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Arkansas Arts Center 'A Gem Within Our City'

Arkansas Arts Center 'A Gem Within Our City'

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Museums need to supply “social space,” says famed architect Jeanne Gang. If they are to survive, they need to be places where people want to be. And that is what her design seeks to do for the expanded, renovated Arkansas Arts Center, a $98.8 million project: provide a “cultural living room.” read more >

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Technology & TelecomTransportation

Nelson Peacock is hopeful that the arrival of a global innovation company will help spur northwest Arkansas' business ecosystem and solve some nagging logistical problems. read more >

Joe Clay Young Moves Up at Merrill Lynch (Movers & Shakers)

Joe Clay Young Moves Up at Merrill Lynch (Movers & Shakers)

Banking & FinanceMovers & Shakers

Joe Clay Young IV was recently promoted from first vice president to senior vice president at Merrill Lynch in Jonesboro. Brenda Eldridge has been hired as chief financial officer at Partners Bank of Helena, the new name of the bank previously known as Helena National Bank. read more >

Ritter Communications Seeks Partner in Continued Growth Push

Ritter Communications Seeks Partner in Continued Growth Push

Technology & Telecom

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro is looking for a partner, not a buyer. Responding to a Wall Street Journal article, officials of the family-owned, regional broadband provider said that at this time the company is seeking investment partners only. read more >

Uniti Group Reports 1Q Income of $2.5M

Uniti Group Reports 1Q Income of $2.5M

Technology & Telecom

Uniti Group Inc. of Little Rock reports first-quarter net income of $2.5 million, or 1 cent per share, up from $1.2 million, or a loss of 1 cent per share, in the same quarter last year. read more >

Warren Stephens Stands by Startup's CEO Marc Gorlin

Warren Stephens Stands by Startup's CEO Marc Gorlin

Banking & FinanceTechnology & TelecomWhispers

Warren Stephens says he has confidence in Marc Gorlin, founder and CEO of crowdsourced delivery service startup Roadie, in which Stephens has invested. After all, he said, look at Kabbage, which “turned out to be a great investment.” read more >

Startup Roadie Gets More Stephens Cash

Startup Roadie Gets More Stephens Cash

Technology & TelecomTransportation

Five years after its founding, Roadie, the crowdsourced delivery service startup based in Atlanta, has attracted partnerships with major retailers, including Walmart, and, in February, $37 million in new funding. read more >

Details in Delta Resort Bankruptcy Show $171.1M in Debts

Details in Delta Resort Bankruptcy Show $171.1M in Debts

Banking & FinanceLegalWhispers

Gary Russell Gibbs of Niceville, Florida, lists his complete financial details in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hot Springs showing total debts at $171.1 million. That makes his personal bankruptcy one of the largest filed in Arkansas. read more >

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area remains near a historical low, 3.5% in February. read more >