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Alisha Curtis to Lead Razorback Foundation in Little Rock

The former chief of communications and legislative director for the Arkansas Department of Commerce will manage a portfolio of Razorback Foundation members in the central Arkansas area. read more >
Amanda Matthews
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments

Amanda Matthews Named Senior Sales Director at New Nexus Group (Movers & Shakers)

Matthews will serve as the strategic leader in merchandising for the company’s partner brands. read more >
Ashley McBride
Education / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

AARP Arkansas of Little Rock Hires New State Director (Movers & Shakers)

Ashley McBride will now lead the state office to tackle issues concerning Arkansas’ 50-plus population. read more >
Elizabeth Bowles, CEO of Aristotle Unified Communications, is one small-business leader who has expressed concern about new grant funding requirements that could hamper broadband internet expansion across the state
Government & Politics

Letter-of-Credit Rule Draws Criticism in Broadband Effort

Aristotle chief says hurdle is costly and likely to keep small firms out of program. read more >
Serge Krikorian is co-owner with his wife, Mary, of Vibrant Occasions Catering.
Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Catering Chef: Sales Increased by Social Media

Before his catering business, Vibrant Occasions Catering of Benton, even gets a phone call, said Serge Krikorian, brides have already done their research. read more >
Workers with Hawkeye Enterprises doing paving work near Newport’s airport, known locally as the air base. The area is home to a dozen industries and two state prisons.
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To Keep Job Surge, Newport Keeps TaxLock Icon

For the past 20 years, a half-cent for every buck spent in Newport has pumped millions of dollars into local economic development, helping to stem an exodus and turn Jackson County into a commuter destination for 3,000 incoming workers per day. read more >
A screenshot of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services' Pandemic Unemployment Assistance website at pua.arkansas.gov.
Government & Politics / Insurance / Legal / Media & Marketing

State Confirms Insurance Claim in Web ‘Breach’Lock Icon

Arkansas officials confirmed last week that the state filed an insurance claim in a May 15 website security lapse that exposed sensitive data on 30,000 Arkansans seeking pandemic unemployment benefits. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced how restaurants will be able to begin opening for dine-in service on May 11.
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Tourism

Hutchinson: Business Aid Fund Jumped the Gun, Will Be Back

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says that a $15 million state-administered fund to help Arkansas small businesses reopen took applications "prematurely" yesterday, and that his administration hopes to relaunch the fund next week. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Insurance / Legal / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Real Estate

State Offices, Rather Than Raytheon, Relocate to RiverdaleLock Icon

Plans are still taking shape to move 977 state employees into the six-story building at 1 Verizon Drive in the Riverdale area. read more >
Fire Chief Kevin Miller of Jonesboro.
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Jonesboro’s Kevin Miller Recognized by State Fire Chiefs Association (Movers & Shakers)

Fire Chief Kevin Miller of Jonesboro has received the E.W. Sewell Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Arkansas Fire Chiefs Association. read more >
Betty Anderson, Steven Porch

Mike Preston Announces Appointments to New Commerce Department

Secretary Mike Preston of the Arkansas Department of Commerce, which was formed as part of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's state government reorganization, has announced six appointments. read more >
Lisenne Rockefeller, left, and Garrett Lewis will be honored on Sept. 6 at the Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas' annual dinner. 
Nonprofits

CACA Will Present Awards to Lisenne Rockefeller, Garrett Lewis

Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas will honor Lisenne Rockefeller as its 2017 Arkansas Woman of Inspiration at the nonprofit's annual dinner on Sept. 6 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >