The Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF), an affiliate of The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, is pleased to name Shannon Frazeur as project specialist. Frazeur will work on all details related to the planning, execution, and follow-up of the organization’s annual business plans competitions, including the Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase for grades 5-8, Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase 2.0 for grades 9-12, and the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup collegiate business plan competition. “Shannon will be increasing awareness of the entrepreneurial opportunities available in Arkansas,” said Marie Bruno, executive director, AEAF. “Her main focus will be on educational programs provided by AEAF to introduce students to entrepreneurship from the elementary to the postsecondary levels.” Frazeur is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a master of business administration degree. She also holds a bachelor of arts in English from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Most recently, Frazeur worked for the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and resides in Little Rock. The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group of companies empower entrepreneurs by providing capital in conjunction with community banks to businesses through its capital availability products and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational, and technological improvements. The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group serves as the platform from which new opportunities are launched. In addition to the flagship company, Arkansas Capital Corporation, there are seven affiliate and partner companies, including, Six Bridges Capital Corporation, Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation, Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, Heartland Renaissance Fund, Connect Arkansas, Pine State Regional Center, and SouthWind Analytics. To learn more, visit www.arcapital.com. AEAF was established in 1999, and is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to education-based initiatives that promote and foster the development of innovation and entrepreneurship within Arkansas. With broad support from the state’s business community, AEAF’s purpose is to nurture people and ideas to generate future Arkansas entrepreneurs.