Business Services Archive

Simmons Bank Names New VP, Assistant General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 01:20 pm

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff on Monday named Henry A. “Rusty” Barham III its executive vice president for regulatory and consumer affairs and assistant general counsel.

J.B. Hunt 1Q Revenue Up 7 Percent

by Marty Cook 4/17/2017 10:22 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports first-quarter income of $102.7 million, up from $100.1 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Acxiom Returning to Conway Roots

by Sarah Campbell 4/17/2017 12:00 am

With the sale last month of its Little Rock headquarters, plans to renovate its Conway campus and hopes of expanding its client base, Acxiom Corp. CEO Scott Howe says his company is evolving.

What Does Acxiom Do?

by Sarah Campbell 4/17/2017 12:00 am

CEO Scott Howe and several longtime employees explained what Acxiom Corp. of Conway does for its clients.

Advanced Cabling Systems Keeps Climbing the Charts

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Double-digit growth has been a constant companion for Advanced Cabling Systems LLC during its first 20 years of business.

Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags'

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center is facing contractors' liens totaling nearly $900,000 and might not open next spring as planned.

ASU Convention Center Project Also Delayed

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The other convention center being developed in Jonesboro hasn't broken ground, but it is on schedule to open on the Arkansas State University campus before the start of the fall 2018 semester.

At 20, Arkansas E-Government Draws Cheers

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The public-private partnership that Bob Sanders helped create, Information Network of Arkansas, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is still setting records.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Fitz Hill

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2017 11:42 am

A good leader should be willing to adapt to new situations to guide an organization to success, says Fitz Hill, a former college football coach and college president, in Arkansas Business' new video series.

Bob Shell Retires as Chairman of Baldwin & Shell

by Gwen Moritz 4/11/2017 09:32 am

Bob Shell, one of the most familiar names in Arkansas business, has retired as chairman of the board of the company where he has been a fixture for 67 years.

Bank Assets, Profits Up; Charters Dwindle on List of Largest Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Out-of-state acquisitions by publicly traded banks pushed total assets reported by Arkansas charters up by almost 17 percent to more than $88 billion at year-end 2016.

Grief, Pain and the Fall of Turner Grain

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

With his father's death in late 2013 and stress contributing to his losing some 60 pounds in 30 days, Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. co-owner Jason Coleman said he was in no condition to run his company in the months leading to its collapse in August 2014.

Filling A Void in Education (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Since my mother showed me how a mortgage amortization worked when I was in junior high, I'm surprised that even a high school student wouldn't know what interest is. Act 480 requires schools to introduce students to basic consumer finance, debt and credit management, and the need is obvious.

Central Arkansas Office Space Vacancy Rate at 8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The Little Rock office market experienced negative absorption of 41,210 SF during fourth-quarter 2016, primarily from departures in Class B and C office properties.

Dave & Buster's Draws $8.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/10/2017 12:00 am

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, bought the 30,346-SF Dave & Buster's project at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway from Dave & Busters of Arkansas Inc. of Dallas.

Whose Facts Will They Believe? (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Business people need to understand data and use it to communicate effectively with consumers, regulators and the media. How can you make your case, clearly and honestly, in such a skeptical age?

Paul Kanneman Joins Simmons Bank as EVP, CIO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Paul Kanneman has joined Simmons Bank as executive vice president and chief information officer. In his role as CIO at Simmons, Kanneman's duties will include management of information technology infrastructure, physical and information security, data analytics, business applications and information technology project management.

Aristotle Exec on Broadband Mission to Washington

by Kyle Massey 4/7/2017 02:12 pm

Elizabeth Bowles will be on a mission April 21 when she flies to Washington, D.C., as a newly minted member of the federal Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. She's demanding technological equality for rural people.

SPONSORED: Think Twice Before Being Your Own Bookkeeper

by 4/6/2017 07:00 am

Treat bookkeeping like the vital task it is and not as an additional duty for a busy employee.

2 Additions and a Promotion at ERI

by Kyle Massey 4/4/2017 11:18 am

Here are a couple of new names to go along with Eric Rob & Isaac: Amy Scholtes and Erin Wilson.

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