FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, is pleased to announce that its less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight® has selected members of the 2021 ABF Freight Load Team.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, Fayetteville, Arkansas, will host a new event, the OZ Trails(TM) US Pro Cup, as part of the 2021 U.S. Cup Mountain Bike Series.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter schools are more cost-effective and yield a greater return-on-investment than traditional public schools in seven cities featured in a new report by a research team based at the University of Arkansas. "Making it Count: The Productivity of Public Charter Schools in Seven U.S. Cities" examines cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment (ROI) in Camden, Denver, Indianapolis, Shelby County (Memphis), New Orleans, San Antonio and Washington, D.C., finding that charter schools yield more learning per education dollars spent in each major city.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- These are the fairy best of times for lost teeth. According to the annual Original Tooth Fairy Poll®, the Tooth Fairy's average cash gift just reached $4.70, its highest point in the poll's 23-year history. That's four cents more than its previous high in 2017.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, is pleased to announce its employee training program has been recognized in Training magazine's 2021 Top 100.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Revolution, a leading manufacturer of sustainable plastic solutions, today announced that it has acquired Jadcore, LLC ("Jadcore") to expand its closed-loop manufacturing capabilities and further penetrate the Midwest market with environmentally-friendly plastic products and services.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employee benefits administration, has published a whitepaper titled, "COVID-19 and COBRA Continuation Insurance: Where Do We Stand?" The paper takes a deeper look at the effect of the COVID-19 healthcare crisis on the economy - specifically, its impact on the COBRA insurance market - and how an upcoming deadline could wreak havoc for administrators.
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- America's favorite protein breakfast brand(1), Jimmy Dean(®), is bringing breakfast lovers two new breakfast favorites in the form of warm, poppable bites. New Jimmy Dean Loaded Sausage Bites and Jimmy Dean Omelet Minis are made with premium, signature seasoned Jimmy Dean breakfast meats, real eggs and cheese and are served in a convenient single-serve cup, ready to enjoy in seconds at home or on-the-go.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of America's Best Large Employers for 2021. The award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Curriculum Associates has named Felita Reed of Central High School in Helena, AR to its 2021 class of Extraordinary Educators, an annual program that celebrates and connects exemplar teachers from around the country. Reed is among 44 teachers from 26 states and Washington, DC chosen for this honor that recognizes educators who exhibit best-in-class use of i-Ready and/or Ready, illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and have been teaching for at least two years.
NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Samia Smith, 15, of Little Rock and Ruby Kate Chitsey, 13, of Harrison today were named Arkansas' top youth volunteers of 2021 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, America's largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer service.
CLARKSVILLE, Ark., Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- For 28 years, Capital CDC has been a leading, non-profit provider of small business financing throughout Texas and New Mexico. As the largest Certified Development Corporation (CDC) in SBA's Region 6 - which includes Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas - we're happy to announce that Capital CDC is now lending statewide in Arkansas.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Walton Family Foundation today announced a new strategic plan for its next five-year grantmaking cycle. The plan reflects the foundation's mission to tackle tough social and environmental problems with urgency and a long-term approach to expand access to opportunity for people and communities.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Loanpal, America's number one point-of-sale payment platform for sustainable home solutions, today announced it will open a new operating center in Northwest Arkansas, bringing more than 100 jobs in financial technology to the region.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Movista has launched "YAPP" -- the latest piece of retail technology advancement from the retail solutions experts. YAPP focuses directly on enabling cross-store communications and announcements among all team members, from leaders to frontline operations.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AcreTrader, the leading farmland investing platform that removes barriers to farmland ownership, today announced its 2020 growth and expansion, which includes quadrupling its investor pool and an increase in the total funds raised on the platform by 12 times. Additionally, AcreTrader has now accepted investors from 48 states, doubled its employee count, and confirmed 500 investor distributions in December of 2020 alone.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Between healthcare open enrollment, offers for new savings on car insurance, and the continued lowered interest rate for home loans, consumers are inundating their insurance companies with new questions and concerns. First Orion, a leading provider of communication transparency solutions, conducted a blind consumer survey of mobile phone users in the United States to better understand the consumer - insurance provider dynamic; to identify how consumers interact with their insurance providers, specifically in regards to customer service preferences and pain points. The results revealed that more than twice as many respondents prefer their insurance provider to contact them via a phone call over a mobile app, but more than 60% of that group admit to missing a phone call from their insurance provider because they did not recognize the number of the incoming caller.