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Departing Acxiom CEO Chad Engelgau to Join Nonprofit Services Firm Innovairre

Acxiom announced earlier this month that Engelgau was stepping down after 17 years with the company but only hinted at his next destination. read more >
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Real Estate / Small Business

Dave Creek Media Expands Again in Conway

The company has expanded six times in the past six years, and now employs 40 marketing specialists serving clients in central and northwest Arkansas. read more >
Chad Engelgau, president & CEO of Acxiom, an Interpublic Group Co. that has a significant prescence in Conway.
Business Services / Public Companies

Acxiom CEO Chad Engelgau to Step Down

New York-based Interpublic Group, the publicly traded company that acquired Acxiom in 2018, said a search for Engelgau's replacement will begin immediately. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments

Alana Girard Named COO at Generations Bank of Rogers (Movers & Shakers)

She previously was director of operations of the financial institution. read more >
Business Services

Merkle Veteran John Watkins Joins Acxiom as COO

Watkins brings more than 20 years of experience in the data and technology industry to the job. read more >
Public Companies

Inuvo Inc. Asks Why, Not Who

CEO Richard Howe believes Inuvo will profit from a patented artificial intelligence technology that maps concepts, not individuals. read more >
Media & Marketing

Acxiom Partners With 2 on Multiscreen TV Activations

Conor Burgess, Acxiom's vice president of business development, said the partnership will deliver "the most extensive collection of descriptive audience data in the market." read more >
Media & Marketing

Acxiom Partners With InfoSum on Data Matching

The initiative that aims to help marketers deliver more actionable consumer insights. read more >
FIS CEO Gary Norcross, left, and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson discuss the state's rise as a fintech leader at the VenCent Fintech Summit in Little Rock on Aug. 16, 2022.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Small Business

Day 2 of Fintech Summit: Regulatory Advice, Data Strategy and Arkansas’ ‘Microhub’ Status

FIS CEO Gary Norcross and St. Louis Fed VP Allen North were among the speakers. read more >
The floor of the trade show on the first day of the VenCent Fintech Summit hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock.
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Fintech Startups and Banking Veterans Share Trade Floor on Summit’s First Day

One of several standouts was Arcanum Technology of Athens, Georgia, which demoed a secure, four-character password that never has to be changed by the end user. read more >
Buddy Hasten

A Nuclear Navy Vet Plots Co-ops’ Course

Vernon “Buddy” Hasten thanks the service for making him an officer and an engineer. Fate and genetics made him sharp, animated and funny. read more >
Chad Engelgau, president & CEO of Acxiom, an Interpublic Group Co. that has a significant prescence in Conway.

Acxiom’s Chad Engelgau: Data Connects Brands To Customers, Success

He also said the firm with a significant presence in Conway has long advocated for a single set of national data privacy laws. read more >
Lee Watson, founder of The Forge Institute
Business Services / Education

Consortium Aims to Make Arkansas a Leader in Cybersecurity

The new group's goals include creating “a strategic regional industry cluster in emerging technologies" and aid the creation of more tech jobs. read more >
Jerry Adams
Education / Nonprofits

Jerry Adams to Retire From Arkansas Research Alliance

A six-year member of the group with a background in economic development has been chosen as his successor. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Real Estate

Simmons Bank in Negotiations for Naming Rights to Field at War Memorial Stadium

It's the second stadium sponsorship deal the growing bank has announced this month. read more >
Health Care

Arkansas Research Alliance Announces 6 New Board Members

The new members represent health care, technology, energy and education sectors. read more >
Inuvo CEO Richard Howe
Business Services / Investments / Media & Marketing / Public Companies

Inuvo Looking to Become ‘Modern-Day’ Acxiom

Publicly traded marketing technology provider Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock is looking to buy with dreams of 10-figure revenue. read more >

Beth-Anne Bygum Joins Forge Institute Advisory Board

The Forge Institute of Little Rock says that Beth-Anne Bygum, chief security and compliance officer for Acxiom of Conway, has joined the institute's advisory board. read more >

Forge Institute, Acxiom Announce Strategic Partnership

Forge Institute of Little Rock and Acxiom of Conway recently announced a strategic partnership that aims to provide more cybersecurity training opportunities and have Arkansans hired to fill cybersecurity positions. read more >
Charles MorganChairman and CEO of First Orion
Media & Marketing / Public Companies

First Orion’s Charles Morgan Has Number on Bad Calls

Charles Morgan, the chairman and CEO of First Orion, says the character of Arkansas’ workforce is a huge advantage for a tech company. read more >