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Daily Digest: February 13, 2020


High-End Cycling Company Rapha Set to Move U.S. Headquarters to Bentonville

A high-end cycling apparel and accessories company is reportedly making the move to Northwest Arkansas.

Rapha Racing LLC is slated to move its U.S. operations to Arkansas from its current base in Portland, Oregon. A report by says the company is planning to relocate in Bentonville.

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Tyson Foods Forms New Venture to Market Animal By-Products

A Tyson Foods’s beef and pork subsidiary is launching a new venture to tap into the worldwide fats and oils market.

The subsidiary, Tyson Fresh Meats, is partnering with Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc. on the venture, the terms of which are currently not being disclosed. The companies have formed JST Global LLC for the venture.

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Origin Program to serve as starting point for entrepreneurs.
Startup Junkie launches strategic innovation arm.



New Executive Director Appointed for Arkansas Waterways Commission

A new executive director has been named for the Arkansas Waterways Commission. The commission board has appointed Cassandra Caldwell to take the reins of the organization.

As executive director, Caldwell will head up the state’s agency for overseeing and promoting waterborne transportation and economic development for the ports of the Arkansas, Mississippi, Ouachita, Red and White rivers.

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Pine Bluff: Return to glory.
Tide is Turning: Black mayors popping up across Arkansas.



The Pulse of Health Care: Arkansas Children’s

Arkansas ranks 40th in child health and well-being, according to Marcy Doderer, president and CEO of Arkansas Children’s.

“Systemic issues are affecting our children – issues like infant mortality, child abuse and the fact that a family’s ZIP code matters as much or more as genetics when predicting child health,” she says.

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Blue & You Foundation gives grant for health care training equipment.
Increasing awareness of heart disease in Arkansas.



UA Department of Accounting to Be Named After William T. Dillard

One of Arkansas’ most notable business leaders will be getting a college department named after him.

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansashas announced plans to name its accounting department after William T. Dillard, the founder of Dillard’s Department Stores.

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Mellow Van Horn has made Hogs baseball elite.
Little Rock students to pitch business ideas at JA event.
OBU signs affiliation agreement with ACHE.
Four members named to UA Little Rock Foundation Fund Board.


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