Mainstream Technologies hires Brandon Green

LITTLE ROCK — Mainstream Technologies is pleased to announce the hiring of Brandon Green as software developer.

His responsibilities will include the design, development, and deployment of web solutions using .Net technologies.

Brandon has nearly 20 years experience, most recently as a Northrop-Grumman contractor on behalf of the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

His four-year tenure there centered on childcare and early childhood education with a focus on criminal justice information systems.

Prior to that, he was software developer and data analyst for Flake Board, Ltd. For six years.

He was also a general contractor at AR Nuclear One in a variety of IT capacities.

He has a combined total of 3 and a half years of college from Garland County Community College and Henderson State University.

He lives with his wife in Malvern, and they have three children.

He loves to kayak and every year, he takes his sailboats to Pensacola, Florida, for island hopping.

“Brandon is a seasoned veteran in the software development industry,” Director of Software Development Steve Althoff said. “His depth of knowledge will help us accomplish our mission of making our customers’ lives better through technology.”

Since 1996, Mainstream has evolved into one of the most established IT services companies in the Mid-South, serving clients from its headquarters in Little Rock and its second operations facility in Conway, as well as a sales office in Bentonville.

Their staff of information technology professionals serves business and government customers across the nation with Managed IT Services, custom software development services and hosting.

Hideaway Pizza

Hideaway Pizza joins effort to save monarchs

TULSA, Oklahoma — Hideaway Pizza is joining efforts to save the monarch butterfly, and other pollinators including the honeybee, with the seasonal release of its honey-drizzled specialty pizza The Pollinator from March 5 through May 14.

Nearly 75 percent of the world's crops require pollination.

Pollinator populations have declined dramatically in recent years.

Oklahoma and Arkansas both lie within the migratory path of the monarch butterfly.

Hideaway will donate 10 percent of proceeds from sales of The Pollinator to support “Okies for Monarchs,” an initiative of the Oklahoma Monarch & Pollinator Collaborative, a statewide group of more than 40 organizations working together to protect and enhance suitable habitat for pollinators in Oklahoma.

Hideaway will also host a free public education series called “Monarch Meetups,” where families can learn from local experts how to plant and maintain their own monarch gardens at home.

Events are currently scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 13 at Hideaway Pizza in Norman, 577 Buchanan Ave., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 10 at Hideaway Pizza in Yukon, 1701 Shedeck Pkwy.

All ages are welcome.

Free samples of The Pollinator pizza will be provided and attendees will receive a free seed kit to begin their pollinator garden.

The Pollinator is a Hideaway Pizza original, with an olive oil and garlic glaze, pepperoni, spicy capicola, salami, and banana peppers atop fresh mozzarella and a parmesan-herb shake, and then drizzled with honey.

The seasonal pizza will be available at all Hideaway Pizza locations in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Hideaway Pizza is a privately-owned pizza company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 18 restaurant locations and more than 1,000 employees in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Learn more at