Archive: Rod Jones

Rodney Jones is the Assistant Director of Media Relations, Oklahoma City University. Rodney Jones has worked in communications for 12 years, first as a newspaper journalist before moving into public relations for Oklahoma City University. Jones reported the news for his college newspaper, the Vista at the University of Central Oklahoma. After graduating with a journalism degree in 2005, he worked for the Duncan Banner daily newspaper in Duncan, Okla., for one year. He moved to the West Coast and worked for the Seaside Signal in Seaside, Ore., for a little more than a year. He moved back to Oklahoma in 2008 and briefly worked as the editor of the City Sentinel weekly newspaper in Oklahoma City before the university hired him. In his roles, Jones has gained working skills in various related fields including InDesign page-layout software, photography, video production, copywriting and Website content management. While at OCU, Jones earned an MBA with a marketing emphasis in 2012. He was promoted to assistant director later that year. Jones worked on both sides of the house in the restaurant industry — cooking in the back of the house and waiting tables and bartending in the front of the house — before and during his undergraduate years.

Cadron Creek Capital says Conway is the way up.

CONWAY, Ark. — The vice president of a tech startup company and co-founder of angel investment firm Cadron Creek Capital says that college-town Conway could become a hotspot for future tech firms. In the big picture of the state’s emerging tech ...

Arkansas governor seeks Asian businesses.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) executive director will travel to Asia this month to recruit companies to the state. The governor and AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston wi ...

McLarty Daniel Automotive cruises into new digs.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The McLarty Daniel Automotive dealership has moved to a new and bigger location, creating new jobs through the expansion. The company expects the new dealership to create about 50 jobs, bringing total employment in Bentonville to ...

SFC Fluidics gets drug pump research grant.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The SFC Fluidics  insulin delivery research company was awarded a grant to develop a drug delivery pump for animals. SFC Fluidics announced it has received Phase I Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Inst ...

Baxter adds new jobs to Arkansas plant.

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — Baxter International Inc. said it will add hundreds of new employees to its plant in Arkansas. Baxter, of Deerfield, Illinois, a publicly traded health care products manufacturer, announced Thursday that it will add about 225 full ...

Micro Plastics goes macro with Arkansas expansion.

MELBOURNE, Ark. — Nylon fastener maker Micro Plastics is expanding its north central Arkansas plant with a $2.4 million investment, and plans to add 79 jobs in the next five years. The company, which produces threaded nylon fasteners, will begin pro ...

Metova app developer opens Fayetteville office.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Metova, an emerging app developer, has announced the opening of new offices in Fayetteville. Metova has worked with strategy, design, development and marketing for companies including Yelp, Dropbox, eHarmony, Flixster and the U.S. ...

Sterigenics International adds sterilization capacity.

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Sterigenics International has announced a $15 million expansion for its West Memphis plant over the next two years, tripling its gamma sterilization capacity. Sterigenics International is a leading global provider of contract s ...

GLO airlines books nonstop flights into Little Rock.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Startup airliner GLO will begin offering non-stop service to Little Rock in November. The New Orleans startup will offer a quality alternative to business and leisure travelers who have been relegated to multi-stop flights and exhau ...

InvoTek gets funds for disability assistance research.

ALMA, Ark. — InvoTek, Inc. was awarded a share of a $5 million grant to research innovative tools for people with disabilities. InvoTek, a research and development company, along with three clinical partners, received funding from the National Instit ...