Business Services Archive

As Data Breach Costs Rise, Cyber Insurance Looks Good

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Companies are becoming more interested in purchasing cyber liability coverage as they become more aware of data breaches and the damage they can inflict on a business.

Ask Customers This in 2018 (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The benefit of escaping the assumption that your customers know all of the things you offer can mean increasing your revenue by 10 to 20 percent — or more.

New Staff Members Start at Stone Bank in North Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Casey Patrick Whitney has joined Stone Bank in Harrison as assistant vice president and customer service manager, and Melissa Ring is a new customer service representative at the Mountain View office.

Economic Developer: Foreign Investment Key to NEA's Future

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 11/17/2017 04:16 pm

While economic development has benefited communities statewide, several high-profile foreign companies and a majority of the newly created jobs (1,000) are slated for northeast Arkansas. The companies include Shandong Ruyi Technology, Risever and Sediver.

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 09:55 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.

Eagle Bank Feathers Nest with IberiaBank Execs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Some top executives with IberiaBank Mortgage Co. in Little Rock recently left to join Eagle Bank & Trust of Little Rock.

BlueOak Molten Metal Disaster Leads to Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

BlueOak Arkansas, the electronics recycling plant in Osceola, developed a leak in its furnace in November 2015 that resulted in molten metal escaping and causing more than $10.5 million in damage.

CJRW Drops Gary Heathcott From Scholarship Lottery Work

by Kyle Massey 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock marketing agency CJRW has removed Gary Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account, the agency says, less than three years after acquiring his services and his list of clients in a much-ballyhooed deal.

Liquor Wholesaler Glazer's Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says

by Mark Friedman 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A former vice president at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits LLC has alleged in a lawsuit that it charged Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more for alcohol than other retailers.

Mayor Sandy Sanders on Why Fort Smith's Strength Not in Short Supply

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Sandy Sanders was elected mayor of Fort Smith in 2010 after serving as executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority for six years.

Fisher Martin Joins Eric Rob & Isaac (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Fisher Martin has been hired by Eric Rob & Isaac, a Little Rock advertising agency, as a media assistant.

Chicago Firm to Acquire ABC Financial Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2017 01:45 pm

Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo of Chicago announces that it will acquire ABC Financial Services Inc. of Sherwood.

Slideshow: Lloyd McCracken Jr., Steve Nelson Receive Lifetime Honors at CFO Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 10:21 am

Lloyd McCracken Jr., CFO of Fowler Foods Inc. of Jonesboro, and Steve Nelson, former vice president and controller of Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock, were honored with lifetime achievement awards at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year luncheon.

'Trump Bump' Benefits Arkansas Stockholders

by Gwen Moritz 11/6/2017 12:00 am

The “Trump Bump” has been very good for most of the 120 names on this year's list of the state's biggest stockholders, but the benefits have not been evenly shared.

Reputation vs. Revelation (Feedback)

by Cary Stockdell 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Cary Stockdell observes the outside reputation of Arkansas and the business climate in the state, in particular northwest Arkansas.

Cash Offers & Rival Bids: Inside Bear State Bank's $391M Sale

by Mark Friedman 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Randy Dennis, the president of DD&F Consulting, thought Arvest Bank of Fayetteville and Bear State Bank of Little Rock would be a good fit.

Coca-Cola Complex Acquired in $11 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

A soda plant, agri acreage and an equipment rental venue form this week's trio of big real estate transactions.

Accountant Brian Thompson Featured on NPR

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

American Public Media's “Marketplace” program that airs on many NPR stations interviewed Little Rock accountant Brian Thompson.

Waco Title Gains Visibility with New HQ

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Waco Title Co. is all set to move into its new headquarters overlooking Interstate 49 in Springdale.

Fury of 3 Hurricanes Humbles Brett Overman

by Marty Cook 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Cleaning Up Brett Overman, builder of Jonesboro's Zips Car Wash, discusses the challenges of running a disaster recovery business in the wake of three hurricanes.