Business Services Archive

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows the state at 3.8 percent for May 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percent since May 2015.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2016 09:45 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization.

Selling Downtown Office Tower an Option for Acxiom

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp., the publicly traded data-mining company, has officially confirmed to Whispers that it is considering selling its headquarters building in downtown Little Rock.

How to Hire a Lawyer (Vincent O. Chadick Expert Advice)

by Vincent O. Chadick 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Here are six modest suggestions for contacting and, if appropriate, hiring a lawyer. And doing it right.

Arkansas Lawyers Nationally Ranked No. 45 in Wages

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on March 30 that the annual mean wage for lawyers in Arkansas in May 2015, the latest figures available, was $100,320.

Cantrell Office Building Sale Exceeds $2.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

8114 Cantrell LLC, led by Billy Roehrenbeck, purchased its namesake project.

Blocking And Tackling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/13/2016 12:00 am

It's easy in hindsight to spot errors. I don't know enough about auditing to know whether BKD's auditors were incompetent. I do know from hard experience that errors often seem obvious in hindsight, and while they may be the result of lazy technique, some errors are virtually unavoidable.

State Bar Studying Judicial Choice (Denise Hoggard Commentary)

by Denise Hoggard 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Much money has come into Arkansas from unidentified sources to fund advertising in recent judicial elections. That money and the advertising it purchased were aimed at undermining public confidence in our courts. Public confidence in the system is critical. When public confidence is threatened, the Arkansas Bar Association stands ready to protect and restore it.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Michael Chapman Moves to Higher Position of Power at Conway Corp. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Michael Chapman has been promoted to assistant director of power supply and major accounts at Conway Corp.

UA Law School Dean Stacy Leeds on What's Leading Law Students Into Business & Industy Roles

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Stacy Leeds has been dean and professor at the UA School of Law since 2011.

$9M Tru by Hilton Hotel to Open at Gateway Town Center

by Alexis Hosticka 6/10/2016 01:55 pm

With entertainment, shopping and restaurants already in the works at The Grove at Gateway Town Center, another piece to the puzzle will be filled in next fall with a $9 million Tru by Hilton hotel. The hotel will be 42,000 SF with 84 units and be the “model property for the state,” according to Shawn Govind, the director of real estate development at Pinnacle Hotel Group.

Summit Addresses How to Treat Poverty in Jonesboro

by George Jared 6/10/2016 01:06 pm

Marcella Wilson came to Jonesboro to raise awareness of how poverty can impact the vitality of a community. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin and chief of police Rick Elliott were among those who attended the summit, a public forum called “Eliminate the Condition of Poverty.”

Tech Park Approves 1Gb Internet Contract, Buys Furniture

by Sarah Campbell 6/9/2016 09:46 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday purchased furniture and audio-visual equipment and approved a five-year contract with Ritter Communications of Jonesboro for 1-gigabit broadband internet.

Survey: Consumers Economic Outlook Improves in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2016 12:52 pm

Arkansans' expectations for their personal financial situations have improved since the fall, according to the Spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

City of Rogers Tops 1Q ATBI Rankings

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2016 10:29 am

A strong showing in March propelled Rogers to the top of the monthly and quarterly rankings on the Arkansas Tech Business Index.

Adviser's Serial Firings Show 'Big Problem' at Brokerages

by Associated Press 6/7/2016 06:46 am

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Tom Cotton have asked FINRA to address what it's doing about firms that routinely employ brokers with a history of fleecing clients.

Yellen: Economy Improving But Timing of Rate Hike is Unclear

by Associated Press 6/6/2016 03:26 pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated Monday that the U.S. economy is improving but remains defined by so many uncertainties that it's unclear when the Fed should resume raising interest rates.

BKD Agrees to $4 Million Settlement with FDIC

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Accounting firm BKD LLP agreed to pay the FDIC $4 million to settle a federal lawsuit tied to the 2010 failure of First Southern Bank of Batesville.

Focus in Turner Grain Case Shifts to K.B.X.

by Mark Friedman 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Lonoke County farmers hope to recover the $5.5 million they lost dealing with Turner Grain Inc. from a company they claim worked closely with the Brinkley crop broker: K.B.X. Inc. of Benton.