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Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Worthen, McNulty Inducted Into Tourism Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 03:19 pm

Bill Worthen, director of Historic Arkansas Museum, and Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame Monday at the 42nd annual Governor's Conference on Tourism in Springdale.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.4 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 3/14/2016 10:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point from December to 4.4 percent in January, according to a report Monday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Downtown Little Rock Attracts More Hoteliers

by George Waldon 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Downtown Little Rock has drawn the attention of three hotel developers who have invested more than $7.3 million to secure locations.

A Warehousing Motto: ‘We Will Own Stuff'

by Marty Cook 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Spartan Logistics is a trucking-warehouse company, but the Ed and Steve Harmon have vertically integrated their entire enterprise. Steve Harmon, the company's managing director, said Spartan Logistics operates 3.6 million SF of warehouse space in 16 locations across four states.

Let the Sun Shine (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Arkansans have had the legal right to know more about what all levels of our government are saying and doing for longer than most other Americans, but legislators do keep chipping away at the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act — and refusing to adopt technology that could improve its service to taxpayers.

Conversations That Cut the Medical Bill (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Customer conversations — those interactions in real time, generally face to face — are ripe for improving engagement, service levels, loyalty and growth.

Kane Webb on Leading the Life of Leisure at Parks & Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Kane Webb was appointed executive director of the Parks & Tourism Department in 2015 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Roberts Lee Becomes Sole Owner at Meadors Adams & Lee

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2016 01:22 pm

Meadors Adams & Lee of Little Rock announced Friday that partner Roberts Lee is now sole owner of the insurance agency.

Kevin Zaffaroni Appointed Chairman of Tech Park Board

by Alexis Hosticka 3/10/2016 09:13 am

Retired Acxiom Corp. executive Kevin Zaffaroni was appointed chairman of the Little Rock Technology Park board on Wednesday, filling a seat left vacant by Mary Good, who will retire March 15.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/8/2016 01:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.

Texas Ranks First in Number of Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Arkansas No. 33 in the employment of aircraft mechanics and service technicians with 1,000 employees.

Hatfield Reveals More Plans for Fields at Pinnacle Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Hatfield Properties has big plans for The Fields at Pinnacle, a developmental plot of 28 acres on South Champions Drive in Rogers.

Little Rock's Clinton National Airport Looks Beyond Passengers for Revenue

by George Waldon 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport is holding its own in the face of declining passenger counts. While that downward trend continued to cut into revenue from landing fees and parking, the state's largest airport more than made up for it in other areas.

Spartan Logistics Puts Its Money on Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 3/7/2016 12:00 am

In the past 18 months, Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, says it has invested approximately $20 million to buy and renovate more than 1 million SF of Fort Smith warehouse space.

United Federal Credit Union Promotes Tia Shibley (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Tia Shibley has been promoted to manager of the United Federal Credit Union branch inside the Walmart Supercenter on Elm Springs Road in Springdale.

GLO Airlines CEO Trey Fayard on Trimming Layovers from Flyover Country

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Trey Fayard is the founder and CEO of GLO Airlines, which has direct flights from Little Rock's Clinton National Airport to New Orleans and, beginning in late March, to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Chenal Woods Condo Transaction Tops $7M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Forty-six condos in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $7.05 million. A 42,980-SF retail center in west Little Rock weighed in at $6.42 million. And a 7,400-SF office building in west Little Rock changed hands in a $1.3 million deal.

Marketing Little Rock Metro Never Easier for Chamber

by Mark Carter 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The chamber is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and recently unveiled a new logo and slightly altered name to mark the milestone. The chamber is just that now. No more “of Commerce.” Sleek and modern, just how chamber officials want the city to be seen.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.