Business Services Archive

Five Promoted at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Patty Opitz and Morgan Holmes were recently promoted to senior associate and registered interior designer at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, alongside colleagues Amanda Sturgell and Heather Davis, who were promoted to associate positions, and Laura Lyon, promoted to registered interior designer.

Two Promoted at Baldwin & Shell (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Mike Meadors and William Smith were recently promoted to director of preconstruction and general superintendent at Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. of Little Rock.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Horton Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 10:54 am

Karen and Darren Horton of northwest Arkansas, grandparents of a former Arkansas Children's patient, are giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest.

Not Big Enough For Both (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Because building two convention centers in Jonesboro, a city of fewer than 75,000, doesn't seem prudent, we feel the need to be ready for a sad news event.

Stacey Hogue Promoted at Pulaski Tech (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Stacey Hogue was recently named chief financial officer and vice president of finance at Pulaski Technical College, replacing Pat Palmer, who retired after 35 years of service.

Jim Matchett Named Office Manager at Stuck Associates (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Jim Matchett joined the company in February as an architectural project manager and designer after spending two years with BES Design Build in Little Rock.

Banker Randy Scott Plays Part on East Arkansas Farm Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Randy Scott is the president and chief operating officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville. A 26-year veteran of banking, he has worked the last 16 years at Farmers.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2016 09:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stable at 3.8 percent between May and June, according to a report Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Hugg & Hall Purchases RPM Services & Rentals of Louisiana

by Cimber Winfrey 7/21/2016 10:56 am

Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. of Little Rock has acquired equipment rental company RPM Services & Rentals LLC of Houma, Louisiana.

Premier Concepts Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 10:27 am

Premier Concepts LLC is giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. It will distribute the money over the next five years.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

Ralph Vines on Paving the Road to Success with Good Decisions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Ralph Vines started Kesser International in 1987 as a sole proprietorship while he also was serving in the U.S. Army.

Upcoming Mayor's Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurial Growth

by Sarah Campbell 7/15/2016 11:32 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in partnership with the private, nonpartisan Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Venture Center in Little Rock, will hold the city's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship July 21-22.

Wichita Bank Buys Community First Bancshares in $69M Deal

by Lance Turner 7/15/2016 08:43 am

Equity Bancshares Inc. of Wichita said Thursday that it had agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of Community First Bancshares Inc. of Harrison in a deal worth about $69 million. The deal will require Community First to dispose of its $8.2 million ownership interest in White River Bancshares Inc. of Fayetteville, which controls Signature Bank of Arkansas and the Bank of Brinkley.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

Verizon Arena On Track for Biggest Revenue Year Ever

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

From the outside looking in, 2016 is producing a bumper crop of crowd-drawing entertainment at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. A banner-year-in-the-making forecast holds up to review by the ultimate arena insider.

Bell & Co. Notes Third Acquisition

by Cimber Winfrey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Bell & Co., a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, recently purchased the Little Rock accounting firm John P. Cullum CPA PA, celebrating its third acquisition in three years.

Hi-Speed Is Noted for Quality Service

by Cimber Winfrey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Hi-Speed Industrial, located in Little Rock and Memphis, was recently approved as an EASA Accredited Service Center by the Electrical Apparatus Service Association for its consistency in delivering quality electromechanical repairs that maintain or improve AC electric motor efficiency and reliability.

CJRW Marks a Year as a Main Street Mainstay

by Kyle Massey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

When Mark Raines peeked inside the Fulk Building a couple of years ago, he couldn't believe CJRW was considering it as a future home. The historic building at Main and Third streets in Little Rock had long been the home of Bennett's Military Supplies.