Business Services Archive

Office Market Tips Toward Landlords As Vacancy Rate Drops

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The occupancy rate in the Pulaski County office market during the past 12 months tightened to 91.5 percent. During the first quarter 2014, the average occupancy stood at 88.7 percent.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

Acxiom CEO Scott Howe Gets $1.2M Raise in Fiscal 2015

by Sean Beherec 7/1/2015 05:07 pm

Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock, was paid $6.3 million in fiscal 2015 — a pay bump of more than $1.2 million compared to fiscal 2014, according to documents filed Wednesday. Howe's total compensation included a base salary of $650,000.

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?”

Bentonville's Thrive Apartments Full After One Month

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Thrive Apartments, a mixed-used complex with 62 units, are at the intersection of Southwest A and Southwest Fourth streets a few blocks off the downtown Bentonville square. ERC Cos. of Barling built the complex through its in-house ERC Construction and it opened June 1.

Denver Firm Pays $6M For Westgate Center (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 53,000-SF retail center in Little Rock weighed in at $6 million. A 43,798-SF retail building is undergoing redevelopment as a warehouse after a $1.2 million deal. And a 12,175-SF office-warehouse project in the Riverdale area of Little Rock changed hands in a $714,000 sale.

Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

by Marty Cook 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas isn't California's Silicon Valley and has a long way to go before it can be considered remotely comparable, but technology industry leaders say the area is proving to be on the short list of best places in the field.

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center Open at Clinton National

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2015 11:38 am

The program allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt and to keep their laptop and a 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-on suitcase without having to remove them at the checkpoint.

Knight Transportation Sheds More USA Truck Shares

by Marty Cook 6/25/2015 04:36 pm

Knight tried to take over USA Truck two years ago by buying 1.3 million shares at less than $6 per share. The take-over bid failed but the interest generated helped spur USA Truck's share price over $20.

PAM Transport Expands Its Dutch Auction

by Marty Cook 6/25/2015 04:32 pm

The company announced it buy up to 150,000 shares — approximately two percent of the outstanding shares — rather than 80,000 as it had planned. PAM said it would pay between $59 and $63 per share.

US Chamber Official: Modest Gas Tax Hike Best Way to Fund Highways

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 03:36 pm

The best way to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund solvent is to raise the federal user fee that funds it, said Janet Kavinoky, director of transportation and infrastructure for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Little Rock.

Innovation Hub Expanding to NWA in Partnership with Fayetteville Chamber

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 11:36 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, will expand to northwest Arkansas, officials announced Thursday.

Brian Itzkowitz Elected Chair of Goodwill International Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2015 10:26 am

Brian Itzkowitz, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, has been elected chairman of the Goodwill Industries International board of directors.

UA Startup Founder Ellen Brune Up for Global Women's Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:52 am

Brune, 28, founded Innovate Arkansas client firm Boston Mountain Biotech to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the UA. She is one of 18 women in the world selected as finalists for the awards.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Partnering with HealthSouth on Rehab Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:27 am

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has partnerted with HealthSouth Corp. to jointly own and operate an existing 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit with plans to relocate and expand it to 40 beds.

Iron Yard Coding Classes Set to Begin in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:46 am

The Iron Yard coding school is set to launch in Little Rock from the Museum Center in the River Market District. The school will begin with three-month courses devoted to .NET and front-end engineering.

Baptist Health to Open Urgent Care Centers in Central Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:13 am

Baptist Health plans to open "urgent care" centers across central Arkansas beginning this fall in North Little Rock, officials announced Tuesday.

ABF Logistics to Open OKC Location Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 10:36 am

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of ArcBest Co. of Fort Smith, will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new Oklahoma City branch Wednesday.

Matt Morais Named Associate General Counsel at Southwest Power Pool

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 09:38 am

Morais will be responsible for legal and regulatory policy issues involving Federal Energy Regulatory Commission matters related to markets and operations, according to a news release.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

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