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily brushing and flossing this month could make one Arkansas youth the winner of a brand new Nintendo Switch.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 81% of Americans suffer from foot pain every year and 26% of Americans have flat feet. Covid-19 has resulted in more people than ever before looking for solutions to address foot and joint pain issues at home.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Heartland Forward published new research, "Reshoring America: Can the Heartland Lead the Way?," which finds the U.S. poised for an industrial comeback led by the Heartland and fueled by reshoring, the return of manufacturing centers to the U.S. from abroad. The report notes growing bipartisan support for policies that bring foreign businesses home, as the Biden administration works to promote domestic manufacturing and Congress has grappled with the country's dependence upon Chinese-made personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic. Moreover, 70 percent of firms say they will likely reshore in the coming years, according to a 2020 survey. For the U.S. to reclaim its manufacturing prowess, the authors call on policymakers to embrace a holistic reshoring strategy.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LIVSN Designs (https://livsndesigns.com), an outdoor apparel brand focused on creating durable outdoor clothing for those who value experiences more than stuff, is proud to announce that - in under 12 hours - it crushed its fundraising goal for the EcoTrek Trail pants.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (ARANA)--As healthcare providers across Arkansas continue to meet the needs of patients impacted by COVID-19 or requiring surgery, state legislators are considering bills that will affect patients' access to affordable care.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, today reported fourth quarter 2020 revenue of $816.4 million compared to fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $717.4 million. ArcBest's fourth quarter 2020 operating income was $30.3 million compared to an operating loss of $11.2 million the previous year, and net income of $23.9 million, or $0.89 per diluted share compared to a fourth quarter 2019 net loss of $5.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share. The 2019 fourth quarter results included a noncash impairment charge of $26.5 million (pre-tax), or $19.8 million (after-tax) and $0.75 per diluted share.
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 4, 2021, the astronomy world will mark the 115th anniversary of the birth of Clyde Tombaugh -- the man who discovered Pluto. To celebrate the occasion, Explore Scientific's Explore Alliance is teaming up with Astronomy Magazine to host a special Pluto-themed Global Star Party at 7 p.m. CST.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Movista, Inc. In the latest of milestone additions at the leading retail execution and workforce management software firm Movista, Fran Stevenson and Paul Kennedy have recently joined as the Senior Vice President of Customer Success and the Senior Vice President of Sales, respectively.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the celebrations of National School Choice Week, The Reform Alliance is hosting a free drive-in movie showing of the movie "Miss Virginia."
FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 28, 2021 /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, 2021, payable on February 25, 2021.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Arkansas provided $27.4 million in direct COVID-19 relief funding in 2020 while also enacting rate holds, offering grace periods for premium payments, easing eligibility requirements for coverage, retaining its full workforce and facilitating telecommuting for most of its employees. The beneficiaries included network group clients and members, dentists, Arkansas non-profit and community organizations as well as company employees.
ROGERS, Ark., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CopperPet, Inc. has created a bed for your dog that is both anti-odor and anti-microbial by infusing their soft Sherpa topper with copper. Copper's natural ability to inhibit bacteria, and other microorganisms, from growing inside your dog's bed preventing the bad odor to which most dog beds fall prey. The plush comfortable topper protects the bed from all the unwanted aromas your dog picks up throughout the day, while the luxurious memory foam contours to the body of your pet for lasting comfort. The copper-infused Sherpa topper makes for a durable, naturally odor free, and comfortable sleep surface for your four-legged friend.
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The team at Tyson(®) brand is making the season of love extra scrumptious this year, encouraging people to show their love with nuggets with the return of the fan-loved "Chicken Nugget Bouquet Contest."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Arkansas (DDAR) president and CEO Ed Choate announced his retirement as of January 2022. Choate joined DDAR as president and CEO in 2000 and over his 20-year tenure has built a reputation as one of the state's most influential and active champions for a healthier Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Buckle up for a classic drive-in movie night celebrating Arkansas students, K-12 education and National School Choice Week. The free movie night is open to all families in the Little Rock area and will take place at 6 p.m. at MP Outdoor Cinema on Saturday, Jan. 30.
ROGERS, Ark., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BOLD Strategies, Inc. ("BOLD"), a strategic eCommerce consultancy, announced the hire of Chase Carter as Director of Creative and Web Development. Carter is an experienced leader with extensive experience in User Experience ("UX") design with brands including Disney, Walmart, Miller Coors, and Dreamworks.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TETRA Technologies, Inc. ("TETRA" or the "Company") (NYSE: TTI) today announced that Tim Moeller, Senior Vice-President Chemicals and Supply Chain, has been assigned to lead the Company's initiatives involving its industrial products and key mineral resources in the Company's Arkansas brine leases to support carbon capture and advances in energy storage and battery production.
