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Free advance screening of 'As Goes Janesville' Oct. 2

Free advance screening of 'As Goes Janesville' Oct. 2

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of “As Goes Janesville” as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Screenings will be held in the library’s auditorium.

Simmons First succession announced

Simmons First succession announced

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Dr. Harry Ryburn, Lead Director of Simmons First National Corporation announced the anticipated retirement of J. Thomas May to be effective December 2013.  Dr. Ryburn announced that George Makris, a longtime director, will succeed J.

Bliss Salon moves downtown

Bliss Salon moves downtown

The downtown area just got a bit more stylish with the addition of Bliss Salon & Boutique to the Main Street Searcy district.  Bliss, previously known as Salon Bliss, moved from its Beebe Capps location to serve clients in their newly opened location at 219 West Market Avenue. 

Owner Paige Norman worked with Hoffmann Architectural and Hart Construction, LLC to completely rehabilitate the downtown building on the corner of Market and Gum Streets that stood vacant for several years.  Norman purchased the property in January of this year and has worked extensively to renovate the interior and exterior of the property.  Norman, who has a degree in design from the University of Central Arkansas, worked hard to update the building while maintaining the historic character of the early 1900s building.

White County Business EXPO set for July 31

White County Business EXPO  set for July 31

On Tuesday, July 31, the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th annual White County Business EXPO on the Harding University Campus in the Ganus Center located just off of East Beebe Capps in Searcy.   This should be an exciting year as the Business EXPO is going “Hollywood” this year, including a visit from AEDC Arkansas Film Commissioner, Christopher Crane.  

The event will open to the public from Noon until 4:00 p.m.

Simmons announces stock repurchase program

Simmons announces stock repurchase program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- J. Thomas May, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: SFNC), has announced the substantial completion of the existing stock repurchase program and the adoption by the Board of Directors of a new stock repurchase program. The new program authorizes the repurchase of up to 850,000 shares of Class A common stock or approximately 5 percent of the shares outstanding. The shares are to be purchased from time to time at prevailing market prices, through open market or unsolicited negotiated transactions, depending upon market conditions.

Under the repurchase program, there is no time limit for the stock repurchases, nor is there a minimum number of shares that the Company intends to repurchase. The Company may discontinue purchases at any time that management determines additional purchases are not warranted.

Agency's design selected to brand Access Midstream Partners

Agency's design selected to brand Access Midstream Partners

SEARCY, Ark. — Think Advertising, an Arkansas-based advertising agency, recently had their logo design selected to brand Access Midstream Partners (NYSE : ACMP). The logo design was chosen through a competitive process conducted by Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE : CHKM). 

"We are honored that our logo design was chosen," said Mat Faulkner, President of Think Advertising. "We are excited to be a part of the branding process for this new publicly traded company. We are very proud of our designers and our entire creative staff."

Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:CHKM) announced yesterday that the Board of Directors of its general partner has approved changing the Partnership’s name to Access Midstream Partners, L.P. The Board has also approved changing the Partnership’s ticker symbol for its common units traded on the New York Stock Exchange to “ACMP”.

White County Business Expo

White County Business Expo

SEARCY, Ark---The Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the annual White County Business EXPO on July 31, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Ganus Center at Harding University.  The EXPO is going “Hollywood” this year with a black and white color scheme. Christopher Crane, AEDC Film Commissioner, will speak at the By-Invitation-Only event.  The goal is to give the community insight on how to create a presence with the film commission and to the economic benefit of films to Arkansas.  The event will be held from 10:30 until noon, then the EXPO will open to the public and will remain open until 4:00 p.m.

For more information visit the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commercesf page.