Investments Archive

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents the 25th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young professionals from throughout the state in a variety of industries who bear watching.

E-Z Mart Combo Buy Closes at Nearly $1.3M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/4/2018 12:00 am

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, bought two Little Rock convenience stores from E-Z Mart Stores Inc., led by Sonja Hubbard.

Ahead of Bud Walton Party, Walmart Shareholders Reject 3 Proposals

by Marty Cook 5/30/2018 03:48 pm

Shareholders of Walmart Inc. of Bentonville rejected three proposals at the decidedly low-key company business meeting Wednesday at the Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

David Lang Out After Hammons Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

David Lang, the longtime general manager of the 400-room Embassy Suites hotel and 125,000-SF Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, is out of a job after a New York investor bought the assets of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.

Inuvo Execs See More Pay

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Things are looking up for every officer at Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock; each saw his pay increase in 2017, according to an annual proxy statement the company filed a few weeks ago.

Trend of Extreme Savings Catching FIRE

by Kyle Massey 5/28/2018 12:00 am

FIRE devotees employ tactics like tracking every penny, questioning every purchase, and finding cheaper options like biking instead of owning a car or buying consignment clothes.

Regulators Question Valuations of Acme Holdings' ESOP

by George Waldon 5/28/2018 12:00 am

The Acme Holding Co. Employee Stock Ownership Plan once was considered a source of pride for Allied Bank. The chairman and CEO of Acme Holding gushed about the ESOP's value for retirement-minded Allied staffers.

Dozens of Arkansas Companies Rank on List of Largest ESOPs

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business debuts a new list of ESOPs — employee stock ownership plans — ranked by net assets at the end of the most recent fiscal year for which data is publicly available.

401(k) Auto-Enrollment Benefits Employers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Automatically enrolling employees in their 401(k) plans, a trend that's picking up around the United States, can help companies in several ways, according to employee benefits experts in Arkansas.

Sherwood Retail Center Attracts $4.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Liquid Texas LLC purchased the 123,873-SF retail project in Sherwood from BRE DDR Br Sherwood AR LLC of New York.

Truck Centers of Arkansas Sold, Rebranded (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Leslie Doggett Industries of Houston bought Truck Centers of Arkansas this month, paying $103 million for the three-dealership franchise.

Census Says Older Population Surpassing Younger

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

By 2030, all baby boomers — those born in 1946-64 — will be older than 65, and 1 in every 5 U.S. residents will be retirement age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grown-Up Money (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Nothing I've learned from nearly 19 years as editor of Arkansas Business resonates more than this: Wealth and the appearance of wealth are two different things. And yet we fall for appearances over and over again.

Planning Essential When Transferring a Business (Sarah Patterson Commentary)

by Sarah Patterson 5/28/2018 12:00 am

If you own a closely held business, creating a plan to transition ownership is imperative for your financial well-being, family harmony and the ongoing success of your business.

Alese Stroud on Why Succession Plans Don't Have to Be a Hard Act to Follow

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Alese Stroud, the CEO of Corporate Insight Strategy says the wave of baby boomer retirements could have a huge impact on the state.

For CEOs, $11.7M Per Year Is Just Middle of the Pack

by Associated Press 5/25/2018 07:51 am

Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million.

Car-Mart's Quarterly, Yearly Income Up

by Marty Cook 5/22/2018 09:23 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported increases in fourth-quarter and annual revenue and income Monday for fiscal year 2018.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

A Sigh of Relief (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Like many of Candidate Trump's promises — from a big, beautiful wall that Mexico will pay for to better health insurance for everyone at a fraction of the cost — his promise to control prescription costs was long on curb appeal and short on structure. A Potemkin drugstore, as it were.