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet parents have spent more quality time than ever with their dogs and cats during the pandemic - including more than 11 million(1) households in the U.S. that welcomed a new pet this past year. The increased time spent together has led to shifts in pet parent behaviors, as noted in the Mars Petcare, Pets in a Pandemic: BETTER CITIES FOR PETS 2020 Report. Many pet parents have tried new types and varieties of food for their dogs and cats which has contributed to growth in the wet food category. To meet this growing demand, Mars Petcare will invest $145 million to expand its manufacturing facility located in Fort Smith, Ark.
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "What's for dinner?" has taken on an entirely new meaning over the last year with more people cooking at home. New flavors of Tyson(®) Instant Pot(®) Kits, Tyson(®) Instant Pot(®) Seasoned Proteins and Tyson(®) Oven Ready Family Size Kits are just what families need to ease the burden and cooking fatigue--protein-packed, mouthwatering meals offering that made from scratch taste without the effort.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth straight year, the last week of January has been officially recognized as Arkansas School Choice Week by the state's governor. This year, Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proclamation for the Week recognizes that every child in Arkansas deserves access to an effective education, and it is important for parents to explore and identify the best learning option for their child.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of a school year like no other, Arkansas families and educators are gearing up to safely spotlight education options during School Choice Week 2021.
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockline Industries announced that the Arkansas Department of Labor has recognized its Springdale, Ark. campus with an award for exceptional safety, achieving 13 million safe work hours without a lost time accident (LTA) on Dec. 2, 2020. This milestone puts Rockline Industries' Northwest Arkansas (NWA) facility in elite company. This accomplishment has only been achieved one other time since Arkansas began recognizing workplace safety in 1976.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BankLabs is offering free access to Participate, its loan participation automation platform, to help financial institutions manage the influx of PPP loans. This is a historic time for banks that are actively working to serve their communities by processing paycheck protection program loan applications as quickly as possible. To manage loan limits and their balance sheet, banks may participate some of their PPP loans out. By using Participate, financial institutions can cut down on the paperwork and process their own loans faster while also quickly selling or buying participations with other financial institutions.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, today announced that Tim Thorne, president of ArcBest less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight(®), will retire effective June 30, 2021, after a 31-year career with the company.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest(®) (Nasdaq: ARCB) will announce its fourth quarter 2020 financial results prior to the opening market on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. A conference call with company executives will be held that day at 9:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. CT) to discuss these results. Interested parties are invited to listen by calling (800) 747-0365.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NuMSP, a leading national managed service provider (MSP) offering IT and cybersecurity solutions, enters the Arkansas market with the acquisition of Business Network Solutions, a full-service MSP that offers IT solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jimmy Dean(®) brand, maker of America's favorite protein breakfast(1), and part of the Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) portfolio of brands, is meeting the growing demand for meat alternative options with the launch of two new sandwiches featuring a plant-based patty: Jimmy Dean(®) Plant-Based Patty, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwich and Jimmy Dean Delights(®) Plant-Based Patty & Frittata Sandwich.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Arkansas has promoted Katie Mehdizadegan to Vice President, General Counsel, effective January 1, 2021.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Capital Wealth Partners and Trent Capital Management, two independent, Arkansas-based wealth management firms, announced today that they have merged to form one of the largest independent Registered Investment Advisory firms in the state. The merged firm, which will have over $525,000,000 in assets under management and advisement and in-force life insurance of over $2.5 billion, will be known as Legacy Capital. Headquarters will remain in Little Rock. The merger became official on Dec. 31, 2020.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Artist Evolution (TAE), a growing strategic marketing & campaign management operation with locations in Atlanta, Northwest Arkansas, and New York City, is inviting qualified entrepreneurs and leaders in transition to consider partnering with its brand. Headquartered in Arkansas, the agency recently expanded to Atlanta and is continuing the expansion in several other areas of the United States. In a focus to foster an environment which reflects the values of agency, TAE is offering up to $250,000 in partnership opportunities for qualified women and minorities. This, to ensure diverse perspectives are represented throughout their business leadership in emerging markets.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Dec. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, is pleased to announce that Tim Thorne, president of ArcBest LTL carrier ABF Freight®, has been honored with the 2020 Herbert Metzger Service Award.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Dec. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SSW Holding Company, LLC, a premier provider of engineered components to industrial markets, announced today a rebrand and change of its company name to SSW Advanced Technologies.