Business Services Archive

The Legal Pitfalls of LEED (J. Cliff McKinney II Expert Advice)

by J. Cliff McKinney II 7/7/2014 12:00 am

I am a major supporter of the LEED rating system and truly believe it is the best way to verify that a building is environmentally friendly. However, as with nearly anything, there are legal pitfalls that participants in the LEED rating system may not be aware of.

Lawsuits Pending In Fatal Crash

by Brandon Riddle 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Central Flying is defending itself in three lawsuits filed following a Jan. 24, 2013, incident that killed a pilot and his three passengers near Monroe, Louisiana.

Shannon Newton Takes Driver's Seat at Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Shannon Newton, 35, was named president of the Arkansas Trucking Association June 11, replacing Lane Kidd, who stepped down in February after 22 years.

Cromwell Architects Adds On Erik Swindle from Heifer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Erik Swindle has been hired as facilities services director at Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. in Little Rock. Swindle was previously director of facilities management and global properties at Heifer International in Little Rock for more than 13 years. While at Heifer, he helped the campus receive more than 16 awards for green practices.

Reese Rowland Named Fellow of American Institute of Architects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Reese Rowland has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, awarded to fewer than 4 percent of AIA members. He was one of 46 architects selected in the design category. The fellowship program honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and their communities.

Snyder CEO Joe Carter on How the Abatement Industry Continues To Grow

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Snyder Environmental, founded in 2001, specializes in asbestos abatement, mold remediation, dust control and lead paint removal in the Midwest and Southern U.S.

ARK Challenge Readies for Third Installment

by Mark Carter 7/7/2014 12:00 am

The third installment of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator in Fayetteville, scheduled to run for three months beginning later this summer through September, will be leaner and meaner.

Bentonville Warehouse Goes Full Tilt for New Look

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Construction is expected to be completed by November on an office and warehouse facility in Bentonville, and it will have a different look.

Launch Retreat Hopes to Fill Niche in Startup Ecosystem

by Mark Carter 7/3/2014 11:30 am

Part startup accelerator, part Startup Weekend, a new event in northwest Arkansas is designed to nudge early-stage startup ventures on their way to healthy growth.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.

Survey: Midwest Economy Growing

by Associated Press 7/1/2014 09:23 am

The economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states including Arkansas should continue growing steadily in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday.

Big River Closes Financing for Steel Mill

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/1/2014 09:09 am

A formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held later this summer. Big River plans to employ more than 500 workers at an average annual salary of $75,000.

After 9 Years, Larry Biernacki Leaves Bigger Arkansas Federal Credit Union

by Gwen Moritz 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Federal Credit Union was a good organization with $405 million in assets when Biernacki arrived nine years ago this month, having been well and carefully managed into its position as largest credit union in the state by Hank Klein.

NLR Acreage Acquisition Approaches $2.7 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/30/2014 12:00 am

More than 420 acres on the eastern edge of North Little Rock changed hands in a transaction valued at $2.69 million. The sale of two Citgo convenience stores added up to a $1.4 million combo deal. And a 7,460-SF industrial project in North Little Rock changed hands in a $450,000 sale.

Home Design Firm Relocates to NLR

by Brandon Riddle 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Inside Effects' focus is natural stone granite, marble countertops, kitchen cabinets and house project tools, while Outside Effects sells outdoor kitchen equipment. The businesses' employees provide consulting, computer-assisted design and full installation.

Redesigned Online Job Board Debuts

by Brandon Riddle 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Go Ye Employment Services, based in Fort Smith, launched a redesigned WorkFortSmith job board website this month for employers to post job leads and listings. A “100 Jobs in 100 Days” campaign also began June 23.

Bear & Beagle Creative Provides Online Marketing

by Brandon Riddle 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Bear & Beagle, which launched May 26, offers marketing strategies to help businesses increase their online presence using blogs and social media. With an English degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Herrington said she has always been passionate about telling the story of businesses in a way that reflects their potential.

It Is What It Is … Today (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The phrase “Up Until Now” (UUN) is almost an incantation for creating accountability. It is a small but very powerful reframing that reminds any leader that he or she is accountable for the future the organization creates for itself. It is critical for leaders to be able to assess reality honestly. If the current conditions are not good, you can either put lipstick on the pig and keep it — or find a way to actually be the catalyst for a different future. After all, that is what leadership is about.

Two Harrison Hires Highlight North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Sammie Cribbs has been promoted from director of nursing to chief nursing officer at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Dr. Justin L. Cutler has been hired at NARMC as an orthopedic surgeon. He joins Dr. Tarik Sidani at the Arkansas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic.

Stallion Transportation's Butch Rice on the Biggest Challenge Facing the Trucking Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

In 1992, Butch Rice opened Stallion Transportation Group with two employees in a 450-SF office in North Little Rock. Today, the company occupies an 18,100-SF office, a 12,000-SF maintenance facility and an 11-acre drop yard at its headquarters in Beebe.