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Daily Digest: January 14, 2020


Arkansas Teen Entrepreneur Secures Deal on “Shark Tank”

Not just anybody can swim with the sharks, but one Arkansas entrepreneur prove that she’s got what it takes. In the latest episode of the ABC show Shark Tank, 14-year-old Sofi Overton, a Bentonville entrepreneur, pitched her company to the panel of investors and came out with a deal.

During her episode, which aired Sunday, Jan. 12, Overton pitched her company Wise Pocket Products, which produces socks that have pockets that can accommodate a cell phone.

Read the full story here.


Lime Shutting Down 12 Markets, Won’t Affect Little Rock

Lime, the scooter-sharing service, is closing down in 12 markets worldwide. The service will remain operational in Little Rock, where it has a contract with the city.

The company is also laying off approximately 100 employees, or 14 percent of its workforce. Read the full story here.

Cromwell Architects Engineers names new director of strategic services.



Secretary of State Opens Satellite Office in Northwest Arkansas

The Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office has opened a new satellite location in Fayetteville to better serve its Northwest Arkansas constituents.

Starting with a soft opening on Jan. 6, the new satellite office has officially opened in the Today’s Bank building, located as the corner of College and Dickson Streets. The office will be have its grand opening on Thursday, Jan. 16 and will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read the full story here.

Governor’s Address: The Final Report of the Arkansas Levee Task Force.



Baptist Health Cuts Ribbon on New North Little Rock Office Building

With the opening of the new Baptist Health Medical Office Building, two major health care systems are aiming to increase the educational opportunities in Arkansas.

On Monday morning, health care leaders and state officials assembled at Baptist Health’s new four-story, 160,000 square foot building to cut the ribbon. Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined Baptist Health CEO and President Troy Wells and UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson with the building’s inauguration. Read the full story here.

Bringing the “life” in “quality of life” to South Arkansas.



Wallace Selected to be President of South Arkansas Community College

The South Arkansas Community College (SouthArk) Board of Trustees voted for Dr. Bentley Wallace to become SouthArk’s fifth president.

Currently serving as Dean of the School of Technical and Professional Studies at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Tech, Wallace expects to assume the presidency on February 1. Read the full story here.

Former Hog Pat Bradley forever an Arkansan.


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