Business Services Archive

Comcast To Launch 1-Gigabit Service in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/10/2017 10:01 am

Comcast announced Tuesday its plan to bring 1-gigabit-per-second internet service to residential and business customers in Little Rock by the end of this month.

Arkansas Banks Sub ITMs for Tellers to Gain Competitive Edge

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Several Arkansas banks are using interactive teller machines to offer extended hours and better service to their customers, grow their deposits and gain a competitive edge, especially in new markets.

Bank of the Ozarks Move Slices Reporting Obligations to Fed

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

When Bank of the Ozarks absorbed its parent company in June, the $20 billion-asset lender shed itself of two regulators.

Bank of the Ozarks' George Gleason Reallocates Time to Oversee Loan Growth

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Bank of the Ozarks, reshuffled his duties earlier this year to devote about 75 percent of his time to the bank's real estate specialties group.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Arvest Again Tops List of Largest Banks in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Total deposits in the state rose to almost $64.2 billion even as the number of separate bank charters and branch locations continued to decline.

Signature Bank's Gary Head on Putting a Postive Stamp on Community Commerce

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Gary Head, 57, is chairman, president and CEO of Signature Bank of Arkansas, which he and fellow investors started in 2005 after raising $44 million in startup capital.

When Nature Rages, Cushman and Carriers ‘Take the Hit'

by Marty Cook 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Dan Cushman fully understands that sometimes a company's bottom line has to take a (hopefully) temporary beating when natural disasters hit.

Current Trends Won't Continue (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 10/9/2017 12:00 am

It is important to identify the larger external trends that will most affect your organization in the coming years. But trees still don't grow to the sky, and executives can find themselves off track without an understanding of whether trends will stall or even reverse.

Bank of McCrory Purchase Carries Price of $9.5 Million

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

The $79 million-asset Bank of McCrory will be merged into First National Bank of Wynne. The combination will boost First National's total assets to more than $358 million.

Forfeited Property Sold for $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2017 02:55 pm

AOR LLC, led by John Starling of JTS Financial Services of Little Rock, has purchased a 21,256-SF office building in Little Rock.

Economist: Gains in Key Sectors Means Solid Growth in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/3/2017 03:46 pm

Northwest Arkansas' strong employment doesn't yet pose a threat to its economic growth. That was one of the many positive messages delivered at the seventh annual State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report luncheon.

Ghidotti, Mangan Holcomb Top ARcom Awards

by Kyle Massey 10/2/2017 01:15 pm

Ghidotti Communications and Mangan Holcomb Partners were the big winners last month in the inaugural ARcom Awards.

Hospitals' Hiring Frenzy Now in Remission

by Kyle Massey 10/2/2017 12:00 am

After a years-long spree of hospitals eagerly hiring doctors and snapping up medical practices, the fever has broken, but the aftereffects are striking.

One-Take Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl Now Taking a Bow

by Kyle Massey 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl reminisces and ponders her selection as the Women's Foundation of Arkansas' 2017 Woman of the Year in Business.

After 36 Years, Brent Walker to Close Soundscapes

by Kyle Massey 9/29/2017 11:50 am

After 36 years of leading one of Little Rock's premier sound studios, Brent Walker says he's closing Soundscapes, the four-studio audio operation at 3422 Old Cantrell Road.

Pavilion Centre Visited By $9.8M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Two LLC, led by Keith Ingram, bought the Pavilion Centre at 8315 Cantrell Road. The seller is Pavilion Centre LLC, led by Tad Krug, Tim Farrell and Jim Irwin.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Tim Hicks Takes Over Investor Relations at BOZ (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Tim Hicks has been named chief administrative officer and executive director of investor relations at Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock.

Springdale Dentist Office Sold for $2.1 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 9/25/2017 12:00 am

A New Jersey investor paid slightly more than $2.1 million for Sunset Avenue Dental, a 4,912-SF building that was formerly a My Dentist office.