Tagged: Jay Chesshir

Transgender Bathroom Bill Draws Criticism

Transgender Bathroom Bill Draws Criticism

Restaurants & Food

A bill filed Tuesday that "concerns gender identity and bathroom privileges" has already been rebuked by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau. read more >

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

OpinionHealth CareTechnology & Telecom

The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction. read more >

Marketing Little Rock Metro Never Easier for Chamber

Marketing Little Rock Metro Never Easier for Chamber

OuttakesTechnology & Telecom

The chamber is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and recently unveiled a new logo and slightly altered name to mark the milestone. The chamber is just that now. No more “of Commerce.” Sleek and modern, just how chamber officials want the city to be seen. read more >

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

Restaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it’s calling the Financial Quarter. read more >

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

LegalTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand. read more >

Little Rock Recognized for Low Startup Costs

Little Rock Recognized for Low Startup Costs

Technology & Telecom

A recent survey by SmartAsset.com of the nation's largest 81 cities confirms the efforts of Little Rock leaders to encourage startup growth. Its ranking of U.S. cities with the lowest startup costs includes Little Rock at No. 7. read more >

Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge's Payment Ruling

Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge's Payment Ruling

LegalCover Story

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge’s ruling last month that ordered the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to stop paying chambers of commerce and related entities for economic development programs sent shock waves through chamber offices across the state. read more >

Chesshir: Startup Ecosystem Can Bring Downtown to Life

Chesshir: Startup Ecosystem Can Bring Downtown to Life

Technology & Telecom

The nascent Main Street creative corridor and Little Rock technology park are revealing signs of life, but Jay Chesshir, president of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, believes the continued development of Little Rock's burgeoning tech-based startup ecosystem can help get it there. read more >

Site Chosen, but Little Rock Tech Park Details Lacking

Site Chosen, but Little Rock Tech Park Details Lacking

Health CareTechnology & TelecomCover Story

The project is intended to provide a space for researchers from local universities to turn their research into business. For the past two years, the authority’s board of directors has been fighting an increasingly bumpy battle over the location of the park. read more >