Business Services Archive

Nucor VP MaryEmily Slate Scraps Her Way to the Top of the Heap

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

At 51, MaryEmily Slate is a vice president and general manager for Nucor Steel Arkansas, overseeing more than 700 workers at two steel mills in Mississippi County.

Taxing Times: IRS Data on Refunds

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

The IRS issued more than 119 million refunds amounting to almost $403.3 billion in fiscal year 2015 after collecting more than $3.3 trillion in gross taxes.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Julie Bridgforth Fills Executive Spot at Relyance (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Julie Bridgforth has joined Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff as vice president of corporate sales and community relations.

Bentonville's Harrison French Buys Massachusetts Architecture Firm

by Jan Cottingham 4/12/2016 02:25 pm

Harrison French & Associates, the Bentonville architectural firm that focuses on retail design, has bought ALLEVATO Architects of Franklin, Massachusetts, giving HFA a presence in the Northeast.

Big Stipulations from Energy Security Partners Gets Cheap Lease on Land

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

So how do you get a 10-year lease on a big chunk of land and pay just $10 a year in rent? If the $100 deal between Energy Security Partners LLC and the Economic Development Corp. of Jefferson County is any indication, you have to make some big promises.

Chambers Appointment to USA Truck Board Product of Search for Gender Diversity, IT Experience

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. retained Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers to source candidates for open board position.

Aid for Athletes Puts Red Wolves in London

by George Jared 4/11/2016 12:00 am

When Terry Mohajir became Arkansas State University's athletic director a few years ago, he decided to institute a program to help all A-State student-athletes find jobs upon graduation. The Red Wolves Leadership Academy was born.

IRS Collected Over $3.3 Trillion in FY 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The Internal Revenue Service has released its 2015 IRS Data Book, containing information about returns filed, taxes collected and other tax-related subjects.

Tandem Apartment Sales Add Up to $11.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shorter College Gardens Apartments in North Little Rock sold for $7.05 million while Willow Bend Apartments in Jacksonville sold for $4.25 million.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

Philander Smith President Roderick Smothers: Barriers Breached, But Black Students Still Face Burdens

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Roderick Smothers was named the 14th president of Philander Smith College on Oct. 1, 2014, and began his tenure in January 2015.

AMR Architects Promotes Two to Principal Positions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Adam Day and Jonathan Opitz were named principals of AMR Architects of Little Rock on Jan. 1.

SBIR Road Tour Allows Entrepreneurs to Compete for $2.5B in Funding

by Alexis Hosticka 4/6/2016 04:16 pm

The state's science and technology entrepreneurs have an opportunity to meet with leaders of the $2.5 ­billion Small Business Innovation Research federal funding program when the SBIR Road Tour visits Arkansas on April 19.

How Stricter Rules for Brokers Will Affect Retirement Savers

by Associated Press 4/6/2016 11:53 am

The Obama administration is going after a host of perceived rip-offs with the new rules it's unveiling Wednesday for brokers who recommend investments for retirement savers.

Cumberland Consulting Buys Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare of Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 4/5/2016 09:14 am

Cumberland Consulting Group acquires Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting of Little Rock, with Oleen's Little Rock office becoming the main office for Cumberland's payer division.

Consultants Surprised After Pine Bluff School District Fires Them

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

From the Heart International Educational Services LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, doesn't know why the school district cut ties with it in August 2015, just months after signing a contract that was worth more than $1 million.

Led by Former USA Truck Execs, Trekker Ramps Up in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Trekker opened an office in Fayetteville earlier this year at 1810 N. Crossover Road and moved all its customer service operations to the location.

Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is.

Arkansas Greed (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A typical organization — business, nonprofit, government, whatever — loses 5 percent of revenue to fraud in any given year.