Investments Archive

Arkansas Business Concludes 2018 Executive Leadership Academy, Sets 2019 Dates

by Chris Bahn 11/26/2018 12:52 pm

Leaders from a mix of business, nonprofit and policy sectors concluded the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy on Oct. 26.

Black Hills Energy Buys Gas Office (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 11/26/2018 12:00 am

The 655 E. Millsap Road site was the home of Source Gas, the natural gas utility bought by Black Hills in 2016. The office and site cover more than 3.5 acres.

Disputes Doomed John Daly Steakhouse

by Mark Friedman 11/26/2018 12:00 am

The John Daly Steakhouse belatedly opened on Front Street in Conway in September 2017 with high hopes of becoming the flagship of a national chain. Instead, it crashed in just 10 months.

Is Enough Ever Enough? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/26/2018 12:00 am

For those of us who have never been rich or even seriously entertained the prospect, the idea that millions of dollars, even after taxes, year after year would not be adequate is mind-boggling.

Nothing Lasts Forever (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/26/2018 12:00 am

It looks like the “Trump bump” in 2017, when the DJIA increased by 25 percent, may have to suffice for two years — and it's not a bad return even then.

Cammie Hambrice Sells Magnolia's Central Smell of Success

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2018 12:00 am

Cammie Hambrice, the Magnolia economic developer, touts the region's low-cost living even as she wishes her town had a four-lane highway.

'Hey Boss — You're Fired!' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 11/26/2018 12:00 am

The fired boss is more and more left out of the loop, not consulted, worked around and occasionally even publicly challenged by his direct reports. And the worst part is, the more he is ignored by the organization that reports to him, the more he grasps for control.

Memphis Barbecue, Talc Cancer Subjects of Mudroom's Coming Attractions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2018 12:00 am

A Little Rock film production company is planning on finishing two documentaries next year.

Haywood's Name Should Sound Familiar in El Dorado

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2018 12:00 am

The 70-room hotel being built in the Murphy Arts District in downtown El Dorado gets its name from its namesake neighborhood.

Red Lobster, Halter Building Highlight Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2018 12:00 am

A west Little Rock Red Lobster, an auto complex in Jacksonville, a midtown Little Rock shopping center and the historic Halter Building in downtown Conway provide our gathering of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions this week.

DOJ Seeks Schwyhart Exam In Developer's Chapter 7 Case

by George Waldon 11/19/2018 12:00 am

The corporate veil protecting Bill Schwyhart from creditors holding millions of dollars in claims is showing further signs of fraying.

Glass Half-Full (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/19/2018 12:00 am

here's some reason for cheer, and in time for Thanksgiving.

Dillard's Expecting a Happy Holiday

by Mark Friedman 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Dillard's is looking toward the holiday season, when department stores generate about 25 percent of their total annual sales. Retail analysts expect Dillard's and other retailers should have a season of good cheer.

Bank OZK Buzz Draws Talk of Class Action

by George Waldon 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Bank OZK recorded a $74.2 million profit in the third quarter, a 22.7 percent decrease compared with the third quarter of 2017.

Stogsdill Steps Into SVP Role at Simmons (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2018 12:00 am

David Stogsdill is the new senior vice president of commercial banking at Simmons Bank in Little Rock.

Walmart US CEO Greg Foran Talks Technology, Workers

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/15/2018 09:13 am

Greg Foran, CEO of Walmart's U.S. operations, talks during a tour of a Houston store about the holiday season and his views on workers, technology and other issues.

Walmart Sees Strong 3Q Sales Online, In Stores

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/15/2018 06:42 am

Walmart is reporting surging online sales, strong performances at established stores, and it's raising profit expectations for the year heading into the holiday shopping season.

Gas Pos Announces $1M Investment

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2018 09:37 am

Gas Pos announced Wednesday a $1 million investment by Merus Capital, a Silicon Valley-based early-stage venture capital firm.

Simmons First to Buy St. Louis Area Bank for $172M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2018 04:12 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff, the holding company for Simmons Bank, announces a deal to buy Reliance Bancshares Inc. in the St. Louis suburb of Des Peres, Missouri, for $172 million.

Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Beats Expectations, But Revenue Misses

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2018 09:57 am

Record beef income helped push Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale to fiscal fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' expectations, but revenue for the publicly traded meat processor fell short.