Business Services Archive

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Arkansas Tech Offers New Online MBA Degree

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 09:28 am

Arkansas Tech University announced on Friday that those seeking a master's degree in business administration will have a new, entirely online and innovative way to obtain it.

Regions Center Ownership Comprised of 32 Companies

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock have filed a more detailed account of their debts and assets for the building in their Chapter 11 reorganization case.

First Financial Bank Branching Out to Little Rock

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

El Dorado's First Financial Bank is no stranger to the Little Rock market. The $901 million-asset lender has operated a mortgage production office in the capital city since 1984.

Attorney Kandi Hughes Joins Southwest Power Pool (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Kandi Hughes has been hired as an attorney at Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock in the company's corporate legal department.

Michael Lindsey Takes Seat on Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Michael Lindsey has been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. He serves as director of public affairs and government affairs for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville

Mentor Programs Looking to Funnel Women Into STEM

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

STEMconnector, a national association in Washington, made up of corporate, governmental and private groups, is working to encourage and support young girls and women in pursuing STEM studies.

Sharing Your New Story (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 1/30/2017 12:00 am

How can you make sure your great new story is not only worth sharing but actually does get shared?

Regions Center Consultant: 'Improper Actions' Led to Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock weren't able to refinance a $32 million loan before it matured on Sept. 1. That put the owners on the road to bankruptcy court.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Companies provide 401(k) plans for all the right reasons, but in doing so, employers also take on a fiduciary responsibility for making smart choices.

Arkansas Diagnostic Center Attracts $4.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/23/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of the Store Capital real estate investment trust in Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased the medical center at 8908 Kanis Road.

Ty Matlock Takes Associate Seat with United Federal Credit Union (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Ty Matlock has been named associate director of the board of directors of United Federal Credit Union, headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan.

CTEH Adds California Office

by Gwen Moritz 1/18/2017 10:14 am

The Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health LLC, which is based in North Little Rock, has added an office in southern California to its growing network.

Travel Nurse Across America Acquires Trinity Healthcare

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2017 09:41 am

Staffing agency Travel Nurse Across America of North Little Rock buys Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group of Florence, South Carolina.

Are 401(k) Costs Fair? Firms Can Analyze Fees

by Gwen Moritz 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The suspicion that one's 401(k) plan might be costing more in fees than necessary has taken root in the American consciousness.

Former Razorback Ryan Hale Shifts to New Career Planning Bike Trails

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

After five-plus years as a program officer at the Walton Family Foundation, Ryan Hale has left to start his own consulting company.

Cameron Smith & Associates Expanding

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Cameron Smith, founder of the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers, says business has been good, so good that the firm has opened an office in San Antonio and is looking at offices in Chicago and Nashville, Tennessee, as well.

Simmons, Home BancShares Set To Vault Into $10B Club

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas membership in the $10 billion bank club should double by the end of September. Home BancShares Inc. and Simmons First National Corp. have two pending acquisitions that will help take them beyond $10 billion to join Arvest Bank Group Inc. and Bank of the Ozarks Inc.

Two Financial Centre Draws $11.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Baptist Health was the majority buyer of the 124,900-SF office building in west Little Rock.