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Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

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Renewable energy and health care top the list of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States in 2016-26, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

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An audience of prospective investors and bankers gather in North Little Rock to mark the end of the inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America and hosted by the nonprofit Venture Center of Little Rock. read more >

Row Between Owners Doomed Blue Canoe Brewing

Row Between Owners Doomed Blue Canoe Brewing

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Blue Canoe Brewing, the nanobrewery in east Little Rock with the taproom, is no more. A founder's lawsuit gives some hints into the troubles that doomed the five-year-old dream that began on Kickstarter. read more >

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

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The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase. read more >

Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

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Despite a hospitality background, Capi Peck didn't start out to be a restaurateur. Nonetheless, she opened Trio's in 1986 and has since become a leader not just in the local restaurant industry, but also on the Little Rock Board of Directors. read more >

Rocky's Pub Eyes Sherwood Location

Rocky's Pub Eyes Sherwood Location

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Rocky's Togo (pronounced “to-go”), a takeout place that succeeded Rocky's Pub, a North Little Rock restaurant with something of a cult following attributable largely to its Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, appears poised to open a full sit-down restaurant at the former Jo Jos Bar-B-Q in Sherwood. read more >

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

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Arkansas ranks in the bottom 11 states in terms of the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Eleven states were included because of ties.) read more >

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for Cannabis

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for Cannabis

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Medical marijuana is now legal in Arkansas and due to hit the market in six weeks. Lawyers, compliance professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management are warning companies to get ready. read more >

Companies Break Ground on $10M Argenta Office Building

Companies Break Ground on $10M Argenta Office Building

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Taggart Architects of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau break ground on their $10 million, 25,000-SF office building at 600 Main St. in North Little Rock. read more >

Izard Chocolate Comes to Bittersweet End

Izard Chocolate Comes to Bittersweet End

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Izard Chocolate will be shutting the doors of its Hillcrest shop sometime during the third week of March, and owner Nathaniel Izard will be retiring from the chocolate business. read more >