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Banking & Finance / Business Services / Industry / Real Estate / Retail

4 Promoted at First Financial Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Rebekah Biernacki, Stewart Chandler, Bart Greene & Alan Meadows have all been promoted. read more >
Chris Jones
Government & Politics

Chris Jones Launches PAC to Help Democrats Challenge GOP

Vortex PAC will recruit, train and build organizing power for Democratic candidates in all 75 counties read more >
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders takes questions from reporters at the White House on Oct. 27, 2017.
Government & Politics

Sarah Huckabee Sanders First Woman Elected Arkansas Governor

Sanders shattered state fundraising records with her campaign, which focused primarily on national issues. read more >
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders takes questions from reporters at the White House on Oct. 27, 2017.
Government & Politics

Sarah Sanders Aims to Go From Trump Spokeswoman to Governor

Democratic nominee Chris Jones, an ordained Baptist minister and nuclear engineer, has trailed Sanders by double digits in public polls leading up to Tuesday's election. read more >
From left: Arkansas governor candidates Sarah Sanders, Chris Jones and Ricky Dale Harrington participate in a debate hosted by Arkansas PBS on Oct. 21, 2022.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

At Debate, Sarah Sanders Defends Avoiding Arkansas Press

Sanders' comments come a day after outgoing Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who held more than 200 news briefings during the COVID-19 pandemic, praised the role of the press. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

It’s Not Over Yet (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

It can be difficult to determine exactly where we are in this continuing COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders takes questions from reporters at the White House on Oct. 27, 2017.
Government & Politics

Sanders Raises $1.6M More in Bid for Arkansas Governor

She now has more than $7 million cash on hand. read more >
Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Rutledge Drops Governor’s Bid, Will Seek Lieutenant Governor’s Post

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge drops out of the race for governor and will seek the lieutenant governor's office instead. read more >
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Small Business

Scaling Business, Supporting Entrepreneurs Focus of 2nd Annual Black Founders Summit

Discussions will focus on market opportunities, business procurement and access to capital, which has historically been a challenge for Black business owners read more >
From left, Blytheville Mayor James Sanders, Seal Solar CEO Josh Davenport, Sen. John Boozman, Lexicon CEO Patrick Schueck and Seal President Heather Nelson.
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

Lexicon and Seal Show Off Blytheville Array Made With Arkansas Steel

Heather Nelson was on a roll Friday morning, breakfasting with “the future governor of Arkansas” a day after her company, Seal Solar, teamed up with Lexicon Inc. to unveil the state’s first solar array made with locally manufactured steel. read more >
Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Sanders Raises $4.2M for Arkansas Gubernatorial Bid

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' campaign said she has raised another $4.2 million for her bid for Arkansas governor. read more >

Chris Jones Launches Bid for Arkansas Governor

The former head of a North Little Rock nonprofit that helps entrepreneurs says he will seek next year's Democratic nomination for Arkansas governor. read more >
Education / Small Business

Innovation Hub Director Chris Jones Steps Down

Chris Jones, Ph.D., steps down as executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock. read more >
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Nonprofits / Retail

Innovation Hub Partners With Best Buy on Teen Tech Center

Winrock International’s Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock announces a multi-year partnership with Best Buy to open and operate the first Best Buy Teen Tech Center in the state. read more >
Education / Nonprofits / Small Business

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Gets $800K Grant

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock says Gilead Sciences Inc. of Foster City, California, has awarded it an $800,000 grant. read more >
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Nonprofits

Arkansas PBS Foundation Adds 4 to Board

The Arkansas PBS Foundation Board has four new board members, including Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Director Chris Jones. read more >
Chasyn Apartments at 4725 Hoffman Road in Little Rock
Investments / Nonprofits / Real Estate

Apartments, Office Project Sales Total $727K

Apartments in south Little Rock and an office project in North Little Rock make up the most recent round of real estate transactions. read more >
Chris Jones
Education / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Small Business

The Hub Featured in PBS’ ‘NewsHour’

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and its new executive director, Chris Jones, Ph.D., was profiled Wednesday by PBS' "NewsHour" show. read more >
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub merged in 2016 with a larger nonprofit, Winrock international, but critics say the result has not put the Hub on solid footing.
Business Services / Investments / Manufacturing / Nonprofits / Small Business

Winrock’s Commitment to Innovation Hub QuestionedLock Icon

Former employees, including the executive director who resigned in February, fear the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is bound for financial failure two years after merging with Winrock International, but Winrock insists the doomsayers don’t know what they are talking about. read more >
Chris Jones
Nonprofits / Small Business

Winrock Hires New Hub Director

Winrock International announced Wednesday the appointment of Christopher Jones, Ph.D., as executive director and lead maker of the nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, effective Monday. read more >