Tagged: Investments

Randy Sims Named Vice Chairman of Home BancShares

Randy Sims Named Vice Chairman of Home BancShares

Banking & Finance

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, parent company of Centennial Bank, said Friday that Randy Sims, CEO and president of Home BancShares, has been named to vice chairman of Home BancShares and executive chairman of Centennial Bank. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

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The Springdale nanotechnology firm estimates both its debts and its assets as between $10 million and $50 million. Documents say the company has struggled through continual losses from operations together with slow revenue growth. read more >

Trio Gathers New Money to Relaunch Capital Bank as Encore

Trio Gathers New Money to Relaunch Capital Bank as Encore

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As chairman and CEO, Chris Roberts is leading the campaign to rebrand and relaunch Capital Bank with a $50 million stock offering. The 50-year-old banker considers his recent move from Simmons Bank to be a curtain call on his 27-year lending career. read more >

Springdale Hopes Opportunity Strikes

Springdale Hopes Opportunity Strikes

Banking & Finance

Daniel Hintz knows about revitalizing a city’s downtown area and believes a new federal tax program could be just the ticket for Springdale’s budding efforts. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

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Community banks lack the financial and human capital of their larger counterparts to invest in research and development, but they need new technologies all the same. Partnerships with financial technology startups are a practical way to address this need, four of the state’s community bankers told Arkansas Business. read more >

Tyson Ventures Invests in Clear Labs Inc.

Tyson Ventures Invests in Clear Labs Inc.

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Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, has invested in Clear Labs Inc. of Menlo Park, California, a food testing and safety company, Bloomberg reports. read more >

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

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The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will present its regular Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16 in Fayetteville. read more >

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

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Pinpointing legally permissible real estate for the state’s first medical cannabis enterprises after a 2016 legalization vote was like plunging into the haystack to find the perfect spot for a needle, those involved in the process say. read more >

Tempus Realty Savors Home-Run Investment

Tempus Realty Savors Home-Run Investment

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After putting together a portfolio of 14 commercial properties during the past three years, Little Rock’s Tempus Realty Partners cashed out of its first deal. The transaction was a doozy. read more >

Windstream Wants Kirkland & Ellis to Handle Bankruptcy

Windstream Wants Kirkland & Ellis to Handle Bankruptcy

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Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has asked a judge in U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Southern District of New York to approve hiring the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP of New York and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP to handle the telecom’s Chapter 11 reorganization. read more >