Investments Archive

Good People of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/18/2017 12:00 am

May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence

'The Owner Has a Lot of Card Games' - Best Quotes of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2017.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2017.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories from 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2017 in Arkansas' business world.

Agri Acreage Yields $11.7 Million Harvest (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Mt. Magazine Farms LLC of Monterey, Louisiana, bought the property from Carlton Farms LLC of Columbia, Illinois. Most of the acreage is about 10 miles south of Scott along Highway 161.

$2.75M Sale-Leaseback of Wedington Animal Hospital (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Stonebriar Commercial Finance of Princeton bought the property through its SCF RC Funding IV LLC. In October, Stonebriar purchased a Zips Car Wash in Springdale through the same subsidiary for $2.1 million.

Consider Middle Managers in Growth Plans (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Is middle management dead? As industry after industry has felt the effects of consolidation and disintermediation, the ranks of middle managers have, in many cases, dwindled.

Top Online Stories of 2017: Fake Will Story Commanded the Clicks

by Lance Turner 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Top web pieces at ArkansasBusiness.com ran the gamut from corruption to Tyson, property deals to zombies.

Relyance Bank to Acquire Heartland Bank Branches

by Lance Turner 12/13/2017 10:32 am

Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff said Wednesday that it will acquire Heartland Bank branches in Bryant, Fordyce and Sheridan and take on certain deposit accounts at Heartland locations in Little Rock.

Preserve Historic Tax Credit (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/11/2017 12:00 am

One of the tax credits in the crosshairs of Congress is the historic tax credit, which developers and historic preservationists across Arkansas have made excellent use of not only to preserve important historic structures but to stimulate development.

Lakewood Hills, WLR Courtyard by Marriott Lead Off Big Property Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

A hotel, breastaurant, apartments and two homes in Little Rock plus apartments and retail space in North Little Rock combined with a carwash and retail property in Bryant with residential lots in Benton equal this week's group of big real estate transactions.

Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation Program

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Tax reform proposals wending their way through Congress threaten federal historic tax credits, financial incentives that Arkansas developers, government officials and historic preservationists say have been crucial to economic development efforts in the state.

UAMS' Projected Deficit Rises to $72M

by Mark Friedman 12/11/2017 12:00 am

UAMS is reviewing ways to increase revenue and slash costs, including possible layoffs to its staff of about 10,000. It is one of the state's largest employers.

Game Plan Unaltered in Conway's Shoppes at Central Landing Project

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Conway Development Corp. is in talks with a new developer for the Shoppes at Central Landing in Conway and expects to close within weeks on its purchase of the site of the project from the city.

Citizens Bank Advances Two to Head Batesville Call Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Bryan Wagner has been promoted to agri banking relationship manager by Regions Bank in Jonesboro. Brock Fletcher has been hired as a commercial banking relationship manager.

Attorney's Many Hats Complicate Redstone Trust Case

by Mark Friedman 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The May 2016 death of Michael Allen Lasiter, who owned Redstone Construction Group Inc. of Little Rock, has led to litigation over the handling of his trust, which is expected to be worth more than $10 million after estate taxes are paid.

ECCI Partners Sidestep Pitfalls of Transition

by Gwen Moritz 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Almost since they went into the environmental engineering business, Stan Jorgensen, Bob Harrison and Rod Breuer have been thinking about an exit strategy.

Walter Quinn Sues Heartland Bank, Richard O' Brien

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Once the largest stockholder in the Little Rock bank, Quinn claims O'Brien contributed to his financial difficulties and pushed him out of Heartland. His complaint alleges breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.

Judgment Made in '$10 Billion' Fraud Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

A New York investor received a $450,000 judgment last week from an Bryant man who boasted about having connections to former President Bill Clinton.

Windstream Sees Change in the Air

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/4/2017 12:00 am

CEO Tony Thomas says new products and attention to the balance sheet will get Windstream back in the black.