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Joe Stinziano to Succeed Charles Morgan as CEO of First Orion

Morgan will continue as chair of First Orion’s board of directors and its executive committee. read more >
Business Services / Technology

First Orion Lets Firms Reach Customers

While robocalls are annoying, they’re problematic for companies that have legitimate reasons to try to reach customers. But there’s one business that’s come up with a solution. 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 >

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Names Geoffrey Robson as Music Director

Robson, who was previously the symphony's artistic director, said being chosen for the role is "the honor of a lifetime." read more >
Construction / Education / Nonprofits

$500K Gift Brings ASO Music Center Closer to Groundbreaking

The original $9 million estimated cost of the project has grown due to rising interest rates and construction costs. read more >
Joseph Stinziano
Business Services

Joseph Stinziano Named President, COO at First Orion (Super Mover)

Stinziano joins the firm from Samsung Electronics America of New Jersey, where he was executive vice president of the consumer and enterprise business division. read more >
Rockabilly singer Jason D. Williams appears in Saracen ads with the theme of  “Vegas, Arkansas style.”
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As Dice Roll, So Do AdsLock Icon

With three casinos operating in Arkansas, marketing heats up and ads proliferate. read more >
The First Orion Building in North Little Rock
Construction / Real Estate

First Orion Eyes ExpansionLock Icon

First Orion Corp. may already be outgrowing its $15 million five-story headquarters in North Little Rock’s Argenta district. read more >
Firestone at 7426 Cantrell Road in Little Rock
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Firestone Tire Transaction Turns at $2.5M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of Bridgestone Americas Inc. bought the 8,600-SF tire service project on Cantrell Road in Little Rock from an affiliate of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. read more >
The First Orion Building, framed by a piece of Argenta Plaza, is a $15 million, 72,000-SF project including offices, a commercial gym and a Tusk & Trotter restaurant.
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Move-in Ready at Argenta PlazaLock Icon

Two centerpieces of a $65 million construction boom surrounding the new Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock — the First Orion Building and 600 Main — opened for move-ins recently, just in time for workers to start moving out because of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
Construction

Advantage Capital Invests $2.3M in First Orion

Advantage Capital announced Thursday that it has invested $2.3 million in First Orion, the parent company of PrivacyStar, a maker of call- and text-blocking software. read more >
The “front porch” area of Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock drew a couple of visitors to the pergola’s swings last week.
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Argenta Rolls On: ‘It All Builds on Itself’Lock Icon

Argenta’s one square mile has anchored some $500 million in downtown commercial projects in the past 20 years with the dedication of Argenta Plaza highlighting the latest development efforts. 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 >
Education / Government & Politics / Investments / Technology

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences Focuses on Jobs, Competition

The mission of the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences is twofold: to narrow the gap between open technology jobs in the state and the talent available to fill them, and to help existing businesses use data analytics to better compete. read more >
Business Services / Investments / Public Companies / Retail

ConversionPoint to Buy Inuvo in $75M Deal

Privately held ConversionPoint Technologies Inc. of Newport Beach, California, has agreed to buy publicly traded Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $75 million. read more >
A rendering of Argenta Plaza and the First Orion building.
Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate

First Orion Breaks Ground On $10M Argenta Headquarters

First Orion of Little Rock breaks ground on its previously announced, six-story global headquarters at 520 Main St. in the Argenta Historic District of North Little Rock. read more >
Inuvo CEO Richard Howe
Business Services / Investments / Public Companies

Inuvo Execs See More PayLock Icon

Things are looking up for every officer at Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock; each saw his pay increase in 2017, according to an annual proxy statement the company filed a few weeks ago. read more >
Mayor Joe Smith, right, and communications chief Nathan Hamilton look over the Argenta Plaza site, the mayor’s grand vision for downtown.
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Making NLR’s Argenta a 24/7 Business BeaconLock Icon

Architect Bill Gray hopes to transform downtown North Little Rock into a business and residential beacon centered on the $4.4 million Argenta Plaza project and the mixed-use buildings set to rise around it. read more >
A rendering of the new First Orion headquarters building at Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock.
Real Estate

First Orion to Move Headquarters to North Little Rock

First Orion of Little Rock says it will move into a new, six-story office building on Main Street in the Argenta Historic District of North Little Rock. read more >
Investments

PrivacyStar Ready to Roll Out CallerYD Feature Following Private PlacementLock Icon

First Orion Corp. of Little Rock was expected to complete its $4 million private placement by the end of last month. read more >