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Hunter Field Named Next Editor of Arkansas Business

He's an Arkansas news veteran who currently serves as the deputy editor of the Arkansas Advocate. read more >
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What to Do About Work From Home (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A working paper issued last month by the National Bureau of Economic Research aims to answer questions about how remote work affects productivity, innovation and company culture. read more >
Companies like First Orion Corp. of North Little Rock are rethinking office environments, amenities and employee schedules.
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Remaking The Office, Workers Hold KeysLock Icon

Flexibility essential as employers make perks permanent. read more >
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Photographers Taking Action on Copyrights

An intellectual property attorney notes a rise of copyright infringement lawsuits, which can be costly to companies. read more >
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Arkansas Business Announces ‘Best Places to Work’ Honorees, Live Event

Arkansas Business will honor 50 companies designated among this year's "Best Places to Work" during a live event in September at the DoubleTree Little Rock. read more >
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Lance Turner Named Next Editor of Arkansas Business

Lance Turner, the online editor for Arkansas Business Publishing Group, will succeed Gwen Moritz as editor of Arkansas Business, the weekly statewide business journal, ABPG President Mitch Bettis announces. read more >
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Disarro Replays Big Hits of State’s Business Elite

Nate Disarro figures he profits at least three times when he tells the success stories of Arkansas’ captains of business. That’s a big part of his job running Content Titan of Little Rock. read more >
Richard Bell (back row, left), president and CEO of Bell & Co. of North Little Rock, talks keys to success during a roundtable discussion that included Todd Townsend (back row, right), vice president and CFO of Ozark Electric Cooperative Corp., and Gina Dailey, CFO of Pinnacle Pointe Hospital of Little Rock.
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Video: Top CFOs Say Focus, Flexibility Key to Business Success

Richard Bell, president and CEO of Bell & Co. of North Little Rock, says the key to the success of his accounting firm has been to specialize in niches, and he recommends that other businesses try to do the same. read more >
Jennifer Styron, executive vice president and CFO of CARTI of Little Rock, appears on screen during a roundtable discussion at the Arkansas Business CFO of Year Awards in December.
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Video: CFOs Share How Best to Use Data in Decision Making

Business leaders should make sure they're collecting good information and focusing on key metrics when using data to make decisions, according to some of the state's top chief financial officers. read more >
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Land of Opportunity (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

The perfect candidate on paper can let you down, and the riskiest hires can sometimes deliver the biggest rewards. read more >
Bank OZK CFO Greg McKinney (far left) shares advice on how to assembly a quality executive team. McKinney spoke during a roundtable discussion for business leaders at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards in December.
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Video: Top CFOs Tell How to Assemble A Quality Executive Team

Business leaders should seek intelligent, skilled people with diverse experiences when putting together a quality executive team, some of the state's top chief financial officers tell Arkansas Business. read more >
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PPP Loan Forgiven, ABPG Expands to Texas

“Fort Worth and Dallas, about a million miles away,” Texas singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore croons, but Arkansas publisher Mitch Bettis knows better. read more >
The November issue of 360 West magazine, the flagship publication of Scott Publishing LLC of Fort Worth, Texas.

Arkansas Business Owner Expands, Buys Fort Worth Media Company

Five Legged Stool LLC of Little Rock, a digital marketing and media company whose publications include Arkansas Business, has purchased Scott Publishing LLC of Fort Worth. read more >
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Arkansas Business Announces ‘Best Places to Work’ Honorees, Online Event

Arkansas Business will honor more than 40 companies designated among this year's "Best Places to Work" during an interactive online ceremony in November. read more >
Mitch Bettis of Arkansas Business speaks to attendees of the 2018 CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon. (file photo)
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Arkansas Business Seeks Nominations for CFO of the Year

Arkansas Business is now taking nominations for its annual CFO of the Year Awards. Honorees will be honored during a virtual livestream awards ceremony on Dec. 15. read more >
Arkansas Business Publisher Mitch Bettis (left) and Online Editor Lance Turner host the 40 Under 40 event.
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Video: Watch the 2020 Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Honorees in this year's Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 class shared insights about leadership, retaining talent in Arkansas and key influences at this year's awards celebration, available now to watch here. read more >
ABPG isn't an easy name to spell out over the phone, but it now officially belongs to the company that owns Arkansas Business Publishing Group.
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ABPG Owner Now Owns ABPG NameLock Icon

It’s a minor development in the scheme of things, but Arkansas Business’ parent company now owns the rights to the name Arkansas Business Publishing Group. read more >
An electric arc furnace at Big River Steel’s Flex Mill near Osceola. Since the mill opened, it has provided hundreds of jobs and a big boost to the local economy.
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Biggest Deals of 2019 See Values Plummet 85%

The value of big deals in Arkansas plummeted 85% in 2019 compared with the previous year, dropping to $7.9 billion compared with a stratospheric $53.9 billion in 2018. read more >
Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie leads a discussion on strategic growth planning for HFA in Bentonville. His firm launched a new arm today to provide that and similar services.
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Established Arkansas Companies Seek Startup MindsetLock Icon

Established Arkansas businesses say they must innovate to stay competitive in a rapidly changing world. Learning how to think like a startup is a means to that end. read more >
The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce unveiled its second generation "Be Pro Be Proud" workshop. The new 78-foot mobile unit is designed to showcase skilled trade professions.
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On the Road Again: ‘Be Pro Be Proud’ Shows Off Next-Gen Mobile Workshop

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas unveils its second-generation “Be Pro Be Proud” mobile workshop, which will begin touring thanks to sponsorships that include $200,000 from Union Pacific Railroad. read more >