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‘Arkansas Grown’ sprouts anew

posted: 04/20/2014 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Two months after a Governor’s Mansion gathering, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a growing list of those wanting to participate in the relaunch of the state’s “Arkansas Grown” program.

Chain hatches expansion plan

posted: 04/20/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

The owners of fast-casual restaurant chain Slim Chickens are aiming high.

China plants face challenge as growth lags

posted: 04/20/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

As China’s growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient, low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

Alternative-burial options grow; state still traditional

posted: 04/20/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Ecofriendly burial and cremation alternatives are creating a way to continue life after death.

THAT’S BUSINESS: At the corner of the future and yesterday

posted: 04/20/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

I ran into Jacob Chi at the corner of Main Street and Capitol Avenue the other day. He and another man were trying to attach a blue and white sign to the plywood barrier on the sidewalk in front of the Boyle Building.

BUSINESS MATTERS: College-athlete unions rife with complexities

posted: 04/20/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Provide labor in exchange for compensation and most reasonable folks would consider you to be an employee. Your organization doesn’t even have to turn a profit. Even workers in a non- or not-for-profit enterprise are classified as employees.

Firms pamper pets while chasing profits

posted: 04/20/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Alex Stone and his wife, Marissa McDaniel, both work full time. They have two dogs that they miss during the day and often have trouble getting home to feed them.

Never-opened Las Vegas hotel denied showy end

posted: 04/20/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

One by one, the grand old dames of the Strip outlived their charms — the Dunes, Stardust and Aladdin — and down they came, thanks to some well-rigged dynamite, in a booming flash of bravado and showmanship that became this city’s staple — the implosion.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 04/20/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

BANKING Bill Edwards has been selected to succeed Chuck Quick, who is retiring in July, as president and chief executive officer of Iberiabank Mortgage Co.

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 04/20/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more: COMMERCIAL Ideal Construction Co., 11900 Vimy Ridge Road, Alexander, $895,596.

WHERE TO SEND NOTICES

posted: 04/20/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Notices of executive promotions, new hires or job changes should be sent to: People Editor; Business News Department; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ; P.O. Box 2221; Little Rock, Ark. 72203, or by e-mail to trobinson@arkansasonline.com.

BUSINESS AWARDS

posted: 04/20/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

NONPROFIT The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation recently honored Dr. James Burgess with the foundation’s 2014 Open Heart Award.

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 04/20/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 2 drilling permits, 22 well completions and 4 well recompletions.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 04/20/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more; deeds recorded March 24 to March 28: 2007 Dehaven Family Limited Partnership and DFP McCain LLC to Northside Property Development Inc., S/2 SE 15-2 N-11 W, SE SW 15-2 N-11 W, various parts of Section 22-2 N-11 W, $2,694,967.

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 04/20/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Patents Issued to Arkansans April 15 Patent 8,696,413 B2. Contouring Sanding Device. Issued to John Wesley King Jr. and Shelley K. Haynes, both of West Helena. Assigned to ShelWes LLC of Helena.

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