Business Services Archive

Coca-Cola Plant Transaction Approaches $11 Million (Real Deals)

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

The largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the nation bought the 22.2-acre complex from Atlanta's Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Co.

Jim Fram Takes Committee Seat at International Economic Development Council (Movers & Shakers)

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

Jim Fram has been appointed to the Accredited Economic Development Organization Advisory Committee by the International Economic Development Council.

Legislative Auditor Roger Norman Examines Where Most Accounting Issues Take Place

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

Norman, a past president of the National State Auditors Association, serves on the board of the Arkansas Society of CPAs.

Lumber One to Open in iHeart Media Metroplex, Other Real Estate Deals Total $1.4M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/29/2017 02:37 pm

A new Lumber One Home Center retail store is planned for the recently sold iHeart Media Metroplex at 10800 Col. Glenn Road in Little Rock.

Ex-Partner Alleges Walter Quinn Used Straw Borrowers

by Mark Friedman 11/27/2017 12:00 am

A former business partner has alleged under oath that he and others served as straw borrowers so that Walter Quinn of Little Rock could access money from Heartland Bank, where Quinn was a director and its leading shareholder.

Weeding Down Arkansas' Cannabis Cultivators

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Ninety-five entities applied for five licenses to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas. But exacting standards and daunting challenges mean it won't be easy money.

Bass Pro, Hooters Site Yields $23M Tandem Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/27/2017 12:00 am

The sale-leaseback of Little Rock's 104,359-SF Bass Pro Shops spawned a $21.89 million transaction.

CARTI Posts 2-Month Loss: $1.4 Million

by Mark Friedman 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Adam Head, CARTI's president and CEO, attributed the loss in the first two months to lower than expected patient volume and to payments made to its management consultant.

Connections Count (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Reach out, friends, to others. You'll never know what you can accomplish before breakfast.

SEC Commisssioner to Speak at Little Rock Chamber's Annual Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/22/2017 11:21 am

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its 152nd Annual Meeting from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Statehouse Convention Center's Wally Allen Ballroom.

Greg Hatcher Says Brakes Failed on Cessna After Landing

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2017 08:22 am

No one was injured after the brakes reportedly failed on a small aircraft that landed near midnight at Clinton National Airport.

Pulaski County Farmland Sells for $11.7 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Farmland, a retail project, two apartment projects, two homes and an industrial property form a procession of Pulaski County million-dollar transactions.

Drilling Down To the DNA (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/20/2017 12:00 am

DNA testing is so cheap these days that it seems like testing any genetic material available in cases prosecuted more than, say, 20 years ago might be cheaper for the taxpayers than continuing to lock up people who are probably innocent.

Where Film Meets Clip: Inside a TV Ad Shoot

by Kyle Massey 11/20/2017 12:00 am

For nine years, Stone Ward and 360 Filmworks have produced Sport Clips' national TV commercials in central Arkansas.

Harassers Put Employers In Legal Peril

by Mark Friedman 11/20/2017 12:00 am

As a steady stream of sexual harassment allegations has surfaced in the media in recent weeks, some legal experts have predicted that those allegations will make their way to court in the form of lawsuits against the accusers' employers.

As Data Breach Costs Rise, Cyber Insurance Looks Good

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Companies are becoming more interested in purchasing cyber liability coverage as they become more aware of data breaches and the damage they can inflict on a business.

Ask Customers This in 2018 (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The benefit of escaping the assumption that your customers know all of the things you offer can mean increasing your revenue by 10 to 20 percent — or more.

New Staff Members Start at Stone Bank in North Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Casey Patrick Whitney has joined Stone Bank in Harrison as assistant vice president and customer service manager, and Melissa Ring is a new customer service representative at the Mountain View office.

Economic Developer: Foreign Investment Key to NEA's Future

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 11/17/2017 04:16 pm

While economic development has benefited communities statewide, several high-profile foreign companies and a majority of the newly created jobs (1,000) are slated for northeast Arkansas. The companies include Shandong Ruyi Technology, Risever and Sediver.

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 09:55 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.