Business Services Archive

Arkansas Unemployment Rises to 4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 09:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.9 percent in August to 4 percent in September.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 4 Inductees

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 09:17 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this week announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Farmers Bank of Magnolia Looks To Prosper with Texas Branch

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Twelve of the 103 banks chartered in Arkansas have branches in other states. One of them is Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia, which was doing business 50 miles away in Texarkana, Texas, even before it acquired 1st Bank early last year.

D1 Sports Property Deal Worth $3.1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

An athletic training facility, two warehouses and a 4,788-SF home form our Little Rock quartet of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Inuvo Sets $100M Goal For Annual Revenue

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Inuvo CEO Richard Howe is explicit about the company's goal: It should be posting $25 million in revenue per quarter by the fourth quarter of next year. In other words, by 2018, it should be a $100 million company.

Arvest Introduces Asa Cottrell as SVP, Sales Manager for Central Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Most recently, Cottrell served as a senior vice president and manager of Arvest Wealth Management for the bank's Little Rock and Fort Smith markets.

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

What's New at Team SI? Everything, Every Day

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock technology and data marketing firm Team SI, recently named Arkansas' fastest-growing company in 2015 and 2016 by Inc. magazine, has been on a hiring spree.

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/17/2016 12:00 am

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives.

Allow Counties to Innovate (Barry Hyde Commentary)

by Barry Hyde 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County is taking three approaches to promote innovative energy conservation and aid the development of markets for energy and water conservation and renewable resource-distributed generation for our citizens.

Bentonville Tops ATBI Again, Only 5 Cities Show Positive Change

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 09:32 am

Bentonville completed second quarter 2016 with an Arkansas Tech Business Index rating of 107.03, making it No. 1 among the 20 municipalities tracked by the ATBI.

Report: Arkansas Consumer Sentiment at Highest in 2 Years

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2016 09:21 am

As the nation's economy expanded this summer, Arkansans reported feeling more confident than at any time in the past two years, an Arvest report says.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Sandy Straessle Hired at Stone Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Sandy Straessle has been named a customer service manager for the Little Rock branch of Stone Bank of Mountain View.

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On AutoMail

by Sarah Campbell 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A northeast Arkansas company, AutoMail, has been added to a new virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in recognition of technology it developed in the 1990s that helped community banks save money through manifest mailing.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Maf Sonko Taps Wire on Little Rock's Tech Community

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Maf Sonko completed the Venture Center's inaugural FinTech Accelerator held in Little Rock. His startup was one of 10 chosen from 150 applicants and is planning to move to Little Rock next year. Participants received a $50,000 initial investment for a 6 percent equity position.

Technological Advances Key to Any Business' Success, Says Kevin Turner

by Marty Cook 10/7/2016 04:38 pm

Digital technology represents the fourth industrial revolution of the U.S., according to CEO of Citadel Securities Kevin Turner at the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit.

Windstream Brings Services to 300 VA Sites

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2016 02:45 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says it has connected nearly 300 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) locations across the country within the first year of being named an authorized network services provider for the VA's National Consolidation of Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services Contract.