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Relyance Bank Set to Build Benton Office

White Hall’s Relyance Bank is working to establish a third Saline County location.

Who’s the Boss? We Are (Editorial)

Citizens who spoke up about the often-delayed I-30 widening project appear to have gotten results.

Lyon College’s Institute of Health Sciences Eyes Cabot as Potential LocationLock Icon

A deal to put the school on the Heifer International headquarters campus in Little Rock fell through in November, and no new location has been announced.

New FAFSA System Leaves Arkansas Colleges Seeking Clarity on EnrollmentLock Icon

Arkansas universities and colleges are left in limbo regarding enrollment and financial aid for the upcoming academic year, due to delays with FAFSA’s new application process.

Business Services / Small Business / Technology

Chad Brown Joins Board of Little Rock Tech Park

He's a vice president at the private investment firm Circumference Group and acting CFO of The Venture Center. read more >
Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Amazon Plans Last-Mile Facility in Hot Springs

Construction on the project is expected to begin in the coming weeks. read more >
Business Services / Construction

Olsson Announces Deal to Acquire FTN Associates of Little Rock

The transaction could make Olsson, which expanded to Arkansas in 2018, the third-largest engineering firm in the state. read more >
Banking & Finance

Drew Harrison Joins Arvest Board in Little Rock

He's the vice president of operations for Harrison Energy Partners of Little Rock. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Tourism

State Awards $4.34M for Outdoor Recreation Projects

The grants fall into two categories: Facilities for Underdeveloped Neighborhoods Park grants and matching grants. read more >
Construction / Legal / Manufacturing

Caddo Mountain Spring Water Sues Subcontractor Over Botched Well Project

The lawsuit alleges that Missouri-based Environmental Works Inc. didn't follow the manufacturer's instructions when installing a sealant, which caused the well to fail. read more >
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UAMS Reaches $30M Fundraising Goal for Cancer Institute 

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has reached its $30 million goal for a National Cancer Institute designation. read more >
Arkansas Bioinformatics Consortium
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Arkansas Bioinformatics Consortium Scheduled for Feb. 26 – 27 in NLR

The Arkansas Bioinformatics Consortium is scheduled for Feb. 26 - 27 in North Little Rock. read more >
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Job Growth in Little Rock Metro Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Peak

More businesses are looking to hire — the challenge will be finding workers. read more >
New Mexico #40 by Fritz Scholder.
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AMFA’s Action/Abstraction Redefined Exhibit Opens Feb. 16

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts opens its Action/Abstraction Redefined exhibition Feb. 16, 2024. read more >
The University of Arkansas Little Rock to host solar eclipse celebration April 8.
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UA Little Rock to Host Solar Eclipse Celebration April 8

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a solar eclipse celebration on April 8 for students, faculty, and the public. read more >
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Origami Sake Set to Host 2024 American Craft Sake Fest

Origami Sake of Hot Springs to host the 2024 American Craft Sake Festival in March. read more >
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Atlas Obscura Announces Solar Eclipse Festival in Hot Springs

Atlas Obscura, a media and entertainment company, is planning a four-day Ecliptic festival in Hot Springs for the solar eclipse in April. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Gives $6.3M for Expansion

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has committed $6.25 million in support of the hospital’s largest-ever expansion, the nonprofit announced in a news release. The $318 million expansion, announced in May, […] read more >
Restaurants & Food / Small Business

The Buttered Biscuit Announces Expansion to Little Rock

Bentonville-based breakfast chain The Buttered Biscuit announced plans to expand to Little Rock with two new locations. The chain said it’s opening a location at the Promenade at Chenal in […] read more >
Education / Health Care

NIH Awards UAMS Researcher $1.8M to Study Key Cell Processes in Energy Production

UAMS researcher Huiliang Zhang will use the National Institutes of Health funding to study proton leak, a process within the body that affects metabolism and energy. read more >
Construction / Real Estate

Windstream Announces New Execs for Wholesale, Enterprise Businesses

Windstream Inc. of Little Rock announced Joe Scattareggia is the new president of Windstream Wholesale. Mike Flannery will take over as president of Windstream Enterprise. read more >
Health Care

Sage Health Opens Second Senior Care Clinic in Central Arkansas

A third clinic is scheduled to open in the region early next year. read more >
Legal / Retail / Transportation

Former Crain Automotive Exec Demands $5M in LawsuitLock Icon

Barton Hankins said he was a participant in a deferred compensation plan that amounts to 5% of the fair market value of the company. read more >
Business Services / Retail / Small Business

Hire Attitude and Train Skills: Gearhead Outfitter’s Bottom-Up Management StyleLock Icon

“We develop talent by hiring cool people to sell cool products,” owner Ted Herget said. read more >