Business Services Archive

Sells Agency Lands 2 Local Developments, Indiana Bank

by Kyle Massey 9/9/2016 10:47 am

Three new clients have hired the Sells Agency of Little Rock to lead their research and marketing efforts, including two local residential developments and an Indiana bank that is one of the oldest national banks in the United States.

State Systems Acquires Conway Operations of Dunk Fire and Security

by Alexis Hosticka 9/8/2016 11:06 am

State Systems Inc. of Memphis has acquired Dunk Fire and Security's Conway operations.

SPONSORED: Small Business Loans: What Do Banks Want To See?

by 9/8/2016 12:00 am

Basic steps can help entrepreneurs win over lenders.

Applications For 2017 FinTech Accelerator Now Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 12:22 pm

Startups can now apply through Oct. 31 to participate in the Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator, which has been extended until 2018 to the tune of $2 million.

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

by Marty Cook 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Maria Markham, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, said the metrics for the state's new funding formula for colleges and universities should be finalized later this month.

Central Arkansas Office Space Vacancy Rate Slips Slightly

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for office space in central Arkansas eased downward from the first quarter by 0.1 percentage point, falling to 7.1 percent.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

Pair Promoted to Principals at Black Corley Owens & Hughes (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Ken King and Ryan Ripley have been promoted to principals in the Benton architectural firm of Black Corley Owens & Hughes.

ABF Logistics to Buy Logistics & Distribution Services in $25M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2016 02:07 pm

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of publicly traded ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, said Friday that it will acquire Logistics & Distribution Services LLC of Sparks, Nevada, in a deal worth $25 million.

Zips Car Wash of Jonesboro Acquires Boomerang Car Wash

by Alexis Hosticka 8/31/2016 02:46 pm

Zips Car Wash of Jonesboro has acquired Boomerang Car Wash of Little Rock — a transaction its founder says will create North America's third largest tunnel car wash company.

At Rotary, CEO Tony Thomas Talks 10 Years of Windstream

by Sarah Campbell 8/30/2016 03:37 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, which has marked its 10th anniversary as a publicly traded company, will soon announce an expansion to the West Coast, CEO Tony Thomas says.

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

by Marty Cook 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers.

Report Examines Trends in CEO Pay

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

In 2015, the chief executive officers in the largest companies in the United States earned an average of $15.5 million, 276 times the annual average pay of the typical worker, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

25 Years After the Arkansas Gazette's Closing, Veterans Consider Consequences

by Kyle Massey 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The last shot between the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat was fired nearly 25 years ago when the Gazette, the oldest business in the state, was shut down after 172 years and its assets were sold to its rival.

The Story Behind Storytelling for Business (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/29/2016 12:00 am

We are all hearing more about the power of storytelling when it comes to marketing our products, services, ideas and even ourselves. Now, research at the neurochemical level is revealing how stories affect activity in our brains.

Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

by Jan Cottingham 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011.

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it's corporate welfare.

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.


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