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Ashley Jones and Pamela Reed of The Venture Center in Little Rock.
Education / Investments / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Jones, Reed Start at The Venture Center (Movers & Shakers)

Ashley Jones has been hired as director of operations and Pamela Reed has been hired as managing director of entrepreneurship and community programs at The Venture Center in Little Rock. read more >
Angelisa Henry of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Education / Small Business

Henry Named UAPB Small Business Center Chief (Movers & Shakers)

Angelisa Henry has been selected to lead the new regional office of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. read more >
Bill Sabo
Education / Nonprofits / Small Business

ASBTDC Names Sabo Regional Director at Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

Bill Sabo has been hired as regional office director for the new Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith after a nationwide search. read more >
Jennifer Allen, owner and publisher of the Hot Springs Village Voice
Media & Marketing / Small Business

Publisher Jennifer Allen Finds Her Voice

Not long after Jennifer Allen lost her job running the Hot Springs Village Voice for Gannett, she got a call from an executive at the company asking if she’d ever considered buying the paper she had worked for since 2007. read more >
April Roy is the founder and CEO of FemPAQ in Bentonville.
Small Business

Arkansas Businesses Win $31K in Pitch Contest

Four Arkansas small-business owners win a total of $31,000 at the 2021 Pitch ‘N Pint pitch competition. read more >
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UA Little Rock Programs Help Bring Tech to Market

Two programs based out of the same building on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus are helping transform research done in a lab into marketable technology that can generate dollars and jobs. read more >
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics / Small Business

ASBTDC Receives $125K Grant to Help Companies Apply for Grants

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $125,000 grant to assist companies pursuing federal Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer grants and contracts. read more >
Brandon Horvath of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center.
Education / Small Business

Horvath Moves to Small Business & Tech Center at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Brandon Horvath is the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center’s new capital access specialist. read more >
Education

A-State ASBTDC to Host AccelHERate Event on March 5

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will host a free accelHERate event from 4:30-6 p.m. March 5 at Ozarka College in Ash Flat. read more >
Kevin Williams, president of Union Bank of Mena, and Jarrod Yarnell, CEO of Union Bankshares.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Government & Politics / Small Business

Williams, Yarnell Named to Top Slots for Union Bankshares (Movers & Shakers)

Kevin Williams has been appointed president of Union Bank of Mena, and Jarrod Yarnell has been named chief executive officer of Union Bankshares, the holding company for Union Bank and First National Bank of Paris. read more >
Robert Bahn of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at A-State in Jonesboro with Laura Fine, state director of the ASBTDC.
Education / Small Business

Robert Bahn Honored for Small Business Work (Movers & Shakers)

Robert Bahn of Jonesboro was honored as a 2019 state star at the 39th annual America’s Small Business Development Centers conference in Long Beach, California. read more >
Poke Hula offers a dish unique to the restaurant and new to central Arkansas.
Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Poke: That’s What It’s All About

The poke trend in Arkansas shows no signs of slowing down even as some in the restaurant industry are questioning whether poke has peaked. read more >
Misti Staley demonstrates her new medical device, the FreeArm, which can hold a bolus syringe, up to 500 ml of volume and a small pump.
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Medical Devices: Costly, Time-Consuming but Worthy

Startups that build medical devices must clear some high hurdles, but the rewards can be huge. read more >
Chad Hudson of FNBC Bank
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Small Business

Tyler Davis Takes Spot on Livestock & Poultry Commission (Movers & Shakers)

Tyler Davis of Ashdown was recently appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to a seven-year term on the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Livestock & Poultry Commission Board. read more >
Mary Beth Brooks
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Mary Beth Brooks to Lead UA’s ASBTDC

Mary Beth Brooks has been named the new director of the University of Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center. read more >
Tineska and Roger Perry own RP Detail in Arkadelphia. The couple shares space in the building for their businesses where Roger owns an auto-detailing business and Tineska, a hair salon.
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RP Detail Establishes Its Tidy Home

A side job washing vehicles blossomed into a full-time business for Roger Perry in Arkadelphia. Perry operates RP Detail, providing custom cleaning service for SUVs, trucks and cars. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Center Offers Help for Restaurants

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center is offering programming and consulting help to food- or beverage-related businesses in Faulkner, Jefferson, Pulaski and White counties this year. read more >
Laura FineState Director of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center
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Laura Fine on Keeping Small Businesses from Missing the Market

Laura Fine, chief of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, tells what it does, and says customers are king. read more >
Pat Brown has a new title and a growing job now that women-owned businesses have been added to her portfolio at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
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AEDC’s Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown’s team is busy certifying women-owned businesses. read more >
Rose Schweikhart, right, owner of Superior Bathhouse Brewery, and Jimm Powell, brewer, load 5-gallon kegs onto their delivery truck for delivery to bars and restaurants.
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Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer BreweriesLock Icon

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot. read more >