Banking & Finance Archive

SPONSORED: Wood Sales Leadership Center Teaches Art, Science Of Selling

by 2/6/2018 02:56 pm

Rare program poised to turn out its first class of future salespeople at Arkansas State University.

Cantrell Drug Hiring in Face of Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Cantrell Drug Co. of North Little Rock said last week that it has hired about 25 people since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in November.

Bit by Bit, Digital Financing Coming to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Two Little Rock technology companies, MobX and Freedom Coin Inc., say Arkansas is on the cusp of seeing its first “initial coin offering,” a new way for startups and individuals to raise capital for businesses and projects.

Entergy Property Generates $3.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Utility land in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.1 million. Entergy Arkansas Inc. bought its 10.08-acre location at 12209 W. Markham St. from Newkirk Lirock Ltd. of New York.

Stone Bank Hires Vince Stone, Names Ray Dillon to Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Vince Stone has been hired as senior agri loan officer for Stone Bank in White Hall. Ray Dillon has been named to the board of directors in Little Rock.

Arkansas District Export Council Adds 15 Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 02:17 pm

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently appointed 15 new members to the Arkansas District Export Council.

Southern Bancorp Promotes Christie Patterson to Market President

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 02:03 pm

Southern Bancorp announced Wednesday the promotion of Christie Patterson, current Blytheville city president, to market president.

Venture Center, FinTech Sandbox Announce Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 01:43 pm

The Venture Center of Little Rock and Boston-based FinTech Sandbox announced Wednesday a partnership to increase access to financial data that financial technology startups need to jump start their businesses.

St. Louis Fed Names NLR Developer to Industry Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 01:36 pm

Lisa Ferrell of North Little Rock has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

AFCU Donates $101K to Arkansas Children's

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 01:24 pm

Arkansas Federal Credit Union recently donated $101,619 to Arkansas Children's Hospital for the renovation of its teen room.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

by Stephen Carlisle 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren't part of the company's full-time staff. It's an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

Greystone Country Club in Cabot Takes New Angle of Approach

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Greystone Country Club in Cabot has been brought back from the brink by two residents of the golf course community, but a few dozen more members are needed to restore its financial health.

Little Rock Warehouse Draws $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/29/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. of San Diego, sold the Port Distribution Center at 6001 Lindsey Road to three buyers.

US New Home Sales Tumbled 9.3 Percent in December

by Associated Press 1/25/2018 09:57 am

Americans cut back their purchases of new homes in December as harsh winter weather dampened demand.

Stephens Announces Next Film of Capitalism Series

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2018 04:00 pm

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock announced Wednesday the continuation of its "This is Capitalism" film series with the premiere of "The Future of Capitalism."

US Home Sales Tumbled 3.6 Percent in December

by Associated Press 1/24/2018 11:23 am

U.S. home sales slid 3.6 percent in December, as rising prices and a declining number of available properties stifled purchases.

Simmons First Post 4Q Profit Decline But Assets Grow

by Lance Turner 1/23/2018 11:11 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Monday reported a 30 percent decline in fourth-quarter net income, as merger expenses, a one-time tax adjustment and other factors ate into profit.

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2018 09:47 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Central Arkansas Taco Bell Deals Ring Up Combined $3.8M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Fast-food outlets in Bryant and Conway, land on the western edge of Little Rock, foreclosed property in Lonoke County, an office-warehouse in North Little Rock and upscale residential lots in west Little Rock provide this week's grouping of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Village Ventures Realty Back in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Just after Christmas, Village Ventures Realty of Hot Springs filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — making it the third time since February 2016 that it has gone to bankruptcy court.