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Matt Bell, former partner in Entegrity of Little Rock and now owner of Origami Sake of Hot Springs.
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Nabholz Purchases Entegrity Stakes, While Former Partner Moves On to Other VenturesLock Icon

As Matt Bell devotes himself to sake, he and Entegrity founder Chris Ladner have sold their stakes in the company. read more >
Matt Bell, Ben Bell and Cassady Harris in the tasting room at Origami Sake, now being assembled in Hot Springs. It will be Arkansas’ first sake brewery and one of only about 20 in the United States. Matt Bell and Ben Bell are co-owners of the sake brewery, and Harris is operations manager.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Restaurants & Food

Origami Sake Brewery to Open in Hot SpringsLock Icon

Using Arkansas' abundant rice and natural spring water, the sake brewery now under construction is the first of its kind in the state. read more >
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Sake Brewery Planned for Spa CityLock Icon

If all goes according to plan, Arkansas will get its first sake brewery by the end of the year: Origami Sake in Hot Springs. read more >
AAEA board member and Entegrity partner Matt Bell speaks at an industry event at the Arkansas State Capitol celebrating the state's push for serious energy efficiency programs. 
Energy / Government & Politics

State Energy Efficiency Push Hailed by AAEA, Entegrity, Johnson Controls

Gov. Asa Hutchinson won praise from the industry for an executive order aimed at eliminating unnecessary consumption. read more >
The Network is a net zero apartment building with 28 fully occupied one-bedroom units. Built by Entegity of Little Rock, it is opposite the Fayetteville public library.
Construction / Energy / Real Estate

Entegrity’s Network Building in Fayetteville Cuts the Electric BillLock Icon

Entegrity’s Network project proves that net zero living can be had at market rates. read more >
Heather Nelson, chair of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association board, speaks at the trade group's annual meeting and policy conference in Little Rock in October 2021.
Energy / Government & Politics

AAEA Honors Leaders in Advanced Energy

The Arkansas Public Service Commission's chairman, Ted Thomas, was a presenter and an award winner at the event. read more >
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In Winter’s Brutal Grip, The Power Grid Buckles

The regional electric grid was stretched to the limit and beyond, and Arkansans joined Texans, Oklahomans and Missourians sitting in their darkened houses, getting chillier. read more >
An architectural rendering of the mixed-use Network building at South School Avenue and West South Street in Fayetteville.
Construction

Entegrity Building 2nd Self-Powered Site, in Fayetteville

Entegrity of Little Rock is repeating itself as a net-zero building pioneer in Arkansas, following up its LEED-certified Little Rock headquarters with another self-powered building for its office in Fayetteville. read more >
Construction / Energy / Real Estate

Arkansas and Energy: A Business Convergence

The stars, and particularly that fiery ball just 92 million miles from us, have aligned for Arkansas Business’ debut column on energy, a new monthly feature. read more >
Matt Bell, partner in Entegrity of Little Rock, foresees more distributed generation of electric power in the future, and expects a boom in solar projects to continue across Arkansas.
Government & Politics

COVID Relief Deal Bolsters Sun Power; Ozarks Electric Announces ‘Solar Park’

Solar power contractors in Arkansas are calling tax incentives and other provisions of the $900 billion COVID-19 relief plan a boost for the renewable power industry. read more >
Matt Bell, partner in Entegrity of Little Rock, foresees more distributed generation of electric power in the future, and expects a boom in solar projects to continue across Arkansas.
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Future of Arkansas Solar Starting to ClearLock Icon

Recent rulings in a five-year regulatory battle over solar energy policy in Arkansas leave two conclusions as sure as the sun rising in the east: More solar arrays are coming, and the fight over who will build them goes on. read more >
Mercy Health properties on South 52nd Street in Rogers.
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California Company Pays $15.9M for Mercy Facilities (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

Montecito Medical Real Estate of Corona, California, paid $15.9 million for two adjoining Mercy Health of Northwest Arkansas facilities in Rogers. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas’ Solar Systems Reach Record as PSC Ruling Nears

Home and business solar power system installation soared last year in Arkansas, which added a record 812 new net-metering customers between Jan. 1 and the end of the year. read more >
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New Chef for One Eleven May Have Arkansas BackgroundLock Icon

With Executive Chef Joel Antunes recently decamped from One Eleven at the Capital Hotel, the elegant restaurant may have a slot reserved for another Arkansas chef. read more >
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Markham West Retail Draws $19M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of RCG Ventures of Atlanta purchased the Markham West Shopping Center at 11400 W. Markham St. from Weingarten/Investments Inc. of Houston. read more >
Amy and Matt Bell

South On Main to Be Sold, Chef Headed to Nashville

South on Main Chef Matt Bell is selling the popular Little Rock restaurant and moving to Nashville, Tennessee, to serve as executive chef of the Gray & Dudley restaurant. read more >
5301 Scott Hamilton Drive in Little Rock
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Recent Real Estate Deals Total $4.46M

The $800,000 sale of a 43,364-SF warehouse in Little Rock led the most recent round of real estate transactions. read more >
Don Kittler of Kittler Farms in Carlisle owns the largest individually owned solar farm in the state, he says, a net metered 2.9-megawatt array east of Lonoke that will power 90% of his operations.
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Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

Carlisle farmer Don Kittler looked out at his 18-acre field east of Lonoke, beaming at row after row soaking up the sun. But these weren’t the usual rows of corn, soybeans and rice he farms on 10,000 acres of in Lonoke and Prairie counties. read more >
AEV Solar of Little Rock is a new player in the commercial solar market. Left to right are  Jonathan Garcia, Jaimin Vashi, Kevin Mach, Corey Stafford and John Ekdahl. Vashi, Mach and Ekdahl are partners in the firm.
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High Noon for Solar Costs in Arkansas?Lock Icon

The sun never sets on Arkansas’ solar power pricing battle, it seems, but a swirl of cases before Arkansas regulators and a major ruling in Louisiana favoring Entergy Inc. suggest a reckoning may be near. read more >
Entegrity's headquarters at 1403 E. 6th St. in east Little Rock.
Business Services / Construction

Entegrity Gets Global Recognition for Self-Powered HQ

From the compost and recycling bins on the floor to the bicycles on wall racks and the 50-kilowatt solar power array on the roof, Entegrity's headquarters in east Little Rock practically screams that its occupants care about the environment. read more >