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WhiteRock Opens Office at Little Rock Tech Park

The independent Salesforce vendor said the office provides a dedicated space for employees to engage with customers.

Ace Glass Project Draws $5.7M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

ARJV IV LLC, led by Chris Moses, purchased the 41,554-SF project at 3101 Dugan Drive from 3101 Dugan LLC of Salt Lake City.

Walmart & Zest Labs Trial Set for January 2025Lock Icon

U.S. District Judge James M. Moody Jr. of Little Rock in December ordered a new trial in the case that yielded a $115 million verdict against the Bentonville retailer.

Working to Improve Child Care in Arkansas (Angela Duran Commentary)

Arkansas businesses have a role to play in ensuring every child reaches its full potential.

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Inuvo Narrows Losses in Q4, Shares Fall

The company invested heavily in marketing programs to increase its exposure last year, which pushed annual operating expenses up 27.2% read more >
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Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Tradition With AI

Do the benefits outweigh the challenges and what are the future implications for both firms and their clients? read more >
Kenny Gunderman
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Uniti Posts $31M Profit in Q4, Sells Fiber Investments & Towers

Non-recurring revenue was lower in 2023 due in part to one-time, low-margin equipment sales, which the company has decided to largely exit in 2024. read more >
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Montrose Narrows Losses in Q4, Announces Purchase of Colorado Environmental Consultancy

Shares of the company jumped 16% on adjusted income and revenue results that topped Wall Street forecasts. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Names Shelley Simpson as Next CEO

She's taking over for John Roberts III, who has led the Lowell transportation and logistics company since 2010. read more >
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Madeline Roberts Joins Peacock Group as PR Manager

She's the former Pulaski County director of communications. read more >
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US Economy Grew Solid 3.2% in Q4, a Slight Downgrade From Government’s Initial Estimate

U.S. growth has now topped 2% for six straight quarters, defying fears that high interest rates would tip the world's largest economy into a recession. read more >
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UL Solutions Opens 100,000-SF Retail Product Lab in Lowell

The new lab aims to provide retailers with more dynamic and data-driven approaches to enhance product quality, performance and safety. read more >
Business Services / Small Business

Many Small Business Owners See 2024 as a ‘Make or Break’ Year, Survey Shows

Many are still facing tough issues like a volatile economy, a polarizing election on the horizon and declining sales. read more >
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Joe Ford, Conway Regional Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Ford received the Legacy of Leadership award in honor of a career spanning business and the highest levels of government. read more >
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What Recession? Forecasters Raise Expectations for US Economy in 2024

Economists also more than doubled their estimates for the number of jobs gained across the economy this year. read more >
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Jacksonville Plant Produces $4.2M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

A 547,414-SF industrial complex in Jacksonville weighed in at $4.25 million. read more >
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UA Supply Chain Management Program Boosted by PandemicLock Icon

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented attention to the importance of supply chains in business, and in life, and that in turn brought increased attention to the Walton College of Business. read more >
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Robert Birch Hired as Economic Development Director for the City of Jacksonville (Movers & Shakers)

He previously was director of business development for the city of North Little Rock. read more >
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Walmart Purchases Lot for $3.1 Million (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville paid $3.1 million for 4.66 acres on SE Walton Boulevard. read more >
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Your Vision, Your Life (Marta Loyd On Life & Leading)

A memorable, meaningful and measurable vision statement can inspire us to live in a purposeful way. read more >
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Brent Williams on What Sets Walton College Apart

Brent D. Williams became dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on Feb. 1. read more >
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JB Hunt Signs Intermodal Agreement With Walmart

As part of the agreement, J.B. Hunt said it was buying Walmart’s intermodal container and chassis fleets. read more >
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IRS Targets Execs Who Use Business Jets for Personal Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — First, there were trackers on Taylor Swift and other celebrities’ private jet usage. Now, there will be more scrutiny on executives’ personal use of business aircraft who write it […] read more >
Business Services / Education

ATU-Ozark Gets $440K to Continue Career Coaching Program

The program aims to increase work-based learning experiences for students and spread awareness of career pathways in the northwest part of the state. read more >