Business Services Archive

River Rock, Entegrity Build Renewable Features Into Daily Work

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas builders are incorporating solar energy into everyday projects, from residences to commercial businesses to schools to prisons.

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.

Listen Up, PR People (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/16/2018 12:00 am

If you have a story to pitch me, bring it on. But I never forget that I'm working for my readers, not your client.

Alan Nansel Named VP at Worklio (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Alan Nansel has been hired as vice president of implementation services for Worklio of Miami, a job he will perform from his home in Maumelle.

Stephens, Economics Arkansas Launch Free Enterprise Education Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 09:14 am

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock and Economics Arkansas, an educational nonprofit, have created an umbrella PreK-12 program focused on free enterprise education for schools and students across the state.

Modern Workplace Evolving Beyond Home, Office

by Kyle Massey 4/9/2018 12:00 am

More companies now offer flexible and remote work options, but businesses like Bank of America and IBM have called workers back to the office.

Walmart Delivery Policy Presses Its Suppliers

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Walmart Inc.'s delivery requirements for its suppliers got even stricter April 1 when new metrics took effect.

All Too Human Resources (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/9/2018 12:00 am

The best people want to work for a company that they trust will value them even when the chips are down.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Personal income in Arkansas rose 3.2 percent in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported late last month. That increase beat the average for all the states of 3.1 percent.

Employers, Employees Turning to Gig Work

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Shawn Camp is a happy participant in the gig economy, so named for the members of the workforce who take contract jobs — gigs — rather than long-term permanent employment with a single employer.

Some Companies Say Dogs Make for a Lower-Stress Workplace

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Having dogs at work sets a fun tone and reduces employee stress, three Arkansas companies that welcome them in their offices told Arkansas Business.

For Hiring and Productivity, Paternity Leave Delivers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Providing paid paternity leave helps recruit talent, and new dads who use it return to work more productive, according to two Arkansas companies offering the benefit, still a rarity.

Innovation Hub's Christopher Jones Finds Economic Dedication Across Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has a new executive director and lead maker, and he's ready to listen.

HFA Promotes 2; Merle Joins Mercy (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Bob Morrison and Allen Hart have been promoted to associates of HFA in Bentonville. Karen Merle has been hired as a primary care physician at Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Fort Smith.

Alcoa Credit Union Adds Cheryl Lucier-Tullos (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Cheryl Lucier-Tullos has been hired as vice president of finance and accounting for the Alcoa Community Federal Credit Union in Benton.

Acxiom to Expand Share Repurchase Program

by Lance Turner 4/2/2018 11:44 am

Data services provider Acxiom Corp. of Conway says it will expand its share repurchase program by $100 million to $500 million and extend it through Dec. 31, 2019.

Mike Sells Pushes Tourism In 2 Corners of State

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The Sells Agency retains its Fayetteville contract and adds Texarkana to tourism client list.

First Arkansas Bank & Trust Opens Conway Branch With QŪB

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/2/2018 12:00 am

First Arkansas Bank & Trust has put new machines at several branches. The devices, known as QŪBs, offer traditional teller services remotely.

Simmons Bank: Darren McFadden Gave Adviser Bank Access

by Mark Friedman 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. has denied any wrongdoing in its handling of the bank account of Darren McFadden, the former Arkansas Razorback and NFL player. McFadden has blamed the Pine Bluff bank for failing to warn him about more than $10 million in cash withdrawals and transfers by his financial adviser.

How the Goldens Ruled: Fed Report on Allied Notes Self-Dealing, Insider Abuse

by George Waldon 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The narrative of the report is dominated by criticism of the Goldens, by title rather than name, and the bank board they held sway over.