufacturing Needs in Northeast ArkansasLock Icon

Jonesboro answers calls for space with new hub, a 263-acre logistics, warehousing and digital fulfillment center.

A rendering of Our House's "Family Support Center" that is being built as part of a plan to double the nonprofit's capacity to serve the homeless and near-homeless in central Arkansas. 

Our House Embarks on $16M Expansion

The project received board approval in 2019 but was delayed by the pandemic.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Hutchinson Outlines Agenda for Final Months in Office

The term-limited governor says his focus is on broadband access, jobs and a “hopefully quick” special session on tax cuts.

Uniti Reaches $39M Settlement With Investors

The company was accused of concealing known risks connected to a $310 million judgment against Windstream in 2019.

Cybersecurity Proposal By SEC Spurs Concern

At least one public company in Arkansas says the proposed rules are burdensome, include a vague term and aren’t something its investors are requesting.

Edafio, BreachBits Partner Up

The firms will work together to make sure Edafio clients get the best cybersecurity.

“One of our philosophies is that the best way to defend yourself is to test yourself. If the hacker does it, we do it.” - Foster Davis, co-founder of BreachBits

Score Helps Assess Business Security

BreachBits opened its office in Little Rock a year ago and already hopes to double its Arkansas workforce.

New Timeline Set for Opening of Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

Executive Director Victoria Ramirez said supply chain delays have contributed to the opening being pushed back.

Sophie Ozier was named general manager of the Arkansas Travelers in November.

No Boys Club AnymoreLock Icon

Sophie Ozier, Arkansas Travelers’ first female general manager, has been making strides as the exception to the rule in professional baseball.

Jeff Stinson, director of HealthTech Arkansas (left), and Joe Sasson, executive vice president of ventures at MedAxiom, recenlty spoke to Arkansas Business about their organizations partnering on a new cardiovascular technology-focused accelerator called HeartX.

HealthTech Arkansas, MedAxiom Team Up On HeartX

Applications will be accepted through July 31, from early-stage companies offering digital health and software, medical devices and diagnostic platforms involving cardiovascular care.

Murad Elsaidi of the Murad Law Firm in Little Rock says that H-1B visas and green cards for immigrants make up about 30% of his legal practice. 

Backlog Hinders Immigrant LaborLock Icon

The processing of all types of applications — visas and green cards — is backlogged, leaving potential workers in limbo amid a nationwide labor shortage.

Westrock Reports Q1 Results Ahead of Public Listing

The Little Rock-based coffee and tea company said it narrowed its losses and upsized its new credit facility.

Inuvo CEO Richard Howe

Compensation Up for Inuvo Execs After Pandemic Pay Cuts

Each of them was granted restricted stock unit awards as an incentive for taking the cuts.