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ACCION opens loan operation in NLR

ACCION opens loan operation in NLR

 

North Little Rock, Ark. – ACCION Arkansas, an extension of ACCION Texas Inc., is now providing affordable capital to startups and small businesses in the state of Arkansas.

 

ACCION, a nonprofit, is bringing to Arkansas its innovative and proven “blueprint” for establishing microlending and small business programs. The work of ACCION Texas Inc. is recognized worldwide and, earlier this month, ACCION was awarded one of the first grants under the

 Starbucks/Opportunity Finance Network’s “Create Jobs for USA” initiative. Throughout Arkansas, ACCION will make small-business loans of up to $50,000 for start-up businesses and up to $250,000 for established enterprises.

 

 A grand opening was held Nov.

Beebe to address viewer questions on AETN’s ‘Arkansans Ask’

Beebe to address viewer questions on AETN’s ‘Arkansans Ask’

 

Gov. Mike Beebe will discuss state issues and answer viewer questions in the next episode of “Arkansans Ask,” airing on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) tonight at 7 p.m.

Viewers may submit questions by: phone, 800-662-2386; fax, (501) 852-2280; e-mail, paffairs@aetn.org; or via on-air phone, (501) 852-8426.

Steve Barnes moderates. The program is underwritten by the Arkansas State Employees Association.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming.

Little Rock Fashion Week accepting 2012 sponsors

Little Rock Fashion Week accepting 2012 sponsors

Get your business's brand seen by hundreds of thousands or possibly a million people from around the world. Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is now registering companies as official sponsors for  the fourth annual Little Rock Fashion Week, scheduled for July 16-21, 2012.

Since being founded by Brandon D. Campbell in 2009, LRFW has been a great marketing tool for major corporations; such as Savers, Dillard's, Staples, Sephora, and Lifetime Television, just to name a few. LRFW is proud to announce that The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), the nation's leading beauty school, is the official hair salon sponsor of LRFW 2012. It will be TSPA's second year participating at LRFW.

ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas REALTORS® Association  announced that September home sales were 10.28 percent higher than September 2010 while the average price of a home in Arkansas increased by less than 1 percent.  For the quarter (July - September), home sales increased 16 percent with the average price of a home in Arkansas decreasing almost 4 percent.

"As the Arkansas REALTORS® Association has been predicting, Arkansas home sales continue to be quite strong," said Amy Glover Bryant, Director of Communications for the Association.  "In the third quarter, Arkansas REALTORS® sold a total of 6,671 homes versus 5,719 in the third quarter of 2010.  Average prices during that time period were $143,944 compared to the third quarter of 2010 when the average price of a home in Arkansas was $149,430.  Affordability and strong mortgage rates are certainly helping to drive this year's improved numbers.  We do exp

Arkansas River Revival runs Oct. 20-29

Arkansas River Revival runs Oct. 20-29

Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon dedicated the Arkansas River Navigation System, which was, at the time, the largest civil works project ever undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Named for its principal advocates, Senator John L. McClellan (Arkansas) and Senator Robert Kerr (Oklahoma), today the system is responsible for nearly $2 billion in trade transportation in Arkansas annually. In addition, the river provides a wealth of unique recreational and outdoor activities for Arkansas communities and families, as well as visitors to The Natural State.

To highlight the need for further economic development, the Arkansas River Connections is hosting the “Arkansas River Revival,” a 10-day flotilla event along the Arkansas River, October 20-29, 2011.

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Company receives award from Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc.

NLR businesswoman pleads guilty to failure to pay tax

NLR businesswoman pleads guilty to failure to pay tax

From the U.S Attorney's Office:

 

Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Christopher Pikelis, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, Nashville Field Office, announced today the plea of guilty to a misdemeanor Information by Dara L. Booth, age 43, of North Little Rock, Arkansas before the Honorable D. Price Marshall, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

The Information charges Booth with two counts of failure to pay taxes in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7203.