Education Archive

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

by George Waldon 4/20/2015 12:00 am

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Widespread Growth Seen in Northwest Arkansas

by Charles S. Gascon and Michael A. Varley 4/20/2015 12:00 am

When Sam Walton opened in 1950 the dime store in Bentonville, to say the area was sparsely populated would be an understatement. Today, these environs have grown so much that they comprise their own metropolitan statistical area.

UAMS Unveils Dr. Joycelyn Elders Portrait, Launches Endowment Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the former U.S. surgeon general, has been honored with a portrait commissioned by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Advisory Council. The portrait was unveiled in a ceremony April 7 at UAMS.

McDaniel Promoted at UAMS Communications Office, Epoch Adds to Staff in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Angi McDaniel has been promoted to associate director of marketing in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Communications & Marketing.

Matt Crafton of Crafton Tull on Why Construction Clients Shouldn't 'Coast' Along

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Matt Crafton, 47, is the CEO of Crafton Tull, the civil engineering and landscape architecture firm that his father, Bob, co-founded with Lem Tull in 1963. Crafton Tull is the state's fifth-largest engineering firm, with offices in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Patent Primer: A Visit with Jeff Stinson of UALR TechLaunch

by Mark Carter 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Stinson leads the technology commercialization efforts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as director of UALR TechLaunch. He's also executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, the state's first private angel fund. Stinson believes startups born of university research can bolster the state's growing tech startup ecosystem. Many Innovate Arkansas client firms are university startups that hatched a patentable idea and commercialized it.

UA Names Matthew Waller Interim Dean of Business College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2015 11:20 am

University of Arkansas Provost Sharon Gaber has appointed Matthew Waller interim dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Skyline Report: Commercial Permits Up; Multi-family Vacancy Rates Drop in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2015 11:00 am

Arvest Bank on Thursday released its Skyline Reports on commercial and multi-family real estate in northwest Arkansas for the last six months of 2014.

Hershey Garner Named Interim Chair of UAMS Radiation Oncology

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 10:09 am

Hershey Garner has been named interim chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

3 Apollo 13 Team Members to Speak at Bud Walton Arena

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 02:47 pm

Two Apollo 13 astronauts, James Lovell and Fred Haise, and flight director Gene Krantz will speak about their infamous moon mission at 7 p.m. April 23 at Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Business Workshop for Landowners Scheduled for May 14 at WRI

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 10:04 am

Landowners, farmers and hunting clubs wanting to earn extra income by offering recreational and other activities for visitors can learn more at a business workshop for landowners on Thursday, May 14, at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

‘Above My Pay Grade' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Too much entitlement mentality is a bad thing, but not even realizing that there are reasonable exceptions to the rules — like a paying customer can ask for a menu substitution — is a lifelong handicap.

In Praise of Pragmatism (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/13/2015 12:00 am

In the furor surrounding the final days of the legislative session, a couple of important worker education reforms could be overlooked. They shouldn't be for two reasons: They promise to be effective, helping match businesses in Arkansas with capable employees (and capable employees with good jobs), and they demonstrate what bipartisanship can accomplish.

‘The Rise of the Rest' And Arkansas (Rod Ford Commentary)

by Rod Ford 4/13/2015 12:00 am

In the past five years, three trends have emerged that support the Rise of the Rest philosophy: 1) easier access to capital (crowdfunding); 2) the emergence of the benefit corporation, which allows for profit alongside social good; and, of course, 3) the availability of the full tech stack (cloud computing), where supercomputing is accessible to almost anyone on a rent-as-needed basis.

Census Says Arkansans Keen on Marriage

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Seventeen percent of adults in the United States have been married two or more times, according to a March report from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Of all U.S. residents age 15 and older, 13 percent have been married twice and 4 percent have walked down the aisle three or more times.

Poultry Flock Health Tied to Biosecurity

by Sean Beherec 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Preventing the spread of the disease sometimes comes down to the basics of biosecurity, the concept of ensuring the safety and well-being of a flock by curbing the disease's introduction in the first place.

Revised Data: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Better Than First Reported

by Marty Cook 4/10/2015 01:24 pm

New revised data from March show that northwest Arkansas added 7,000 more jobs — 10,000 compared to 3,000 — than previously reported.

Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for May 8 in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2015 11:49 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her regular Quarterly Business Analysis as a luncheon on Friday, May 8.

Delta Research Consortium to Unite Regional Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2015 11:47 am

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is hosting the Delta Research Consortium Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday, seeking to unite universities and other private and public institutions in eight states to produce research and innovation that will help the Delta economy.