Business Services Archive

D1 Development Attracts $3.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/7/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of the Store Capital real estate investment trust in Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased the D1 project at 10 Viewpointe Cove. The seller is WB Sports of Little Rock LLC, led by Will Bartholomew.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

Voluntary Plans Add Challenges, Opportunities for USAble Life's Jim Casey

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Jim Casey is the president and CEO of USAble Life and its holding company, Life & Specialty Ventures LLC of Little Rock. t has more than 500 employees and provides ancillary insurance, including life, disability and dental coverage.

Phil Baldwin, Susan Miller Receive Lifetime Honors at CFO Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2016 11:38 am

Phil Baldwin, president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Batesville, and Susan M. Miller, a partner at BKD LLP of Little Rock, receive lifetime achievement honors at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards.

Report: Economic Uncertainty at All-Time High for Small Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2016 09:58 am

Small business owners can't anticipate the direction of the economy, don't know whether it's a good time to invest, and aren't sure whether to hire new workers, according to the NFIB Uncertainty Index.

Survey: 42 Percent of Arkansans Expect Personal Financial Situation to Improve Soon

by Alexis Crowe 11/1/2016 11:14 am

Arkansans' expectations of their personal financial situations in the future have improved since March, even if they say their personal finances have not changed much from a year ago, a new survey finds.

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Repair Shop Claims Agri Exemption Over Overtime Rules

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

The attorney for a Craighead County company that has been accused of not paying overtime to its workers said the business was exempt from paying overtime.

Arkansas Truckers Looking Forward to New Logging Laws

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Some transportation executives say things will improve in 2017 thanks to new laws requiring trucks to have electronic logging systems.

The Shoppes At Har-Ber Sell for $8.8M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Oklahoma investor Raymond Merrill leads Shoppes at Har-Ber Lakes LLC, which bought a 90 percent share of the 62,000-SF retail center.

Pot Talk: Burning Questions From Employers About Legalization (Commentary)

by Jennifer Chang and Bruce Cross 10/31/2016 12:00 am

If passed, ballot initiatives supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical use should prompt employers to address the complex workplace issues that would inevitably arise.

Transport Firms Turn to Independent Drivers To Reduce Expenses

by Marty Cook 10/31/2016 12:00 am

The modern days of owner-operator drivers may be different from the good old days, when a driver bought his own truck and hired himself out to anyone who needed a load delivered. The expense of equipment, maintenance and fuel has made trucking a hard road for most pure independents.

Arvest-Central Arkansas CEO Jim Cargill on the Difference Between Service and Expense

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Jim Cargill has been with Arvest for more than 30 years, where he is currently president & CEO of Arvest Bank-Central Arkansas.

Site Selector: Arkansas' Strong Economic Development Teams An Asset

by Alexis Crowe 10/24/2016 10:29 am

Phil Schneider is the board chair of the Site Selectors Guild and has been in the industry for more than 30 years. The guild is meeting in Little Rock this week.

Jacksonville Valero Valued in $1.2M Transaction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

This week's quartet of multimillion-dollar Pulaski County real estate transactions consists of a west Little Rock home, a Jacksonville convenience store, a Sherwood commercial site and a North Little Rock day care.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

Construction Contractors Team With Pulaski Tech with Free Training Class to Fill Spots

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

More companies are embracing the notion that on-the-job training is good business. Under that banner, members of the central Arkansas construction community are banding together to fill employment gaps in their ranks.

Ritter Communications Invests in Onboard Training

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Helping new employees fit in is considered the starting point of training, according to Leha Pemberton, director of training and development at Ritter Communications in Jonesboro.

Employment, Earnings Tied to Education Credentials

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Unsurprisingly, the more education a worker has the likelier she is to have a job and the higher her earnings are, although a professional degree — physician, lawyer — means both a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings than a doctoral degree.