Banking & Finance Archive

New Heifer Position An Effort to Respond to Donors, Provide Accountability

by Jan Cottingham 6/15/2015 12:00 am

A year after Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari told Arkansas Business about the nonprofit's increased emphasis on measuring its impact, Heifer has created and filled a position to do exactly that.

El Dorado Riding High on Murphy ‘Promise'

by Sean Beherec 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Today, more than 1,500 students have benefited from the El Dorado Promise, attending schools across the country, with another 262 students eligible this year. The Promise is also receiving credit for being a catalyst for driving growth in the city and putting the brakes on decreased enrollment in the school district.

Children's Hospital Names Tamara Perry Director of Telemedicine (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Tamara Perry has been promoted to medical director of telemedicine at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Perry, who specializes in allergies and asthma, has been with the hospital since 2004. Shawn Harwell was also promoted by ACH to administrative director of telemedicine after five years of managing the hospital's media services.

Boomerang Projects Combine for $3.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Two Boomerang car washes attracted seven-digit transactions. A 4,200-SF retail project in south Little Rock rang up a $750,000 sale. And a 10-unit piece of the Springvale Apartments project in North Little Rock changed hands.

Batesville Chamber To Announce Planning Strategy for Independence County

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce with partners Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will announce Wednesday the start of strategic planning for Independence County.

Ozark Heritage Bank Wants New Name in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

First National Bank of Altheimer kept that name from the time it was chartered in 1955 until it moved from Jefferson County to Mountain View in 2009 and reorganized as Ozark Heritage Bank. Now another name change is in the works, along with a new state charter.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Update: Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for John Rogers

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The North Little Rock businessman is in contempt of court for failing to respond to discovery requests in a civil case brought by First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville.

First Arkansas Bank & Trust Targets John Rogers Assets to Satisfy $15M Judgment

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The ardent pursuit of John Rogers' assets by Jacksonville's First Arkansas Bank & Trust has produced meager results so far. But the lender's aggrieved zeal remains undiminished to recover whatever it can toward a $15 million judgment against the alleged fraudster.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

NLR Simply Home Motel Visited By $1.3 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A 55-room motel in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.3 million. A Dollar General store in Little Rock rang up a $1.28 million transaction. And a 3,120-SF retail project in the Heights area of Little Rock changed hands in a $700,000 deal.

Excerpts About Arkansas, Highlights From the Fed's 'Beige Book' Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2015 02:49 pm

The following are excepts from the Fed's report on the St. Louis district, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Latest Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2015 11:43 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the following appointments, including appointments to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board.

Red Alert Makes 3rd Offer for Rogers Archive: $18M Plus Stock

by George Waldon 6/2/2015 03:36 pm

Red Alert Media Matrix Inc. makes a new — and substantially lower offer — to purchase the assets of embattled photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers. The shell company offered $28 million cash in April and a billion shares of stock; its original January bid was $59 million in cash.

Arvest Survey: More Arkansans Expect 'Good Times' for Businesses

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2015 10:22 am

Arkansans were more optimistic in March than six months prior regarding personal finances, and many expect "good times" for businesses over the next five years, according to the latest Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

Edgehill Home Leads List of Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Two Little Rock homes, a 22,500-SF warehouse in North Little Rock, a residential parcel in west Little Rock and a vacant grocery store in Sherwood provide this Pulaski County gathering of seven-digit deals.

Dana Washburn Faces Lawsuit Over IberiaBank Loan

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Dana Washburn, the ex-convict from Rogers, is being dragged into federal court again, this time over allegations of defaulting on a $600,000 loan.

Saline County Home Sales Fuel Biggest Move on List of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant made the biggest climb up the list, moving to No. 12 with sales volume of $107.4 million.

Big Changes Coming to Closing Process (Patrick W. Curry Commentary)

by Patrick W. Curry 6/1/2015 12:00 am

On Aug. 1, the way lenders, real estate agents and title companies work together will change completely. If you're not prepared for the upcoming changes, you'll run the risk of delayed closings, lost trust with customers or other challenges brought by new federal regulations.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

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