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Hot Springs Distilleries, PattiCakes Moving Ahead

Hot Springs Distilleries, PattiCakes Moving Ahead

WhispersRestaurants & Food

While Crystal Ridge Distillery and Hot Springs Distilling are working to open their doors in Hot Springs, Patti Stobaugh says she expects to have the downtown Conway location of PattiCakes Bakery open by the end of this month. read more >

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Led by Harvey Williams Jr. and his wife, Donna, Delta Dirt Distillery will begin producing vodka, gin, cordials and more in the coming weeks. Their son, Thomas, will oversee the production of spirits made with corn, wheat, rye and sweet potatoes grown on the family farm. Tours and a tasting room with a full-service bar are on tap. read more >

New Jacksonville Schools Propel Growth

New Jacksonville Schools Propel Growth

Banking & Finance

Jacksonville is on the rise, and its schools are playing no small role in that. Replacing all schools in the Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District is one way the district, carved out of the Pulaski County Special School District in 2014, is hoping to improve education in the community. read more >

Mayor Sees Signs Amazon May Stay in NLR Awhile

Mayor Sees Signs Amazon May Stay in NLR Awhile

Transportation

North Little Rock has 17 acres to offer to Amazon for a permanent facility or expansion. A permanent or expanded facility would require at least 10-15 acres and could create up to 300 jobs, according to the Mayor Joe Smith. read more >

Innovation Hub Growing in Pine Bluff

Innovation Hub Growing in Pine Bluff

Banking & FinanceRestaurants & FoodTechnology & Telecom

Go Forward Pine Bluff's innovation hub, The Generator, is in for a busy September. Mildred Franco, executive director of The Generator, hopes renovations will begin then on its physical location: the three-story building formerly known as the Merrill Civic Center. read more >

Not a Good Look II (Editorial)

Not a Good Look II (Editorial)

Opinion

Even a $38.8 million “economic development fee” pledged by Cherokee Nation Businesses can whitewash illegal meetings and a willingness to disregard the citizens' wishes. read more >

Tilbury to Top Off 10-Year Buyout of East Harding

Tilbury to Top Off 10-Year Buyout of East Harding

Whispers

Van Tilbury, the president and CEO, confirmed last week that he'll be making just two more monthly payments on the stock buyout of Bob East and Tom Harding that he started in November 2009 to become the sole owner of East Harding Construction. read more >

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

The country may be headed for another recession, timber industry experts told Arkansas Business last week after Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced an indefinite suspension of operations at its El Dorado sawmill. read more >