Northeast Arkansas


NYITCOM to Provide Contact Tracing for ASU System

NYITCOM to Provide Contact Tracing for ASU System

Health Care

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine has reached an agreement with the Arkansas State University System to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing for each of the system's campuses across the state. read more >

Smoke Clears on Cannabis Cards

Smoke Clears on Cannabis Cards

WhispersHealth Care

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas have been getting mixed signals about when their cards — whose expiration dates have been extended during the coronavirus pandemic — will start to expire. read more >

Distilleries Pouring Out New Products

Distilleries Pouring Out New Products

Restaurants & Food

Five Arkansas distilleries are working on new products, and business is flowing steadily for them, despite the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the opening of a sixth and bringing a seventh to a standstill. read more >

Cotton Plant Gets $497K ARC Grant for Broadband

Cotton Plant Gets $497K ARC Grant for Broadband

Technology & Telecom

The Arkansas Department of Commerce announced Thursday that it has awarded the city of Cotton Plant (Woodruff County) a $497, 001 Arkansas Rural Connect grant to deploy fixed wireless internet there. read more >

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

Business ListBanking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Walmart CTO Suresh Kumar's experience explains why his total compensation for the first seven months he spent at Walmart made him the highest-paid executive among Arkansas' public companies. read more >

Agricultural Partnership Goes Solar in Jonesboro

Agricultural Partnership Goes Solar in Jonesboro

TPI, of North Little Rock, partnered with Craighead Electric Cooperative, Southland Gin Inc. of Lake City and Delta Farms Inc. to develop a 2-megawatt array of solar generation capacity with battery storage that is expected to bring long-term savings to the gin and farming operation for two decades. Officials gathered to ceremonially “flip the switch” on Friday afternoon. read more >

New Bank Name Is on Horizon For Arkansas

New Bank Name Is on Horizon For Arkansas

Banking & Finance

First Horizon National Corp. of Memphis officially crossed the Mississippi River and entered Arkansas on July 2 with the completion of its $2.3 billion stock swap purchase of IberiaBank Corp. of Lafayette, Louisiana. read more >

Be Careful Out There (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Be Careful Out There (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionBanking & FinanceLegalTransportationEditor's Note

A $2.4 million scam perpetrated against the Arkansas Department of Transportation is a particularly useful case for business executives to consider since it involves a simple, unsophisticated and yet exceptionally effective form of fraud, and any business that pays employees or vendors is vulnerable. read more >