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After a few false starts, Bob Shell found his calling in the construction industry.
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Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

A brilliant sportswriter, a beloved PR executive, a founder of one of Arkansas’ pre-eminent architecture firms, a giant in the field of construction, the creator of “The Fishin’ Hole,” a civil rights icon and a pioneering scientist were just a few of the notable Arkansans who died in 2019. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Mary Good, John Walker, Bob Shell and Matt DeCample
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Life Lessons (Editorial)

We had a couple of ideas for furious editorials, but then we realized that this is Thanksgiving week and decided to give righteous anger a rest. read more >
Mary Good
Education / Government & Politics

Update: Funeral for Mary Good Scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26

Mary Lowe Good, a scientist, distinguished educator, successful researcher in private business and high-ranking official who served in the U.S. Department of Commerce under President Clinton, dies at 88. read more >
John Burgess
Business Services / Education / Real Estate

John Burgess Replaces Mary Good on Tech Park Board

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel E. Anderson appoints John Burgess to the Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

Little Rock Tech Park Board Endorses I-30 Plan

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board endorses the six-lane with four collector/distributor lanes "diamond" plan for the Interstate 30 corridor through Little Rock. read more >
Kevin Zaffaroni
Business Services / Construction / Media & Marketing

Kevin Zaffaroni Appointed Chairman of Tech Park Board

Retired Acxiom Corp. executive Kevin Zaffaroni was appointed chairman of the Little Rock Technology Park board on Wednesday, filling a seat left vacant by Mary Good, who will retire March 15. read more >
The KATV building, at 401 Main Street, beside an empty lot, is also set to be part of the Little Rock Tech Park.
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Tech Park Talks Timeline with KATV; Mary Good to Step Down

Sinclair Broadcasting will need at least three years to move its Little Rock ABC affiliate, KATV Channel 7, from its building at Main and Fourth, Little Rock Technology Park Director Brent Birch told board members Wednesday. read more >
A rendering of the planned kitchen area in the Technology Park.
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Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand. read more >
Brent Birch
Investments / Legal / Real Estate / Small Business

Tech Park Board Gives Birch Raise, Braces for Eminent Domain

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday voted to give its director a 5 percent raise and braced for a possible eminent domain lawsuit. read more >
Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Richard Mays is chairman of the Soul of the South network's board.
Construction / Real Estate

Tech Park Offers $845,000 for Mays Building

The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board voted Monday to make an $845,000 offer on Richard Mays’ property at 415 Main St., the final piece needed for the first phase of the park. read more >
Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Richard Mays is chairman of the Soul of the South network's board.
Banking & Finance / Legal / Real Estate

Richard Mays Disputes Property Valuation as Tech Park Considers Eminent Domain

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is eyeing the last piece of the park's Phase 1 puzzle and is prepared to claim eminent domain to put it into place. read more >
From left to right: Mary Ann Ritter Arnold, Dr. Mary Good, Alice Walton and Johnelle Hunt.
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A Proud Moment for Our State: The Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

Erica Swallow writes on the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame and how the inductees affected her life as a child growing up in northeast Arkansas. read more >
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Tech Park Board Chooses WDD Architects for Phase 1 of Project

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board has selected Wittenberg Delony & Davidson as the architect for the first phase of the tech park, planned for the Main Street corridor in downtown Little Rock. read more >
Grad student Mohamed Messaoudi enters a virtual world as he interacts with the EmergiFLEX 3-D data visualization equipment at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Emerging Analytics Center. (Photo by Russell Powell)
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UALR Lab Translates Big Data Into Dollars

Humans are digitizing every aspect of life, translating every thought, every endeavor into something that can be read on a computer screen. This act of translation is creating infinite bits of new information — big data, to use the phrase popular in the world of technology. read more >
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Jay Chesshir, spokesman and member of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority, and Mary Good, chair of the park's board.
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Site Chosen, but Little Rock Tech Park Details Lacking

The project is intended to provide a space for researchers from local universities to turn their research into business. For the past two years, the authority’s board of directors has been fighting an increasingly bumpy battle over the location of the park. read more >
Mary Good, who will lead the new UALR George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center, speaks at a news conference on Monday.
Construction / Education / Government & Politics

UALR: Analytics Center to Help Business Sift ‘Big Data’

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Monday announced plans to establish the UALR George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center. The center features data visualization systems that the university said "are among the first of their kind in the world." read more >
A wave of new regulations is making board services more of a full-time proposition.
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The Buck Stops With the Board: The Full-Time Job Of A Company Director

These days, serving on a public company's board of directors is practically becoming a full-time job as directors face more government regulation and scrutiny from investors. read more >
Mary Good, a former board member of Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock.
Public Companies

How to Choose a Board Member

When it comes to serving on a public company's board of directors, one size doesn't fit all. Experts say a board member nominee must understand the company's industry, its history and its traditions. read more >