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The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce partners with other organizations to improve the lives of local residents.
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It’s Not Bragging If It’s True (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

It’s past time central Arkansas crafted a singular vision for itself to grow its economy. read more >
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Westrock Moves HQ to Campus Owned by First Security

The coffee, tea and extracts company has left Riverdale for 50,000-SF of space at the former Systematics office park. read more >
First Security Center at 521 President Clinton Ave.
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First Security Eyes Future GrowthLock Icon

First Security Bancorp is looking to the future with its purchase of three west Little Rock buildings. read more >
Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes the oath of the office administered by 8th Circuit Court judge Brian Miller on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol with husband Bryan and children Huck, Scarlett and George, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Little Rock, Ark.
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The Next Generation, Now (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A generational leadership shift is happening among key Arkansas companies and families. read more >
Wilmington Apartments, a 120-unit apartment project at 617 Donovan Briley Blvd. in North Little Rock, was built in 2002.
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Wilmington Apartments Hosts $8M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of RREAF Holdings of Dallas bought the 120-unit apartment complex at 617 Donovan Briley Blvd. in North Little Rock. read more >
Reynie Rutledge with sons (from left) John Rutledge, Adam Rutledge, and Nathan Rutledge.
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First Security Bancorp Burgeons Into Big Time

These days, the First Security name is shared among 21 lenders in 15 states around the nation. But the biggest in the land by far is the $5.3 billion-asset financial institution that makes its home in Searcy. read more >
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Governor, Business Leaders Form New Innovation Council

Key leaders from Arkansas businesses, research universities, philanthropic organizations and state agencies will form the new Arkansas Innovation Council at Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s request. read more >
A rendering of Argenta Plaza and the First Orion building.
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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 >
Te'Qwan Walrond and Daquan Stennis, both incoming freshman from Youngstown, Ohio, wait to see the registrar at Arkansas Baptist College.
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Left in Hole by Former President, Arkansas Baptist Rebuilds EnrollmentLock Icon

Little Rock’s Arkansas Baptist College should be nearing completion of its second academic year of financial stability heading toward the start of the 2018 fall semester. That was the plan. read more >
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Virco Expands Conway Holdings with $7.2 Million DealLock Icon

A Conway furniture plant, a car wash-auto service combo in west Little Rock and a future tear-down in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood form this week’s trio of big real estate transactions. read more >
Arkansas Baptist College President Fitz Hill recently signed off on a $30 million bond issue, long-term funding that will help solidify the financial foundation of the 130-year-old Little Rock institution. | (Photo by Jason Burt)
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Arkansas Baptist Gets $30M to Repay Debt, Get Back on Track

Little Rock’s Arkansas Baptist College recently secured a $30 million funding agreement that has helped calm its troubled financial waters. The deal is a significant event to restore order at the 130-year-old private college after 18 months of trial and tribulation. read more >
From left, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, Nascar's Tony Stewart and Jimmy Houston, host of "Jimmy Houston Outdoors."
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Photos: Inside the Bass Pro Shops Grand Opening in Little Rock

Inside a reception celebrating the grand opening of the Bass Pro Shops store at the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock. read more >