Investments Archive

Three Advance in Generations Bank's Northwest Market (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Joe Ruddell has been promoted to northwest Arkansas regional president of Generations Bank, and Bryn Bagwell has been hired as president of the Fayetteville market.

Simmons First Completes Acquisition of Tennessee Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2016 03:27 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff completes its previously announced acquisition of Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee. The move lifts Simmons First to $8.1 billion in assets and expand Simmons' footprint further east into Tennessee.

UA System Board Gives Final OK to $160M Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 9/8/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday gave final approval to a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

SPONSORED: Small Business Loans: What Do Banks Want To See?

by 9/8/2016 12:00 am

Basic steps can help entrepreneurs win over lenders.

Common Issues That Make Startups Sputter (Rodney Moore Commentary)

by Rodney Moore 9/6/2016 04:20 pm

In Arkansas and elsewhere, the mechanisms of creation, promotion and distribution of ideas and products are at the fingertips of most people. But many startups miss their opportunity because they sputter before they start.

Herrington Bankruptcy Steered Toward Chapter 7

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

The trustee for Little Rock developer Philip Herrington has requested that his bankruptcy be converted from reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation.

Whisenhunt Appeals Case Against Exxon Mobile, XTO

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

The investment arm of Little Rock commercial developer Joe Whisenhunt will appeal a ruling involving allegations that it was shortchanged on natural gas royalties by Exxon Mobile Corp., its subsidiary XTO Energy and other firms.

Fayetteville's Tech Atlantis Finds Zen with New Name, Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Tech Atlantis, a provider of cloud-based tax services, is relocating in Fayetteville to the downtown square and changing its name to Zenwork.

Fiscal Pain Shared By Walter Quinn, Heartland Bank

by George Waldon 9/5/2016 12:00 am

More than five years down the road from the bursting real estate bubble, Little Rock's Heartland Bank and its largest shareholder were battered by loans related to another sector: oil and gas.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

Acxiom Completes $22M Sale of Email Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2016 02:48 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Thursday announced that it has completed the sale of its Impact email business to Zeta Interactive of New York City for $22 million.

Property, Cash Included in One Bank's Settlement with BHL

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC received assets valued at $2.8 million in its settlement with Little Rock's One Bank & Trust.

Colonial Arms, Oakwood Place Apartments Sell For $5M In Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 8/29/2016 12:00 am

White Rock Investments LLC, led by Tim Brisiel of Fayetteville, paid $5 million for two apartment complexes.

Report Examines Trends in CEO Pay

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

In 2015, the chief executive officers in the largest companies in the United States earned an average of $15.5 million, 276 times the annual average pay of the typical worker, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

Allcorp Follows Acme Holding Into Bankruptcy

by George Waldon 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The Chapter 11 filing by Little Rock's Allcorp Inc. in July marks the third Arkansas bank holding company to enter bankruptcy court in four years.

Start Here Little Rock to Host Event Saturday

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 10:22 am

Start Here Little Rock, an initiative to increase the engagement of women and minorities in the entrepreneurial process in Little Rock, will host an event on Saturday.

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it's corporate welfare.

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.