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BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 4media group, Inc., a global integrated marketing and communications agency, welcomes experienced digital marketer Thomas Hoehn to the expanding 4media group team in the United States. Consistent with 4media group's plans for growth, Hoehn will be leading and building 4media group's digital and social media practice.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits administration, has published a whitepaper titled, "Flexible Compensation: More than Healthcare." The whitepaper examines the positive effect that benefits such as health insurance, healthcare spending accounts, and retirement planning have on employers and workers. In particular, one benefit program rapidly growing in demand is student loan repayment assistance (SLRA).

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CLARKSVILLE, Ark., July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Marty J. Harderson, DDS, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Leading Dental Professional for his outstanding work ethic in the field of Medicine and acknowledgment of his unwavering devotion as a Dentist at his Private Practice.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Incumbent U.S. Junior Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) successfully eliminated a Democratic opponent in this year's race. But the campaign by Independent challenger Dan Whitfield has been building momentum and has made significant progress towards earning a spot on the ballot to challenge Cotton on Nov. 3. On Monday, the Eighth Court Circuit assigned a case number for the appeal in the ongoing battle for ballot access in the Arkansas Senate Race.

FORT SMITH, Ark., July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB) will announce its second quarter 2020 financial results prior to the opening market on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A conference call with company executives will be held that day at 9:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. CDT) to discuss these results. Interested parties are invited to listen by calling (800) 681-2231.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Bentonville leaders have staked their city's claim as Mountain Biking Capital of the World(TM). "It's true that Bentonville has become the new Mountain Biking Capital of the World(TM)," says Mayor Stephanie Orman. "Over the past decade, our community has built a reputation among mountain biking enthusiasts and athletes as the premier global destination for the sport." The trails' supportive amenities, infrastructure, and innovative trail network secures Bentonville's rightful place as the crown jewel among all other premier locations around the world. "We're the heart of the trailhead in the Ozarks, and headquarters to the most innovative mountain bike trail designs built anywhere."

CONWAY, Ark., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Metova, a leading provider of mobile, web, connected home and car, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced their Turnkey Fleet Management IoT Solution. Leveraging multiple connected technologies and IoT services from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the solution saves employee time locating physical assets, automates data collection and data entry - providing tremendous business intelligence and cost savings.

CONWAY, Ark., June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Metova, a leading provider of custom software solutions for mobile, web, connected home and car, and Internet of Things (IoT) for the private and public sector today announced the results of a new survey of over 2000 people in the United States on contact tracing and exposure notification apps use in the fight against COVID-19. Notably, the survey found 77% of people would want to be notified via their mobile phone if someone they recently came in contact with tested positive for COVID-19, and 85% would be willing to anonymously share a positive COVID-19 status for the greater good.

PINE BLUFF, Ark., June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sisters and best friends Mary-Keaton (16) and Stella (14) Render, a new and harmonious pop country duo suitably named Render Sisters, have released their debut original song, "Lost Boy," accompanied with a stylish concept video on their YouTube channel, directed by country music superstar Pam Tillis, and Josh Sikkema.

CONWAY, Ark. and MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Metova, a leading provider of mobile, web, connected home and car, and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, fueled by emerging technologies including machine learning, mixed reality, and blockchain, today announced the successful completion of MyBambu's FinTech application - the first mobile FinTech solution for underbanked consumers. MyBambu chose Metova as a strategic technology partner for activities including code assessment, native Android and iOS development, English and Spanish localization, web development, UX design and more.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and LENEXA, Kan., June 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Windstream Wholesale, a nationwide provider of wholesale network transport services, and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and pay-TV providers serving all 50 states, today announced the completion of a wholesale data services agreement giving NCTC's member operators access to preferred pricing and terms on transport connections through Windstream's nationwide data network.

FORT SMITH, Ark., June 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a global leader in supply chain logistics, is pleased to announce that its Wichita Falls, Texas, campus was recently named one of the 2020 Best Companies to Work for in Texas by the Best Companies Group and Texas Monthly magazine.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services celebrating 80 Years of Making a Difference, announced today that Amanda Furr, P.E., has joined the firm as Vice President and Office Executive in Little Rock, Arkansas. In her new role, Ms. Furr will oversee the growth of the firm's business portfolio in Arkansas and provide operational and staff management and project oversight.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., today announced a partnership with the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, to implement the company's smart mobility app at approximately 1,400 on-street parking spaces around the city. With the recent COVID-19 crisis, many city leaders are encouraging residents to use the app versus the meter to prevent the spread of the virus.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As Arkansans continue to cope with the threat of the novel coronavirus, Arkansas Health & Wellness, together with Arkansas Total Care, continues to support our community through a donation of $15,000 to the City of Little Rock's 'Little Rocks Cares COVID-19 Community Relief Fund'. The Little Rock Cares Fund helps provide food relief to Arkansas residents and personal protective equipment to health care professionals and first responders in Little Rock.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pace Industries, LLC ("the Company") today announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, successfully completing its financial restructuring plan to deleverage the Company's balance sheet and create a sustainable capital structure. This milestone marks the implementation of the Company's Plan of Reorganization ("the Plan"), which was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 29, 2020. The Company completed its restructuring in approximately a month and a half and met all commitments to the Company's stakeholders throughout the Chapter 11 process.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., and FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Metova, a world-leading provider of mobile, web, connected and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, fueled by emerging technologies including machine learning, mixed reality, and Blockchain, today announced a High Value Asset Tracking solution for Herc-U-Lift, leveraging multiple technologies including Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new asset tracking system is designed to save employee time finding physical assets at Herc-U-Lift campuses and customer locations, and also automate data collection and data entry - providing tremendous operational cost savings and business insights.

