Business Services Archive

Jonesboro's Hytrol Conveyor Gifts $200k to ASU College of Engineering

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 11:07 am

Arkansas State University has received a $200,000 gift from Hytrol Conveyor Company Inc. of Jonesboro to endow scholarships in the ASU College of Engineering, the school announced Monday.

Downtown Residence Inn Draws $17.5 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Ownership of a 107-room hotel in downtown Little Rock shifted in a transaction valued at $17.5 million. The sale of a west Little Rock auto dealership weighed in at $6.4 million.

Expecting More Work, Crafton Tull Hires 2 in Rogers

by Marty Cook 3/13/2015 02:52 pm

Crafton Tull of Rogers, one of the largest engineering firms in the state, has hired two project managers for its Rogers' office.

Two New Restaurant Projects Announced for Downtown Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 11:58 am

Two new restaurant projects for downtown Bentonville were announced Friday: The Belfry and the relocation of the Pressroom. RopeSwing, a boutique hospitality company in Bentonville, is behind the projects, which will hold soft openings this summer.

Field Agent Receives $2M Round from Kansas City VC Firm

by Mark Carter 3/10/2015 09:01 am

Field Agent CEO Rick West said the money will be used for new product development and international expansion. Field Agent has grown a network of more than 600,000 international "agents" who use their smartphones to provide retail intelligence through a Field Agent app.

Arkansas River Resource Center Receives LEED Certification

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 03:27 pm

The Little Rock Port Authority's Arkansas River Resource Center has been awarded LEED certification, the authority announced Monday.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Aaron Burkes to Lead ADFA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 01:27 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants former Republican lawmaker Aaron Burkes to be the next head of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Hutchinson on Monday submitted Burke's name to the ADFA board. Gene Eagle currently serves as ADFA president.

What Everyone Should Know (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 3/9/2015 12:00 am

What belongs in your organization's “need to know” list?

AT&T, Verizon Boost Signals To Fit Demand

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When a call or text message won't go through, AT&T and Verizon don't want their networks to be the problem. The companies have stepped up efforts in recent years to increase coverage and network speed for customers at the office and at concert venues and sporting events.

BlueInGreen Announces North American Sales Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2015 11:34 am

Water treatment startup BlueInGreen of Fayetteville is expanding its North American sales presence with partnerships that will help make its products more readily available in Atlantic Canada, Texas and Virginia.

Acxiom, Twitter Expand Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2015 01:21 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock said Thursday that it has expanded its partnership with global microblogging giant Twitter Inc. of San Francisco.

CJRW Appoints Four to New Roles

by Sean Beherec 3/5/2015 11:55 am

CJRW of Little Rock noted the agency's growth in digital and interactive offerings as the reason for the appointments.

Salmon Cos. No. 3 On List of Top USPS Contractors

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2015 11:07 am

Salmon Cos. of North Little Rock was the third-largest contractor for the U.S. Postal Service in fiscal 2014, according to an annual ranking by the Husch Blackwell law firm.

InnovateHER Business Plan Competition to Focus on Women

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2015 10:57 am

Startup Junkie of Fayetteville will host the SBA's InnovateHER competition on March 27. It will feature innovate products and services that can help empower women's lives.

ADFA Invests $5M in Atlanta's Noro-Moseley Partners, Early Investor in Acumen Brands

by Mark Carter 3/5/2015 10:17 am

Noro-Moseley is a venture-capital fund that has been increasing its activity in Arkansas. In 2010, it invested $3.5 million in Fayetteville's Acumen Brands.

Joel Smith Hired to Lead Conference Services at WRI

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 03:34 pm

Smith will oversee the Institute's conference services staff including meeting planners, guest representatives and housekeeping, and oversee its conference dining operations as well as the on-site restaurant, the River Rock Grill.

Arkansas Hospitality Association Names Industry Awards Winners

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 03:19 pm

The Arkansas Hospitality Association named its industry award winners at a special event from the Clinton Presidential Center. The AHA Stars of the Industry Awards Gala recognized leaders and success stories over the past year in the Arkansas hospitality industry.

Charles Morgan to Entrepreneurs: Surround Yourself with Good People

by Mark Carter 3/4/2015 09:32 am

Former Acxiom Corp CEO Charles Morgan has some advice for entrepreneurs: surround yourself with good people, secure adequate funding, learn from your mistakes and believe in yourself.

ARK Challenge Startup Politapoll Merging with Little Rock's Civik

by Mark Carter 3/4/2015 09:17 am

With Politapoll on hold, and with Civik still searching for traction, Atwood said it made sense to explore a melding of the minds, of sorts. (RIP, Leonard Nimoy.) And a natural fit, it is.

Vestcom International to Move Headquarters to One Cantrell Building

by Lance Turner 3/3/2015 11:29 am

Vestcom International has signed a lease for four suites totaling more than 37,000 SF in the One Cantrell building at 2800 Cantrell Road in Little Rock.