Business Services Archive

Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent

by Jan Cottingham 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017.

In Buyers' Market, Little Rock Office Towers Look to Sell

by George Waldon 2/11/2019 12:00 am

With several big pieces of the downtown Little Rock skyline in play, it's a tower buyer's market. Amid a stagnant office market, for-sale signs are competing with space for rent. Leading the way is the 24-story Bank of America Plaza.

Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up.

Mini-Storage Transaction Surpasses $8.3M Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/11/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Self-Storage Capital Partners of Philadelphia bought the 574-unit mini-storage project in midtown Little Rock.

Like the Game Itself, 2019 Ads Not So Super

by Kyle Massey 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Nice ads outnumbered good plays in Super Bowl LIII, a record low-scoring affair that left the New England Patriots champions again, 13-3 victors over the Los Angeles Rams.

Lawyer: Toss $12.5M Award Linked to Fax

by Mark Friedman 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The lawyer for a New Jersey man ordered to pay $12.5 million for sending an unwanted fax to a Russellville company has asked three judges to turn back time.

The Questions to Ask (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 2/11/2019 12:00 am

We can all probably ask more — and more effectively — in our businesses and communities.

CFO Ben Barylske Moves to St. Bernards (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Ben Barylske has been chosen as the chief financial officer of St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro.

Kanda Calamese Joins JTS Financial (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Kanda Calamese has been hired as a human resources consultant for JTS Financial Services in Little Rock.

Larry Harris Switches to Windstream as Regional Sales Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Larry Harris is the new sales director for Arkansas, Louisiana and Alabama at Windstream in Little Rock.

Some Business Owners May Be Shocked by Lost Tax Breaks

by Associated Press 2/6/2019 02:39 pm

As small business owners compile their income tax returns, they may have an unpleasant surprise — some popular business deductions have disappeared or been reduced under the new tax law.

Price Gardner Named Managing Partner at Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:47 am

Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP has elected Price Gardner as its managing partner.

ADEQ Seeking Applications, Nominations for Environmental Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:30 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking the state's top environmental leaders to apply for this year's ADEQ Environmental Awards.

Roach Manufacturing Asks for $9M Judgment in Cooper Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Roach Manufacturing Corp. in Trumann recently asked a Craighead County Circuit Court judge to go ahead and place a $9 million judgment against the Jonesboro accountant who allegedly embezzled the money.

'Black Sky' Threat Looms Over Grid, Businesses

by Kyle Massey 2/4/2019 12:00 am

David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, warns that a crippling cyberattack on power could bring a cascade of system failures across society — from communications to water systems to food and fuel distribution.

Health Industry Sees Biggest Cost Caused by Data Breaches

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The cost of data breaches worldwide varies by industry. Sectors that are highly regulated, such as health care and financial services, have a per capita data breach cost much higher than the average.

Spoofing Scams on the Rise, Costing Arkansas Companies Millions

by Mark Friedman 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Business email compromise (BEC), a type of fraud that uses fake employee emails, on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.

UCA Cyber Range to Produce Needed Talent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The new cyber range at the University of Central Arkansas will complement the school's new bachelor's degree program and deliver to a fast-growing job field the talent it desperately needs to combat cybercrime.

Generations Bank Hires Banister, Promotes Three (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Charlotte Banister is the new director of marketing for Generations Bank in Rogers.

Lem Tull, Co-Founder of Crafton Tull, Dies at 85

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2019 10:52 am

Engineering firm Crafton Tull of Rogers announced Friday the death of its co-founder, Lemuel "Lem" Henry Tull. He died Thursday at the age of 85.