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Jessica Rivera Named VP of Hospital Operations at Baptist Health NLR (Movers & Shakers)

She recently served as the CEO of Meridian Health in Houston, Texas. read more >
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Promotions Made at Arkansas Capital Corp.Lock Icon

Sam Walls III, who became CEO of Arkansas Capital Corp. of Little Rock in January, isn’t the only one moving up. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Nonprofits

Arkansas Capital Corp. Names Sam Walls III as CEO

Walls replaces Rush Deacon, who served as CEO from July 2013 through December 2021. read more >
Sam Walls III, president and COO of Arkansas Capital Corp., and Rush Deacon, CEO of the community development financial institution
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Arkansas Capital Corp. Eyes More Interstate OpportunityLock Icon

After stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit Arkansas Capital Corp. sees “a banner year for loan volume” as lending activity gets busy. read more >
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Q3 PPP Tops $4.4 Billion at Biggest 20 Banks

The tally of Paycheck Protection Program funds that flowed through the 20 largest banks in Arkansas topped $4.4 billion and encompassed more than 50,149 loans. read more >
The Delta Resort & Conference Center in Desha County.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Insurance / Legal / Real Estate

Files Offer Look Inside $120M Delta Resort BankruptcyLock Icon

In December, creditors forced Gary R. Gibbs, the developer of the Delta Resort & Spa in Desha County and the Hotel Hot Springs & Spa, into bankruptcy for defaulting on $119.4 million in loans. It's familiar territory for Gibbs, who recovered from a 2005 bankruptcy only to fall back into financial distress after the New Orleans bank that made his loans failed. read more >
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Soul of the South Investors Battle Over KMYA License

The broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49, that Soul of the South Network investors are fighting over was an important piece to a funding puzzle two years ago. read more >
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Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South License

A schism among Soul of the South investors has erupted into a lawsuit over control of the venture’s most valuable asset: the broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49. read more >
Team members of the Sugar Sweets team: (from left) Rachel Reynolds, Alli Swatsenbarg and Shelby Whitehurst.
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YES Competition Recognizes Top Student Entrepreneurs

The 2016 Youth Entrepreur Showcase brought together the top 25 student teams, representing students in grades 5-8, for the competition's Expo Day. read more >
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Arkansas Capital Corp. Changing Funding Model

Arkansas Capital Corp. of Little Rock will no longer work with state government to provide small-business loans. For the first time in the organization’s almost 60-year history, its funding model is changing. read more >
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Arkansas Capital Corp. Gets CDFI Designation

The exclusive designation as a CDFI was made by the U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. A CDFI is a specialized financial institution working in market niches underserved by traditional financial institutions. read more >
Nonprofits / Small Business

Connect Arkansas Announces Small Business Internet Study

Connect Arkansas has plans for a statewide study to help small- and medium-sized businesses develop strategies and be more competitive in the digital economy. read more >