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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:43:50 -0600

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Ford, Herman Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:54:00 -0600

Danny Ford of Glen Sain Motor Sales Inc. of Paragould and Todd Herman of the Arkansas Arts Center of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at the 30th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

UA Little Rock Receives $603K Donation for Arts Programs

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:13:00 -0600

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $603,000 from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to create an endowed professorship and to provide an artist-in-residence and gallery support for the university’s new Windgate Center of Art & Design.

Masseys Give UCA $1M for Scholarship Program

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:17:00 -0600

Rick and Anne Massey of Little Rock have given the University of Central Arkansas $1 million to endow and establish a scholarship program for first-generation college students.

Mary Bane Lackie Named Executive Director of Development at UCA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:03:00 -0600

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement said Tuesday that Mary Bane Lackie had been named its new executive director of development.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Ben Goodwin of Our House on Where Nonprofits, Businesses Can Meet

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Our House Director Ben Goodwin reveals how a deeply personal experience affirmed his commitment to serving the homeless.

After Fiscal Chaos, Arkansas Baptist Reverses 2016 Hire

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

During the 15 months Joseph Jones served as the 14th president of Little Rock’s Arkansas Baptist College, operational conditions deteriorated from copacetic to crisis mode.

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Center Offers Help for Restaurants

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center is offering programming and consulting help to food- or beverage-related businesses in Faulkner, Jefferson, Pulaski and White counties this year.

Pam Jones Puts Ad Twist on Black History Month

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

To address a lack of advertising diversity and “stereotypical representation,” Little Rock marketing firm Culturally Connected Communications is taking a different ad every day and reimagining it with brown and black subjects.

Tyson’s Goal? Offering Protein of All Kinds

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Tyson Foods of Springdale wants to be your protein source, even if that protein didn’t start out as an animal.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Copper Run Acreage Assembled for $2.6M (Real Deals)

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Layman Lane LLC, led by Graham Smith and Russell James, bought the more than 85 acres at 10601 Layman Road from Glenda C. Pehrson Family Ltd.

Hall to Head Henderson's Marketing; Taggard Promoted at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Tina Hall has been named executive director of marketing and communications at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Desiree Taggard has been promoted to director of procurement for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Budget Undercuts Trump Focus On Mental Health, School Safety

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:14:00 -0600

President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas.

Jonesboro Native, Former Ambassador: Isolationism Not An Option

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:51:00 -0600

A former U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria who was part of diplomatic efforts in the Balkans in the late 1990s told a crowd at Arkansas State University that isolationism is not an option.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Plugged-In Nation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

If Richard Nixon had recorded his conversations as a podcast host instead of as a president, the world may have never known about Martha Mitchell.

Of Dollars and the Arts (Editorial)

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Alice Walton needs to have a talk with state Sen. Bart Hester. She needs to explain to him the economic impact of the arts in Arkansas.