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The proposed Arkansas Colleges of Health Education announced Friday (Sept. 19) that Forsgren Inc. of Fort Smith was selected as the contractor for site preparation for its new college of osteopathic medicine and work at the site could begin as early as next week.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:50pm

The largest retailer and private employer in the world is beefing up its payrolls with the addition of at least 60,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season, according to Gisel Ruiz, chief operating officer for Walmart U.S.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:36am

Officials with Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 23 for a new $4 million allied health building.

The event is set for 11 a.m.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:27pm

Just days before a scheduled groundbreaking on the riverfront near downtown Fort Smith, the U.S. Marshals Museum announced Thursday (Sept. 18) a pledge of $5 million from an anonymous donor.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:50pm

Barbara Still has been named a senior vice president of Arvest Asset Management in Fayetteville.

Still is promoted from a senior regional investment officer where she worked in Arvest’s downtown Fayetteville location.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:25pm

Simmons Foods announced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding $315 million senior bonds carrying a 10.50% coupon rate and due in 2017.


Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:20am

Alumnus Jeff Sanders and his wife, Kathy, of Richardson, Texas, have contributed more than $1 million to the College of Engineering in support of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:59am

Walmart has invested $3 million into a chicken processing and eggs facility in Costa Rica to ensure food quality for the poultry it sells there, according to Spanish media source La Republica.net

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:56pm

Randy Staley, MD  recently was named chief medical officer for Ozark Guidance.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:27pm

Officials with Beaudet Aviation, a subsidiary of JCB Aero located in France, announced Wednesday (Sept. 17) plans to invest $2.5 million in a Little Rock operation and initially create 75 jobs.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:10pm

Members of Arkansas’ Congressional delegation announced Tuesday (Sept. 16) that eight Arkansas airports will receive more than $4.1 million for upgrades and expansions.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:43pm

Harps Food Stores will re-open their flagship store located directly in front of the corporate office at 2894 W. Sunset Ave., in Springdale on Wednesday (Sept. 17). This will be the first Harps Marketplace location its hometown.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:05pm

New York has been a tough place for Wal-Mart to gain footing and a recent pricing gaffe in Coca-Cola products has the retailer paying $66,000 in penalties with a promise to improve its pricing practices in the future, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:34am

Michelle Fittro has joined Arvest Bank in Benton County as marketing manager, the bank announced Tuesday (Sept. 16).

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:08am

Gov. Mike Beebe presided over his last Governor’s Quality Awards banquet bestowing 28 different Arkansas companies with awards for performance and organizational excellence.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:26am

Livability.com has released its second-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list and Fayetteville was the only Arkansas town to make the cut at No. 83.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:21pm

Enrollment numbers show 2,172 individuals studying at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark campus, which has seen its enrollment increase by 622% since joining Arkansas Tech in 2003;

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 2:26pm

Ten teams from around the Southeastern region are gearing up to show off their best BBQ efforts in Bentonville later this month as part of the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour.

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:31pm

Dr. Chris Menendez, breast surgeon of Northwest Arkansas Breast Care Specialists, will host a free open house at his new clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 1) located at 701 S. Horsebarn Road, Suite 100 in Rogers. The public is invited.

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:53pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College announced Amy Forrest has resigned her post as a board trustee effective Thursday (Sept. 11).

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:53pm

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