Business Services Archive

Jeff Amerine Leaves UA Commercialization Post to Focus on Private Firm

by Mark Carter 1/1/2015 11:30 am

Jeff Amerine will continue to teach entrepreneurship classes at the UA's Walton College of Business, and will now devote more time to Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville, which he founded in 2008 and plans to grow regionally.

Amy Fecher to Head Rural Services; Lawrence Bengal, John Felts to Stay at Oil & Gas Commission, Parole Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 02:03 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Amy Fecher as director of the Department of Rural Services, and has also announced the retainment of Lawrence Bengal as director of the Oil & Gas Commission, and John Felts as chairman of the Arkansas Parole Board.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises in December

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press 12/30/2014 10:21 am

Impressed with an improving economy, American consumers are feeling more confident, a private survey showed.

Innovate Arkansas' Top 10 Startup Tips from 2014

by Mark Carter 12/24/2014 09:22 am

What better place to look for advice on launching a startup venture than from those on the front lines? The state continues to produce talented entrepreneurs who are producing successful startups that are attracting investors and gaining traction in their respective markets. Many of them are clients of Innovate Arkansas.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Clinton National Holiday Travel Numbers Down Slightly

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2014 01:37 pm

More than 45,100 people are expected to fly out of Clinton National Airport in Little Rock over the Christmas holidays, a slight decrease over last year, according to Transportation Security Administration figures released by the airport Tuesday.

Daryl Bassett Named Workforce Services Director; Danny Games Named AEDC Deputy Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 03:21 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced Danny Games as deputy director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and Daryl Bassett as the new director of the Department of Workforce Services.

Angela Wilcoxon, Janet Moore Join Citizens Bank of Batesville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Angela Wilcoxon has been promoted to senior vice president of enterprise risk management for Citizens Bank in Batesville. Janet Moore has joined Citizens Bank in Batesville as senior vice president of operations. She will lead account services and information technology.

The First Article of the Constitution (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Sitting there in the retro-vintage federal courtroom in Hot Springs, I listened to Steve Standridge of Mount Ida try to make a federal judge feel bad for not giving him more time to come up with millions of dollars in restitution.

West Little Rock Retail Rings Up $4.5M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/22/2014 12:00 am

An 8,245-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.56 million. An investment group purchased the 11400 Cantrell Road property from Chi-Little Rock LLC of Greenville, South Carolina.

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

by Mark Friedman 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.

The Best & Worst of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 09:38 am

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.

Venture Center, Tech Park Offices to Move Into Block 2 Building

by Mark Carter 12/18/2014 10:50 am

Leaders of the Arkansas Venture Center and the Little Rock Technology Park will set up offices in the former ARK Challenge space on the ground floor of the Block 2 building in the 100 block of East Markham in downtown Little Rock.

UALR Receives ASTA Grant to Develop Bioenergy Nanotech

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2014 01:47 pm

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has awarded a $37,000 grant for a University of Arkansas at Little Rock biology professor who says nanomaterials could increase the germination rate and biomass yield of bioenergy crops.