Business Services Archive

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

In June, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden filed a lawsuit accusing his former family friend and financial adviser, Michael Vick of Pulaski County, of “gross incompetence, self-dealing and outright theft” of more than $15 million.

New Public Company Debuts in State: Ecoark

by Sarah Campbell 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The merger in March of Ecoark Inc. of Rogers with Magnolia Solar Corp. of Woburn, Massachusetts, resulted in a new name on the roster of publicly traded companies in Arkansas: Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers.

Townsell, King Take New Roles at Centennial Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Donna Townsell has been promoted to director of marketing for Centennial Bank of Conway, and Eric King has been named senior business development officer.

Trey Tassin Moves Up at Stuck (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Trey Tassin has been promoted to architectural project manager for Stuck Associates of Little Rock, which he joined a year ago.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

SpotRight's Todd Greer on the Marketing Dynamics of Social Media

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Todd Greer heads SpotRight, a consumer insights and analytics company based in Little Rock and Boulder. He previously spent 15 years at Acxiom Corp., serving as SVP responsible for its global data line of business, which represented almost one-third of Acxiom's $1 billion-plus annual revenue.

EDA Awards $1.4M in Grants to Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 02:56 pm

The Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce announces a trio of grants totaling $1.4 million to three recipients in northwest Arkansas.

NanoMech Adds Bran Ferren to Board of Advisers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2016 11:16 am

NanoMech of Springdale says Bran Ferren has joined its board of advisers and is a significant investor in the company.

Elyxor to Hire 45 at New North Little Rock Office

by Sarah Campbell 8/9/2016 03:36 pm

Elyxor Inc., a software engineering services provider, said Tuesday that it plans to hire 45 new employees at its new Argenta office space in North Little Rock.

18 Cities See Increased ATBI Ratings in Latest Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 11:20 am

Eighteen of the 20 cities on the Arkansas Tech Business Index saw their rating increase following the compilation of data for May 2016. Just one month earlier, 15 of the 20 cities on the index experienced a rating decrease.

NanoMech Announces New Adviser, Investor John White

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:22 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced on Monday that John White, who holds a Ph.D., has been appointed to its board of advisers and is now a significant investor in the company.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

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

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

FedEx Development Delivers $31.7M Deal (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Wilark LLC, an affiliate of Realtech Construction Co. of Los Angeles, bought the 311,684-SF FedEx Ground facility in southwest Little Rock.

Damon Meyer Joins Crews & Associates as VP (Movers & Shakers)

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

Damon Meyer has joined Crews & Associates of Little Rock as vice president for fixed-income compliance.

Karen Hutchins Elected President of State Executives Association (Movers & Shakers)

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

Karen Hutchins, executive director of the Arkansas Bar Association, was recently elected president of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives.

David Casey On Board with Central Flying's Sales Team (Movers & Shakers)

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

David Casey has joined the sales team at Central Flying Service Inc. of Little Rock as regional sales manager of the company's Jet Group departments.

J.B. Hunt's Shelley Simpson on Keeping Lanes Open for Diversity

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

In addition to serving as CMO and EVP of J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell, Shelley Simpson, 44, is president of the company's Truckload and Integrated Capacity Solutions divisions.

Acxiom Reports 1Q Earnings, Agrees to Sell Impact Email for $22M

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 04:30 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Thursday swung back from a $3 million loss last year to report a first-quarter profit of $8 million, and announced that it has agreed to sell its Impact email business to Zeta Interactive of New York City for $22 million.

Bear State Bank Partners with Fintech Startups, One to Stay in Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 10:47 am

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock has partnered with two startups — LumoXchange of Atlanta and Monotto of Charleston, South Carolina — that participated in the first FinTech Accelerator program.