Banking & Finance


Metroplan Report: Fintech Helping Region Grow

Metroplan Report: Fintech Helping Region Grow

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Amid modest overall job growth, the central Arkansas region's financial sector grew jobs at nearly twice the U.S. average from 2017 to 2019, according to Metroplan's 2019 Economic Review and Outlook report released Wednesday. read more >

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2019

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2019

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We approached executives from businesses large and small, nonprofits and even government agencies, and asked them to answer questions about their organizations, their industries and themselves. read more >

In the Workplace 2020: Succession Planning: Avoiding Pitfalls

In the Workplace 2020: Succession Planning: Avoiding Pitfalls

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Succession planning necessitates talking to current key employees about their retirement plans. Planning how you will approach these conversations can help you avoid claims of age bias. Remember, there is no mandatory retirement age (with very few exceptions). read more >

In the Workplace 2020: New Federal Overtime Rules Effective Jan. 1

In the Workplace 2020: New Federal Overtime Rules Effective Jan. 1

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The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that its new overtime rules, which go into effect Jan. 1, will make an additional 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act. read more >

Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

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A brilliant sportswriter, a beloved PR executive, a founder of one of Arkansas' pre-eminent architecture firms, a giant in the field of construction, the creator of “The Fishin' Hole,” a civil rights icon and a pioneering scientist were just a few of the notable Arkansans who died in 2019. read more >

Christmas by the Numbers

Christmas by the Numbers

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Facts and figures which are present behind the economy of the holiday season. read more >

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

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May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence read more >

Arkansas Business Reader's Choice Best of Biz 2019 (Advertising Section)

Arkansas Business Reader's Choice Best of Biz 2019 (Advertising Section)

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The winners and finalists appearing here were chosen not by a group of panelists around a conference table, but by the thousands of busy employees, employers, executives, movers and shakers whose work leads them to use the companies and services listed. read more >

Encore Bank Adds 2 to Team

Encore Bank Adds 2 to Team

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Encore Bank announced this week the hiring of Patrick Woodruff and Hunter Norton as senior vice presidents and commercial bankers. read more >

Executive Academy Offers Next Step on Path to Leadership

Executive Academy Offers Next Step on Path to Leadership

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Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy, which includes sessions with Curtis Barnett, Ed Choate, Amy Fecher, Terry Mohajir and Darrin Williams. read more >

Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

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Carlisle farmer Don Kittler looked out at his 18-acre field east of Lonoke, beaming at row after row soaking up the sun. But these weren't the usual rows of corn, soybeans and rice he farms on 10,000 acres of in Lonoke and Prairie counties. read more >