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Houston group buys Pines Mall

Houston group buys Pines Mall

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Pine Bluff officials are hoping new management will breath new life into the Pines Mall.

The mall has fallen on hard times in recent years as it is struggling to keep tenants. Now the new owner, Texas-based Weiner Development, is looking to turn things around.

Spokeswoman Robin Varner told Arkansas News the company's goal is to attract and keep new businesses, as well as organize more family-friendly events.

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Beebe to address viewer questions on AETN’s ‘Arkansans Ask’

Beebe to address viewer questions on AETN’s ‘Arkansans Ask’

 

Gov. Mike Beebe will discuss state issues and answer viewer questions in the next episode of “Arkansans Ask,” airing on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) tonight at 7 p.m.

Viewers may submit questions by: phone, 800-662-2386; fax, (501) 852-2280; e-mail, paffairs@aetn.org; or via on-air phone, (501) 852-8426.

Steve Barnes moderates. The program is underwritten by the Arkansas State Employees Association.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming.

Little Rock Fashion Week accepting 2012 sponsors

Little Rock Fashion Week accepting 2012 sponsors

Get your business's brand seen by hundreds of thousands or possibly a million people from around the world. Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is now registering companies as official sponsors for  the fourth annual Little Rock Fashion Week, scheduled for July 16-21, 2012.

Since being founded by Brandon D. Campbell in 2009, LRFW has been a great marketing tool for major corporations; such as Savers, Dillard's, Staples, Sephora, and Lifetime Television, just to name a few. LRFW is proud to announce that The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), the nation's leading beauty school, is the official hair salon sponsor of LRFW 2012. It will be TSPA's second year participating at LRFW.

Simmons First president retires

Simmons First president retires

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - - Glenn Rambin, President of Simmons First National Bank, recently announced his plans to retire at the end of February 2012 according to J. Thomas May, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.

May stated, "Glenn has been an outstanding leader in our company since his arrival in 1992. He has been President and Senior Credit Officer with oversight for all the lending functions of Simmons First National Corporation. Glenn is leaving to join his sons in the family farming operation in Grady. His talents are very important to our company. As such, we have asked him to continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and he has agreed.

ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas REALTORS® Association  announced that September home sales were 10.28 percent higher than September 2010 while the average price of a home in Arkansas increased by less than 1 percent.  For the quarter (July - September), home sales increased 16 percent with the average price of a home in Arkansas decreasing almost 4 percent.

"As the Arkansas REALTORS® Association has been predicting, Arkansas home sales continue to be quite strong," said Amy Glover Bryant, Director of Communications for the Association.  "In the third quarter, Arkansas REALTORS® sold a total of 6,671 homes versus 5,719 in the third quarter of 2010.  Average prices during that time period were $143,944 compared to the third quarter of 2010 when the average price of a home in Arkansas was $149,430.  Affordability and strong mortgage rates are certainly helping to drive this year's improved numbers.  We do exp

Small business training offered

Small business training offered

Exceptional Customer Service

October 25

8:00 am to 11:00 am

Any business can provide basic customer service, but not every business owner wants or has the knowledge to get to the next level - exceeding your customers' expectations.

October business after hours: BPW

October business after hours: BPW

The event will be at the Graham-Gaughan-Betts at 710 W Washington Street from 5:30-7:00 on October 20.

It will be in celebration of National Business Women’s Week and in honor of BPW Barn Sale sponsors.

There will be lots of door prizes donated by crafters at the 2011 Barn Sale. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call Diane Betts at (870) 574-4560