Business Services Archive

ArcBest CEO, Executives See Annual Compensation Declines

by Sarah Campbell 3/14/2017 09:58 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $1.61 million in 2016, almost 30 percent less than the $2.26 million she made in 2015, the company reported in its annual proxy statement.

UA Names Interim Director of Economic Research Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 01:26 pm

The University of Arkansas on Monday named Mervin Jebaraj interim director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at its Sam M. Walton College of Business, effective April 17.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell 3/13/2017 09:58 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

Kathy Deck To Leave Arkansas for Alabama-Tuscaloosa

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Economist Kathy Deck is leaving the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to become the director of community and economic research partnerships at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Lori Adcock-McGhee Moves to Sage

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Lori Adcock-McGhee recently went to work for Sage Partners, where she'll be the director of property management, responsible for overseeing Sage's expansion in central Arkansas.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Managing Small-Business Cash Flow (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Cash flow is the largest determining factor of a small business' success or failure. Before a company opens for business, there should be a plan in place for managing cash flow.

Micah Whitfield To Lead Magna IV Expansion into Northwest Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Micah Whitfield recently joined the Magna IV team as director of business development and will oversee the expansion of the company in northwest Arkansas.

$8.3 Million Transaction Calls on Barrington Hills Apartments (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The 232-unit apartment project in west Little Rock was purchased by PR Barrington Hills LLC of Wellington, Florida.

Startup PFITR Offers A 'Blue Book' in Bond Deals

by Sarah Campbell 3/13/2017 12:00 am

PFITR has moved into the Little Rock Technology Park and hopes locals will invest in its one-of-a-kind online tool.

CAVU Partner Bryan Hancock Reaps Rewards from Aircraft Scrap Heap

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Bryan Hancock was born and raised in Stuttgart, where watching crop dusters led him to begin flying right after high school. Today, he is a partner at CAVU, which buys and sells commercial aircraft and dismantles some of them for parts.

Downtown Startup Space Among Conway Chamber's Priorities

by Sarah Campbell 3/10/2017 11:38 am

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce said Thursday it will raise public and private money for seven "generation defining" projects, including a startup space that Conway Corp. has said it will pay for.

Premier Staffing Acquired by BelFlex Staffing Network

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:21 pm

Staffing and flexible workforce solutions provider BelFlex Staffing Network acquires Premier Staffing Inc. of Little Rock.

Podiatrist's Purchase of Convention Center Gives Texarkana Officials Cold Feet

by Mark Friedman 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A Texas podiatrist with a past that includes a federal conviction wants to buy the troubled Arkansas Convention Center & Holiday Inn out of bankruptcy — and that has some Texarkana officials on the Arkansas side concerned.

Johnny Poole Joins Arvest Wealth in Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Johnny Poole has joined Arvest Wealth Management in central Arkansas as senior vice president and regional manager.

Meredith Ellis Joins JTS Financial (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Meredith Ellis has been hired as an account manager at JTS Financial in Little Rock. She joins the company with 10 years of health insurance and account management experience.

WorkHound Raises $500K from Investors

by Sarah Campbell 3/2/2017 10:17 am

WorkHound, a software platform developed to help trucking companies be more profitable by retaining drivers, has raised $500,000 to grow the startup and add to its team.

Troy Keeping Joins I Square Management As President

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2017 08:56 am

I Square Management, a privately-owned hotel development and management company based in Little Rock, announced on Wednesday that Troy Keeping is its new president.

Gary Lay Firms Acquire Mass Enthusiasm, ARCA

by Kyle Massey 2/28/2017 11:48 am

Gary W. Lay of GWL Advertising has completed deals to acquire Mass Enthusiasm and for GWL's See Spot Run Productions to absorb Audio Recording Corporation of Arkansas

Architect Compensation in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The mean annual wage for architects in Arkansas in 2015 was $68,540 compared with $82,850 nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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