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Get relief from the heat with NLR Electric

Get relief from the heat with NLR Electric

Get Relief from the Heat with North Little Rock Electric

The weather is HOT, and it won't be long before we're staring down huge energy bills related to keeping cool. Luckily, the North Little Rock Electric Department offers several ways to help customers save money.

  • FREE Home Energy Audits

North Little Rock citizens can get a FREE energy audit to identify how much energy thier home consumes and what measures may be taken to make it more energy efficient. The walk-through audit will show you problems that may, when corrected, save significant amounts of money over time. A Home Energy Audit will help you understand the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems, look at how efficient your windows and doors are, inspect insulation levels, identify leaks in the building, and show you ways to save electricity.

McCain renovations update

McCain renovations update

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – McCain Mall, a popular North Little Rock shopping destination for 38 years, is pleased to announce that throughout their renovation efforts, more than 90,000 sq. feet of flooring and 20 tons of metal have been recycled to date. 

McCain Mall has contracted Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble in partnership with Solid Waste Solutions Corp. (SWS) on the removal and reinstallation of 90,000 sq. feet of floor tile. Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble is a leading installation contractor world wide of tile and marble products. SWS is a nationally recognized waste and recycling consulting company specializing in waste minimization and beneficial reuse.

“There was a time that materials like this were simply headed to a landfill. This is one example of the innovation occurring in recent years in the waste and recycling industry.

Arkansas’ unemployment rate increases to 7.8 Percent

Arkansas’ unemployment rate increases to 7.8 Percent

Labor force data, produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and released today by the Department of Workforce Services, show Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in April to 7.8 percent in May. Arkansas’ civilian labor force declined 3,600, a result of 1,200 more unemployed and 4,800 fewer employed Arkansans. At 9.1 percent, the United States’ jobless rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point.

DWS Communications Director Kimberly Friedman said, "Arkansas’ unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point in May, as the civilian labor force declined slightly.

J.D. Byrider opens Sherwood dealership

J.D. Byrider opens Sherwood dealership

SHERWOOD, Ark. – Little Rock-area residents have another option for purchasing used cars now that a new J.D. Byrider dealership is open at 6055 Landers Road in Sherwood. The 25,000-square-foot location offers used car sales, on-site financing, a service department and a customer service center. The new store is the first in Arkansas for the nation’s leading franchised used car sales and finance business.

The new location is the third dealership for co-owners Mark Bedgood and Bill Evans, who also own stores in Longview, Texas, and Tyler, Texas. “We expect Arkansas to be a great market for business,” said Bedgood. “We’re excited to offer a new used car option to Little Rock-area residents.”

The Sherwood dealership will be operated by Matt Enderlin, partner of Bedgood and Evans in the new venture and lifelong Arkansas resident and established business owner. “I’m excited about bringing the J.D.

Chamber banquet recap; counties join Metro Alliance

Chamber banquet recap; counties join Metro Alliance

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- The Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting was a tremendous success.  We appreciate your support and attendance.

We thank our Title Sponsors -Georgia Pacific, Henderson State University, The Daily Siftings Herald, and Southern Bancorp and our Contributing Sponsors – Arkadelphia Public Schools, Baptist Health Medical Center, DeGray Lake Resort State Park, and Drumco An EarthMinded Company.  We also thank and our Reception Sponsor, US Bank and our Corporate Table Sponsors – Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Entergy/Arkadelphia City Board, Henderson State University Community Education Center, Henderson State University Small Business Technology Development Center, Men United, Ouachita Baptist University, The Ross Foundation, Southern Bancorp, Summit Bank, Vision Quest Developments.

Defend yourself from home repair fraud

Defend yourself from home repair fraud

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --  The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud (NCPHIF) is coming to Little Rock, Arkansas where they will hold a free "SmartPower" workshop on "How to Protect Yourself From Home Improvement/Home Repair Contractor Fraud." The workshop will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011, from 6-8 pm, at the North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow Street, 72114.

The free 2-hour workshop is open to the public and will help educate disaster/storm victims and other homeowners on how to become their own quality control managers, when undergoing a home improvement or repair project, regardless of where they are in the process. 

"Disaster/storm victims are especially vulnerable to contractor fraud," says Phae Howard, Executive Director of NCPHIF.

Arkansas community leaders show how they serve

Arkansas community leaders show how they serve

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Consider this: Where would you turn for advice on assisting a loved one affected by Alzheimer's? How will your basic needs be met should your child become ill with cancer? What kinds of chemicals and additives are in your food -- and how is it affecting your health?

Do you know where to go to even get these answers?

Earlier this spring I was able to attend an event at War Memorial Stadium called "Little Rock Serves," which is sponsored by Create Little Rock, an arm of the Little Rock Chamber.