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Signature Move Takes Stock Public

Signature Move Takes Stock Public

Banking & FinanceCover Story

Six months ago, White River Bancshares entered the realm of publicly traded companies with little fanfare. The corporate transition of the parent company of Fayetteville’s Signature Bank of Arkansas coincided with the lender’s most profitable year ever. read more >

Number of Community Banks Drops Sharply

Number of Community Banks Drops Sharply

Banking & Finance

The number of banks in the United States fell by almost 50% during the last 20 years, from about 10,700 in 1997 to about 5,600 in 2017, with the vast majority of the decline, 97%, accounted for by community banks. read more >

PTI Takes Movie Role, as Projectionist

PTI Takes Movie Role, as Projectionist

Technology & TelecomCover Story

Power Technology Inc., a home-grown Arkansas company that’s been doing innovative things with lasers for 50 years, is ready for its cinema close-up. read more >

Canadians Set to Tap Arkansas Lithium

Canadians Set to Tap Arkansas Lithium

Technology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

The Candian’s company, Standard Lithium Ltd., broke ground last week on a pilot plant in El Dorado, a key step toward a unique vision of pulling battery-grade lithium from a saltwater sea beneath south Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Cities Seek to Create 'Entertainment Districts'

Arkansas Cities Seek to Create 'Entertainment Districts'

LegalRestaurants & FoodCover Story

A number of Arkansas cities — including El Dorado, Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Texarkana — are either considering or are taking steps toward creating “entertainment districts” that would allow the open carry of alcohol. read more >