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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month, Delta Dental of Arkansas will again partner with three science museums across the state to host Toothapalooza, a free community event aiming to educate families about the importance of oral hygiene. Children and their families will receive free museum admission during the event when they participate in oral health screenings and activities, up to 500 people. The Museum of Discovery event welcomes up to 600 people.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Duncan Firm, P.A., a family-owned and operated law firm founded by lawyer Phillip Duncan, who has secured over $500 million in judgments and settlements for his clients, announces a move to their newly renovated office building at 809 West Third Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201, effective February 1, 2020. Equipped for the 21(st) century practice of law, the modern offices are outfitted to prepare cases for trial, situated only blocks from the federal and state courthouses.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmaline Landes, 17, of El Dorado and Braden Lisowe, 11, of Benton today were named Arkansas' top two youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As State Honorees, Emmaline and Braden each will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., where they will join the top two honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 students will be named America's top youth volunteers of 2020.

SPRINGDALE, Ark., Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Therapon Skin Health, the makers of the medical grade skincare line Theraderm® Clinical Skin Care, unveils a new study highlighting the efficacy of the line's patented Soluble Keratin Peptides for significant active restorative stimulation properties. In a fifteen patient, twelve-week investigation, the keratin-derived peptide was proven to stimulate growth of the selected cell lines to repair damaged collagen at an accelerated rate.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Freight, the less-than-truckload carrier of ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB), announced it will pay a profit-sharing bonus to all qualifying union-represented employees in return for the company achieving a 95.2 percent operating ratio in 2019.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leading logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver innovative solutions, today reported fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $717.4 million compared to fourth quarter 2018 revenue of $774.3 million. ArcBest had a fourth quarter 2019 operating loss of $11.2 million compared to operating income of $37.2 million last year, and a net loss of $5.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share compared to fourth quarter 2018 net income of $15.3 million, or $0.57 per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2019 results include a previously announced noncash impairment charge of $26.5 million (pre-tax), or $19.8 million (after-tax) and $0.75 per diluted share.

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark., Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Walton Family Foundation announced a historic park development effort in the Arkansas Delta. A $20 million matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation will complete the 84.5-mile biking and pedestrian trail from Lexa to Arkansas City.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of eight cents ($0.08) per share to holders of record of its Common Stock, $0.01 par value, on February 11, 2020, payable on February 25, 2020.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of students, parents, teachers, and community members will rally at one of Arkansas's largest School Choice Week celebrations on Wednesday, January 29. This energetic rally will celebrate all K-12 school options available to families across the state of Arkansas.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leading logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver innovative solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2020 Top 500 List of the Best Employers for Diversity.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of students, parents, teachers, and community members will rally at one of Arkansas's largest School Choice Week celebrations on Wednesday, January 29. This energetic rally will celebrate all K-12 school options available to families across the state of Arkansas.

SPRINGDALE, Ark., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tyson(®) Brand and Instant Brands Inc. - creator of the beloved multicooker, the Instant Pot(®) - have teamed up to create the brand-new Tyson(®) Instant Pot(®) Kits. Designed to cook in 20 minutes, these fully prepped kits have everything you need for a meal, including Tyson 100% all natural chicken made with no antibiotics ever, as well as premium long-grain rice and bold sauces.

ROGERS, Ark., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Happy Egg Co., known for being the best-tasting, farmer's market quality egg choice at the grocery store, continues its mission of helping consumers choose happy and healthy products for their home by becoming the first and only Whole30 Approved egg brand. As one of seven new Whole30 Approved partners for 2020, Happy Egg is making it easy for the Whole30 community to indulge in great-tasting, high-quality eggs from hens that roam on over eight acres of pasture.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Students will don National School Choice Week's signature yellow scarves, display posters, and share what they love about Harvest Time Academy at the school's assembly and chapel event on Thursday, Jan. 30. Parents, teachers, and school administration will also share why it is important for families to have the right to choose educational institutions based on their unique values, needs, and desires.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kerry McCoy, President and owner of FlagandBanner.com, will be honored by Preserve Arkansas with a Special Award for Outstanding Stewardship on January 17, 2020, for her efforts to preserve the Taborian Hall and Dreamland Ballroom. Preserve Arkansas is a local historic restoration advocacy organization. Each year, they host an award ceremony in the Governor's mansion for those who have made exceptional strides in historic preservation.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leading logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver innovative solutions, is pleased to announce that its less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight® has selected members of the 2020 ABF Freight Load Team.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB) will announce its fourth quarter 2019 financial results after the market close on Thursday, January 30, 2020. A conference call with company executives will be held on the following day, Friday, January 31, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. CT) to discuss these results. Interested parties are invited to listen by calling (800) 756?3565.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Hutchinson has issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Arkansas School Choice Week. Dozens of other governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide have issued similar proclamations to coincide with the tenth annual National School Choice Week.

