Business Services Archive

IRS Collected Over $3.3 Trillion in FY 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The Internal Revenue Service has released its 2015 IRS Data Book, containing information about returns filed, taxes collected and other tax-related subjects.

Tandem Apartment Sales Add Up to $11.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shorter College Gardens Apartments in North Little Rock sold for $7.05 million while Willow Bend Apartments in Jacksonville sold for $4.25 million.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

Philander Smith President Roderick Smothers: Barriers Breached, But Black Students Still Face Burdens

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Roderick Smothers was named the 14th president of Philander Smith College on Oct. 1, 2014, and began his tenure in January 2015.

AMR Architects Promotes Two to Principal Positions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Adam Day and Jonathan Opitz were named principals of AMR Architects of Little Rock on Jan. 1.

SBIR Road Tour Allows Entrepreneurs to Compete for $2.5B in Funding

by Alexis Hosticka 4/6/2016 04:16 pm

The state's science and technology entrepreneurs have an opportunity to meet with leaders of the $2.5 ­billion Small Business Innovation Research federal funding program when the SBIR Road Tour visits Arkansas on April 19.

Cumberland Consulting Buys Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare of Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 4/5/2016 09:14 am

Cumberland Consulting Group acquires Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting of Little Rock, with Oleen's Little Rock office becoming the main office for Cumberland's payer division.

Consultants Surprised After Pine Bluff School District Fires Them

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

From the Heart International Educational Services LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, doesn't know why the school district cut ties with it in August 2015, just months after signing a contract that was worth more than $1 million.

Led by Former USA Truck Execs, Trekker Ramps Up in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Trekker opened an office in Fayetteville earlier this year at 1810 N. Crossover Road and moved all its customer service operations to the location.

Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is.

Arkansas Greed (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A typical organization — business, nonprofit, government, whatever — loses 5 percent of revenue to fraud in any given year.

United HealthCare Says Walking Could Lower Insurance Rates

by Mark Friedman 4/4/2016 12:00 am

United announced last month that it was starting a wellness program in Arkansas and other states that could save both the employers money in premium and employees who wear the insurer's device to earn up to $4 a day for their health savings accounts by hitting certain fitness goals tied to walking.

Bridgeway CEO Jason Miller on The Biggest Myths of Mental Health

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Before joining The Bridgeway in December 2011 as COO, Jason Miller served as director of hospital operations at the Living Hope Institute in Little Rock and in various roles at Arkansas Children's Hospital and CHI St. Vincent Health System.He was named CEO in 2014.

Don McDonald Certified as Private Wealth Advisor (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Don McDonald of Merrill Lynch's Fort Smith office has earned the Certified Private Wealth Advisor designation from the Investment Management Consultants Association.

Taggart Architects Announces New Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Alan New has been promoted to partner at Taggart Architects in North Little Rock, and Vince Poellot has been named manager of the firm's office at Fayetteville.

At Under 40 Forum, Hutchinson Outlines How Arkansas Must Recruit, Retain Talent

by Alexis Hosticka 4/1/2016 02:25 pm

At the inaugural Under 40 Forum on Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson highlighted how he thinks Arkansans must work to attract and retain talent.

Pulaski County Commercial Real Estate Deals Top $641M

by George Waldon 3/28/2016 12:00 am

The dollar total of $1 million-plus commercial real estate transactions in Pulaski County grew by 7 percent during 2015. Eight of the 25 largest commercial real estate deals in Washington County centered on apartments during 2015, and two more transactions involved land bought for multifamily development.

WLR Dealership Combo Generates $10.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/28/2016 12:00 am

MAG-AR I Colonel Glenn LLC, led by Mark McLarty, purchased the 17,690-SF North Point Nissan facility at 1 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive. MAG-AR 6030 Landers Road LLC, another McLarty Auto Group affiliate, bought the 18,130-SF North Point Mazda facility at 6030 Landers Road in North Little Rock for $2.8 million.

Matt Brasel Made Area President of Bear State Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Matt Brasel of Rogers has been promoted to the newly created position of area president of Bear State Bank for northwest, central and southwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

Burgundy Book: More Arkansans Expect Worsening Economic Conditions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2016 09:53 am

According to a February survey of business contacts, a little less than 50 percent expect that economic conditions will worsen in 2016 compared with 2015.