Business Services Archive

AB Exec of '09 Joe Stanley On Building One Architecture Firm Out of Two

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

A graduate of the Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, Joe Stanley started his architectural career in 1971 in Memphis. In 1977, he moved back to Arkansas to start Polk Stanley. In 2009, after a merger with The Wilcox Group, Stanley was named CEO.

Power Technology Receives $100k from ASTA to Develop Laser Projection System

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2015 03:12 pm

Power Technology Inc. of Alexander has developed a laser projection technology called Illumina that it believes can replace traditional movie projection systems. The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has invested $100,000 in the technology.

100 Girls of Code Lands in Arkansas, Aims to Address Gender Gap

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 01:43 pm

An initiative called 100 Girls of Code that aims to close the gender gap that currently exists in STEM-related fields officially has come to Arkansas.

Arkansas Carriers Looking for Innovative Ways to Attract Millennials

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 10:46 am

The Arkansas trucking industry is looking at new ways to attract young drivers, and Startup Weekend organizer Max Farrell of Little Rock, himself a millennial, suggested some ways to do that.

EAST Initiative Unveils New West Little Rock Digs

by Mark Carter 2/12/2015 04:08 pm

EAST Initiative unveiled its new west Little Rock location on Thursday afternoon. The nonprofit partners with schools to provide project-based, service-oriented programs with a focus on high-end technology.

USA Truck Swings to Profit in 4Q, Caps 'Transformative' Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2015 07:17 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million, up from a $4.6 million loss in the same quarter last year.

AAEA Hosting Advanced Energy Day at Legislature Tuesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 10:32 am

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association will host its second Advanced Energy Day at the Legislature on Tuesday. The event is open to the public and will feature advanced energy and technology exhibits in the Capitol Rotunda throughout the day plus a policy luncheon.

Communication as a Management Skill (Karen Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Leonard 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Often a manager uses communication without realizing its effectiveness as a tool to enhance employee performance. In fact, research shows that the amount and duration of employee motivation and commitment are directly tied to how well a manager communicates. But effective communication is a skill a manager must spend time and effort to perfect.

Robin Bowen Doesn't Mind Dealing With a Full Tech

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Robin E. Bowen was elected the 12th president of Arkansas Tech University by the Tech Board of Trustees on April 22. She is the first female president of a public four-year university in Arkansas.

NWA Job Market Calling for Soft Skills

by Marty Cook 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Mike Harvey, the COO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, says job growth in the area is impressive but work has to be done to help today's students prepare for tomorrow's jobs. It's a sentiment echoed by other experts in the economic field.

Russellville Alderwoman Freddie Harris Questions Development Funds

by Mark Friedman 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Since fall, Russellville Alderwoman Freddie Harris has been raising questions about how tax money is being spent at the Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development Inc.

Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge's Payment Ruling

by Mark Friedman 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge's ruling last month that ordered the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to stop paying chambers of commerce and related entities for economic development programs sent shock waves through chamber offices across the state.

Rockfish Announces 2015 Corporate Giving Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2015 09:18 am

Rockfish, the digital marketing agency based in Rogers, has announced the recipients of its corporate giving program for 2015: the Children's Safety Center of Northwest Arkansas and ToolBank USA in Atlanta and Cincinnati.

Ross Baldwin Named Finance Director for Arkansas Alumni Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2015 09:00 am

Baldwin is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, certified internal auditor and chartered global management accountant. He previously spent seven years as an auditor with the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit.

Inuvo Full-Year Earnings Top $2M

by Sean Beherec 2/5/2015 08:54 am

Inuvo Inc. of Conway reported net income rose in the fourth quarter to $645,000.

Acxiom 3Q Earnings Down 72 Percent

by Lance Turner 2/4/2015 03:37 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports a 72 percent decline in third-quarter net income as the data and software services firm exits one part of business and ramps up another.

WR Foundation Awards $35k to EAST Initiative, Innovation Hub for Entrepreneurship

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2015 10:43 am

The matching grant will complement a recent $35,000 donation from AT&T and assist with the procurement and setup of technology and equipment to be used in the EAST Initiative's STEAM Lab at the Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

ArcBest 4Q Profit Up 41 Percent

by Marty Cook 2/4/2015 06:54 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith on Wednesday reported fourth quarter net income of $14.5 million, up 41 percent from the same time last year.

Blaylock Threet Engineers Merges with Harbor Environmental

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2015 02:10 pm

Harbor Environmental and Safety of Little Rock has absorbed Blaylock Threet Engineers, the company announced Tuesday.

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Launches Today's Power Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 10:16 am

TPI has an exclusive distribution agreement to promote and sell tenKsolar products in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Missouri.