Business Services Archive

Smaller ‘Boutique' PR Firms Popping Up

by Mark Carter 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Last week's official launch of Aarch Communications shines a light on the continuing rise of small “boutique” firms specializing in public relations, social media, communications and related fields.

Maumelle Industrial Project Attracts $4.3M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/11/2016 12:00 am

A 60,600-SF industrial facility in Maumelle weighed in at $4.37 million. A North Little Rock storage park tipped the scales at $4.2 million. And a 1.73-acre commercial parcel in west Little Rock changed hands in a $656,754 sale.

Dennis Developmental Center Leads Off Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

This week's quintet of million-dollar transactions features a clinic in Little Rock, a warehouse in North Little Rock and a gourmet dog cookie facility in Maumelle.

Arkansas Hospitals Keep Buying Physician Clinics

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 1/11/2016 12:00 am

When hospitals buy physician clinics, the results are mixed. But the trend, which is as evident in Arkansas as it is nationally, shows no signs of going away.

Marty Sellars Assumes CEO Role at FNBC Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Marty Sellars was promoted to CEO and president of FNBC Bank of Ash Flat effective Jan. 1, succeeding Martin Carpenter, who retired after 30 years as CEO..

Tennille, DeCample and Noble Form Aarch Communications

by Lance Turner 1/6/2016 08:05 am

A former executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission joined Aarch Communications of Little Rock, a new partnership offering strategic communications services.

Ghidotti Communications Ends ERI Partnership, Moves to Regions Center

by Mark Carter 1/5/2016 11:00 am

Ghidotti Communications of Little Rock has ended its strategic partnership with advertising agency Eric Rob & Isaac and opened new offices on the 29th floor of the Regions Bank Center, Natalie Ghidotti said Tuesday.

Iron Yard, Innovate Arkansas to Offer Coding Scholarships

by Mark Carter 1/5/2016 09:53 am

The Iron Yard coding school and Innovate Arkansas will partner to offer $30,000 in scholarships to applicants in the school's front-end and back-end engineering sessions set to begin in February.

Metroplan Report Predicts Job Growth in Health Care

by Alexis Hosticka 1/4/2016 10:14 am

Metroplan on Monday released its 2015 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2015: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2016 12:00 am

This week, for the second time, Arkansas Business offers a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2015's “Executive Q&A” features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2016.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2015 07:59 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Friday, New Year's Day.

In the Workplace 2016: LGBT Rights and Exempt Employees

by Stuart Jackson and Michelle Kaemmerling 12/31/2015 07:57 am

This year brought significant developments in several laws that affect LGBT employees. And soon new Department of Labor rules on exempt employees will go into effect, and many employers will be scrambling.

In the Workplace 2016: Social Media and Right-to-Work Laws

by John Davis and Jane Kim 12/30/2015 07:09 am

The right-to-work laws may be under attack by the NLRB. And increasing use of social media can present challenges for employers.

In the Workplace 2016: Affordable Care Act and Foreign Workers

by Delanna Padilla and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/29/2015 06:36 am

Payment for the employer mandate officially kicks in during 2016. And H-1B non-immigrant visas are increasingly difficult to secure.

In the Workplace 2016: Active Shooters and Employment Applications

by Troy Price and Regina Young 12/28/2015 08:00 am

Has anyone at your business seriously thought about what to do if there is an active shooter on premises? Should employers be forbidden from inquiring about the criminal records of prospective employees in the early stages of the hiring process?

Digital Benefit Advisors Acquires Bean Hamilton

by Alexis Hosticka 12/21/2015 12:34 pm

Digital Benefit Advisors, a national employee benefits firm with 30 offices across the country, has acquired Bean Hamilton Corporate Benefits, expanding its national footprint and opening a flagship office in Little Rock.

Sibling Land Dispute, Glasgow Discovery Drove Clicks in 2015

by Lance Turner 12/21/2015 12:01 am

A long-running sibling dispute involving the national president of Ducks Unlimited that culminated in a multimillion-dollar land sale was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2015.

Tech Park's First Phase of Construction To Be Completed by Early 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Work on the first phase of the Little Rock Technology Park, the planned $100 million project along Main Street, is expected to begin early in 2016.

Local Printers Adapt to Keep Up With Tech

by Mark Carter 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The times, they are a-changing. Printers who want to remain open for business, much less relevant, must be ready to recognize new tech and adapt quickly.

Arkansas Business Looks Back at Notable Deaths of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

John Paul Hammerschmidt, Buddy Sutton, Dick Bell, Jim Gaston, Bill Valentine and John Correnti were among the Arkansas political, business and sports leaders who died in 2015.