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Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2017 10:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston.

Executive Upheaval Continues At USA Truck

by Marty Cook 3/17/2017 08:44 am

Another top executive, Martin Tewari, is leaving USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Hits $6.2 Million for 2016

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2017 09:52 am

An improved bottom line in 2016 led to slightly bigger paychecks for top executives at Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, including CEO Andrew Clyde.

Most Simmons First Executives See Pay Drop in 2016

by George Waldon 3/15/2017 08:28 am

George Makris Jr., 60, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corp., received total compensation of more than $2.4 million during 2016 — almost 22.4 percent lower than 2015.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

ArcBest CEO, Executives See Annual Compensation Declines

by Sarah Campbell 3/14/2017 09:58 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $1.61 million in 2016, almost 30 percent less than the $2.26 million she made in 2015, the company reported in its annual proxy statement.

Bank of the Ozarks CEO's Pay Up 5 Percent in 2016

by George Waldon 3/13/2017 11:00 am

George Gleason, 63, chairman and chief executive officer of Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc., received total compensation of $6.2 million during 2016.

Managing Small-Business Cash Flow (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Cash flow is the largest determining factor of a small business' success or failure. Before a company opens for business, there should be a plan in place for managing cash flow.

Downtown Startup Space Among Conway Chamber's Priorities

by Sarah Campbell 3/10/2017 11:38 am

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce said Thursday it will raise public and private money for seven "generation defining" projects, including a startup space that Conway Corp. has said it will pay for.

Simmons Bank Buys Acxiom Building in Downtown Little Rock

by George Waldon 3/10/2017 10:39 am

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff bought the 12-story Acxiom Building in downtown Little Rock, and Acxiom Corp. will move its headquarters back to Conway, where it was founded, the two companies announced Friday.

J.B. Hunt CEO's Total Pay at $5.5M in 2016

by Marty Cook 3/9/2017 03:34 pm

John Roberts III, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, saw another increase in annual compensation, although not as much as the year before.

Lex Golden Lists Nearly $8 Million in Liabilities in Bankruptcy Filing

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Lex Golden, the Little Rock banker who once controlled two Arkansas financial institutions, recently filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Auto Dealership Buys Surpass $41 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Affiliates of Little Rock's McLarty Auto Group bought four auto properties from affiliates of Asbury Automotive Group of Duluth, Georgia.

Slim Chickens Nears $100M In Revenue

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Tom Gordon, CEO and co-founder of homegrown fast-casual chain Slim Chickens, says the Fayetteville company's revenue, on an annualized basis, will surpass $100 million by the end of the second quarter of 2017.

Johnny Poole Joins Arvest Wealth in Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Johnny Poole has joined Arvest Wealth Management in central Arkansas as senior vice president and regional manager.

Yellen Signals the Fed Will Likely Raise Rates This Month

by Associated Press 3/3/2017 03:07 pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate.

Home BancShares Leader Gets Pay Boost in 2016

by Lance Turner 3/3/2017 11:14 am

Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison received a $3.6 million compensation package in fiscal 2016, up from $2.8 million in the previous year, according to the company's proxy statement.

WorkHound Raises $500K from Investors

by Sarah Campbell 3/2/2017 10:17 am

WorkHound, a software platform developed to help trucking companies be more profitable by retaining drivers, has raised $500,000 to grow the startup and add to its team.

IberiaBank to Buy Sabadell United In $1B Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2017 11:34 am

IberiaBank Corp. of Lafayette, Louisiana, agrees to buy Sabadell United Bank N.A. from Banco de Sabadell S.A. of Barcelona in a stock and cash transaction valued at $1.025 billion.

Oxford Industries Buys Strong Suit Clothing of Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 3/1/2017 09:49 am

Strong Suit Clothing, a men's apparel company based in Little Rock, has been acquired by publicly traded Oxford Industries Inc. of Atlanta.

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