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Mayor Terry Hartwick on Development & Growth in North Little Rock

Terry Harwick is serving his second term as mayor of North Little Rock. read more >
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21st Century Tech Skills (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Shorter College is working hard to help Arkansas employers find workers skilled in technology. read more >
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Former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays Dies at 76

North Little Rock announced that Patrick Henry Hays, the longest serving mayor in the city’s history, died from cancer Wednesday morning at age 76. Hays was an assistant city attorney in […] read more >

Entergy Promotes William Cunningham to Director of Resource Planning

Kurt Castleberry, who formerly held the position, filled us in on the transition. read more >
An aerial view of the Greyhound bus station site in North Little Rock
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New NLR Hotel to Get Conference Center as Neighbor, Mayor Says

Mayor Terry Hartwick predicts construction of the conference center could begin by the third quarter or fourth quarter of this year. read more >
From left: Charles Mobley of the Major Taylor Cycling Club; North Little Rock Mayor Hartwick; Pulaski County Judge Bert Parker with Big Dam Bridge Foundation; and North Little Rock Parks Director Steve Shields break ground on the Big Dam Bridge North Plaza project.
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Work Begins on New Plaza at Big Dam Bridge

It will feature a bicycle repair station, benches and a drinking fountain with a bottle filler. read more >
Three leaders in plans for the area near Simmons Bank Arena include Greg Nabholz of Nabholz Properties, left, Scott Hilburn of Hilburn & Harper and Scott Landers of Applied Technology Group.
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Revamp Begins in North Little Rock’s Downtown RiverfrontLock Icon

Plans call for a hotel and mixed-use projects near Simmons Bank Arena. read more >
Rusty Meeks, CEO of the Arkansas Travelers, says the minor league ballclub and the city of North Little Rock have made real progress in dividing up the cost of extensive renovations to Dickey-Stevens Park, the Travs’ riverside home.
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CEO Puts All Doubt to Rest: Travelers to Stay Put in NLRLock Icon

Rusty Meeks says the minor league organization and the city of North Little Rock are navigating splitting the cost of renovations to Dickey-Stephens Park. read more >
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River Cities Tee Up New Venues (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Believe it or not, golf lovers may soon have their pick of not one, but two “off-course” golf entertainment venues in central Arkansas. read more >
The Innovation Hub
Real Estate

Winrock Confirms Move to Innovation Hub in NLR

The nonprofit sold its former headquarters in Little Rock for $5.4 million after the COVID-19 pandemic brought a reassessment of its real estate needs. read more >
Blake Jackson, managing partner of the Monde Group
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Monde Group Unveils $30M Sylvana Project around Rockwater

Phase 2 of the 41-acre Esplanade District in North Little Rock on the Arkansas River will encompass a quartet of four-story apartment buildings and a rooftop bar. read more >
Derrell Hartwick, Little Rock Regional Chamber.
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Derrell Hartwick to Lead North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

He's the son of Mayor Terry Hartwick, who led the chamber for 15 years. read more >
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L’Oréal Announces $12M Expansion

L’Oréal USA announces a $12 million-plus expansion of its North Little Rock plant that will create 45 full-time jobs and increase production for all its brands. read more >
The new North Little Rock Justice Center at North Poplar Street and Interstate 40 is headed for a September opening.
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New North Little Rock Justice Center Gets Roadside Home

North Little Rock's $30 million police and courts building, scheduled for a September completion, is seen as a roadside advertisement for the city. read more >
Picnickers enjoyed lunch last week in Allsopp Park while a nearby playground went unused. Park playgrounds in Little Rock, closed for most of the spring, were reopened on Friday.
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Virus Has City Parks Scrambling to RecoverLock Icon

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed Arkansas’ municipal park programs, shutting down pavilions, pools and soccer programs. read more >
610 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock
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Former Clinton Museum Store Draws $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

610 President Clinton Avenue LLC, led by Mark Dake, bought its namesake property and former home of the Clinton Museum Store from the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. read more >
John Owens
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John Owens to Lead North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce announces John Owens as its new president and CEO, replacing Terry Hartwick, who is taking over management of the city's parks and recreation department. read more >

NLR Chamber of Commerce Begins CEO Search

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday that it is now accepting applications for the position of president and CEO. read more >
Terry Hartwick in December, announcing the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame.
Government & Politics

Terry Hartwick to Leave Chamber, Will Lead Parks in North Little Rock

Terry Hartwick has informed the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce that he will be leaving as president and CEO at the end of the year to take over management of parks and recreation for the city where he was mayor in the 1980s. read more >
Jim Lynch was one of the plaintiffs in the 2013 lawsuit challenging payments by the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to their chambers, saying they violated the state Constitution.
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Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge’s Payment Ruling

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge’s ruling last month that ordered the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to stop paying chambers of commerce and related entities for economic development programs sent shock waves through chamber offices across the state. read more >