Business Services Archive

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors' money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Country Clubs Look Beyond Golf to Woo Millennials

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Country clubs are turning to targeted marketing, adding junior golf programs and fitness centers, abandoning one-size-fits-all memberships and reinvesting in their facilities.

Bentonville Case Reflects Wave of Suits By White Men

by Mark Friedman 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A Benton County man who claimed he lost his job because he was male and not Jewish recently lost his case in federal appeals court, but his allegations reflect a growing trend of white men suing employers for discrimination.

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2018 09:47 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Former UA Star, NFL Player Joins Sage Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 09:47 am

Zach Hocker, a former University of Arkansas and NFL player, has joined Sage Partners as an associate of its brokerage division.

Central Arkansas Taco Bell Deals Ring Up Combined $3.8M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Fast-food outlets in Bryant and Conway, land on the western edge of Little Rock, foreclosed property in Lonoke County, an office-warehouse in North Little Rock and upscale residential lots in west Little Rock provide this week's grouping of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Since November 2014, the last time Arkansas Business measured the estrogen fueling the state's publicly traded companies, the number of women directors has grown by more than 40 percent, and the number of all-male boards has been cut in half.

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

It's About Power (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Setting clear boundaries and educating the workforce about those boundaries can help employers avoid costly legal claims.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Sexual Harassment: Workplaces Must Enforce Boundaries

by Jan Cottingham 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The establishment of boundaries, education and clear policies regarding behavior in the workplace, according to lawyers and human resources experts, are key for employers.

Brock Joins McIlroy Keen Goodman; HoganTaylor Promotes Pair to Partner (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

John Brock has joined McIlroy Keen Goodman in Little Rock as a staff accountant. Ginger Meister and Cale W. Turner have been made partners of the HoganTaylor public accounting firm.

Northwest Arkansas Businesses Focusing on Inclusion

by Marty Cook 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas business executives and academic leaders say there is no longer any question that the area's population is growing more diverse.

Working Like a Dog At Stone Ward, Playfully

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Stone Ward's employees in downtown Little Rock and Chicago find that fun and games — among other amenities — leaven a stressful workload at the advertising agency.

Moses Tucker, Newmark Grubb Merge to Form Moses Tucker Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2018 11:16 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate and Newmark Grubb Arkansas merge, creating Moses Tucker Partners of Little Rock.

Federal Crackdown on False Loan Claims Ensnares IberiaBank

by Mark Friedman 1/15/2018 12:00 am

When IberiaBank Corp. agreed in December to pay $11.7 million to settle allegations by Arkansas whistleblowers that it filed false claims for mortgage loan guarantees, it became the first lender working in the state to join a lengthy roster of lenders that have settled similar allegations with the U.S. Department of Justice since 2011.

End of Bank of the Ozarks Mortgages May Not Signal Trend

by Gwen Moritz 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Eagle Bank & Trust is ramping up its mortgage lending division while Bank of the Ozarks is shutting its down. What's going on with home loans?

Simmons Continues Heartland Deconstruction

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The countdown to folding Heartland Bank operations into Simmons bank is under the 60-day mark.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.