Business Services Archive

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.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2016 09:42 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in July, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Mainstream Technologies Adds Conway Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2016 08:47 am

Information technology services firm Mainstream Technologies of Little Rock on Thursday announced plans to open a second location in downtown Conway that will initially have 15 employees.

Jay Chesshir Named Chair of National Association Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2016 09:51 am

Jay Chesshir, president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber, was elected 2016-17 chairman of the board of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

3 Things Every Business Should Know About Attorney-Client Privilege (Rodney Moore Commentary)

by Rodney Moore 8/17/2016 09:34 am

Understanding how the attorney-client privilege works is important for businesses of all types and sizes. Here's three key things every business should know about attorney-client privilege.

SPONSORED: New Regulations Affect Trustees Of Retirement Plans

by 8/17/2016 08:29 am

A retirement plan review with experts can reduce risk and maximize benefit to employees.

Shared Services Center in Fort Smith to Add More Than 100 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 8/15/2016 04:32 pm

Shared Services Center-Fort Smith, a provider of business office support functions for hospitals and health care facilities, will expand its presence in Fort Smith's Phoenix Center.