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Verizon Files Lawsuit Against Windstream Over Alleged Tariff BreachLock Icon

The lawsuit named more than a dozen Windstream subsidiaries of Windstream Holdings II LLC of Little Rock. read more >
The Little Rock metro gets in on the Chase with the Ohio bank rolling out its first branch locations in Arkansas.
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JPMorgan Chase Enters Arkansas With 4 Branches

JPMorgan Chase Bank of Columbus, Ohio, is hip deep in developing its first rollout of Arkansas sites, all in Pulaski County. read more >
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Former Alltel Properties Dial Up $26M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

The Arkansas Development Finance Authority bought Building 4 on the former Verizon/Alltel campus at 1 Allied Drive from Alltel Corp., an affiliate of Verizon Communications Inc. of New York. read more >

Verizon Revamps App, Wireless Plan

The new product allows Verizon customers to choose the amount of data they would like, make choices through the mobile app and change their plan size and options as often as they like. 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 >
Beth Lackey
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Beth Lackey Named to SVP Position at Windstream (Movers & Shakers)

Beth A. Lackey was recently appointed senior vice president of carrier operations at Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock. read more >

Verizon Says Big Business Customers Had Data Stolen

Hackers have stolen contact information of Verizon business customers in the latest breach of a big company or organization. read more >
The Verizon Wireless store at 17807 Chenal Parkway.
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Chenal Retail Space Rings Up $3.8M Deal (Real Deals)

A 4,505-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.84 million. A 5.4-acre commercial site at Little Rock’s Gateway Town Center development weighed in at $2.36 million. And a MedExpress site in midtown Little Rock changed hands in an $880,000 deal. read more >
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Chenal Verizon Property Deal Leads Off Million-Dollar Quartet

A commercial project in west Little Rock, a 100-room motel in southwest Little Rock, a commercial project near Mabelvale and a big home in Maumelle provide this week’s quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions in Pulaski County. read more >
From left to right: Jennifer Barrett Glasgow, chief privacy officer at Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock; Kristi Crum, president of Verizon Wireless' South Central Region; Olivia Farrell, chairman and CEO of Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock; and moderator Mitch Bettis, president and publisher of ABPG.
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Women Share Stories, Strategies About Leading, Growing Ranks in Business

Women must have an expectation that their potential is limitless, and organizations must understand that diversity is key to powering success, three women business leaders said at a panel discussion Friday morning. Includes video. read more >
Owner became tenant after the sale of the Little Rock Pediatrics Plus facility.
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Pediatrics Plus Buy Tops $8.1M Mark (Real Deals)

The sale of a 32,518-SF special needs health and education facility in west Little Rock checked in at $8.19 million. read more >
Jan Collier, AT&T vice president and general manager for Arkansas and Oklahoma.
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AT&T, Verizon Boost Signals To Fit Demand

When a call or text message won’t go through, AT&T and Verizon don’t want their networks to be the problem. The companies have stepped up efforts in recent years to increase coverage and network speed for customers at the office and at concert venues and sporting events. read more >
Gov. Mike Beebe and Jonathon Blitz of Verizon.
Retail

Verizon To Add More Than 285 Jobs in Arkansas in 2014

Verizon Wireless says it will add more than 285 jobs in Arkansas this year in various departments, including customer service, technical support and sales. read more >
Kristi Crum
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Kristi Crum of Verizon on Keeping a Line Open for Rural Communities

Kristi Crum began her career in 2001 as an analyst for Alltel Corp. in Little Rock. She continued working for the company following its acquisition in 2009 by Verizon. She has worked at Verizon’s headquarters in New Jersey and was most recently director of retail sales for Verizon’s northern California region. Her current position will return her to her home city of Little Rock. read more >
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WLR Retail Project Trails $1.8M Land Purchase (Real Deals)

An 8,245-SF retail project in west Little Rock is in the works after a $1.8 million land deal. A $1.75 million land buy in North Little Rock is preceding development of a 350,000-SF distribution facility. And a north Pulaski County enterprise is under new ownership after a $550,000 foreclosure sale. read more >
Kristi Crum

Little Rock Native to Lead Verizon’s South Central Region

Verizon Wireless has named Kristi Crum, a native of Little Rock, to lead its south central region, which includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, northern Mississippi and western Tennessee. read more >
Allied Drive Holdings added the 225,000-SF Building 5 to its portfolio.
Business Services / Real Estate

Tallest Building on Former Alltel Campus Sold in $12M Deal

A local investment group, Allied Drive Holdings LLC, bought the 225,000-SF space. The group includes the LaFrance brothers, Stephen Jr. and Jason; and the Middleton brothers, Larry and Mark. read more >
Verizon Wireless at The Cellular Connection on JFK in North Little Rock.
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Verizon Completes 4G Network in Arkansas

Verizon Wireless has announced that its 4G LTE data network in Arkansas is complete. The company spent about $200 million across 2011 and 2012 on its wireless network. read more >
The Cellular Connection’s layout puts an emphasis on testing devices and one-on-one contact with employees.
Retail

Cellular Connection Opens 5th Arkansas Store at Shackleford Crossing

The Cellular Connection has announced the opening of a new location in Little Rock. The store, at 2608 S. Shackleford Road in the Shackleford Crossing Shopping Center, is the cellular retailer’s fifth in the state. The store opened on May 31. read more >
Dean Taylor, president of Verizon Wireless' South-Central region.
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Verizon South-Central Leader Dean Taylor on 4G, Apps and Future Tech (Exec Q&A)

Dean Taylor, who replaced Steve Smith in December as president of Verizon Wireless' south-central region, talks to Arkansas Business about the importance of 4G LTE, its wireless coverage goals for the state and his favorite apps. read more >