Business Services Archive

Winrock's Commitment to Innovation Hub Questioned

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Former employees, including the executive director who resigned in February, fear the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is bound for financial failure two years after merging with Winrock International, but Winrock insists the doomsayers don't know what they are talking about.

T-Mobile Store Dials Up $1.4M Sale in Jacksonville (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Vegamelt II LLC of Spring, Texas, purchased the 3,060-SF retail project from an affiliate of Madison Development Group of Issaquah, Washington.

In Trucking, Al Heringer IV Finds His Star Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Al Heringer IV, former Razorback and chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association, looks at the industry's impact, and lessons learned.

ArcBest Corp. Swings to Profit in 1Q

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2018 11:25 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports improved results in the first quarter compared to the same time last year, boosted by strong demand and a lower corporate income tax.

Leachville Staffing Firm Gets Square with Labor Department

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/10/2018 09:18 am

The U.S. Department of Labor says an Arkansas staffing company paid more than $708,000 to settle Fair Labor Standards Act violations — but one of the company's owners says he's not heard from the department about its investigation.

Aaron Buckley Joins 61° Celsius as Creative Chief

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 10:30 am

61° Celsius, the Hot Springs advertising agency that took a new name last year, has a new creative director, Hot Springs native Aaron Buckley.

Moving the Needle on Grade-Level Reading (Angela Duran Commentary)

by Angela Duran 5/7/2018 09:29 am

Angela Duran, the campaign director for the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, writes that if we want to set Arkansas apart from the competition, we must build a capable and educated workforce.

Adult Education Becomes Key to Arkansas Workforce

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Through initiatives like WAGE, the state's Adult Education Centers teach work readiness skills to the unemployed and underemployed. Last fiscal year, 2,000 Arkansans earned WAGE certificates.

Village at Pleasant Valley $4.2M Ownership Redone (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/7/2018 12:00 am

New investors in the 89,781-SF retail center at 10700 Rodney Parham Road in west Little Rock enter the ownership picture.

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

Three Little Letters That Say 'A' Lot in PR

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 12:00 am

What do the initials APR stand for, beyond some vague notion of achievement in public relations? Several Little Rock communications pros explained, and their answers were surprisingly fervent and personal.

Relyance Expands, Takes Possession of Heartland Branches

by George Waldon 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Three former Heartland Bank locations have expanded the footprint of Pine Bluff's Relyance Bank to Dallas and Grant counties.

Mike Carroll Named Chairman of Arkansas CPAs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Mike Carroll of Fort Smith has been appointed chairman of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael Van Keuren Joins CDI (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Michael Van Keuren has been hired as a project manager for CDI Contractors LLC in Little Rock.

Career Staffing Services Staffers Get National Certification (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Trisha Johnson and Beverly Smith of Little Rock have received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association.

AEDC To Host Two Free Workshops For Small Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2018 12:50 pm

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will host two free workshops on May 16 at the AEDC's offices, 900 W. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock.

FIS, Venture Center Name Fintech Accelerator Participants

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/3/2018 10:28 am

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and the Venture Center in Little Rock have named the 10 startup companies selected to participate in their 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator program.

More Businesses Are Mellowing Out Over Hiring Pot Smokers

by Associated Press 5/2/2018 04:00 pm

FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.

Little Rock Chamber Releases Economic Development Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 01:48 pm

The Little Rock Regional Chamber's MetRock Now economic development campaign releases its "MetRock 2020" economic development strategic plan, the result of a nine-month study by Boyette Strategic Advisors.

PSC's Matthew Klucher to Join Entergy in Big Easy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Instead of joining Entergy Arkansas, an electric utility he helped regulate as the PSC's director of rate and demand resources, Matthew Klucher has gone to work for one of its parent company's subsidiaries, Entergy Services Corp. of New Orleans.