Business Services Archive

John Rogers Receiver Michael McAfee Seeking A ‘Prince'

by George Waldon 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Michael McAfee thinks he's starting the new year with a bout of sinusitis that will require a trip to the doctor for relief. Banks and other creditors of North Little Rock businessman John Rogers are looking to McAfee to help alleviate financial headaches that began throbbing a year ago — and in some cases even longer.

Asa Hutchinson's Capital to be Tested Quickly (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/11/2015 02:46 pm

After winning election by double digits and seeing his party expand its grip on the state Legislature, incoming Gov. Asa Hutchinson could easily claim he has political capital to cash in as he prepares to take Arkansas' top office.

Asa Hutchinson Wants to Keep Focus on Jobs as He Takes Office

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/11/2015 02:37 pm

After a heated campaign where he touted himself as the candidate best prepared to be the "jobs governor," Republican Asa Hutchinson says boosting Arkansas' economy will be his focus as he takes over the state's top office.

AP Guide to the 2015 Arkansas Legislature

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/11/2015 02:31 pm

The Arkansas Legislature convenes Monday for its regular legislative session. A new governor takes office on Tuesday.

Larry Walther to Head Department of Finance, Administration

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 12:58 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Larry Walther as the new director of the Department of Finance & Administration.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Launches Seed-Stage Venture Fund for Tech Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:48 am

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital of Little Rock announces the creation of a private, seed-stage venture fund focused on early-stage tech startups across the region.

Fort Smith Leads Arkansas Tech Business Index in October

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 09:58 am

Fort Smith remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index while Rogers and Russellville enjoyed the largest increases according to economic activity from October.

Report: Arkansas Home Sales Up 10 Percent in November

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2015 08:56 am

The number of homes sold in November increased, and so did the average price of those homes. The average price of the homes sold in the 43-county area surveyed by the group increased from $151,350 in November 2013 to $154,906 in November 2014, an increase of more than 2 percent.

Small Businesses Have Even More Credit-Card Reader Options

by Associated Press 1/7/2015 01:45 pm

Small business owners looking to ditch traditional credit card readers have more options than ever. Online retailers Amazon and Etsy are just two of the latest companies to offer mobile credit card readers to small companies, joining the likes of Square, PayPal and Intuit. Mobile credit card readers are small devices that stick into a smartphone or tablet and allow credit cards to be swiped and accepted from anywhere.

Asa Hutchinson Wants Ted Thomas for Chairman of Public Service Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 12:20 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has said he intends to appoint Ted Thomas as chairman of the Public Service Commission.

HoganTaylor Accounting Firm Merges with HCA of Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 10:29 am

The merger was effective Jan. 1 when HCA began doing business as HoganTaylor LLP. HoganTaylor also operates offices in Fayetteville and Oklahoma City.

Sowell Management Services Hires Sean Conti as VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 09:55 am

Sowell Management Services has hired Sean Conti as senior vice president of broker-dealer relations.

Hurley Chiropractic Buys Conway Property for $1.55M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 09:06 am

Hurley Chiropractic & Wellness Center has purchased the Meadowlake Corner Shopping Center in Conway for $1.55 million.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints Mike Carroll to Economic Development Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2015 07:43 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has appointed Mike Carroll to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Asa Hutchinson, Legislative Leaders Talk Session Issues

by Lee Hogan 1/6/2015 02:35 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says it makes sense for the Legislature to address his tax cut proposal early in the upcoming legislative session, and says he expects quick action from the state's lawmakers.

Investment Group Finalizes Purchase of DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 1/6/2015 01:20 pm

The group represents a partnership between Fifth Avenue Capital, a New York City private equity investment firm led by the principals of Pearson Partners Inc., and Waterford Hotel Group, a Connecticut company.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Bank of the Ozarks Announces Expected Close Date on Intervest Acquisition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2015 11:04 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock expects its $228.5 million acquisition of Intervest Bancshares Corp., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Intervest National Bank, to be closed on or about Feb. 10.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

Arkansas Approved for Changes to Private Option

by Ken Miller, The Associated Pres 1/1/2015 09:34 pm

The federal government on Wednesday approved Arkansas' request for changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that will require recipients to make monthly co-payments to health savings accounts and put limits on transportation for routine doctor visits and other non-emergency services.