The final weeks of December are upon us, and we at Arkansas Capital can’t help but look back on the past year and be thankful for all the excitement, success and advancement of Arkansas entrepreneurship brought by 2016. While we couldn’t possibly list all of the highlights that took place this year, we’re sharing a few of the most memorable below.
David’s Burgers is widely-known in central Arkansas for its freshly-pattied, Grade A beef burgers, creamy shakes and endless amount of hot French fries. When they needed support from Arkansas Capital to open their Maumelle location, we jumped on the chance to work with this outstanding establishment.
Uncle T’s Deli-Market has been serving delicious sandwiches, freshly cut deli meats and cheeses, as well as common grocery items, in the same location on Martin Luther King Drive for almost 40 years. A respected and loved establishment in their Little Rock community, Uncle T’s Deli-Market is an ideal Arkansas Capital client, and we were thrilled to help them open their upcoming Conway location. Be on the lookout for their grand opening in January!
Shared Services Center is one of the largest employers in the Fort Smith area, as well as one of the fastest growing. When we were approached to help expand this outstanding company, we were thrilled to help them improve and extend their space to accommodate new employees.
Veteran’s Day at Flyway
We at Arkansas Capital love supporting our clients and celebrating those who have made sacrifices to protect the freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America – and we particularly enjoy combining the two. For Veteran’s Day 2016, we hosted an event at Flyway Brewing (one of our outstanding clients) where we bought all veterans a free beer, as well as a beer for civilians that made a donation to Veterans Villages of America. More than $700 was raised to support local veterans in need that night, and fun was had by all in attendance!
Heartland Renaissance Fund
Heartland Renaissance Fund, LLC, – and Arkansas Capital CDE – was awarded a $65 million allocation in New Markets Tax Credits, the second-largest amount ever awarded to Heartland. These funds will help increase investment in businesses and economic activities in low income and underserved communities throughout Arkansas. Learn more about the allocation here.