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Day 2 of VenCent Summit 2023: French Hill Moderates Banking Policy Panel

The VenCent Fintech Summit is underway in Little Rock for a second day; Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, will speak about digital asset regulations. read more >
Banking & Finance / Technology

Southern Bancorp Using Fintech to Help the Poor

Using behavioral economics, Southern Bancorp is studying how it could help grow the bank’s geographic footprint without opening more brick-and-mortar locations. read more >
Banking & Finance / Manufacturing

Carving a Niche (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Two efforts in Arkansas, one around fintech and another around EVs, aim to fill desirable niches. read more >
The floor of the trade show on the first day of the VenCent Fintech Summit hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Media & Marketing / Small Business

EGiftify Aims to Bring Big Tech to Small Business

Susi Barakat founded eGiftify to bring the technology that big brands use to her family’s small business, The Terrace restaurant in Little Rock. read more >
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Venture Center Expands Fintech Program

The expansion comes after the inaugural VenCent Fintech Summit last month, which attracted hundreds in the industry to Little Rock. read more >
Erin Simpson, left, and Allan Rayson of Encore Bank. The two shared growth tips in a presentation on the final day of the VenCent Fintech Summit in Little Rock.
Banking & Finance / Business Services

Encore Bank Shares Growth Tips on Final Day of Fintech Summit

The bank decided to focus on using technology to eliminate manual processes not only for its staff, but for its clients. read more >
Business Services

India-Based Cybersecurity Firm Picks Little Rock for US Headquarters

The move would bring 50 new jobs to Little Rock over the next three years, almost all of which would pay six-figure salaries. read more >
(From left) Wayne Miller, executive director of the Venture Center; Mimi San Pedro, chief strategy officer for the Venture Center; and Larry Wilson, CEO and chairman of the board of First Arkansas Bank & Trust.
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Bankers, Fintech to Connect at August Summit

The conference, hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock, aims to be a networking opportunity and a place for Arkansas fintech companies to showcase their products. read more >
Banking & Finance / Nonprofits / Small Business

Venture Center Reschedules VenCent to August, Announces More Speakers

Keynote speakers now include Arvest Bank’s new transformation executive and executives with ICBA Bancard as well as TCM Bank. Tina Giorgio (keynote), president and CEO of ICBA Bancard; Damon Moorer (keynote), president and CEO of TCM Bank; read more >
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Venture Center Announces Speakers For First VenCent Fintech Summit

Ron Shevlin, chief research officer for Cornerstone Advisors and a senior Forbes contributor, will headline the event. read more >