Investments Archive

George Gleason Pay Rises to $6.9M

by Lance Turner 3/16/2018 11:17 am

George Gleason, 64, chairman and chief executive officer of Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks, received total compensation of nearly $6.9 million during 2017.

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Slips to $5.8M

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2018 10:34 am

Even as a big fourth-quarter pushed Murphy USA's full-year profits to $245 million in 2017, CEO Andrew Clyde settled for a little smaller payday last year.

Bank of the Ozarks Wants Name Change: Bank OZK

by Lance Turner 3/15/2018 03:34 pm

Publicly traded Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock said Thursday that it wants to change its name to Bank OZK "as part of a strategic rebranding." Shareholders must approve the change, which would take effect in July.

Stock Awards Boost Comp for Simmons First Executives

by George Waldon 3/15/2018 02:44 pm

Compensation increased for two of the most highly paid executives at Pine Bluff's Simmons First National Corp.

J.B. Hunt Tweaks Timing of Annual Stock Awards for Top Execs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2018 02:45 pm

A change in the timing of annual stock awards resulted in smaller compensation packages for executives of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell — at least as reflected in the firm's latest proxy statement.

Annual Show Lets Newport Show Off Artists, and Itself

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Starting next month, a resurgent downtown Newport will host events on 22 of 26 weekends, culminating in late September with Depot Days, the city's signature music festival.

Historic Helena's Cherry Street Draws Investors

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

The Cherry Street Historic District in Helena-West Helena is showing signs of reviving its faded fortunes. Following are some of the people who are leaving their mark on the once-thriving commercial avenue.

Surgery Center Performs $3.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

PTCOA Freeway ASC LLC, led by Drs. Meraj Siddiqui and Ronald Tilley, bought the 11,372-SF medical office-outpatient surgery center at 9 Freeway Drive.

Bass Pro Sold (Again); Heart Hospital Stakes Out Benton Land

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The southwest Little Rock Bass Pro Shops, a west Little Rock hotel and apartments in midtown Little Rock are making noise as this week's trio of multimillion-dollar real estate deals.

Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant Alive

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Roger Williams' vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it's not happening quicker.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

Woody Wheeless Sees New Day Rising in West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless reveals the upside and downside of being just across the river from Memphis.

Matt Twyford Promoted to Senior Position at AEDC (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Matt Twyford has been named senior agency manager for community development at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in Little Rock.

Pay Package for Allison Up 34 Percent in 2016

by George Waldon 2/28/2018 01:36 pm

Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison led the way for executive compensation at the $14.4 billion-asset banking concern during 2017.

Dillard's Same-Store Sales Rise; Retailer Gets Tax Boost

by Lance Turner 2/27/2018 10:59 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock broke a streak of quarterly same-store declines, reporting fourth-quarter sales up 3 percent and profit up 177 percent from the same quarter last year.

Murphy Oil Names David Looney as CFO, Succeeding Eckart

by Kyle Massey 2/26/2018 08:47 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado has named David R. Looney as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president, succeeding John Eckart, who announced his retirement two weeks ago.

Caddo Mountain Spring Water Taps Cash for Bottling Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A Hot Springs Village startup that wants to sell spring and artesian water recently raised more than $300,000 to dive into the premium bottled water market.

Rock City Yacht Club Poised to Set Sail

by George Waldon 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Nearly a dozen years have passed since John Burkhalter embarked on his Little Rock marina odyssey along the Arkansas River. Site work for the Rock City Yacht Club is finally in full swing, and the local businessman-developer expects to host the first wave of boating enthusiasts this summer.

Jill Rowland Receives CFP Certification (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Jill Rowland of Merrill Lynch's Fort Smith office has been awarded the Certified Financial Planner certification by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

Dan Blair Joins Regions Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Dan Blair has been named wealth adviser for Regions Bank in Little Rock.