Business Services Archive

Debbie Northington Hired as New Windstream VP (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Debbie Northington has been hired by Windstream Holdings Inc. in Little Rock as vice president of human resources.

Ed Linck Joins Conway Area Chamber of Commerce (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Ed Linck has been hired as chief operating officer of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds Lindsay Henderson, who will now serve as chief revenue officer, a newly created position.

Arvest Adds Bill Jeffs to Central Arkansas Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Bill Jeffs has joined Arvest Bank in central Arkansas as a wealth management and regional investment officer. Jeffs has more than 40 years of experience, including executive management positions in several large, multinational financial service firms.

YES Competition Recognizes Top Student Entrepreneurs

by Mark Carter 2/5/2016 03:08 pm

The 2016 Youth Entrepreur Showcase brought together the top 25 student teams, representing students in grades 5-8, for the competition's Expo Day.

Acxiom Reports 3Q Loss, But Revenue, Earnings Guidance Rises

by Lance Turner 2/4/2016 03:51 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports a third-quarter net loss of $1.4 million, but revenue rose 6 percent as the company's main operating segments each reported sales growth.

Spencer Jones' LineGard Med Adds Vance Clement as COO

by Mark Carter 2/4/2016 12:08 pm

LineGard Med, the medical device startup from Little Rock entrepreneur Spencer Jones, has added Vance Clement of Fayetteville's BlueInGreen as its chief operating officer, the company announced.

ArcBest 4Q Income Down 66 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2016 10:56 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported fourth-quarter income of $4.9 million, down 66 percent from the $14.5 million it reported in the same quarter of 2014.

Tech Park Plans to Close on Phase 1 Friday

by Alexis Hosticka 2/3/2016 09:47 am

The Little Rock Tech Park plans to close Friday on the purchase of downtown properties for the park's first phase, Director Brent Birch said during a meeting Wednesday.

USA Truck 4Q Profit Up 8 Percent

by Marty Cook 2/2/2016 10:29 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.9 million, an 8 percent increase from $3.6 million in the same quarter of last year.

Dallas Cowboys Executive to Speak at North Little Rock Chamber Banquet

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 01:43 pm

Dallas Cowboys executive Charlotte Jones Anderson will speak at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's 31st Annual Banquet on Thursday, March 10 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Quartet of Apartments Produces $49.6M Buy (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Fairfield Apartments, Berkley Apartments, Pleasant Pointe Apartments and Valley Crossing Apartments, all in west Little Rock, were sold to affiliates of Monarch Investments of Colorado.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Dewayne Douglas Named as Jonesboro HR Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Dewayne Douglas has been announced by Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin as the next director of human resources for the city.

Scott Pace Promoted at Arkansas Pharmacists Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Scott Pace has been named executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association after previously serving as the association's chief operating officer.

Oaklawn, Mid-America Museum Make Moves in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Brad Keller has been named controller for Oaklawn Racing & Gaming while Harmony Morrissey has been named director of development for the Mid-America Science Museum

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

Southwest Power Pool Adds 2 New Board Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 11:01 am

Graham Edwards and Bruce Scherr were elected to the SPP board at a meeting in Oklahoma City. The appointments are effective immediately, the company said, and expand the board to nine members.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 10:26 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, from 5 percent in November to 4.8 percent in December.

Fort Smith Plastics Manufacturer Restructured Under New Name

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 09:49 am

Quantum Ventures of Auburn Hills, Michigan, has consolidated its plastics processing companies, including River Bend Industries in Fort Smith, under the Quantum Plastics name.