Business Services Archive

Alorica to Hire 175 Employees in Texarkana

by Alexis Hosticka 10/13/2015 09:22 am

Alorica, a provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, announced plans Monday to hire 175 workers at its Texarkana call center.

Metova to Open Fayetteville Office, Hire 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2015 09:20 am

Metova Inc. announced Tuesday that it will expand to Fayetteville and immediately create 30 technology-based jobs.

Fayetteville's DataRank Acquired by Seattle Firm

by Mark Carter 10/13/2015 09:14 am

Fayetteville startup DataRank has been acquired by Simply Measured of Seattle, the company announced Tuesday.

Maverick USA Names John Culp President, COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 02:45 pm

Stephen Selig will retire effective Dec. 31. John Culp, executive vice president and CFO, will assume the role of president and COO Jan. 1.

Crews & Associates Says Former Employee Took Client List

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Crews & Associates Inc., the Little Rock bond brokerage, has accused one of its former account executives of transferring a client list to his cellphone before resigning in September to join a competitor.

How to Be a Trusted Adviser (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Is the role of “trusted adviser” becoming less possible? And how can you measure such an intangible psychological concept for yourself and your team?

Bank of Fayetteville Sale Registers 1.34x Book

by George Waldon 10/12/2015 12:00 am

As expected, Bank of Fayetteville will be merged into the $702 million-asset Farmers & Merchants Bank of Stuttgart.

Forensic Audit Ordered But No Answers Yet in Turner Grain Collapse

by Mark Friedman 10/12/2015 12:00 am

More than a year after the collapse of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc., farmers and other creditors still don't know what happened to tens of millions of their dollars.

Census Says Arkansas Household Income Stagnates

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Real median household income in Arkansas was $41,262 in 2014, rising by 0.2 percent compared with 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau, however, does not consider the rise statistically significant.

Colin Gorman Named Managing Partner at EGP (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Gorman's former firm, the firm of Jerry, Gor­man and Asso­ciates, PLLC in Bryant, became part of EGP PLLC Certified Public Accountants & Consultants in 2011.

Russell Fason Steps Up to Principal Position at WER Architects (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Fason is a graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

Arkansas Building Business Partnerships with Nigeria

by Alexis Hosticka 10/8/2015 11:04 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas announces deals with the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce to support Arkansas companies building strategic partnerships with Nigerian firms.

Innovation Hub Hosting LR Version of InnovateHER Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2015 09:26 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has been selected as the central Arkansas host for the 2016 InnovateHER national pitch competition from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Acxiom Confirms Layoffs in Little Rock, Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 09:43 am

Acxiom Corp. confirms that it has laid off workers in Little Rock and Conway, the international data and technology company confirmed to Arkansas Business.

UALR Offers Sneak Peek at Virtual Reality

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 09:16 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, promises a show people will remember when her team hosts an open house on Oct. 16-17 to showcase the latest virtual reality technology.

WLR Executive Court Property Sold in $4.5 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

An office building, a church property, a retail project and a nonprofit facility in Little Rock plus a substantial residence in west Pulaski County provide this week's million-dollar transactions.

Bentonville Office Space Popular

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Grady Mathews of Sage Partners said the 270,000-SF Bentonville Plaza has four tenants who are now looking to expand. Mathews said the demand for Class A office space is continuing to grow.

Settlement Will Boost One Bank's Capital

by George Waldon 10/5/2015 12:00 am

A financial decision that Layton “Scooter” Stuart made in the weeks preceding his death in March 2013 is breathing fiscal life into Little Rock's One Bank & Trust. The de facto capital injection is happening in a way that he didn't plan and couldn't have foreseen.

In Arkansas, Rural Hospitals Fight to Recruit Doctors

by Jan Cottingham 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Rural hospitals are using every tool at their disposal to lure doctors: recruiting firms, competitive pay packages, signing bonuses, stipends. And still they struggle. The reasons behind the dearth of doctors seeking to join rural hospitals are many, longstanding and, sometimes, structural.

NLR Warehouse Draws $2.9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/5/2015 12:00 am

A 57,705-SF warehouse in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2.91 million. A 1.55-acre commercial redevelopment is in motion after a $1.03 million land deal. And a 2.11-acre commercial site in North Little Rock rang up a $737,104 transaction.