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Fort Smith Plant Awarded $30.7M Grant For Nuclear Sub Batteries

Exide Technologies announced Tuesday it has received a $30.7 million cost-sharing federal grant as part of the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program. [ MORE ]

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Makers' Pace: Digital Fabrication Scene Thriving Despite Fab Lab Lag

NWACC VP envisions accelerating a more entrepreneurial climate in Northwest Arkansas. [ MORE ]

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Forty Under 40

The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal annually honors 40 individuals under the age of 40 who were... [ MORE ]

Fast 15

The Fast 15 is designed to recognize a small, exclusive group of 20-something professionals on the... [ MORE ]
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Then & Now

Hotel Manager Rides Roller Coaster Career

The general manager of 115-room Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in Fayetteville has seen a lot of ups and downs throughout his career. Alex Jerde, a native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, started in the hotel industry 37 years ago when his brother found him a job in the kitchen of a hotel in his hometown. He worked his way through the Sunwood Inn & Convention Center until becoming general manager. As he was climbing the ladder, a property manager had acquired the hotel, and a position opened up in Fayetteville. “Down I came and stayed,” Jerde said. “I love Northwest Arkansas.” He moved to Northwest Arkansas in the... [ MORE ]
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Four Pillars of Marketing for Profit-Minded CEOs (OPINION)

Focusing on those four elements can set you apart from competitors, and provide the foundation for innovation in areas such as product development, distribution and customer service. [ MORE ]

The Hidden Value Driver In Your Business (OPINION)

Profitability takes a hit if you hire serious talent to help run your business, but your sanity will suffer if you don't. [ MORE ]
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