Business Services Archive

Rodney Showmar Says AFCU Competing Against More Than Just Other Credit Unions and Banks

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Federal Credit Union has 14 branches, more than $1.2 billion in assets and more than 102,000 members.

Fed Finds Inequality in Wealth Distribution Growing

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has grown increasingly unequal, according to the Federal Reserve.

Open Jobs Outnumber US Unemployed for 3rd Straight Month

by Associated Press 8/7/2018 10:57 am

U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed people for the third straight month, signaling a solid economy.

Left in Hole by Former President, Arkansas Baptist Rebuilds Enrollment

by George Waldon 8/6/2018 12:00 am

Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College should be nearing completion of its second academic year of financial stability heading toward the start of the 2018 fall semester. That was the plan.

Promises Are Kept, Paving A Broader Path To College

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/6/2018 12:00 am

Southern Bancorp Inc., the Ross Foundation and Murphy Oil Corp. are spending millions on Promise scholarships that sponsors and an administrator say have increased the college-going rate of high school graduates in Arkadelphia and El Dorado.

Arkansas Journalism Schools Shift to Meet Needs of Job Market

by Kyle Massey 8/6/2018 12:00 am

The new name of the University of Arkansas' School of Journalism & Strategic Media presents a potential multimillion-dollar opportunity for the university, which can now put a donor's name on the school.

David Erstine Joins United Federal Credit Union Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/6/2018 12:00 am

David Erstine has been named an associate board director for the United Federal Credit Union, which is based in Michigan but has branches in Arkansas.

While Local Control is Key, LRSD Superintendent Michael Poore Reaches Out

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/6/2018 12:00 am

Mike Poore, the Little Rock school superintendent, predicts two more years of state control of Arkansas' largest school district.

WLR Comfort Suites Hosts $6.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/6/2018 12:00 am

LR Markham Apartments LLC bought the 90-room hotel at 11 Crossings Court in west Little Rock.

A Bird? A Plane? It's Drone Ward

by Kyle Massey 8/6/2018 12:00 am

As remote-control commercial drones fill more roles in agriculture, construction, engineering and real estate, they have found a special place in advertising.

Seal Energy Solutions Teams Up With LightWave Solar

by Kyle Massey 8/2/2018 10:57 am

After facing LightWave Solar LLC as a competitor, Seal Energy Solutions CEO Josh Davenport knew he wanted the Tennessee solar installation company as an ally.

Annual US Worker Pay Gains Rose at Fastest Pace Since 2008

by Associated Press 7/31/2018 11:50 am

U.S. workers saw their annual wages and benefits rise in the second quarter at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, a sign that the low unemployment rate is forcing employers to raise pay to attract and keep workers.

Halff Associates Acquires Marlar Engineering of NLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2018 09:31 am

Engineering/architecture consulting firm Halff Associates Inc. of Richardson, Texas, announced Monday that it has acquired Marlar Engineering Co. Inc. of North Little Rock.

Calhoun County Tops List of Smallest Bank Markets in Arkansas

by George Waldon 7/30/2018 12:00 am

Community State Bank retains its title as the smallest bank in Arkansas, but its Lafayette County market is not the smallest.

Dan Carroll Selected to Head NanoMech Automotive (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/30/2018 12:00 am

Dan Carroll has been appointed president of NanoMech's Automotive & Industrial Group in Springdale.

Glenwood Townhomes in Conway Sell for $3 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2018 12:00 am

This week's six-pack of real estate transactions encompasses a town home project in Conway, a mixed portfolio of Pulaski County property north of the Arkansas River, a tele-store in west Little Rock, a retail project in southwest Little Rock, an office building in Little Rock's Riverdale area and a restaurant in Benton.

Mangan Waxes Energetic Over Windstream Kinetic

by Kyle Massey 7/23/2018 12:00 am

Chip Culpepper, partner and chief creative officer at Mangan Holcomb Partners, is leading a campaign for the Kinetic brand offered by Windstream called "BIG."

Branch Banks' Death Rumors Are Exaggerated

by Gwen Moritz 7/23/2018 12:00 am

In Arkansas, the number of new bank offices appears to have popped up in the past 12 months after a decade in which the count declined by more than 10 percent.

OZK, Home BancShares Launch Into Deeper Water For Luxury Lending

by George Waldon 7/23/2018 12:00 am

Acquisition has fueled boat and recreational vehicle loan growth at the two largest banking franchises headquartered in Arkansas.

Armor Bank Moves Back Into the Black

by Marty Cook 7/23/2018 12:00 am

The purchase and renaming of Forrest City Bank has given Nathan Waldrip an intensive education.