Business Services Archive

Two Join JTS Financial in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Matt Smith and Linda Allison have joined JTS Financial's Jonesboro office.

NEA Baptist CEO Brad Parsons Says Private Option 'Critical'

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Brad Parsons is the CEO of NEA Baptist Health System, a medical group with 140 providers and a 216-bed acute-care hospital.

Tech Park Sets April 1 Target Date for Work to Begin

by Mark Carter 2/24/2016 10:05 am

Renovation work on the first phase of the Little Rock Technology Park on the 400 block of Main Street is scheduled to begin on April 1, board members said Wednesday.

Waymack & Crew Purchases M-3 Productions

by Alexis Hosticka 2/24/2016 07:57 am

Waymack & Crew of Little Rock announced Wednesday that it had purchased M-3 Productions, the video, digital and audio production studio owned by Little Rock ad agency CJRW.

Virtual Reality Opens Brave New Worlds At UALR

by Mark Carter 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira's visualization technology lab in the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a playground for the imagination. And the virtual reality that unfolds within it is helping envision better companies and cities — both modern and ancient — and even train better medical students.

‘Tone at the Top' Deters Fraud (William Wyngaard Expert Commentary)

by William Wyngaard 2/22/2016 12:00 am

As role models, company leaders have an impact on the moral behavior of subordinates. When faced with an ethical dilemma, employees reduce the uncertainty of the dilemma by imitating their leaders' behavior, which they observe daily.

Toni Wyre Joins Polk Stanley Wilcox Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Toni Wyre has joined Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock as a senior associate and senior interior designer. Aaron Sanderson has joined WER Architects/Planners.

Jan Collier: AT&T Corporate Leadership Reflects Diverse Workforce, Customer Base

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Jan Collier oversees the sales and operations for more than 1,100 employees, 60 AT&T-owned and operated retail locations and more than 340 national retail partners and authorized dealers across Arkansas and Oklahoma.

‘The Powerful Forces of Short-Termism' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/15/2016 12:00 am

A couple of weeks ago, a dreamy-eyed idealist called on Wall Street to change its ways, to think about the future and the overall economy, not just today's share price and this quarter's dividend. And it wasn't Bernie Sanders. It was Larry Fink, co-founder and CEO of BlackRock Inc., the largest investor in the world.

Crestwood Manor Sale Tops $9 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Crestwood Manor, a 228-unit apartment project in the Hillcrest area of Little Rock, was purchased by an Alabama affiliate.

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment in Arkansas' metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

New USA Truck Hires Highlight Shift in Focus

by Marty Cook 2/15/2016 12:00 am

USA Truck made two major hires recently and one more appointment to the board of directors, and the three additions have one significant trait in common.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Carl Carter and Erin Maxwell have been named to new positions at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

Mia McNeal To Steer Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

The board of the Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council has promoted Mia O. McNeal to president and chief executive officer. The council helps companies develop minority vendor programs by integrating minority business enterprises, or MBEs, into corporate purchasing.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 28th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

Windstream Adds Jeannie Diefenderfer, Larry Laque to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2016 02:03 pm

Diefenderfer and Laque qualify as independent board members under Nasdaq-listing requirements. Diefenderfer will serve on the board's governance committee while Laque will serve on the audit committee, according to company officials.

Tech Park Talks Timeline with KATV; Mary Good to Step Down

by Mark Carter 2/11/2016 08:55 am

Sinclair Broadcasting will need at least three years to move its Little Rock ABC affiliate, KATV Channel 7, from its building at Main and Fourth, Little Rock Technology Park Director Brent Birch told board members Wednesday.

Innovation Hub to Host Accelerator for Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2016 10:03 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and Junior Achievement of Arkansas on Wednesday announced the launch of HubX—NextGen, an entrepreneurial development program for high school students.

Innovation Hub Expands to East Arkansas Through ASU Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2016 02:29 pm

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announced Tuesday that it will extend its services to the East Arkansas Regional Innovation System (EARIS), created this week thanks to a $500,000 federal grant awarded to Arkansas State University.

Tech Park Closes on Phase 1 Properties

by Mark Carter 2/9/2016 10:22 am

Renovation for the first phase of the planned Little Rock Technology Park is expected to begin in April after tech park board members on Monday signed closing documents to purchase properties along Main Street.