Fayetteville-based Picasolar was selected from hundreds of startups across the country to present at the SXSW Eco’s Startup Showcase, an entrepreneurial pitch competition held Oct. 6-7, in Austin, Texas.
Newk’s Eatery is coming to Northwest Arkansas making its first stop in Fayetteville. The restaurant will be located at 637 E. Joyce Blvd. in a space at Spring Creek Center, Fayetteville. A grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 17.
The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith received a $734,000 grant by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services that will be used to train veterans and unemployed area residents in commercial driving, medical billing and coding and industrial maintenance.
Sterne Agee analyst Peyton Green recently lowered his earning estimates for BancorpSouth for fiscal 2014. Young expects the regional bank to earn $1.26 per share, about 7 cents less than previously noted. He shaved 14 cents off of his 2015 earnings forecast of $1.48 per share.
The Walton Family Foundation’s investment strategy through 2020 includes $302 million to be spent in Northwest Arkansas as well as the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. The money will go toward economic development and creating more education opportunities.
Tyson Foods lost its bid before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals this week to overturn the $503,000 in damages awarded to employees who were underpaid for the time they spent donning and doffing required protective work clothing.
Pet specialty retailer PetSmart announced this week that it has been working with J.P. Morgan Securities and law firm Wachell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to explore several alternatives to increase shareholder value including a sale of the company.
Horses for Healing (HFH) seeks volunteers across Northwest Arkansas to help make a positive difference in the lives of children with special needs across the region. HFH’s next session begins Sept. 16. Children will attend therapeutic riding lessons Tuesdays through Fridays for 12 weeks.