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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

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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

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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

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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 >

Walmart Challenges Amazon with Grocery Delivery

Walmart Challenges Amazon with Grocery Delivery

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Shortly after Walmart opened its first Supercenters with food markets in 1988, top executives began to see groceries as the retail titan's future bread and butter. Now Walmart is America's biggest grocery seller, and food is becoming ammunition in the Bentonville company's online duel with Amazon. read more >

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

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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 >

Little Rock Startup Set to Sell Speed-Torque

Little Rock Startup Set to Sell Speed-Torque

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Vascugenix, a Little Rock startup run mostly by students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, plans to bring its medical device for emergency heart surgeries to market in late August or early September. read more >

Democrat-Gazette Says Ink Hasn't Run Dry

Democrat-Gazette Says Ink Hasn't Run Dry

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The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has been steadily shrinking its print delivery zone and promoting digital subscriptions for a couple of years, but it isn't ready to get rid of ink and paper just yet. read more >

NanoMech Files Plans to Sell Company

NanoMech Files Plans to Sell Company

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NanoMech Inc. of Springdale, which filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, has filed plans to sell the company at auction in June. read more >

Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day

Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day

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Rejuvenix of Little Rock, a graduate of the Delta Innovation Fund accelerator, won $10,000 for technical assistance last week at the program's 2019 Demo Day at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

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The Springdale nanotechnology firm estimates both its debts and its assets as between $10 million and $50 million. Documents say the company has struggled through continual losses from operations together with slow revenue growth. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

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Community banks lack the financial and human capital of their larger counterparts to invest in research and development, but they need new technologies all the same. Partnerships with financial technology startups are a practical way to address this need, four of the state's community bankers told Arkansas Business. read more >