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ScaleUp Ozarks offers businesses path to expansion

Subscriber onlyFor Jeff Charlson, one of the founders of Bike Rack Brewing Co. in Bentonville, the chance to participate in the first ScaleUp Ozarks program couldn't have come at a better time. Continue reading...

Virtual reality takes off at Rogers arcade

Bistro, showroom add to experience

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- A visitor entering Virtual Game World & Event Center sees a scene reminiscent of the cantina in Star Wars, mixed with a European cafe and an old-school video arcade. Continue reading...

Solar-cell project nets $2M U.S. grant

Subscriber onlyPicasolar Inc. in Fayetteville received a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to move forward with a pilot manufacturing program for the company’s solar-cell technology, the company announced Wednesday. Continue reading...

Firm helps customers pack

Entrepreneur finds niche in concealed-carry market

Subscriber onlyWorking his way through college, Chris Tedder thought it wise to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun while pulling late nights as the assistant manager at a pizza restaurant, but he couldn't find a holster that met his needs. Continue reading...

Car-Mart surges on 1Q profit

Shares gain $4.35 after much-improved earnings reported

Subscriber onlyAmerica's Car-Mart, Inc. reported net income of $7.1 million along with improved revenue, citing better inventory management and improved management at its car lots. Continue reading...

State’s Nighthawk in deal to distribute pricey German guns

Subscriber onlyBERRYVILLE — Firearms-maker Nighthawk Custom has struck a deal to distribute high-end revolvers built by Korth Germany GmbH. Continue reading...

Dairy Queen says Arkansas ripe for expansion

20 franchises in Arkansas’ northwest is chain’s goal

Subscriber onlyDairy Queen is in expansion mode and has its sights set on Arkansas. Continue reading...

$30.7M to fund Exide plant revamp

Subscriber only Battery maker Exide Technologies is expanding and updating its Fort Smith plant with the help of a $30.7 million cost-sharing grant from the federal government. Continue reading...

Ferris wheel adorns Branson's main drag

At 15 stories, riders’ views of resort city are sweeping

Subscriber onlyBRANSON -- A 15-story Ferris wheel that until recently called Chicago home now is towering over Branson's main drag, just in time for tourism season. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart maintains grasp on No. 1 spot in Fortune's 500 list

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is on top of Fortune magazine's list of the 500 largest companies in the United States for the fourth year in a row. Continue reading...

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