Category Archives: Lending

Arkansas Capital Corporation Is Pleased to Showcase the Work of Matt McLeod, Tod Swiecichowski and Robert Bean

2nd Friday Art NightThe Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) is dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Arkansas succeed. Arkansas artists are certainly entrepreneurs. In 2013, ACCG began showcasing the work of Arkansas artists in our offices and began hosting open houses open to the public to help support the artists, as well as provide our community of staff, clients and visitors with a chance to be inspired by the art and be able to network at our offices as part of downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night. We are continuing that successful public-artist venture with the September 12th Friday Art Night with works by Matt McLeod, Tod Swiecichowski and Robert Bean in a show titled “Bold Contrasts.” Robert Bean is also the show curator.

Whether you are interested in learning more about the many lending products or just need a little visual inspiration, please stop by our offices Friday, September 12 from 5-8 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. The artists will all be at the event to discuss their work, and all work is for sale with proceeds directly benefiting the artist. Continue reading

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Custom Aircraft Cabinets Success Story Featured on the SBA Website

Custom Aircraft CabinetsFrom SBA.gov:

Paul Reesnes and Michael Gueringer, co-owners of Custom Aircraft Cabinets, are the 2014 Arkansas Small Business Persons of the Year. Itzel Meador, Vice President of Arkansas Capital Corporation, submitted the nomination.

Like many American success stories, Custom Aircraft Cabinets, Inc. (CAC) originated from humble beginnings. In 1989, co-owners Paul Reesnes and Michael Gueringer discovered a niche market and began custom-building aircraft cabinets in the garage at Gueringer’s family home in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Their philosophy back then as well as today is three fold: Treat each customer and employee honestly and with integrity, deliver exceptional quality products priced fairly, and exceed all expectations in customer service. Continue reading

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Arkansas Capital Corporation Board Announces Staff Promotions

The board of the Arkansas Capital Corporation Group is pleased to announce the promotion of several employees within the organization.

Sam Walls III has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Arkansas Capital Corporation (ACC) with overall responsibility for all of the organization. Leslie Lane has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of ACC affiliate divisions.

Within the ACC lending division, Al Hodge was promoted to executive vice president of lending; Sandra Hairston was promoted to executive vice president of servicing; Itzel Meador was promoted to senior vice president of lending; and Bert King was promoted to senior vice president of servicing. Continue reading

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Arkansas Capital Corporation Is Pleased to Showcase the Work of Spencer Jansen, Sandra Sell and Matthew Gore

2nd Friday Art Night
The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) is dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Arkansas succeed. Arkansas artists are certainly entrepreneurs. In 2013, ACCG began showcasing the work of Arkansas artists in our offices and began hosting open houses open to the public to help support the artists, as well as provide our community of staff, clients and visitors with a chance to be inspired by the art and be able to network at our offices as part of downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night. We are continuing that successful public-artist venture with the June 13th Friday Art Night with works by Spencer Jansen, Sandra Sell, and Matthew Gore in a show titled “Texture, Color and Shape.” The show is being curated by Robert Bean.

Whether you are interested in learning more about the many lending products or just need a little visual inspiration, please stop by our offices Friday, June 13 from 5-8 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. The artists will all be at the event to discuss their work, and all work is for sale with proceeds directly benefiting the artist. Continue reading

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) selects Capital Business Machines as the Family-Owned Business of the Year

Capital Business Machines logoCapital Business Machines, which began its existence since 1929 as Capital Typewriter Company on Main Street in downtown Little Rock, is owned by the Rogers Family, including Brett Rogers, president of the firm, along with his father, Bill, and two brothers, Byron and Bryce. In the fall of 2000, the Rogers family acquired Capital Business Machines with the mission of continuing to provide Arkansas with quality products and excellent customer service. Today, Capital Business Machines continues to offer the latest business technology to customers throughout the state and employs 16 in the daily operations.

Capital Business Machines

Capital Business Machines

Capital Business Machines is a growing and profitable business. This has been accomplished through the success of their efforts to attract more customers, excellent customer service and a consistent calling effort on commercial businesses and municipalities in the greater Little Rock area that want to acquire or have serviced business machines, i.e. computers, copiers, fax machines, etc.

Operating in a leased facility for 10-plus years in Little Rock, the company was able to acquire its own nearby building in Little Rock with the assistance of the SBA 504 loan through Six Bridges Capital Corporation, a Certified Development Company in partnership with the Arkansas Capital Corporation Group. This new headquarters provides the company with a modern facility and added space to accommodate future growth. This investment demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to remain in Little Rock and contribute to the growth of the community. Continue reading

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2014 Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year

Paul Reesnes and Mike Gueringer Custom Aircraft Cabinets

Mike Gueringer, left, and Paul Reesnes, co-owners of Custom Aircraft Cabinets. (Photo by Jason Burt)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently selected the owners of Custom Aircraft Cabinets, Inc., of North Little Rock as the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year for Arkansas. Custom Aircraft Cabinets is co-owned by Paul Reesnes and Mike Gueringer.

“Your hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to your community have helped you succeed,” said Fred Baldassaro, assistant administrator, Office of Communications & Public Liaison, U.S. SBA. “The SBA is pleased to recognize your achievements and your role in driving our nation’s economic growth.”

Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week (NSBW). NSBW recognizes outstanding small business owners for their personal successes and contributions to our nation. According to the SBA, more than half of Americans who work either own or work for a small business.  Continue reading

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Arkansas Capital Corporation Is Pleased to Showcase the Work of Win Bruhl – A 40 Year Retrospective

In August, The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group was looking for inspiration for its staff, clients and visitors. We found it in the work of Robert Bean and decided to share his artwork by opening up our offices to visitors as part of downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night. We were so happy with the enthusiasm and response of our guests, that we have decided to open our offices again. This time, we are inspired by the works of Win Bruhl, recently retired from the Art Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The show is being curated by Robert Bean.

Near Blue Grove 2000s

Win Bruhl is a retired art administrator and studio artist who taught for various universities during a 43 year career following the completion of the Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and sculpture at Montana State University. Recently retired from the Art Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, he taught drawing while continuing an interest in printmaking in his studio, Southern Flyer Press. During his career in higher education, 23 years were dedicated to departmental administration at Southeast Missouri State University, Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and UALR. Continue reading

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