JONESBORO, Ark., Jan. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A healthy holiday season challenge at Unilever's Jonesboro location spread cheer through the region with employees experiencing comprehensive preventive health exams and their collective effort earning a donation to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. This program is a win-win, with good health practices for employees and an investment in the local community.

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ossia Inc. ("Ossia"), the company that created Cota(?) Real Wireless Power(TM), today announced its participation in the highly selective Plug and Play Northwest Arkansas Supply Chain Program. As part of being selected into the program, Ossia has been chosen for supply chain pilots with both Walmart and Georgia-Pacific.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. and FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Metova, a world-leading provider of mobile, connected car, connected home, smart building and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, fueled by emerging technologies including machine intelligence, mixed reality, and blockchain, today announced their complete tech assessment offering. Metova's digital transformation and IoT Tech Assessment Services allow companies to take a full inventory of their existing technological capabilities and architecture, providing the knowledge and foundation needed before executing significant digital growth or transformation. Planned and executed to accomplish specific company goals such as due diligence prior to an acquisition, validating the security of a previously created app or service, or simply taking stock of assets before commencing a digital transformation, Metova's Tech Assessments cover all realms of technology including mobile, web, API, hosting and cloud services.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, announced today the release of a whitepaper titled, "Addressing Education Gaps is Key to TPA Growth." In the whitepaper, DataPath summarizes findings from a survey they conducted in August 2019 that focuses on employees and their benefits knowledge. The technology firm also offers helpful suggestions for employers and third party administrators to fill the benefits education gaps.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationally recognized award honors top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above in performance in Patient Experience. Presented annually, the award names clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers that enroll or renew their coverage in 2020 with Ambetter from Arkansas Health & Wellness will have access to an enhanced member rewards program. My Health Pays(®) is a year-round rewards program that motivates members to complete simple healthy activities, allowing them to earn up to $500 in rewards.

FORT SMITH, Ark., Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leading logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver innovative solutions, today announced that William M. Legg will retire from the Board of Directors in 2020 and that one new director has been added.

CONWAY, Ark., Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, announced today it will expand its operations into the United States, with a plant in Conway, Ark., set to open in mid-2021. The Canadian-based company, in which Walmart has made an investment, will spend $90 million to purchase, retrofit and equip a former steel plant and create 130 new jobs, and will source softwood lumber from Arkansas-grown Southern Pine trees.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EST Voltus, Inc., the leading provider of demand response to the commercial and industrial market, announced today that it is the first aggregator of retail customers to enter the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a market covering 17 states that has more than 5,000 MWs of demand response potential.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Open enrollment is underway for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and this year Ambetter from Arkansas Health and Wellness is providing a simpler, easier way for new and renewing consumers to shop for and enroll in health insurance directly from its website at https://ambetter.arhealthwellness.com/.

LAKE VILLAGE, Ark., Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources (NYSE: NEE) and Entergy Arkansas (NYSE: ETR) today announced the start of construction of Arkansas' largest universal, utility-scale solar energy project - the Chicot Solar Energy Center. The Chicot Solar Energy Center, when complete, will be bigger than the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center, which came online in 2018 as the state's largest universal solar energy project at that time.

SPRINGDALE, Ark., Nov. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NAS Investment Solutions (NASIS), a national sponsor of high-quality real estate investment properties, has acquired a newly constructed 27,465 square-foot industrial office building occupied by BNSF Logistics. Located at 2708 S 48th Street in Springdale, the building, which is adjacent to BNSF's existing 30,339 square foot facility, recently constructed in 2015, completes the second phase of a property expansion that serves as the company's US Headquarters.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- John R. Hampton III, M.D., is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Achiever for his success in the field of Medicine as a Pulmonologist and the Medical Director of the Low T Center.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- First Orion, a leading provider of communication transparency solutions, today announced the results of a consumer survey* that shows scammers are using new strategies to take advantage of consumers this holiday season. First Orion found that the most notable trend is "Enterprise Spoofing," which is when scammers utilize stolen data, obtained from the countless data breaches, to impersonate trusted businesses or charities.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., and FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Metova, a world-leading provider of mobile, connected car, connected home and IoT Solutions, today announced the results of their second annual survey revealing the sentiment of over 1000 consumers on "Mobile First" technologies. Notably, the survey found a 50% Year over Year (YoY) jump in consumers who are extremely interested in managing home services such as lawn care, pool maintenance, childcare, housekeeping or handyman services on their mobile phone. In addition, over 75% would choose one company over another based solely on the mobile experience they offer.