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Abaca executives and employees pose for a group photo outside a branch of the North Little Rock Public Library System
Banking & Finance / Business Services

After $30M Merger, Abaca Says Mission Remains the SameLock Icon

In the weeks after Arkansas cannabis financial firm Abaca was acquired for that amount by Colorado’s SHF Holdings Inc. late last year, Abaca co-founder Dan Roda says in some ways, very little. read more >
Abaca executives and employees pose for a group photo outside a branch of the North Little Rock Public Library System
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Public Companies

Abaca Agrees to $30M Acquisition, Will Keep Its Brand and NLR Base

The deal gives the buyer, Colorado-based Safe Harbor Financial, access to more than 300 accounts. read more >
Dan Roda, co-founder and CEO of Abaca in North Little Rock.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Health Care / Investments / Real Estate / Retail

Abaca Fires Up Services for Cannabis Commerce

A North Little Rock enterprise, launched in the Little Rock Technology Park and given flight with venture capital from Colorado, keeps pioneering its way into the burgeoning billions of cannabis commerce. read more >
Peloton CEO John Foley poses for photographs outside the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York City during the initial public offering of Peloton Interactive on Sept. 26.
Media & Marketing / Retail

The Peloton Girl Is OK, Sipping Gin With Friends

When Arkansas Business asked Little Rock marketing execs about the now-infamous Peloton ad, the ad men immediately dragged their wives into the conversation. Not a bad idea, asking a woman, their female colleagues said. read more >
Adam Grimmett of Growbrite Risk Management has carved out a space insuring marijuana dispensaries, cultivators and related businesses.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Legal

Growbrite Finds a Green Niche, Insuring Mounds of MarijuanaLock Icon

Adam Grimmett’s reason for insuring Arkansas’ new medicinal marijuana industry is personal. An Afghan war veteran, he wants to help ex-service members. read more >
Adam Carey, product manager at Doyle’s Wholesale; Jeff Kelley, director of sales at Intimidator Group; and John Foley,managing director of Doyle’s Wholesale.
Manufacturing

Update: Intimidator Group Gets Its 1st International Distributor

Intimidator Group of Batesville announces its first distribution agreement outside the United States, an exclusive partnership with Doyle's Wholesale of Ireland, an importer and distributor of garden, construction and outdoor power equipment. read more >
Abaca Banc is  offering banking services to the medical marijuana industry in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and other states. Members include Greg Ellis (seated), and from left to right, Dan Roda, Reed Lewallen and John Foley.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Abaca Prepares to Bank Marijuana Businesses, Customers

A Little Rock company that originally planned to offer medical marijuana consumers a cashless method for filling their prescriptions has broadened its scope to include financing for marijuana-related businesses. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Health Care

MediPays Service for Medical Marijuana Could Happen Sooner in OklahomaLock Icon

It’s starting to look like MediPays of Little Rock will serve the medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma before Arkansas. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

LR Businessmen Announce Cashless System for Medical Marijuana Industry

Four Little Rock businessmen have launched a company that will offer cashless banking services to the state's new medical marijuana industry through an Arkansas bank that has not yet been identified. read more >