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George Makris, CEO of Simmons First National Corp., stands atop the state's tallest building, the Simmons Tower, in 2015.
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Simmons Bank Shouting Name From Rooftops

Verizon Arena in North Little Rock officially became Simmons Bank Arena on Oct. 3, marking the latest effort by the Pine Bluff bank to build brand visibility in central Arkansas. read more >
A mockup of the new signage planned for Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock.
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Change to Simmons Bank Arena Official This Week

Verizon Arena in North Little Rock will become Simmons Bank Arena this week. The 15-year deal is worth $10.5 million. read more >
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It Worked (Editorial)

When Pulaski County voters approved a one-year, 1-cent sales tax to fund the River Project on Aug. 1, 1995, they set in motion a long line of redevelopment dominoes that led to revitalization along both sides of the river and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic growth. read more >
Architect Bill Gray of Taggart Architects talks about the new Argenta Plaza currently under construction in the Argenta district of North Little Rock.
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Between Venues, Investments Continue in ArgentaLock Icon

The debut of a major riverfront arena 20 years ago turned out to be a warmup act for the real headliner: a sweeping transformation of downtown North Little Rock. read more >
Michael Marion, general manager of Verizon Arena, has been at the event facility since it opened, overseeing a census of events hosted including 376 concerts, 196 family shows with 522 performances and 311 graduations.
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The Arena Era: Venue Set the Stage for 20 Years of RedevelopmentLock Icon

Verizon Arena is recognized as the key that started a redevelopment engine for downtown North Little Rock. Celebrating its 20th birthday in October, the facility is touted as an $83 million, debt-free, financially self-sufficient showcase for central Arkansas events. read more >
Verizon Arena is enjoying good numbers during 2016.
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As Footprint Grows, Simmons Bank Puts Name on NLR Arena

Verizon Arena in North Little Rock announced Friday that Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff has acquired naming rights to the 18,000-seat multi-purpose civic center. read more >
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As Stodola Steps Aside, It’s Time to Rethink Schools, Governance (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

The possibility to become a bourgeoning city of the new and progressive American South rests at Little Rock's feet. It is time for our city to reach beyond its farthest branch. read more >
Michael Marion, general manager of  North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena.
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Verizon Arena Breaks Revenue Record in 2016

North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena set a new revenue record last year: $7.84 million. read more >
Verizon Arena is enjoying good numbers during 2016.
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Scalper Sued for Vexing Verizon Visitors

The Multipurpose Civic Center Facility Board for Pulaski County is going after a Nebraska businessman for allegedly defrauding patrons of North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena. read more >
Verizon Arena is enjoying good numbers during 2016.
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Verizon Ranked No. 70 on International Venue List

Verizon Arena ranked No. 68 with ticket sales of 117,392 during the first six months of 2016, according to Pollstar. read more >
Former Wings frontman Paul McCartney performs April 30 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.
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Verizon Arena On Track for Biggest Revenue Year Ever

From the outside looking in, 2016 is producing a bumper crop of crowd-drawing entertainment at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena. A banner-year-in-the-making forecast holds up to review by the ultimate arena insider. read more >
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Verizon Arena Tops List of North Little Rock Mixed Drink Sales

The North Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission shared its latest tallies of restaurant taxes, including those on mixed drinks, and the same 10 were at the top in 2013, though some of the rankings have changed. read more >
Senior project manager Art Hunkele: “We’re going to look back and recall that there was a problem, but we solved it.”
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6-Inch Error in Laying Concrete Puts Alltel Arena Project Behind Schedule

Construction on Alltel Arena is more than a month behind schedule because of an error in geometric calculations by the concrete contractor, the senior project manager for the $53 million construction job says. read more >
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Request for Jason Aldean Concert Passes Spurs Dispute Between Former Co-workers

It’s turned into a she-said, she-said dispute over what happened at the recent Jason Aldean concert involving the publisher of Drive Arkansas, Heather Baker, who allegedly attempted to meet the country crooner. read more >
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Bogus Blueprints Allegedly Part of One Bank Case

Federal investigators reportedly are following a trail of allegedly bogus paperwork generated at Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust during the tenure of Layton “Scooter” Stuart read more >