Business Services Archive

The In-Person Experience (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/16/2017 12:00 am

My first reaction to the long movie line was simple: Just hire some more people, whydoncha? But if the answer were that simple, people whose livelihoods depend on retail sales could have figured that out.

JobShare App Links People, Odd Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The new JobShare smartphone app, launched in November, isn't just a way to hire people to do your odd jobs. It's also a business opportunity, owner William Jones tells Arkansas Business.

Dale Cole on the Next 20 Years of First Community Bank of Batesville

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Dale Cole is the chairman and CEO of First Community Bank of Batesville, a $1.1 billion-asset lender with 18 branches in northeast Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

JTS Financial Gets Controlling Interest in EBi

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2017 10:45 am

JTS Financial acquires controlling interest in Your Benefits Agency Inc. of Little Rock, which provides insurance to the state education sector, including school districts.

Metroplan Report Predicts Growth in Tech Sector

by Sarah Campbell 1/9/2017 10:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2016 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Arvest Names Eric Bunnell President of Equipment Finance in Fort Smith (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Eric Bunnell has been promoted to president of Arvest Equipment Finance and is relocating to Fort Smith for the job.

Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump's Grasp

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald.

The Sales Tax: Consumers Get It (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/9/2017 12:00 am

If voters know exactly what a sales tax is for — a new jail or community center or fire station, an economic development incentive for a new factory, a local road project — the likelihood local voters will support the local tax is greatly increased.

New Clients for Eric Rob & Isaac

by Kyle Massey 1/6/2017 04:06 pm

The Eric Rob & Isaac ad agency of Little Rock announces new clients, including the Arkansas State CASA Association, Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello and DROP Sustainable Water Shares.

Ghidotti Communications Adds More McDonald's Work, Staff

by Kyle Massey 1/6/2017 04:04 pm

Ghidotti Communications of Little Rock lands new public relations work, including more assignments for McDonald's of Central Arkansas. It has also hired two new staff members, Nadine Morris and Candice Hickman.

UA's Transportation Center Awarded $1.4M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2017 09:25 am

The University of Arkansas says its researchers and collaborators at five other institutions have been awarded a $1.4 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to continue designing supply-chain networks to optimize resources and minimize congestion on navigable waterways.

Zest Labs Inc. Launches New Freshness Metric

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 09:48 am

Zest Labs Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers-based Ecoark Holdings Inc., announced Wednesday its new metric that will simplify managing fresh products throughout the supply chain.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

Fort Smith Meteorologist Turns Drone Hobby into Business

by John Lovett, Southwest Times Record 12/26/2016 07:28 am

Joe Williams, a meteorologist for the 188th Wings, started Ascending Impressions, a local company that offers aerial video coverage of events from weddings and birthday parties to festivals.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

WLR Warehouse Packaged in $1.7M Transaction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

A warehouse in west Little Rock, a discount store in Conway, a fitness center in Cabot and duplexes in Bryant form this week's quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Truckers' Rest Time Worries Put to Bed

by Marty Cook 12/19/2016 12:00 am

On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded until April 28. Included in the resolution was language to fix the ambiguity of hours of service regulations for the industry.

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