Business Services Archive

Carney Bates Finds Niche in Data Security

by Jan Cottingham 6/12/2017 12:00 am

In the past four years or so, Carney Bates & Pulliam has focused on legal issues surrounding data security and privacy. Data privacy cases now comprise about 40 percent of the firm's business.

The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/6/2017 09:57 am

The Hub's new executive director, Joel Gordon, talks to Arkansas Business about its mission, its place in Arkansas' budding tech-savvy and innovative ecosystem and the Hub's future.

CJRW Offers 3 Top Tips on Saving Companies' Reputations

by Kyle Massey 6/5/2017 10:45 am

What keeps company chieftains up at night? Financial risks, of course, but also risks to their companies' reputations, Mark Raines told tourism marketing professionals last week at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.

Zips Car Wash Expanding Into Florida

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Zips founder and CEO Brett Overman said the acquisition is really three separate deals that are scheduled to close in July. He said the acquisitions will push Zips' car wash count to more than 80.

Maumelle Townhomes Ring Up $4.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/5/2017 12:00 am

AHBI Windsor Park LLC, led by James Kincannon, purchased its namesake property at 2 Windsor Drive. The seller is Windsor Park Maumelle LLC, led by Hal Crafton.

Focus Bank's Jerry Morgan on Keeping Commodities in the Community

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Jerry Morgan, 47, joined Focus Bank of Charleston, Missouri, in 2013 as its community bank president for its three branches in the Jonesboro market.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Private Survey: Companies Added a Solid 253K Jobs in May

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 03:05 pm

U.S. private businesses added a robust 253,000 jobs in May, a private survey found, a sign that employers expect economic growth to keep plowing ahead.

Former Windstream COO, Pharmacist to Launch Marijuana Testing Lab

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 01:38 pm

Brent Whittington and pharmacist Brandon Thornton plan to open Steep Hill Arkansas, a medical marijuana testing lab that would work with Arkansas' cultivators and dispensaries.

Little Rock's Chef Shuttle Sold to Bite Squad

by Jan Cottingham 5/31/2017 04:27 pm

Chef Shuttle, the restaurant meal-delivery service based in Little Rock, has sold to Bite Squad, a restaurant meal-delivery service based in Minneapolis.

Steve Williams Leaves Arkansas Trucking Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

After serving for more than two decades, Steve Williams of Maverick USA in North Little Rock stepped down from the board.

David v. Goliath (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/29/2017 12:00 am

A recent story on the lawsuit between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Cuker Interactive was just chock full of life lessons — clichés, really — whether you see yourself as David or Goliath.

Modern Storage Draws $3.3M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Modern Storage Maumelle Blvd LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased its namesake at 9100 Maumelle Blvd. The seller is JWL I Ltd., led by William Titus.

SBA's Edward Haddock Gives Big Reasons to Think Small

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

As director of the Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Edward Haddock is responsible for all SBA programs and services as well as coordination among the SBA, the district's Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters and the Women's Business Center throughout the state.

Simmons First Names Susan Lanigan New Board Member

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2017 10:24 am

Simmons First National Corp. on Friday named Susan S. Lanigan of Nashville, Tennessee, to its board of directors.

Camille Norman Joins ERI as Media Director

by Kyle Massey 5/24/2017 05:09 pm

Camille Norman, an experienced media buyer at Little Rock advertising agencies, has joined Eric Rob & Isaac as the marketing firm's media director.

Stephens Inc. Launches Film Series On Heroes of Capitalism

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 04:47 pm

Stephens Inc. announced Monday that it has launched a multimedia series called “This Is Capitalism,” featuring short films on some of the heroes of capitalism in the United States, including Warren Stephens' father, Jackson T. Stephens.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Jonesboro Area? It Conveys Everything

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States.

Letter Reveals CARTI's Plan for Improving Finances

by Mark Friedman 5/22/2017 12:00 am

The management company CARTI hired to help turn around the Little Rock cancer treatment organization recently released its strategy to slash costs, a plan that should result in a savings of about $7 million a year.

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