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Tickets on sale now for Bridal Savoir Faire

Tickets on sale now for Bridal Savoir Faire

It's been called, 'the most adorable bridal show in Arkansas.'  In an effort to promote the best vendors in Central Arkansas to brides-to-be, Meredith Events and Cypress Meadows Plantation presents and A Perfect Bloom and Compassion Fashion hosts Bridal Savoir Faire- "the most adorable bridal show in Arkansas" - a rustic chic bridal event featuring a unique vendor showcase and a runway show with the collaborative works of top local designers and retail markets. Reinventing a new era of wedding style based on "rustic chic" and "vintage chic," Bridal Savoir Faire demonstrates the potential of all the niche services that can be provided by our local vendors to suit the needs of a unique genre of weddings. This cottage elegance inspired event will take place Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 3:00 pm -6:00 pm at Cypress Meadows Plantation in Howell, Arkansas.

NSF awards ASTA $3 million to reduce crop stress

NSF awards ASTA $3 million to reduce crop stress


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ASTA) – The National Science Foundation has awarded the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority's ASSET Initiative a $3 million dollar grant to research stress factors on plants. The money is part of a $6 million dollar multi-state award with Missouri.

The funds will be spread out over 3 years and will be used to create an interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art Bioimaging Consortium that will enable researchers to adapt food, fiber, and fuel crops to meet the challenges of a changing climate and a growing world population.

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

White County Business EXPO set for July 29

White County Business EXPO set for July 29

On Tuesday, July 29, the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the annual White County Business EXPO on the Harding University Campus in the Ganus Center located just off of East Beebe Capps in Searcy.  

The event will open to the public from Noon until 4:00 p.m. and admission is FREE.  It’s a great opportunity for attendees to find out about the products and services in our area, sample many of the local restaurants fare, win one of our fabulous door prizes and meet local business owners, state officials and candidates.  The Grand Prize Drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Contact the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce at 501-268-2458 or visit their website at www.searcychamber.com for more information.

Model casting for Bridal Savoir Faire

Model casting for Bridal Savoir Faire

Bridal Savoir Faire takes place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Cypress Meadows Plantation Wedding & Event Center from 3-6 PM and producers are now casting models.  This year's runway show is sponsored by Ann's Bridal in Searcy and will also showcase several local designers including fashion labels Deco Rose Couture, N’cholé Féroce, Richie Clark Clothing, LOVE R.O.C.S., AnJanell Fashion, Chavon Shree and designer Nichelle Terry.  The show will feature bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and men's tuxedo and groom suit styles.

Entergy opens new service center in Cabot

Entergy opens new service center in Cabot

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) – Entergy is set to open its new Construction and Engineering Service Center in Cabot only a few blocks from its predecessor.

The company invested more than $6 million in the new facility and serves as a upgrade to the Jacksonville center.

Certified with two Green Globes by the Green Building Initiative, the new center is environmental friendly and meets high efficiency standards.

The new hub is over 17,000 square feet and maintains service to approximately 26,000 customers in several towns surrounding the area.

The company began in October 2013 transferring operations from the previous location at 2001 Marshall Road in Jacksonville to the new one at 7801 John Harden Drive in Cabot. Now that the new service center is fully up and running, the company is holding a "wire cutting" ceremony to commemorate the milestone and to give community leaders and others an opportunity to tour the facility.

 

74 new jobs, $60 million expansion coming to North Little Rock

74 new jobs, $60 million expansion coming to North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Ben E. Keith, a distributor of food service products, today announced plans to build a new, expanded North Little Rock facility. The company will invest $60 million in a new 300,000-square-foot facility that will be the company's Mid-South Regional Headquarters. Through the expansion, the company will add 74 new jobs and retain 260 current jobs at an average wage of $33.75 per hour.

The expansion is made possible through a $1.5 million grant through the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA). Matt Erskine, EDA's deputy assistant secretary of commerce, joined Governor Mike Beebe, Ben E. Keith's leadership, representatives of Arkansas' congressional delegation and local leaders to announce EDA's grant commitment.