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Growing Grainster

Layne Fortenberry pondered an idea for about seven years before he turned it into a startup, Grainster Inc. Grainster, which is expected to launch a beta test in select global markets in about nine months, was recently named the USA Global Winner Best Idea in the Talent Unleashed Awards during a...

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Startup: Altimize

Altimize, the e-commerce app building startup launched in 2015 by Bryan Howe and his twin brother, Ethan, is growing its niche. “This is going to be a big focus for us and I think it might even be bigger than the retail niche that we currently work with,” says Bryan Howe. “We basically build...

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McLarty Daniel Ford Expands With New Building

McLarty Daniel Ford in Bentonville is under construction, with a new 46,000-square-foot building going up behind the existing one. “The facility that we’re in has been operational for over 30 years and so to keep pace with our customer needs and be able to provide the kind of experience that...

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Bubba Brew’s Opens 2 New Locations

Two restaurants affiliated with Bubba Brew’s Brewing Company have opened recently in Hot Springs, one just last week. Bubba Brew’s on Lake Hamilton opened Oct. 13, more than a year after ground was broken at the site. Owners Nancy and Jayson “Bubba” Bass opened the first Bubba Brew’s on...

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Following the Founders

In upcoming months, Arkansas Money & Politics will catch up with the founders and entrepreneurs featured in the “Fortuitous Foundings” story from our May/June 2014 print issue. We’ll see where they are now and what they’ve achieved in the years since they first appeared...

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Wal-Mart Makes Plans for New Headquarters

Wal-Mart’s new modern corporate headquarters campus will be a far cry from the dime store Sam Walton bought in 1945. It will have a new fitness center, improved parking, meal service options and ample natural light, according to company spokesman Randy Hargrove. “But we’ll still be close,”...