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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.

Carter appoints health insurance board

Carter appoints health insurance board

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter (District 43-Cabot) announced three appointments to the Board of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace.

The 89th General Assembly passed Act 1500 which creates the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace.  The legislation also creates the Board of Directors which will plan and administer a new online site designed for individuals to find health coverage.  The Board will hire the Executive Director and necessary staff.

          The Act requires the Speaker of the Arkansas House to appoint three individuals to the Board.  Speaker Carter has appointed Sherrill Wise of Little Rock, Dr. Jerry Jones of Cabot, and Greg Hatcher of Little Rock.

LRSD presents Women, Minority Business Summit

LRSD presents Women, Minority Business Summit

Please join the LRSD for a MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (MBE) and WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (WBE) Summit on June 26.

LEARN
• LRSD MBE/WBE Policy
• How LRSD Conducts Business
• How to Register as a Vendor for LRSD

DISCUSS/INFORMATION PROVIDED ABOUT
• Upcoming Construction/Maintainenance and Child Nutrition Projects and Items Purchased with Gwendolyn Matthews/LRSD Procurement
• Upcoming Commodities Purchases with Cathryn Coston and Stephanie Hurst/LRSD Procurement
• Vendor Selection for Professional/Consulting Services with Darral Paradis/LRSD Procurement Discuss Process and Certifications Accepted by LRSD
• MBE/WBE Certifications with Sandy Becker/LRSD Internal Auditor, Linda Nelson/U.S. Small Business Administration, Mia McNeal/Ark.-Miss. Minority Supply Development Council and Pat Brown/Ark. Economic Development Commission

7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival Showing Both Sides of River

7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival Showing Both Sides of River

Don't miss the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival May 15 - May 19! See award winning films and filmmakers from around the globe right here in walkable Little Rock/North Little Rock. For more information on the film festival or to purchase passes, visit LittleRockFilmFestival.org

Baptist Health makes Stubblefield VP, Bowen asst. VP

Baptist Health makes Stubblefield VP, Bowen asst. VP

Little Rock, Ark. (April 24, 2013) -- Baptist Health has named Greg Stubblefield as the new vice president for clinical services with system responsibilities for radiology, laboratory, and continuous improvement objectives for Baptist Health’s emergency departments. Stubblefield was previously vice president and administrator for Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia. He will begin serving in this new role effective    May 1.

Stubblefield joined Baptist Health in 2002 as an administrative resident. Following his residency, he served as assistant vice president and night administrator for Baptist Health.