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Robert Birch Hired as Economic Development Director for the City of Jacksonville (Movers & Shakers)

He previously was director of business development for the city of North Little Rock. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy

Michael Hoggard Named CFO at Generations Bank (Movers & Shakers)

He has more than 40 years of community banking experience. read more >
Business Services / Construction

Garver Promotes Laura Nick, Kate Cox, Hires 2 Others

Garver of North Little Rock, the 1,200-employee engineering, planning and environmental firm, appointed Laura Nick as its chief communications officer recently, part of a series of recent promotions and hires. […] read more >
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Lithium Boom: Magnolia Gets Ready for the RushLock Icon

South Arkansas offers advantages beyond its mineral-rich underground water, Standard Lithium Ltd. CEO Robert Mintak says. read more >
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Erin Brown Promoted to CFO at Conway Corp. (Movers & Shakers)

Brown will direct financial planning and accounting practices and manage relationships within the financial community. read more >
Tornado damage at the Breckenridge Village shopping center in Little Rock on March 31, 2023
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After Tornado, Builders Rethink Rules for Shelters

As Little Rock recovers from the tornado that destroyed at least 2,000 structures, builders and engineers are reviving a long discussion about whether there should be regulations requiring safe rooms or shelters in residential and commercial properties. read more >
Bryan Malinowski, executive director of Clinton National Airport: The airport’s debt-free status “allowed us to ... keep construction going, keep people employed.”
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Travelers, Projects Taking Off at LITLock Icon

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic essentially halted passenger air travel, Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock is seeing travelers return to the skies — though traffic is not normal yet. read more >
Frank McIllwain of Garver in North Little Rock
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McIllwain Advances at Garver (Movers & Shakers)

Frank McIllwain has been promoted to director of aviation at Garver in North Little Rock. read more >
Garver’s home office at 4701 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock.
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Garver HQ in North Little Rock Sells for $13.2M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of National Asset Services of Los Angeles acquired the 4701 Northshore Drive project from an affiliate of Old House Capital in Dallas. read more >
Garver of North Little Rock's three-story headquarters on Northshore Drive sold last month for $13.2 million.
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Garver Headquarters Sells for $13.2M

Garver of North Little Rock's three-story headquarters on Northshore Drive has sold for $13.2 million — $3 million more than the property commanded last summer. read more >
Laura Nick, Garver's corporate communications leader, heads a media team of 14.
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A Big Team at Garver, Telling Its 101-Year Story

Garver, the North Little Rock engineering and more firm, has grown exponentially in its 101-year history, but its name has been steadily shrinking. read more >
Garver’s home office at 4701 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock.
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Garver HQ Plays Host to $10.1M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of Old House Capital in Dallas, acquired the 47,627-SF Garver complex at 4701 Northshore Drive. The seller is Taipanic Investment Group LLC, a Garver affiliate. read more >
Garver's home office at 4701 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock.
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Garver Building Ownership Transfers in $10.1M DealLock Icon

Home to Garver since 2009, the 47,627-SF complex anchors the north end of North Little Rock's NorthShore Business Park. read more >
Jerry Martin
Business Services / Construction

Garver Promotes Martin (Movers & Shakers)

Yeonsang Hwang, who has a doctorate in civil engineering, and Jason Stewart, who is an instructor in engineering, have been appointed to new positions in the College of Engineering at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. read more >
Angela McGraw, executive director of Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence in Little Rock, with AT&T Arkansas President Ronnie Dedman (left) and Arkansas Business Publisher Mitch Bettis after winning the Nonprofit Organization of the Year award.
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Sowell, Freeman Named Top Execs; Fowler Gets Legacy Award at Business of the Year Event

Bill Sowell of Sowell Management and Larry Freeman of Synergy Saturday Inc. won executive of the year awards, and Wallace Fowler was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 32nd annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >
Dan Williams, CEO of Garver of North Little Rock, accepts the 2019 Arkansas Business Executive of the Year award.
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Arkansas AIA Recognizes Clark, Ruhl (Movers & Shakers)

Steve Clark of Fort Smith, entrepreneur and startup investor and adviser, has received the Award of Merit from the Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Brandon Ruhl of Taggart Architects in North Little Rock has received the Emerging Professional Award. read more >
Frank Scott Jr., mayor of Little Rock
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Mayor Frank Scott Speaks After 8 Months: Successes, Struggles and the Message

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and his spokeswoman, Stephanie Jackson, sat down for an hourlong interview Aug. 30 at City Hall. read more >
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Public-Private Partnerships Making Progress in ArkansasLock Icon

Arkansas is less than a year away from tapping a rich new source of economic development, public-private partnerships that will build and operate public assets like college dormitories or parking decks. read more >
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Riverdale Retail Land Tops $8.3M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Kappa Realty LLC, led by Chris Robertson, bought the 17.6-acre home of the Riverdale Shopping Center at 2500-2610 Cantrell Road from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock. read more >

Laura Nick, Garver (40 Under 40)

Laura Nick intended to pursue a career in advertising after she graduated in 2002 from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. read more >