SPRINGDALE, Ark., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Tyson Foods and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America are launching a new video that showcases the commitment and collaborative effort from both organizations to support youth in rural communities. The video highlights the importance of one-on-one mentoring relationships that benefit young people--and their families---in communities where Tyson Foods operates: https://www.bbbs.org/2020/05/tyson-foods/.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Health & Wellness and Arkansas Total Care announced today a collaboration with Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, to increase access to real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) COVID-19 testing in critical areas of need in Arkansas. Through this collaboration, Arkansas Health & Wellness and Arkansas Total Care will facilitate the distribution of approximately 1,000 Quest COVID-19 test kits each week to Community Health Centers of Arkansas. The FQHCs will conduct testing as part of a broader initiative to test persons who are symptomatic and asymptomatic in our underserved communities.

SPRINGDALE, Ark., May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockline Industries announced that the Arkansas Department of Labor has recognized its Springdale, Ark. campus with an award for exceptional safety, achieving 12 million safe work hours without a lost time accident (LTA) on April 8, 2020. This milestone puts Rockline Industries - Northwest Arkansas (NWA) in elite company as this has only been achieved one other time since Arkansas began recognizing workplace safety in 1976.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Arkansas (Delta Dental) is providing financial assistance to its business clients and network dentists as Arkansans continue to feel the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses. The Pandemic Relief Credit gives a credit in the amount equal to 100 percent of the monthly premium billed to Delta Dental's commercial business clients with dental and/or vision insurance. This premium "holiday" amounts to almost $15 million in credits to over 4,000 Arkansas business clients.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America announces it will host the third of its Stem to Stone Race Tour events in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The 5K race event will be held VIRTUALLY on Saturday, May 23 - Memorial Day Weekend. The series, which is in partnership with event management and timing company CompetitorME, was announced earlier this year and features eight 5K road races throughout the year. Due to COVID-19, and the CDC's recommendation for large gatherings, this race has been moved to a VIRTUAL event.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Glucose Health, Inc. (OTC: GLUC) - the manufacturer of GLUCODOWN® branded diabetic nutritional beverages - today reported April 2020 revenues were the best single month sales performance in the Company's history. For the period April 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020, sales at Amazon and Walmart, were $42,074.05. This sales velocity preliminarily indicates that $500,000 in potential annual revenue, from Walmart and Amazon sales of GLUCODOWN®, is achievable. These record revenues were generated despite GLUCODOWN® supply on Walmart superstore shelves dropping below target for the entire month, in part because of challenges receiving, delivering and restocking, due to the impact of COVID-19.

MAUMELLE, Ark., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BEI Precision today announced it won a Gold Tier Award for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2019 for BAE Systems' Electronic Systems sector. BEI Precision was selected from a pool of more than 2,200 suppliers that worked with the sector in 2019.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail industry veterans Natalie Krickovic and Daina Lind have joined BOLD Strategies, Inc ("BOLD!") respectively as Senior Director of Retail Strategy and Senior Director of Campaign Strategy, together bringing more than 25 years of campaign development and management experience to the growing eCommerce services provider. This announcement follows last month's launch of BOLD's new services which provide a "complete eCommerce department for hire" to brands offering analytics, retail, marketing, and fulfillment capabilities.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Analytics and the Girl Scouts - Diamonds Council are partnering to help Girl Scout troops across the council whose cookie season was canceled due to the coronavirus. Funds from cookie sales support adventures and activities for troops and programming offered by the council. Since Arena had been sending 'cookie care packages' to healthcare sites across the country by purchasing hundreds of boxes and soliciting donations for hundreds more, they agreed to do the same in central Arkansas.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Heartland Forward published a new report, "Young Firms and Regional Economic Growth," that demonstrates entrepreneurship has a significant positive impact on a city's overall employment growth. The research finds that cities with a higher share of employment at "young firms," defined as businesses less than five years old, saw notably faster job growth between 2010 and 2017--and that Heartland cities have less entrepreneurial vitality than the rest of the country. The report presents recommendations to support and strengthen young firms, which are highly vulnerable as a result of COVID-19 and will be a necessary part of a strong economic recovery.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- First Orion, a leading provider of communication transparency solutions, today announced a new survey showing 87 percent rarely or never answer calls from unknown numbers. The unintended consequence during the COVID-19 pandemic is that essential businesses and service providers are struggling to reach customers with critical communications.

