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ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas REALTORS® Association  announced that September home sales were 10.28 percent higher than September 2010 while the average price of a home in Arkansas increased by less than 1 percent.  For the quarter (July - September), home sales increased 16 percent with the average price of a home in Arkansas decreasing almost 4 percent.

"As the Arkansas REALTORS® Association has been predicting, Arkansas home sales continue to be quite strong," said Amy Glover Bryant, Director of Communications for the Association.  "In the third quarter, Arkansas REALTORS® sold a total of 6,671 homes versus 5,719 in the third quarter of 2010.  Average prices during that time period were $143,944 compared to the third quarter of 2010 when the average price of a home in Arkansas was $149,430.  Affordability and strong mortgage rates are certainly helping to drive this year's improved numbers.  We do exp

Arkansas' first health insurance store grand opening set for October 29

Arkansas' first health insurance store grand opening set for October 29

 

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s first health insurance store, ArkansasBlue, at its location in the Shackleford Crossings shopping center in Little Rock on Saturday, October 29.

 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for ArkansasBlue will be held at 10 a.m., followed by an open house for the public with refreshments, free gifts and a remote radio broadcast by KSSN-FM.

During the festivities, visitors can tour the new store, get information on insurance, and choose from an eco-friendly coffee mug or tumbler while supplies last.

Acxiom study ‘revs up' marketing auto insurance carriers

Acxiom study ‘revs up' marketing auto insurance carriers

 

Cost-savings message, mass media campaigns not enough to sustain growth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Words like "save money" and "low cost" have long held the attention of auto insurance buyers, but a new study by Acxiom® Corporation (Nasdaq: ACXM), a recognized leader in marketing services and technology, reveals that, in order to drive conversion, insurance carriers need to substantially transform marketing practices.

Arkansas River Revival runs Oct. 20-29

Arkansas River Revival runs Oct. 20-29

Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon dedicated the Arkansas River Navigation System, which was, at the time, the largest civil works project ever undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Named for its principal advocates, Senator John L. McClellan (Arkansas) and Senator Robert Kerr (Oklahoma), today the system is responsible for nearly $2 billion in trade transportation in Arkansas annually. In addition, the river provides a wealth of unique recreational and outdoor activities for Arkansas communities and families, as well as visitors to The Natural State.

To highlight the need for further economic development, the Arkansas River Connections is hosting the “Arkansas River Revival,” a 10-day flotilla event along the Arkansas River, October 20-29, 2011.

Acxiom's CMO Tim Suther Appointed to DMA Board

Acxiom's CMO Tim Suther Appointed to DMA Board

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Acxiom® Corporation , a recognized leader in marketing services and technology, today announced that the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has appointed Chief Marketing Officer Tim Suther to their 2012-2013 Board of Directors. The announcement was made at DMA's 2011 Annual Business Meeting in Boston.

The DMA is the leading global trade association of businesses and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques.

Acxiom named 2011 DMA Financial Services Company of the Year

Acxiom named 2011 DMA Financial Services Company of the Year

Company provides marketing services to financial and investment service companies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Acxiom Corporation, a global marketing services and technology company, announced its recognition by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) as the 2011 Financial Services Company of the Year.

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Company receives award from Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc.