Business Services Archive

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Sandy Straessle Hired at Stone Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Sandy Straessle has been named a customer service manager for the Little Rock branch of Stone Bank of Mountain View.

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On AutoMail

by Sarah Campbell 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A northeast Arkansas company, AutoMail, has been added to a new virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in recognition of technology it developed in the 1990s that helped community banks save money through manifest mailing.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Maf Sonko Taps Wire on Little Rock's Tech Community

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Maf Sonko completed the Venture Center's inaugural FinTech Accelerator held in Little Rock. His startup was one of 10 chosen from 150 applicants and is planning to move to Little Rock next year. Participants received a $50,000 initial investment for a 6 percent equity position.

Technological Advances Key to Any Business' Success, Says Kevin Turner

by Marty Cook 10/7/2016 04:38 pm

Digital technology represents the fourth industrial revolution of the U.S., according to CEO of Citadel Securities Kevin Turner at the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit.

Windstream Brings Services to 300 VA Sites

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2016 02:45 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says it has connected nearly 300 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) locations across the country within the first year of being named an authorized network services provider for the VA's National Consolidation of Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services Contract.

Jonesboro Convention Center to Get Up to $7.5M in Tax Incentives

by Associated Press 10/3/2016 11:04 am

Arkansas officials have approved tax incentives for a hotel and convention center complex being constructed in Jonesboro.

G.C. Evans, Sleeve Seal Investing $6.4M, Creating 43 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 10/3/2016 10:44 am

G.C. Evans Sales and Manufacturing and Sleeve Seal say they will invest a combined $6.4 million to expand operations in Little Rock and create 43 new jobs.

WLR Winrock Warehouse Packaged in $2.5 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Commercial property in west Little Rock, a monster tear-down transaction near the Country Club of Little Rock, land for a mini-storage project and a small office building in Chenal Valley provide an all-Little Rock quartet of multimillion-dollar deals.

Arkansas Hospitals Face Lawsuits After Refusing Insurance

by Mark Friedman 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Complaints in Arkansas are challenging the growing and controversial practice of hospitals refusing to accept the health insurance of patients who have been injured by the actions of others.

Northwest Arkansas Egg Farmers Turned Out to Pasture

by Marty Cook 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A collapsed egg market and a contract loophole with their integrator have some egg producers in northwest Arkansas and east Oklahoma worried about survival.

Katie Chandler Promoted at HoganTaylor (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Katie Chandler has been promoted to tax partner at the Little Rock office of accounting firm HoganTaylor LLP. Chandler, a certified public accountant, was previously with the Little Rock accounting firm of Hart Chandler & Associates PLLC, which merged with HoganTaylor in 2015.

Pam Mullenix To Manage Oaklawn Operations (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Pam Mullenix has been promoted to the a newly created position of facilities operations manager at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs.

$14M Donation to Help Arkansas, Texas Water and Forests

by Associated Press 9/29/2016 10:25 am

The Nature Conservancy and BHP Billiton say a donation from the company will help improve water quality in Arkansas and aid conservation efforts near Houston.

Burgundy Book: Wages Increasing, Unemployment Declining

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2016 10:24 am

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock zone averaged 3.8 percent in the second quarter, its lowest rate on record, according to the latest Little Rock Burgundy Book.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Cyber Attacks (Commentary)

by Rodney Moore and Quinten Whiteside 9/28/2016 09:11 am

Small-business owners might think, incorrectly, that cyber security issues apply only to big business. Here are three actions every small business should consider now to prepare for a cyber attack.

Magnolia Appraiser Sued for Low Cut on Timber

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A Missouri company accused a Magnolia timber appraiser and forestry management services company of making errors when handling about 4,200 acres of timberland.

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

There's nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite.

Ecoark's Randy May on Covering All Four Corners

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Before coming to Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers and becoming its chairman of the board and CEO, Randy May spent over 15 years in divisional roles with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.


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