Business Services Archive

Oaklawn, Mid-America Museum Make Moves in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Brad Keller has been named controller for Oaklawn Racing & Gaming while Harmony Morrissey has been named director of development for the Mid-America Science Museum

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

Southwest Power Pool Adds 2 New Board Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 11:01 am

Graham Edwards and Bruce Scherr were elected to the SPP board at a meeting in Oklahoma City. The appointments are effective immediately, the company said, and expand the board to nine members.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 10:26 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, from 5 percent in November to 4.8 percent in December.

Fort Smith Plastics Manufacturer Restructured Under New Name

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 09:49 am

Quantum Ventures of Auburn Hills, Michigan, has consolidated its plastics processing companies, including River Bend Industries in Fort Smith, under the Quantum Plastics name.

Holiday Retail Sales Grow 3 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Holiday sales in the United States increased 3 percent to $626.1 billion in 2015, less than the predicted growth of 3.7 percent, the National Retail Federation reported earlier this month.

As Sentencing Approaches, Dennis Smiley Attorney Says Banks Share Responsibility

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

H. Dennis Smiley Jr., the former president of Arvest Bank's Benton County market, expects to go to federal prison after he is sentenced Thursday for bank fraud.

Chef Shuttle Beefs Up Its Catering

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle is investing heavily in its catering service, adding three dedicated catering managers to its staff of more than 25.

New List of Shopping Centers Shows Trend

by Gwen Moritz 1/25/2016 12:00 am

In 2006, the last time Arkansas Business published a list of the largest shopping centers in the state, University Mall in Little Rock was still open and Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers was the big new thing.

Mark Barnett To Lead EGP in New Jonesboro Office (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Mark Barnett Jr. has been hired to lead the new Jonesboro location of EGP PLLC Certified Public Accountants & Consultants. As branch director, Barnett will spearhead the firm's efforts in accounting, auditing and financial consulting services for businesses and individuals.

Arkansas Heart Hospital's Dr. Bruce Murphy on the High Cost of American Medicine

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Bruce Murphy is a co-founder of Arkansas Heart Hospital and became president and CEO of the hospital in August 2011.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Little Rock Chamber Appoints Paul Latture as VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2016 03:25 pm

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Paul Latture will begin work immediately as vice president of economic development as well as executive director of the Metro Little Rock Alliance.

John Owens to Lead North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

by Lance Turner 1/20/2016 12:34 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce announces John Owens as its new president and CEO, replacing Terry Hartwick, who is taking over management of the city's parks and recreation department.

Lloyd's Appoints New Regional Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2016 10:52 am

Lloyd's, a specialist reinsurance market, announced Wednesday the appointment of Enya He as Regional Director for its newly-established south central U.S. region.

Cadron Creek Capital Closes With 55 Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

As of January, the first Cadron Creek fund was closed with 55 investors (made up of 60 individuals) and $1.525 million.

NLR Chuy's Rings Up $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The sale of a North Little Rock eatery tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A Sherwood car wash transaction weighed in at $2.5 million. And apartments in midtown Little Rock changed hands in a $1.74 million deal.

Angry All Over Again (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/18/2016 12:00 am

More than just a good movie with an attractive cast, “The Big Short” is a public service. I walked out of the movie reminded of just how angry I was when I read the book. Most irritating: What passes for heroes in the story are not really heroes.

Transport Enterprises in Arkansas Focus on Growing Services, Logistics

by Marty Cook 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Trucking companies in Arkansas, like others around the country, are increasingly turning to logistics services to drive growth.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.