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Eclipse Economics: Arkansas Expects Tourism Boom on the HorizonLock Icon

To calculate how many eclipse chasers will be looking skyward in Arkansas at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, April 8, economists and tourism officials started by looking backward. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Industry / Tourism

Final 13.4 Miles of Delta Heritage Trail Within Sight

The most expensive section of the trail so far is under contract with work poised to begin in Desha County. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy / Retail

2 Promoted at Conway Corp (Movers & Shakers)

Jeff Crownover will serve as telecommunications systems senior engineering tech, and Kody Miller chief plant officer of the Tupelo Bayou Wastewater Treatment Plant. read more >
Paul Harvel
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Paul Harvel: Mission Accomplished (Editorial)

Paul Harvel, who led chambers of commerce throughout Arkansas, left an enduring legacy. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy / Legal

First Financial Bank Names Nic Dougan as CFO (Movers & Shakers)

He previously served as vice president and controller. read more >
Banking & Finance / Tourism

Greater Bentonville Area Chamber Commerce Names Brandom Gengelbach as President & CEO (Super Mover)

Gengelbach was the former president and CEO of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Investments / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail / Small Business / Transportation

Strengthening Trade Between Ontario, NWA (Jana Carter Commentary)

Keeping the momentum going is key for expanding trade with Canada. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy

Arkansas Capital Corp. Board of Directors Elect Chair, Vice Chair (Movers & Shakers)

Carroll Penick and Bryan Scoggins have been elected. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Bolstering Nashville’s Economy with Mayor Larry Dunaway

With the closing of the Husqvarna facility next year, Nashville Mayor Larry Dunaway, who took office Jan. 1, has been looking for ways to recruit new industries. read more >
Banking & Finance / Manufacturing

2 Promoted at Hytrol Conveyor Co. (Movers & Shakers)

Daniel Aspinwall and Chris Woodall have been with the company over 25 years. read more >
Construction / Tourism

City of Wilson Aims to Become Luxury Tourist Destination

This month, the small Delta community saw the opening of The Louis, a boutique hotel and one of many new businesses starting up in Wilson. read more >
Eric Varner
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Eric Varner Promoted to VP at Kelley Commercial Partners (Movers & Shakers)

Varner joined Kelley in 2013. read more >
Trent Brown
Banking & Finance / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Trent Brown Named Community President of FNBC’s Jonesboro Market (Movers & Shakers)

Brown has more than two decades of banking experience and will lead efforts to expand relationships in Jonesboro. read more >
Mark Bingman
Banking & Finance / Health Care / Real Estate

Mark Bingman Awarded CoStar’s Power Broker Quarterly Deals Award (Movers & Shakers)

Bingman is the vice president of commercial sales and a commercial sales broker at RPM Group of Little Rock. read more >
Owens Corning plans to build a 150,000-SF facility on a 60-acre site between Rockline Industries and JW Aluminum Co. in Russellville's East End Industrial Park.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Manufacturing

Russellville, a Competitive Community (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Smart planning and a host of amenities help the Pope County seat earn an economic development victory. read more >
Elexus Jordan
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Tourism

Tiffany Wilkerson Named GM of the Arkansas State Fair (Movers & Shakers)

She is also the first woman and the youngest general manager in the history of the fair. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

Walton Grant to Support UCA’s Economic Development Training Program

Along with training, the Community Development Pipeline program will provide technical assistance to community leaders in Washington and Benton counties. read more >
(From left) Kim O’Guinn, David Kelley and Antoine Lucas
Banking & Finance / Energy

3 Promoted at Southwest Power Pool (Movers & Shakers)

Kim O’Guinn has been named director of state regulatory policy. read more >
Leo Cummings
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Leo Cummings Appointed to Institute of Organization Management’s National Board of Trustees (Movers & Shakers)

Cummings is the director of sales and membership engagement at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce read more >
(From left:) Senior Master Sgt. Brian Mays, commander support staff; Capt. Alicia Doyel, 188th Wing executive officer; Col. Jeremiah Gentry, 188th Wing commander; Col. Sara Stigler, 188th Wing vice commander; Command Chief Master Sgt. Carl Schneider, 188th Wing command chief; and Senior Airman Alexus Rhone, commander support staff.
Construction / Government & Politics

Fort Smith Set to Become New Training Location for Fighter PilotsLock Icon

Pilot training could bring a $1 billion boost to Fort Smith if the go-ahead is announced next spring. read more >