Business Services Archive

New Owners Take Over at Garrison Asset Management

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 09:50 am

Investment adviser Garrison Asset Management LLC of Fayetteville said this week that its investment principals had purchased the firm.

Plan to Change Procurement Rejected in House Committee

by Kyle Massey 3/29/2017 01:35 pm

An Arkansas panel defeated an effort to revise the state procurement proces, siding with engineers, architects and attorneys who testified that a bill to emphasize price in awarding state contracts was flawed and unnecessary

US Consumer Confidence Hits 16-Year High

by Associated Press 3/28/2017 10:32 am

U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Northwest Arkansas Brokers Help Businesses Have Say in Designing the Office

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

It's a challenge faced by many companies in today's business world: finding the best office metrics for its workforce. Companies find that common workspaces are more economically efficient, but amenities such as kitchens, fast Wi-Fi connectivity and natural light are equally advantageous.

Gateway Town Center Goes Westward

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial projects topping $21 million are beginning to come out of the ground at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center.

Majestic Fire Prompts Splash of Hot Springs Development

by Mark Friedman 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs three years ago helped prompt a wave of development in the downtown district.

Sterling Risk Expands Little Rock Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Bill Griffin, Cindy Trickey, Nick Peters and Jimbo Ramsay have been newly hired as brokers at Sterling Risk Advisors in Little Rock.

George Covington Jr. Ready To Raise the Roof in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

George Covington Jr. is the president of Covington Roofing Co. and a partner in Covington Cos., which owns and manages commercial property in Conway.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 258K

by Lance Turner 3/23/2017 10:33 am

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.

Windstream Expands Network in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2017 09:29 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announces an expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Little Rock, saying the move would provide the city's growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure.

Get Moving, Fort Smith (Feedback)

by Miles Crawford 3/20/2017 12:00 am

My wife and I traveled to Bentonville to attend the “G60 Pitch Contest,” and I posed the question, “Why don't we have something like this in Fort Smith?” We can't allow our region to continue to talk about these issues without spurring a call-to-arms.

Central Arkansas Water CEO Tad Bohannon Keeps Ratepayers Tapped In

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

After practicing law for more than 20 years, Tad Bohannon was unanimously appointed CEO of Central Arkansas Water in January 2016. CAW, the state's largest public drinking water system, has an annual operating and capital improvement budget exceeding $64 million.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

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.