Live, Laugh, Love Learning Center

Live, Laugh, Love Learning Center

Jeramie and Bray Felton of Live, Laugh, Love Learning Center

Owning a business was a goal of Jeramie and Bray Felton of Hoxie, Arkansas. When a local child care center came up for sale, they knew it was time to make the leap. The Felton’s were referred to Center Director Laura Miller at the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center by lender Itzel Meador of Arkansas Capital Corporation. They were working with Meador to secure a SBA guaranteed loan for the business purchase.

Miller provided market research to help the Felton’s learn more about their competition and the demographics of the area surrounding the business. She reviewed their business plan and worked with them to prepare financial projections. Throughout the loan process, she continued to work closely with them to help them provide the information requested by their lender. Continue reading

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Arkansas Capital Corporation Is Pleased to Showcase the Work of Kathy Strause, Taimur Cleary and Christie Young

“People, Places, and Things”

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 November 14th Friday Art Night with works by:  Kathy Strause, Taimur Cleary, and Christie Young in a show titled “People, Places, and Things”. The exhibit “People, Places, and Things” is 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, November 14 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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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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Arkansas Capital Corporation Received Federal Approval for EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program

PineState-logoPine State Regional Center, an affiliate of The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG), has received U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approval to operate the only Arkansas-based federal Immigrant Investment Program.

USCIS administers the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as EB-5, to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since, certain EB-5 visas also are set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.The program is administered federally by the USCIS, a division of the Department of Homeland Security.

Pine State Regional Center, as the only EB-5 program based in Arkansas, will sponsor a wide array of commercial projects throughout Arkansas resulting in additional jobs for Arkansans,” said Rush Deacon, acting chief executive officer of Arkansas Capital Corporation. “We are working closely with Arkansas Chambers of Commerce, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and other local economic development groups to create successful, sustainable industries and jobs throughout the state. Our strong capital position and long operating history in Arkansas will ensure that we have a high probability of economic success in Arkansas.” 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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