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SBA seeks nominations for Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Champions

SBA seeks nominations for Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year,  Small Business Champions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SBA) The U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office is seeking successful and inspiring entrepreneurs to represent Arkansas during SBA’s 2014 Small Business Week.  Nominations are due January 17, 2014.

“This is the time to honor an outstanding entrepreneur in your area.  Small business owners are so important to the strength of our country, and these awards provide an opportunity to celebrate their success,” said Yolanda Garcia Olivarez, SBA Regional Administrator.  Olivarez heads Region VI which serves more than 3.3 million entrepreneurs in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.  “Each day these men and women overcome obstacles with creativity and perseverance, and help create jobs for themselves and others.”

Lululemon now open, offering free yoga classes

Lululemon now open, offering free yoga classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Promenade at Chenal) – Lululemon athletica will be officially rolling out their yoga mats at The Promenade at Chenal during the store Grand Opening event Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3.

Throughout the weekend lululemon will be hosting complimentary yoga and CrossFit classes in store, featuring local instructors and athletic influencers from around Central Arkansas. Class schedules and details can be found at www.ChenalShopping.com/events.

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

Eat Your Way Around Argenta Arts District

Eat Your Way Around Argenta Arts District

North Little Rock, AR (August 8, 2013)-- Argenta Restaurant Week is rapidly approaching and our stomachs are beginning to growl. From August 19-24, Argenta Restaurants will offer special $8 two-course lunch menus, and $25 three-course, prix fixe dinner menus, along with their regular menus. The four year old celebration showcases the Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock as a premier dining and arts destination. It’s a great way to dine at restaurants that you love (or have been dying to try).

Participating restaurants include Argenta Market, Cornerstone Pub & Grill, Cregeen’s Irish Pub, Crush Wine Bar, The Joint, Mugs Café, Reno’s Argenta Cafe, Ristorante Capeo and Starving Artist Cafe.

American Culinary Federation benefits Thea Foundation through Governor's Culinary Challenge

American Culinary Federation benefits Thea Foundation through Governor's Culinary Challenge

The verdict is finally in, and the Thea Foundation is grateful to announce a donation of $6,637.77 from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), sponsor of the first annual Governor’s Culinary Challenge which took place during the federation’s central regional four-day conference this past spring.  Pre-conference, the ACF’s central region members selected Thea as the beneficiary of this exciting new fundraiser held on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Capital Hotel.

The Governor’s Culinary Challenge exhibited gourmet bites from the likes of celebrated chefs, including Mark Abernathy, Gilbert Alaquinez, Joel Antunes, Peter Brave, Stephen Burrow, Brian Deloney, Donnie Ferneau, Jason Knapp, Capi Peck, and Lee Richardson.  Governor and First Lady Beebe were in attendance, as well as other local celebrities such as Mike Ross, Christina Muñoz, and Chris Olsen.

Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

UAMS employees and the public will be bringing papers for shredding and old electronics to be recycled as UAMS celebrates Earth Day. Exhibitors will have displays on recycling resources and environmentally friendly products. The Arkansas Forestry Commission will be giving away 200 trees for planting.

WHO: Robert Airo, director of the UAMS Office of Sustainability, and exhibitors including Allied Waste, Little Rock Recycling, Metroplan, Shred Smart, Entergy and the City of Little Rock.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WHERE: UAMS, outside the Shorey Building entrance and along Campus Drive,  4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock

Free parking is available on the Parking 2 deck.  In case of inclement weather, it will move to the concourse on the ground floor of the Education II building.   

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Join us for the Fourth Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m., starts and ends at the CityGrove Art Park on 5th Street between Main and Maple. Bring your beads, your friends, your masks, and your dogs to join in the parade fun! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Then, LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER et BON APPETITE! For those who do not speak Cajun...Let the Good Times Roll and Enjoy!!!

Argenta's Annual Mardi Gras Party is Monday, Feb. 11, at Starving Artist Cafe. Tickets are $35 per person - includes incredible gumbo, jambalaya, soaked salad, and red beans and rice by Chef Jason Morell, plus all the beads and feather masks you envie!

Fais do do to the jazz stylings of The Bob Boyd Sounds!!!