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Lee Watson, founder of The Forge Institute
Education / Nonprofits / Technology

Tech Firm, Nonprofit Build Talent Pipeline

What do North Little Rock’s First Orion and the nonprofit Forge Institute in Little Rock have in common? They’re both building the tech talent pipeline in Arkansas, albeit differently. read more >
The First Orion Building in North Little Rock
Construction / Real Estate

First Orion Eyes ExpansionLock Icon

First Orion Corp. may already be outgrowing its $15 million five-story headquarters in North Little Rock’s Argenta district. read more >
The “front porch” area of Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock drew a couple of visitors to the pergola’s swings last week.
Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Tourism / Transportation

Argenta Rolls On: ‘It All Builds on Itself’Lock Icon

Argenta’s one square mile has anchored some $500 million in downtown commercial projects in the past 20 years with the dedication of Argenta Plaza highlighting the latest development efforts. read more >
A rendering of Argenta Plaza and the First Orion building.
Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate

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 >
A rendering of the new First Orion headquarters building at Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock.
Real Estate

First Orion to Move Headquarters to North Little Rock

First Orion of Little Rock says it will move into a new, six-story office building on Main Street in the Argenta Historic District of North Little Rock. read more >
Investments

PrivacyStar Ready to Roll Out CallerYD Feature Following Private PlacementLock Icon

First Orion Corp. of Little Rock was expected to complete its $4 million private placement by the end of last month. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at the press conference announcing the official opening of tech firms Inuvo and First Orion/PrivacyStar in the River Market District's Museum Building, as PrivacyStar's Charles Morgan and Inuvo's Richard Howe look on.
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Real Estate / Small Business

Inuvo, PrivacyStar Unveil New Space in Museum Building

Tech firms Inuvo and First Orion/PrivacyStar officially unveiled their new space in the River Market District's Museum Building on Thursday, promising to add an additional 75 workers next year. read more >
Richard Howe
Public Companies / Real Estate / Small Business

Inuvo, PrivacyStar Announce Move to River Market District

Conway tech firms Inuvo Inc. and PrivacyStar announced Thursday that they will move to the Museum Building in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock. The two firms will take up a combined 26,000 SF. read more >
Former Acxiom CEO Charles Morgan (left) shares his insights as part of the Arkansas Venture Center's Build IT series. ABPG publisher Mitch Bettis (right) served as moderator.
Business Services / Investments / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Small Business

Charles Morgan to Entrepreneurs: Surround Yourself with Good People

Former Acxiom Corp CEO Charles Morgan has some advice for entrepreneurs: surround yourself with good people, secure adequate funding, learn from your mistakes and believe in yourself. read more >
Kim Herrington
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Bear & Beagle Creative Provides Online Marketing

Bear & Beagle, which launched May 26, offers marketing strategies to help businesses increase their online presence using blogs and social media. With an English degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Herrington said she has always been passionate about telling the story of businesses in a way that reflects their potential. read more >
Fourteen residential properties in Pulaski County topped the million-dollar mark when sold in 2013.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

More Million-Dollar Homes Sold in Pulaski County During 2013

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County saw a slight increase in 2013. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, which compares with either 12 or 13 in 2012. read more >
ARK Challenge NWA director Jeannette Balleza-Collins leads a session at last year's BarCamp Conway.
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Conway Remains a Big Piece of Arkansas Startup Puzzle

The biggest pieces to the Arkansas startup puzzle, of course, are located in the Fayetteville and Little Rock metros, but a growing component to the central Arkansas startup ecosystem can be found in Conway. read more >
Media & Marketing

PrivacyStar Releases New App for Android Users

The app is free to download at the Google Play Store and shows the identity of callers and texters while giving the recipient of the call the ability to block or report the caller. read more >
Richard Howe
Media & Marketing

Inuvo: Move to Arkansas Nearly Complete

At Inuvo Inc.'s annual shareholder meeting in Conway, CEO Richard Howe says the company has nearly completed its transition to Arkansas and has hired 23 people in the state since arriving. read more >
Charles Morgan
Investments

Charles Morgan Moves to Dismiss First Orion Lawsuit

Former Acxiom CEO Charles Morgan has filed a motion to dismiss a suit that claims he and others used dishonest stock transactions to take over the parent company of Conway's PrivacyStar Inc. read more >
PrivacyStar’s Jeff Stalnaker. 
Business Services / Small Business

Jeff Stalnaker Moves From Data Collection to Privacy Protection

Jeff Stalnaker moved from high-tech data services firm Acxiom to lead a high-tech startup, First Orion, which with its PrivacyStar smartphone application seeks to give people their privacy back. read more >
Richard Howe
Education / Government & Politics / Investments / Media & Marketing / Real Estate

Conway: Arkansas’ Tech Job Magnet

The recent movement of publicly traded Inuvo Inc. to Conway is the latest success story for the city’s active push to draw in more technology jobs. read more >
Media & Marketing

Internet Marketing Firm Inuvo to Move to Conway, Hire 50 Over Next 4 Years

Inuvo Inc. says it will move its corporate headquarters from New York to Conway. The Internet marketing and technology company expects to create of 50 "highly skilled jobs" over the next four years. read more >
Luke Irvin markets several apps for the iPhone and iPad, including Cup of Joe Show, an app for popular YouTuber and Arkansan Joseph Birdsong. 
Media & Marketing / Small Business

Future Belongs to Apps, According to Developer Luke Irvin of PrivacyStar

Luke Irvin started learning to build iPhone and iPad apps in 2010. Since then, he’s developed several apps available on Apple’s app store, including a resume builder and a multimedia program for popular YouTuber and Arkansan Joseph Birdsong. read more >