Energy Archive

Million-Dollar Salaries Proliferate on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Of the 24 nonprofit employees whose total compensation — salary plus reported benefits — exceeded $1 million, 22 are employed in the health care field.

7 Companies Support Clean Line in Letter to Hutchinson

by Kyle Massey 11/16/2016 08:49 am

Corporations employing 4,000 Arkansans hope to get cheap renewable electricity from a controversial power line project.

General Cable Could Shut Down Before Clean Line Construction Begins

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Though Clean Line Partners has had a deal since 2011 to buy conductor cable for its planned statewide high line from the General Cable Corp. factory in Malvern, plans have been in the works for at least nine months to consolidate the facility with one in Texas.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Murphy USA Income Down in Third Quarter

by Kyle Massey 11/7/2016 04:25 pm

The El Dorado-based gasoline retailer states third-quarter net income of $45.5 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, falling short of analysts' estimates.

Entergy Makes Offer of Synergy to Solar Proponents

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

As the Arkansas Public Service Commission wrangles over rules for putting home-generated electricity onto the grid, the biggest news for Pulaski County may be that it could find a path to net metering despite Entergy's opposition to its legal arguments.

State Says LM Wind Power Owes Taxes

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

LM Wind Power Blades Inc. was slapped with a hefty lien by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, which collects unemployment taxes.

Clean Line, GE to Partner on Transmission Project

by Kyle Massey 11/1/2016 04:56 pm

Clean Line Energy Partners says GE Energy Connections will supply three high-voltage direct-current converter stations for a $2.5 billion project to transmit wind power across Arkansas.

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Chad Wood Back at PPGMR Law (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Chad Wood has returned to PPGMR Law of Little Rock as counsel. He will focus on environmental law and regulated utilities.

Kerry Mix Moves Up at ASU-Beebe (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Kerry Mix has been named vice chancellor of academics at Arkansas State University-Beebe.

Murphy Beats Projections With $16M Loss in 3Q

by Kyle Massey 10/26/2016 05:13 pm

The El Dorado-based petroleum giant posts a loss, but sees encouraging signs.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 4 Inductees

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 09:17 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this week announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.