FORT SMITH, Ark., May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB) a leading logistics company today reported first quarter 2020 revenue of $701.4 million compared to first quarter 2019 revenue of $711.8 million. First quarter 2020 operating income was $7.8 million compared to operating income of $8.6 million in the same period last year. Net income was $1.9 million or $0.07 per diluted share compared to first quarter 2019 net income of $4.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted share.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 4media group, Inc., a global integrated communications and market research company, today announced the acquisition of media relations firm News Generation, Inc. The acquisition strengthens the suite of tailored media relations services 4media group offers to clients, including satellite media tours, radio media tours, audio news releases, public service announcements and podcast production.

FORT SMITH, Ark., May 1, 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 May 15, 2020, payable on May 29, 2020.

PINE BLUFF, Ark., May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Simmons Bank announced today it has signed agreements with four professional golfers currently on the Korn Ferry Tour, the development tour for the U.S.-based PGA TOUR. The brand ambassadors, collectively known as Team Simmons Bank, include Will Zalatoris, Braden Thornberry, Kevin Dougherty and Dawson Armstrong.

CONWAY, Ark., April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Metova, a world-leading provider of mobile, web, connected home and car, and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, fueled by emerging technologies including machine learning, mixed reality, and blockchain, today announced the results of their April 2020 technology survey revealing the sentiment of over 1000 consumers who are new to working from home due to COVID-19 on topics including technology, productivity, and security. Notably, the survey found 48% say they are more productive working from home, 57% would prefer to work from home in the future and 68% have other workers or students also working in their household.

JACKSONVILLE, Ark., April 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Following an extensive search, Minute Man President and Arkansas native, Perry Smith, announced Jacksonville, Arkansas as the location for the first new Minute Man restaurant. "We are pleased to announce that we have selected Jacksonville for the relaunch of the beloved Minute Man restaurant brand!" The scheduled opening date for the Jacksonville location has not yet been finalized, but hungry Minute Man fans can look forward to once again enjoying their favorite hamburgers, crispy french fries, nostalgic Radar Pies, shakes and much more. "Jacksonville is a great community and home to a lot of Minute Man fans. Our team is looking forward to bringing our best efforts to ensure we exceed their high expectations," said Smith.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved a new utility-scale solar project that will provide Entergy Arkansas customers with 100 megawatts of solar power and 10 megawatts of battery storage for when the sun isn't shining.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Heartland Forward published original analysis that measures the effects of COVID-19 and the economic crisis on each state's workforce, "Insured Unemployment Rates Chart Progress in Reopening States' Economies." Heartland Forward's analysis provides a first-time comprehensive look at how state-level economies are faring by tracking three metrics: total initial unemployment insurance claims, the share of claims per total employment, and the insured unemployment rate (IUR). The research shows that the Heartland has a lower IUR than the rest of the country and may experience a steadier return to normal employment sooner.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people across Arkansas are facing challenges that extend beyond medical care and includes basic daily needs. To ensure community members have access to crucial supplies during this time of need, QualChoice, in partnership with its parent company Centene Corporation, will be purchasing Walmart gift cards for distribution to Arkansans in need to use on essential items. QualChoice will deliver the cards to local providers and other community resources for distribution to individuals in need. The Walmart gift cards will have a value of $35 and can be used to purchase essential items, including diapers, over-the-counter medicines, cleaning supplies, and books.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BOLD Strategies, Inc. ("BOLD"), formerly known as BOLD Retail, has relaunched and expanded their portfolio of services. The company will be the first to offer small to mid-sized consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies the unique opportunity to customize and rent a complete eCommerce department that can support DTC, marketplace selling, eCommerce acquisition, and fulfillment.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people across Arkansas are facing challenges that extend beyond medical care and include basic daily needs such as food, internet connectivity, and essential supplies. Arkansas Health & Wellness and Arkansas Total Care, in partnership with Centene, a leading multi-national healthcare company, will be deploying these programs throughout Arkansas.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Glucose Health, Inc. (OTC: GLUC) - the manufacturer of GLUCODOWN® Diabetic Friendly Tea Mix - advises GLUCODOWN® sales at Walmart increased 28% year-over-year, fiscal 2019 vs. 2018 and GLUCODOWN® sales at Amazon increased 224% year-over-year, fiscal 2019 vs. 2018. The full text of the Company's fiscal 2019 Annual Report is available at OTCMarkets.com.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Health & Wellness and Arkansas Total Care are providing assistance to network providers in Arkansas who are seeking relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the CARES Act. Arkansas Health & Wellness and Arkansas Total Care are sharing access to a dedicated online portal of Provider Financial Support & Resources, where network providers can research benefits they may be eligible for and work directly with experts to apply for them. The portal was developed by Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare company. As part of the Centene family, Arkansas Health & Wellness and Arkansas Total Care are providing access to these resources to aid Arkansas providers in grant writing and business loan applications, among other key activities.