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Graduate NWA will conduct two financial aid workshops as the program continues to reach out to adults interested in returning to school to complete their education.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:55pm

The Board of Directors of The Montessori School of Fort Smith has named Jessica Hayes as director of the school effective May 5, 2014.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:15pm

Danny Loe has been promoted to vice president-enterprise customer solutions for Fort Smith-based Arkansas Best Corp. following the retirement last month of Jim Keenan who previously held the job.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:51pm

A May 28 application deadline has been announced for the 2015 Leadership Fort Smith class, a selection of local residents who will take part in a year-long program focusing on developing future leaders in the area.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:30pm

Brad Bruns, 58, has announced he will seek re-election to the Springdale City Council, Ward 3, Position 1.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:23pm

Bentonville-based America's Car-Mart Inc. announced the opening of its 134th dealership on Tuesday (April 22). The dealership is located in Dalton, Ga., and makes the company’s fourth dealership in the Peach State.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:02am

The Cherokee Nation will hold a groundbreaking for a new casino located about six miles west of downtown Fort Smith on April 29.

According to a press release, the casino will replace the tribe's casino located at the intersections of Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 64 in Roland, Okla.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:54pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a tuition discount for out-of-state veterans that will enable them to attend NWACC or complete online courses at the reduced rate that in-state residents pay.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:40pm

• Hillshire Brands to acquire Van’s Natural Foods
Hillshire Brands has signed an agreement to acquire Van’s Natural Foods from private equity firm Catterton Partners for $165 million.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:47pm

TuffTek by NanoMech is among the products honored with a 2014 Edison Award. Inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, the annual awards recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:50am

Twenty-seven Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus students earned awards at either the SkillsUSA Arkansas State Conference in Hot Springs, the Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurses Association (ALPNA) Spring Skills Competition in Hope or Arkansas Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference in

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:33am

After more than four years from concept to commercialization, Fayetteville-based APGR Green Inc. has launched two new organic, food grade pest control products ANT-ZAP and MOLE-ZAP.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:52am

The board of directors and shareholders of Legacy National Bank officially announced its new Pinnacle Banking Center with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, April 18 at the new Rogers building site.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:49am

Mercy Northwest Arkansas is again expanding the reach of its specialties announcing its integration with Ozark Orthopaedics of Rogers. Mercy said this integration is another piece of its plan to create a patient centered health care model. The six Roger’s orthopedists: Dr. Cody Grammer, Dr.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:11am

Shearer’s Foods, a private label salty snack manufacturer owned by Toronto-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners, has acquired the assets of the Medallion Foods business from ConAgra Foods,Inc. for $33.5 million.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:05pm

Home BancShares Inc., parent company of Centennial Bank, announced late Thursday (April 17) plans to acquire Florida Traditions Bank. The two institutions have entered into a non-binding letter of intent that will merge the Florida bank into Centennial.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:14pm

BioBotic Solutions, an undergraduate business plan competition team at the University of Arkansas, beat more than two dozen teams from across the United States to take the $25,000 grand prize at the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:23pm

Doug McMillon, an alumni of the University of Arkansas, and his wife Shelley donated $1 million toward establishing the McMillon Family Endowed Excellence Fund at the Sam. M. Walton College of Business.


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:45am

Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, picked up several endorsements from his fellow legislators this week in his race to unseat District 9 Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, who is seeking a third term in the Arkansas Senate.

Of the five endorsements, three come from Crawford County legislators.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:43am

Mass retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently secured $4 billion in new debt in two separate underwritings completed this month.

Wal-Mart outlined the details of three new debt instruments in its final prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, April 15.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:23am

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