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Harps to Open Grocery Store on Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Campus

The store will focus on promoting wellness and healthy living, offering an extensive selection of fresh produce and organic products.

Washington Regional Anesthesiologist Gains Board Certification (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Drew Rodgers is the first anesthesiologist in northwest Arkansas to achieve board certification in adult cardiac anesthesiology.

Walmart & Zest Labs Trial Set for January 2025Lock Icon

U.S. District Judge James M. Moody Jr. of Little Rock in December ordered a new trial in the case that yielded a $115 million verdict against the Bentonville retailer.

Sterling Bank CEO Purchases Fayetteville Home from Former Razorback Coach for $1.2MLock Icon

Scott Spencer and his wife, Gale, paid $1.2 million for a custom-made 2019 home in Fayetteville.

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T.J. Lefler on Commercial Real Estate Investments

Lefler formed the Lefler Capital commercial real estate investment firm in September 2021. read more >
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UA’s Growth Fuels Student Housing Rush

Enrollment growth at the UA has prompted some major investments in the apartment market. read more >
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Walmart Continues to Evolve (Editorial)

The Bentonville retailing giant bets on advertising to beef up revenue. read more >
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Working to Improve Child Care in Arkansas (Angela Duran Commentary)

Arkansas businesses have a role to play in ensuring every child reaches its full potential. read more >
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Cushman & Wakefield Sage Partners Announces New PromotionsLock Icon

Bailey Benson has been named a principal in the company, and Adam VanBecelaere is the new COO. read more >
Pearl McElfish of the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute
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UAMS to Establish Institute for Community Health Innovation

The institute, which will be based in northwest Arkansas, will have staff and offices across the state. read more >
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J.B. Hunt Names Shelley Simpson as Next CEO

She's taking over for John Roberts III, who has led the Lowell transportation and logistics company since 2010. read more >
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UL Solutions Opens 100,000-SF Retail Product Lab in Lowell

The new lab aims to provide retailers with more dynamic and data-driven approaches to enhance product quality, performance and safety. read more >
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Joe Ford, Conway Regional Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Ford received the Legacy of Leadership award in honor of a career spanning business and the highest levels of government. read more >
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ARDOT Plans to Minimize Eclipse Traffic Woes

It is Steve Frisbee’s unenviable job to make sure the April 8 total solar eclipse doesn’t become a total traffic nightmare for Arkansas. read more >
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Eclipse Economics: Arkansas Expects Tourism Boom on the HorizonLock Icon

To calculate how many eclipse chasers will be looking skyward in Arkansas at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, April 8, economists and tourism officials started by looking backward. read more >
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UA Supply Chain Management Program Boosted by PandemicLock Icon

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented attention to the importance of supply chains in business, and in life, and that in turn brought increased attention to the Walton College of Business. read more >
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Arkansas Newk’s Serve Up Innovation

Little Rock brothers Todd and Terry White earlier this month opened their sixth Newk’s Eatery, this one in Bentonville, at 1500 SE Eagles Way, across the road from Northwest Arkansas Community College. read more >
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The Eclipse: Arkansas’ Chance to Shine (Editorial)

The eclipse gives the state’s tourism industry an unparalleled opportunity to shine. read more >
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Walmart Purchases Lot for $3.1 Million (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville paid $3.1 million for 4.66 acres on SE Walton Boulevard. read more >
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Brent Williams on What Sets Walton College Apart

Brent D. Williams became dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on Feb. 1. read more >
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Most Cities See Growth In A&P Taxes in 2023

Twelve of the 17 cities tracked by Arkansas Business reported increased revenue from taxes on lodging and prepared foods in 2023. read more >
Construction / Education

University of the Ozarks Begins Construction on $27M Residence Hall

The university hired Kinco Constructors LLC of Springdale to build the residence hall and Credo Design Architects LLC to design it.  read more >
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Walmart to Acquire Smart TV Maker Vizio for $2.3B

The deal aims to expand Walmart's rapidly growing advertising business to compete with Amazon. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Rips Again in Q4 as Inflation Retreats

But with inflation falling, Walmart customers are spending less per trip, leading the company to release a modest earnings forecast read more >