Business Services Archive

Tom Garrison, Who Led American Freightways, Dies at 57

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2018 01:51 pm

Thomas R. "Tom" Garrison, the former president and CEO of American Freightways Inc. of Harrison before its sale in 2001 to FedEx Corp., died Sunday. He was 57.

Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

by Karen Armstrong 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Today's workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?

Tax Rates Ranked No. 1 U.S. Obstacle by World Economic Forum

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

The United States stands at No. 2 in overall business competitiveness out of 137 countries ranked, just behind Switzerland, according to the World Economic Forum's “Global Competitiveness Report 2017/2018.”

Janet Moore Named EVP, COO at Citizens Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Janet Moore has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Citizens Bank in Batesville.

Hospitality Land Visited By $3.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Promenade Hospitality LLC bought the 4.86-acre site in west Little Rock from Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado.

Small Arkansas Bank Headcount Dwindles

by George Waldon 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Crossett's First State Bank, the state's second-smallest bank, is on the path to becoming a part of Capital Bancorp Inc.

Erin Brogdon Pleased With Intersection of Legal Work, City Connections

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

The chief of City Connections tells how leading the nonprofit fits in with her legal work at Wright Lindsey & Jennings.

Haag Brown Buys Center for $4.4M; Tacos 4 Life Coming To NLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2018 10:20 am

Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate & Development of Jonesboro purchases the shopping center adjoining the Kroger Marketplace at Chenal Parkway and Kirk Road in west Little Rock for $4.4 million.

WLR Medical Property Sold in $3.4M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

An 11,372-SF medical office-outpatient surgery center in west Little Rock, a 6,566-SF restaurant in Conway and a 20,798-SF office building in south Little Rock form this week's trio of million-dollar transactions.

Sales Lessons From a Girl Scout (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 2/5/2018 12:00 am

While you ponder Thin Mints or Tagalongs, also consider the marketing and sales strategies used by the all-time record-setting Girl Scout cookie seller.

Machine Learning Tops List of Hot, Trendy Technologies

by Marty Cook 2/5/2018 12:00 am

High-tech doors are just a hint at what goes on inside RevUnit, which builds applications to help businesses operate efficiently in areas like productivity, worker engagement and learning.

Bit by Bit, Digital Financing Coming to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Two Little Rock technology companies, MobX and Freedom Coin Inc., say Arkansas is on the cusp of seeing its first “initial coin offering,” a new way for startups and individuals to raise capital for businesses and projects.

Stone Bank Hires Vince Stone, Names Ray Dillon to Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Vince Stone has been hired as senior agri loan officer for Stone Bank in White Hall. Ray Dillon has been named to the board of directors in Little Rock.

NWA E-Commerce Firm Launches SKU Ninja Software

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 02:38 pm

E-commerce firm WhyteSpyder announced Monday the launch of its SKU Ninja software designed to help retailers and suppliers manage, monitor and publish content to improve and scale e-commerce sales.

Arkansas District Export Council Adds 15 Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 02:17 pm

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently appointed 15 new members to the Arkansas District Export Council.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

by Stephen Carlisle 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren't part of the company's full-time staff. It's an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

Cooler Heads (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas.

New Jersey Company Cleans Up in Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A New Jersey finance company has invested in northwest Arkansas property again, this time buying two Fayetteville car washes.

Central Arkansas Stores Move Outward

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Retailing has followed the shift of central Arkansas' population from urban centers to suburban areas and outlying counties, notes Metroplan, the regional planning agency.

Planned Shoppes At Chenal Retail Center Gets Land in WLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A retail site and a mini-storage project in west Little Rock, multifamily property in Lonoke County, a Little Rock manor and adjoining pet-care projects in Sherwood form this week's group of million-dollar real estate transactions.