Beer Tourism Contributing to Growth in Industry

Beer Tourism Contributing to Growth in Industry
Russ Melton, president of Diamond Bear, says breweries  add to the state’s image and desirability.

Tourism officials around the state are banking on growing interest in craft beers, leveraging the brewing industry's popularity to draw business to breweries and to the state's other attractions.
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Arkansas Revenue Remains Ahead of Forecast for Year

Arkansas finance officials say a boost in sales tax collections and lower than expected tax refunds helped keep the state's revenue ahead of forecast last month.
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Tuckerman Couple Give $650K to Stadium Project at A-State

Tuckerman Couple Give $650K to Stadium Project at A-State

Arkansas State University is using more than $650,000 of an almost $1 million estate gift to help finance construction of new club and suite-level seating at Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro.
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The List Top Little Rock Restaurants

Little Rock's Top Restaurants list includes two-year gross receipts (excluding liquor sales), seating capacity, revenue per seat and annual restaurant taxes paid.

Rank Name 2014 Gross Receipts 2014 Revenue Per Seat
1 Chick-fil-A 4,628,415
2 HMSHost 4,615,442
3 Cheddar's Casual Cafe 4,231,654 15,501
4 Olive Garden 4,125,051 13,983
5 Texas Roadhouse 4,043,931 11,894

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Marriott GM Bill Spencer Checks In With 3 Tips on Creating a Top Workplace

Bill Spencer was named general manager of the Little Rock Marriott in January. He previously was GM at the Hilton Memphis, which, like the Marriott, is operated by Davidson Hotels & Resorts of Atlanta.