Business Services Archive

Vitamin Shoppe Leads Off Six-Pack of Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

McCain Plaza LLC of Los Angeles bought the Vitamin Shoppe at 4300 McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock for $3.77 million from Quattro North Little Rock LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois.

Bring Your Own Device to Work (Mike Wilson Expert Advice)

by Mike Wilson 9/29/2014 12:00 am

It's no surprise that smartphones and tablets have taken over the workplace. But did you know that more than 350 million employees worldwide will use their own devices on company networks, up from basically zero only a few years ago? Clearly, we are now well into the BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — era.

State Investment Helps Movista Continue Growth

by Mark Carter 9/25/2014 10:44 am

The firm's growth was bolstered by an $82,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority's Seed Capital Investment Program. That investment preceded a $550,000 funding round.

Innovative Tax Software Gives STDL a Competitive Advantage

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 10:41 am

Sales tax is Noel Hamm's art, and Sales Tax DataLink, the Innovate Arkansas client startup based in Bentonville, is his medium. Hamm is having some fun and even more success with sales tax, and his innovations are helping businesses experience less headaches because of it.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Arkansas MSAs See Declines in Unemployment Rates

by Lee Hogan 9/23/2014 03:27 pm

Unemployment rates were down in all five MSAs in Arkansas in the second quarter of 2014, according to numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' latest Burgundy Book report.

Clean Harbors to Expand in El Dorado, Add 120 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2014 02:53 pm

Clean Harbors, an environmental, energy and industrial services provider, says it will invest $100 million to expand its operation in El Dorado.

USA Truck Names Michael K. Borrows CFO

by Lance Turner 9/23/2014 07:53 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren appoints Michael K. Borrows, a former executive at Kansas City Southern and BNSF Railway, as its new chief financial officer. Borrows succeeds Clifton R. Beckham, formerly the company's CEO, who announced in August that he would leave the company.

Latt Bachelor Joins Relyance as Hot Springs Regional President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Latt Bachelor is Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff's new regional president for Hot Springs. He was previously regional president of Summit Bank in Hot Springs, which was acquired by Bank of the Ozarks earlier this year.

8 Former Delta Trust Employees Flock to Eagle Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Barely had the ink dried on the sale of Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock to Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff when a flock of staffers flew the coop.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Arkansas Business Honors 'Best Places to Work'

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 11:07 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group on Wednesday honored 12 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which recognize firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

CHI St. Vincent to Expand WLR Campus

by Mark Carter 9/17/2014 03:28 pm

The facility will be located next to CHI St. Vincent's outpatient, ambulatory care facility on the 37-acre campus. Building completion is scheduled for summer 2015. Current services at CHI St. Vincent West include primary care, urgent care, geriatric and sleep services.

David Allan Wins Again at Startup Weekend Little Rock

by Mark Carter 9/16/2014 10:51 am

David Allan has this Startup Weekend thing down. Allan and his Kick It Little Rock team won the latest Startup Weekend Little Rock held at Acxiom's corporate headquarters in the River Market.

ARK Challenge: Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur

by Mark Carter 9/16/2014 10:32 am

David Woodbury isn't typical of the young entrepreneurs you'll find at startup accelerators like the ARK Challenge. Woodbury moved his family from their native Minneapolis to Little Rock to compete in the ARK and grow LinkedCause, which had already launched the TOMS Shoes-inspired Eatiply campaign.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

Challenges of Family Ownership (Rudy Ortiz Expert Advice)

by Rudy Ortiz 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The irony of family business is that the same characteristics that can lead to their successes can also contribute to their demise. These competing characteristics include family trust, founder independence and tenacity, and extensive product knowledge. It is important to review each of these in fuller detail to understand the challenges family businesses face.

Scholastic Warehouse, Windstream Property Subject of Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

Eat-1412 LLC of Louisville, Colorado, bought the 484,932-SF former Champs Sporting Goods/Scholastic Distribution facility at 1 Champs Blvd. South of the Arkansas River, ownership of a 30,400-SF data center shifted in a sale-leaseback transaction valued at $8.6 million.

Simmons First Trust to Buy Talbot Capital Management

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2014 03:24 pm

Simmons First Trust Co. said Friday that it has agreed to purchase Talbot Capital Management Inc. of Pine Bluff for an undisclosed price.

Startup Weekend Returns to Little Rock This Week

by Mark Carter 9/11/2014 11:39 am

The entrepreneurial juggernaut Startup Weekend returns to central Arkansas this week. Startup Weekend Little Rock 2014 will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Acxiom's River Market District corporate headquarters and run through Sunday night.