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Christie Swanson

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Springdale jobs grow in varied fields

Subscriber onlyWhile Springdale's workforce has grown rapidly in the past five years, much of the growth has come from modest increases at a variety of companies, and it happened without much fanfare. Continue reading...

EngageNWA working on immigrant needs, resources

Area’s minority population growing

Subscriber onlyArea leaders hope a collaborative effort will help immigrants find resources they need to integrate into the community. Continue reading...

Summit: Hispanics play growing role in U.S. labor

Subscriber onlyThe face of the America's workforce is becoming increasingly more Hispanic, Robert Rodriguez, founder and president of Chicago-based DRR Advisors, told business leaders Thursday. Continue reading...

Bentonville Hope Supply Program closes doors amid cancer charity fraud lawsuit

Program tied to charity fraud lawsuit

Subscriber onlyA federal lawsuit prompted the closing of a Northwest Arkansas cancer resource and support program earlier this week, but people who use the Hope Supply Program said they hope the Bentonville office opens soon. Continue reading...

UAMS sets Friday public meeting

Senior Democrats hear school update

Subscriber onlyResearch is one of four main pillars of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and community members are invited to hear Friday how a $2.99 million study is progressing. Continue reading...

State report shows sales tax collection sources

State report shows local sales tax collection sources

Subscriber onlyBig-box and dollar stores generated nearly $18 million, or 18 percent, of total sales tax last year in Northwest Arkansas' four largest cities. Fayetteville posted the highest number of shoe sales and Rogers pulled in the most dollars from amusement activities such as bowling and golf. Continue reading...

State's economic development director says process needs to be streamlined

Economic development leader says process neeeds to be streamlined

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Arkansas is home to seven Fortune 500 companies and the eighth could be starting now as a small business, according to the state's new economic development leader. Continue reading...

Small business expert highlights social media rules for Bentonville chamber

Smallbizlady speaks during National Small Business Week events

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Laura Brown started her first business a couple months ago, but hesitated to dive into social media. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas group celebrates 20 years of offering financial counseling

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Poverty has a new face credit counselors must recognize to be effective, an industry leader advised Wednesday. Continue reading...

Mammograms' efficiency at reading dense breasts debated

Subscriber onlyTerri Mallioux felt uneasy despite receiving a clean mammogram last year. Continue reading...

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