Business Services Archive

Protecting Cargo Never Ends for Arkansas Truckers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods.

Maumelle Motel Draws $2.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/6/2016 12:00 am

New Frontier Hospitality LLC, led by Dilep and Vitesh Patel, bought the Quality Suites at 14322 Frontier Drive.

Rich Huddleston: Improving Welfare Will Benefit Arkansas' Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Before being named the executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families in July 2004, Rich Huddleston was the research and fiscal policy director for the nonprofit and was the lead program staff for its State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.

Three Advance at Pollution Management (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Daniel Clark, Tony Scott and Greg Wells have been promoted principals at Pollution Management Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm with offices in Little Rock and Springdale.

Regions Bank Adds Marlin Evans to Wealth Management (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Marlin Evans has joined the private wealth management team at Regions Bank in Little Rock as a personal trust specialist.

Making Arkansas Attractive, B2B (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/6/2016 12:00 am

“Think like a brand; act like a retailer.” What gets my focus these days is how to apply that strategy not in terms of reaching an end-user consumer, but how a business markets its wares to another business. It's called business-to-business marketing, or B2B.

Ransomware, and a Particular Set of Skills (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

by Aaron Gamewell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Ransomware is equivalent to a gang of bad guys kidnapping your loved one and demanding money. Even if you had a “very particular set of skills,” bad guys who use ransomware are nearly impossible to find because of the ability to hide behind a labyrinth of IP addresses and never-ending cyber networks.

McClelland Engineers to Move Headquarters to Kanis Road

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2016 11:45 am

McClelland Consulting Engineers will move its Little Rock offices to 7302 Kanis Road in August, real estate brokerage firm Irwin Partners of Little Rock announced Thursday.

Central Arkansas Office Space Vacancy Rate Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for office space in central Arkansas declined in first-quarter 2016 to 7.2 percent, compared with fourth-quarter 2015, when it stood at 7.8 percent.

Packaging Specialties a Printing Success in Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Packaging Specialties VP Dan Nichols, 72, started working with PSI as an outside accountant when the company was founded by Hays Biggs in 1975. Twenty years ago, he left private practice to join the company as the vice president of financing.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Gary Edwards Made Partner at BKD (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Gary A. Edwards has been elected partner at BKD LLP effective Tuesday, and Kyle L. Elmore and Keith Lindsey were promoted to senior manager in April.

Edward Hurley Stocks Up on Warehouses in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Investor Edward Hurley bought more than 200,000 SF of warehouse space in northwest Arkansas in the last few months of 2015. He just added another 200,000 or so when he and two partners paid $8.6 million for property on East Robinson Avenue in Springdale.

Consultant Allen Engstrom on the Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Should Avoid

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Allen Engstrom is the managing director of CFO Network of North Little Rock, a provider of accounting, analysis and consulting services to businesses.

Rehab & Health Care Center Attracts $3.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/30/2016 12:00 am

FC Encore Properties B Holdco LLC, an affiliate of Formation Capital of Atlanta, purchased Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road.

Drawing Out the Power of the Pen (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 5/30/2016 12:00 am

There's a bigger picture when it comes to pictures: New research shows that the mere act of writing things out, and drawing pictures of information you need to remember, will improve your memory. That should help you be more persuasive and effective.

Eyenalyze Gets Seed Funding from Cadron Creek Capital

by Sarah Campbell 5/27/2016 10:38 am

Eyenalyze of Conway, which provides CPA-friendly back-office solutions for restaurants, announced Friday that it has received seed funding from seed capital investment fund Cadron Creek Capital of Conway.

Peco Foods Plant Bringing 1,000 Jobs to Northeast Arkansas

by George Jared 5/27/2016 09:32 am

In 2014, Peco Foods Inc. announced it was building a massive poultry processing plant in Pocahontas. That project is now nearing completion and is expected to spur economic activity in the area.

Our House Using New $1M Career Center for Increased Job Training

by Alexis Hosticka 5/26/2016 11:16 am

Our House opened a new, $1 million new Career Center on Wednesday, May 18, quadrupling the capacity of the previous space and allowing for as many as 120 people to participate daily in job training and career education.

Broadband Development Group, Provider Of Hyperleap Internet, Joins RasorNET

by Sarah Campbell 5/25/2016 12:17 pm

Broadband Development Group of Little Rock, which provides the fixed wireless broadband internet service called Hyperleap, announced this week that it has joined RasorNET, an Arkansas-based consortium of five regional carriers.