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J.B. Hunt program aims to help women prosper in trucking

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Shelley Simpson's childhood dreams didn't include a job in the transportation industry.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Greedy Goats venture just grazing the surface of landscape services

posted: 06/28/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

When configured just right, the interior of a 1997 Dodge Caravan has room for about a dozen normal-size goats.

For first time, gamblers hit slots in Massachusetts casino

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The start of casino gambling in Massachusetts kicked off last week as the state's first slots parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, officially opened for business to a large crowd of gamblers.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

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BANKING The Arkansas Federal Credit Union has announced Valerie Erkman as vice president of marketing, Alan Harrison as vice president of business services, and Eric Mangham as chief financial officer.

BUSINESS AWARDS

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MEDICAL The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists presented its 2015 Excellence in Advocacy award to Carole Garner. Garner works at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.

WHERE TO SEND NOTICES

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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 sszafranski@ arkansasonline.com.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

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Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 05/25/2015 through 05/29/2015:

OIL AND GAS REPORT

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The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 11 drilling permits, 13 well completions and 5 well recompletions.

BUILDING PERMITS

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Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

PATENTS AWARDED

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U.S. patents issued to Arkansans June 23

Business news in brief

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Eureka Springs hotel adding Spa1905 The 1905 Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs is opening a new and expanded spa Wednesday, 110 years after the hotel opened.

BUSINESS PEOPLE Northwest Arkansas

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Sean Huggins recently joined Weichert, Realtors - The Griffin Company’s Springdale office as a real estate agent. He is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors and has a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing management from the University of Arkansas.

INCORPORATIONS

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Benton County Social Prowess Inc., Rick Gann, 6303 S.W. Rutland Road, No. 201, Bentonville

ON THE AGENDA

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Monday 1:30-3 p.m. — Arkansas adult education classes, Goodwill Career Center, 1001 S. Mt. Olive St., Siloam Springs. Classes include: employability, customer service, clerical, bank teller and industrial. Information: (479) 373-6120.

Survey: U.S. consumers feeling more confident

posted: 06/27/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Low prices and borrowing costs are giving American consumers more enthusiasm.

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