Business Services Archive

City of Rogers Tops 1Q ATBI Rankings

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2016 10:29 am

A strong showing in March propelled Rogers to the top of the monthly and quarterly rankings on the Arkansas Tech Business Index.

BKD Agrees to $4 Million Settlement with FDIC

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Accounting firm BKD LLP agreed to pay the FDIC $4 million to settle a federal lawsuit tied to the 2010 failure of First Southern Bank of Batesville.

Focus in Turner Grain Case Shifts to K.B.X.

by Mark Friedman 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Lonoke County farmers hope to recover the $5.5 million they lost dealing with Turner Grain Inc. from a company they claim worked closely with the Brinkley crop broker: K.B.X. Inc. of Benton.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

Data Breaches on the Rise, Even in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Hacking is costing businesses millions more as sophisticated criminal networks determined to steal information for financial gain have replaced the individuals who were commonplace in the early years of the internet, and Arkansas is not immune.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Protecting Cargo Never Ends for Arkansas Truckers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods.

Maumelle Motel Draws $2.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/6/2016 12:00 am

New Frontier Hospitality LLC, led by Dilep and Vitesh Patel, bought the Quality Suites at 14322 Frontier Drive.

Rich Huddleston: Improving Welfare Will Benefit Arkansas' Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Before being named the executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families in July 2004, Rich Huddleston was the research and fiscal policy director for the nonprofit and was the lead program staff for its State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.

Three Advance at Pollution Management (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Daniel Clark, Tony Scott and Greg Wells have been promoted principals at Pollution Management Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm with offices in Little Rock and Springdale.

Regions Bank Adds Marlin Evans to Wealth Management (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Marlin Evans has joined the private wealth management team at Regions Bank in Little Rock as a personal trust specialist.

Making Arkansas Attractive, B2B (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/6/2016 12:00 am

“Think like a brand; act like a retailer.” What gets my focus these days is how to apply that strategy not in terms of reaching an end-user consumer, but how a business markets its wares to another business. It's called business-to-business marketing, or B2B.

Ransomware, and a Particular Set of Skills (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

by Aaron Gamewell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Ransomware is equivalent to a gang of bad guys kidnapping your loved one and demanding money. Even if you had a “very particular set of skills,” bad guys who use ransomware are nearly impossible to find because of the ability to hide behind a labyrinth of IP addresses and never-ending cyber networks.

McClelland Engineers to Move Headquarters to Kanis Road

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2016 11:45 am

McClelland Consulting Engineers will move its Little Rock offices to 7302 Kanis Road in August, real estate brokerage firm Irwin Partners of Little Rock announced Thursday.

Central Arkansas Office Space Vacancy Rate Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for office space in central Arkansas declined in first-quarter 2016 to 7.2 percent, compared with fourth-quarter 2015, when it stood at 7.8 percent.

Packaging Specialties a Printing Success in Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Packaging Specialties VP Dan Nichols, 72, started working with PSI as an outside accountant when the company was founded by Hays Biggs in 1975. Twenty years ago, he left private practice to join the company as the vice president of financing.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Gary Edwards Made Partner at BKD (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Gary A. Edwards has been elected partner at BKD LLP effective Tuesday, and Kyle L. Elmore and Keith Lindsey were promoted to senior manager in April.

Edward Hurley Stocks Up on Warehouses in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Investor Edward Hurley bought more than 200,000 SF of warehouse space in northwest Arkansas in the last few months of 2015. He just added another 200,000 or so when he and two partners paid $8.6 million for property on East Robinson Avenue in Springdale.

Consultant Allen Engstrom on the Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Should Avoid

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Allen Engstrom is the managing director of CFO Network of North Little Rock, a provider of accounting, analysis and consulting services to businesses.