Business Services Archive

Delta Bioenergy Goes Local in DeWitt

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

A micro-refinery in DeWitt is the test site for a much larger initiative by Delta Bioenergy, a project powered by Communities Unlimited of Fayetteville, a nonprofit. The organization's goal is to provide infrastructure services to underprivileged areas and allow for lasting economic and entrepreneurial growth.

Winrock Place Purchase Approaches $2.9 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 24,817-SF office building in Little Rock's Riverdale area tipped the scales at $2.87 million. A 7,847-SF office building in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1 million sale. And a 10,043-SF warehouse and land in North Little Rock changed hands in an $805,000 transaction.

Harbor's Leslie Davis on How Companies Can Reduce Waste, Regulation

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Leslie Davis, vice president and principal at Harbor Environmental & Safety of Little Rock, co-founded the environmental, safety and engineering consulting firm with Trena Adair in 2007. Davis specializes in acquisition assistance and implementation of compliance management systems.

In Praise of Dust (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Create and support the parts of the organization that can execute and keep a sustained focus on the details. Find vendors or partners who will perform those functions. And then remember to celebrate and fete their work in parity with the brilliant idea.

Venture Center Expands Offerings with Startup Federation Collaboration

by Mark Carter 7/17/2015 11:08 am

The Venture Center has joined the Startup Federation, a global network of entrepreneur centers. The partnership provides members of the Venture Center with access to co-working space, resources, mentorship and connections to capital.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Maverick USA Buys Flanary and Sons Trucking of Tennessee

by Alexis Hosticka 7/15/2015 02:52 pm

Maverick USA Inc. announced on Wednesday that it had acquired Flanary and Sons Trucking Inc. (FAST) of Church Hill, Tennessee.

Rose Law Firm Names Craig Lair CEO

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2015 04:12 pm

Craig S. Lair has been elected CEO of Rose Law Firm of Little Rock, the firm said Tuesday.

WRI Event to Focus on Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 7/14/2015 10:14 am

The rise of social entrepreneurship — providing goods and services that provide a positive impact on society — will be the subject of the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Clean Line Gets $50M Investment for Wind Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 03:38 pm

Clean Line Energy Partners, the company planning a $2 billion, 750-mile transmission line to run through Arkansas, will receive an investment of up to $50 million from Bluescape Resouces, a private energy investment firm.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces Second Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 02:06 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship, a nonprofit program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies, has announced its second class.

Relationships Form Core of Wood Smith Schnipper Clay & Vines

by Jan Cottingham 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Though no family members of the founders are now associated with Wood Smith, the firm still understands the importance of relationships, particularly in a town the size of Hot Springs. And its members understand the importance of stories, narratives that explain their place in the world.

Medicaid Fraud Leads To $33.6M Lawsuit Against LR Care Center

by Mark Friedman 7/13/2015 12:00 am

The alleged Medicaid fraud at Step-by-Step Senior Care Inc. of Little Rock was so widespread that the company billed for services that a fictitious employee didn't provide.

Overtime Rule Big Change for Business (Missy Duke Commentary)

by Missy Duke 7/13/2015 12:00 am

On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would increase the minimum salary for employees exempt under the “white-collar” exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act to $970 per week, the equivalent of $50,440 annually, which represents the 40th percentile of earnings for all full-time salaried workers throughout the United States.

Rockfish Nets Chad Bingle To Lead Digital Strategy (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Chad Bingle has joined the Rogers office of Rockfish, a marketing and advertising firm, as director of digital strategy. Susan Roper has also joined as the office's manager of finance and accounting.

Consumer Suits Against Collection Firms Growing

by Mark Friedman 7/6/2015 12:00 am

A growing number of Arkansas consumers, with the encouragement of plaintiffs' lawyers, are suing debt collection firms alleging the way the debt was collected violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Tear Down This Embargo (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Sen. John Boozman is sponsoring a bill that would enable Cuba to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products, including Arkansas rice and chicken. And he's among the many Arkansans calling for the end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Snapshot: A Guide to John Rogers' Legal Problems

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

After federal agents came calling at his business and home on Jan. 28, 2014, John Rogers lost control of his chaotic financial world. The known claims against the photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer total more than $45 million, not counting $49 million in requested punitive damages.