Business Services Archive

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Companies provide 401(k) plans for all the right reasons, but in doing so, employers also take on a fiduciary responsibility for making smart choices.

Arkansas Diagnostic Center Attracts $4.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/23/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of the Store Capital real estate investment trust in Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased the medical center at 8908 Kanis Road.

Ty Matlock Takes Associate Seat with United Federal Credit Union (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Ty Matlock has been named associate director of the board of directors of United Federal Credit Union, headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan.

CTEH Adds California Office

by Gwen Moritz 1/18/2017 10:14 am

The Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health LLC, which is based in North Little Rock, has added an office in southern California to its growing network.

Travel Nurse Across America Acquires Trinity Healthcare

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2017 09:41 am

Staffing agency Travel Nurse Across America of North Little Rock buys Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group of Florence, South Carolina.

Are 401(k) Costs Fair? Firms Can Analyze Fees

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

The suspicion that one's 401(k) plan might be costing more in fees than necessary has taken root in the American consciousness.

Former Razorback Ryan Hale Shifts to New Career Planning Bike Trails

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

After five-plus years as a program officer at the Walton Family Foundation, Ryan Hale has left to start his own consulting company.

Cameron Smith & Associates Expanding

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

Cameron Smith, founder of the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers, says business has been good, so good that the firm has opened an office in San Antonio and is looking at offices in Chicago and Nashville, Tennessee, as well.

Simmons, Home BancShares Set To Vault Into $10B Club

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas membership in the $10 billion bank club should double by the end of September. Home BancShares Inc. and Simmons First National Corp. have two pending acquisitions that will help take them beyond $10 billion to join Arvest Bank Group Inc. and Bank of the Ozarks Inc.

Two Financial Centre Draws $11.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Baptist Health was the majority buyer of the 124,900-SF office building in west Little Rock.

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.

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