Business Services Archive

John Tipton Promoted at Home BancShares (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

John “Stephen” Tipton was recently promoted to chief operating officer of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway and its subsidiary, Centennial Bank.

Woman in a Meeting (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/26/2015 12:00 am

There's a decent chance that the next president of the United States will be a woman, yet I can't imagine any female candidate benefitting from the kind of blunt talk that has made Donald Trump the Republican frontrunner.

Tandem WLR Sales Add Up to $6.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a trampoline park in west Little Rock weighed in at $3.43 million. Central Dental office on Chenal Parkway sold for $2.7 million. And a 20,316-SF retail center in southwest Little Rock changed hands in a $767,405 sale.

IberiaBank's Pete Yuan on Regulation's Fine Line Between Helping and Hindering

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Pete Yuan, in his role as president of IberiaBank's Arkansas region, also is responsible for the bank's title business, operated under Lender's Title, United Title and American Abstract.

At Women's Business Lunch, Glasgow Shares Her Route Through Acxiom

by Alexis Hosticka 10/22/2015 02:59 pm

In a presentation at the Little Rock Chamber's Women's Business Lunch, Acxiom Corp. Chief Privacy Officer Jennifer Glasgow said that the data collection industry is rapidly changing with the advent of new technology.

Entrepreneurial 'House of Genius' Lands in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/22/2015 10:47 am

Little Rock organizers behind House of Genius are serial entrepreneurs Bernie Baskin of Bespoke Media Group; Jordan Carlisle, formerly director of entrepreneurship at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce; and John Slattery.

Wal-Mart Exec to AAEA: We're Working to Reduce Energy Footprint

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 02:22 pm

Wal-Mart is committed to renewable energy and has implemented measures to further reduce its energy footprint, its vice president for energy told the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Tuesday.

Little Rock's Angel Eye Expands Network of NICU Cameras

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 11:52 am

The tech startup installed 10 of its camera systems in the NICU at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, and it plans to install another 10 in the Connecticut Children's NICU at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 5.2 Percent; Construction Strong

by Alexis Hosticka 10/20/2015 11:05 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of percentage point, from 5.4 percent in August to 5.2 percent in September.

Windstream's $575M Data Center Sale Includes Partnership with Buyer

by Lance Turner 10/20/2015 09:35 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Monday announced a $575 million all-cash deal to sell its data center business to TierPoint LLC of St. Louis, a privately held data center services company.

Citizens Bank Not Cooling Off in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Last week's news that Citizens Bank of Batesville is buying Parkway Bank of Rogers should surprise exactly no one who has been watching Citizens since Phil Baldwin was hired as CEO two years ago.

Relyance Bank To Add New Little Rock Location in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff is gearing up for its third Little Rock branch, a 2,656-SF office at 14220 Cantrell Road.

Fayetteville's QBox Takes a Coffee Break, Moves Into New Suite

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

VentureBeat reported that Qbox received $2.4 million in funding in September. The money has come in handy because Qbox is hiring; CEO Mark Brandon said the company wants to add as many as 15 in the next year.

Social Media: A Business Essential (Jane Wayland Commentary)

by Jane Wayland 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The social media stewpot is continually evolving, creating a changing business environment where the ingredients constantly require a different dash of this and a pinch of that.

Adjunct Professors' Low Pay A Savings For Colleges

by Mark Friedman 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business surveyed more than a dozen public colleges and universities across the state and found adjunct salaries paid generally between $2,000 and $2,500 at four-year schools.

Tech Park, Venture Center Mark Companies' Move to Next Stage

by Mark Carter 10/16/2015 09:41 am

Little Rock Tech Park Director Brent Birch told his board Wednesday that things are busy at the park's downtown space.

Metova Gets $45M Defense Contract for Cyberspace War

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2015 12:15 pm

Metova, the tech services and app development firm with offices in Conway and Cabot, announced on Thursday that it had been awarded a $45 million federal contract to support cyberspace and electronic warfare efforts for the U.S. Army Cyber Battle Lab.

Expansion at Little Rock's Mass Enthusiasm

by Mark Carter 10/14/2015 12:12 pm

The firm is expanding its downtown Little Rock office as well as its staff directory with the addition of Keegan Wright, digital media strategist, and Josh Certain, development and digital advertising designer.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

SPP, MISO Reach Transmission Usage Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2015 11:15 am

Southwest Power Pool announced Tuesday that it had reached a deal with MISO to ensure compensation for use of the SPP system.