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Amy Knight has been named convention & event sales director for the Convention and Visitors Bureau; a division of Fort Smith’s Advertising and Promotions Commission.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 6:31am

Representatives from the University of Arkansas and NorthWest Arkansas Community College on Thursday (May 28) signed a memorandum of understanding that allows the transfer of courses in child advocacy to transfer to UA.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 6:17pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods has petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a judgment and $5.8 million award for workers in its Storm Lake, Iowa pork processing plant.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:59pm

• Post among the bidders for Hostess
Hostess is drawing a number of potential suitors including Post Foods who reportedly entered a nonbinding bid for the snack-cake maker this week. Hostess is worth an estimated $2 billion.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:40pm

The University of Arkansas Community Design Center received two new awards for a food sustainability project that promotes local urban agriculture.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:26am

Sparks Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and made the “Target: Stroke Honor Roll.”

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:34pm

Cate Huff has been named senior account executive at Little Rock-based CJRW where she has joined the agency’s account services team.

CJRW is one of the region’s leading advertising, marketing and public relations firms, and has an office in Northwest Arkansas.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:49pm

The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission announced the hiring of Kody Ford and Madison Lanza.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:43pm

In typical Wal-Mart fashion the settlement it reached with comedian Tracy Morgan and others in the June 7, 2014 fatality accident involving a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike was sealed.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:17pm

Former Wal-Mart executive Duncan Mac Naughton will join Crossmark’s board of directors, according to an internal announcement circulated at the retail marketing and merchandising firm that works closely with Wal-Mart and other retailers.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:58am

Monica Kumar has been selected to serve as the new executive director at Downtown Bentonville Inc. (DBI).

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:03pm

Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson, president of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, and Dr. Alan Marble, president of Missouri Southern University in Joplin, recently signed an agreement that will facilitate transfer students taking honors courses at the respective colleges.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:42pm

With the completion and opening of the Scott Family Amazeum less than three months away, the organization has ramped up its staff.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:08am

The Walton Arts Center announced a $500,000 gift from Tyson Foods on the heels of like funding from J.B. Hunt Transport last week which is designated for the $23 million fundraising campaign by the nonprofit.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:48pm

Out-of-state students will save $50 per credit hour on tuition at NorthWest Arkansas Community College beginning with the fall 2015 semester.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:36pm

Picasolar Inc., a solar start-up company affiliated with the University of Arkansas, dedicated its new headquarters on Wednesday (May 20) at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:04pm

Senior Print Production Manager Greg Shira has been promoted to vice president/production at CJRW.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:49pm

Wal-Mart Stores said it is expanding its veterans hiring promise to provide 250,000 jobs to qualified veterans by 2020. The retailer says it has hired more than 92,000 veterans since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment was launched two years ago on Memorial Day.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:09am

Five Arkansas companies received the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade during an awards luncheon held today at the Governor’s Mansion. The award honors companies for their leadership in exporting goods and services throughout the world.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:56pm

Fayetteville-based Startup Junkie Consulting is asking for support to be moved on to the next step for a $100,000 grant from Chase’s Mission Main Street program.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 6:12pm


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