Investments Archive

Little Rock's Original Fern Bar: How Buster's Birthed Dave & Buster's

by Jan Cottingham 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Next summer, Dave & Buster's, based in Dallas and co-founded by Corley and Corriveau in 1982, will be opening a location in Little Rock, its first in Arkansas. D&B now has almost 11,000 employees and 73 stores, including one in New York's Times Square. The Arkansas arrival comes 33 years after its founders opened Buster's in Little Rock's Union Station.

Eat. Drink. Play: A Timeline of Dave & Buster's

by Jan Cottingham 8/31/2015 12:00 am

A look at 41 years in the life of one of America's most successful restaurant and game parlors.

Jeannette Balleza Collins on the Agility of Arkansas Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Jeannette Balleza Collins is a freelance strategic consultant with Scribe Marketing, which she founded in 2004, as well as the manager of the Tonic NWA Fund, an angel investment fund she co-founded.

Jeff Gardner Has New Job, Named CEO of Monitronics International

by Gwen Moritz 8/25/2015 04:46 pm

The former CEO of Windstream Holdings has been named CEO of Monitronics International, the home security alarm monitoring company based in Dallas.

Apartments in Northwest Arkansas Still in High Demand

by Marty Cook 8/24/2015 12:00 am

A recent apartment market study reported that occupancy rates for northwest Arkansas were 98 percent or higher in each of the four major cities.

Peck Family Trust Squabble in Court Again

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock restaurateur Capi Peck and her sisters, Ashley Peck O'Dell of Little Rock and Alison Ashley Peck of White Plains, New York, have both taken legal shots against their father's widow, Hannah Peck, concerning her actions as trustee of the Peck Family Trust.

Being Interesting to Buyers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The rules of customer engagement have changed dramatically in recent years: Your potential buyers know more — or at least believe that they know more — than ever.

Securities Department Issues Third Order Against Timothy Lilly

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2015 03:49 pm

A Mayflower man with a history of problems with state regulators is the subject of a cease-and-desist order issued Thursday by Arkansas Securities Commissioner Edmond Waters.

Big River Tabs David Stickler as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 03:41 pm

Stickler is a member of Big River's board of directors and had served as its chief administrative officer. In addition, board member Dan Murray was appointed chairman and Big River Construction Manager Jim Bell was elected to the board.

Big River's John Correnti Found Dead in Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 09:01 am

John Correnti, CEO of Big River Steel, was found dead Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. A cause of death has not been released. Correnti was leading the $1.3 billion steel mill project being built south of Osceola in Mississippi County.

Buddy Philpot Stepping Down as Walton Family Foundation Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2015 01:44 pm

Philpot grew the Walton Family Foundation from $40 million in annual grants to $374 million in 2014, and from a four-person staff to more than 75 employees.

Tom Dalton: ARK Challenge Will Continue

by Mark Carter 8/18/2015 09:45 am

Despite laying low since graduating its 2014 classes, one in Fayetteville and one in Little Rock, the ARK Challenge tech startup accelerator will continue in northwest Arkansas.

Wal-Mart Cuts Earnings; Reports 2Q Drop

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2015 07:02 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville cut its earnings outlook early Tuesday, reporting an 11.4 percent drop in second-quarter profit.

No Clean Bill of Wealth for Comet Cleaners Franchise

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock company said it was taken to the cleaners when it dealt with Comet Cleaners Franchise Group LLC of Arlington, Texas.

Trustee Hopes to Avoid Allied Bank Stock Auction

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

A new player has emerged in the bankruptcy case of Acme Holding Co. since its Chapter 11 reorganization was converted to Chapter 7 liquidation by judicial decree last month.

Tech Park Negotiating with Banks to Finance First Phase

by Mark Carter 8/13/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board will negotiate with a consortium of local financial institutions on a plan to finance $17.5 million for development of the park's first phase along Main Street in downtown Little Rock.

Windstream Spinoff Reports $8.3M in Income, $128.7M in Sales

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 07:08 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock issued its first quarterly earnings report on Thursday, showing $8.3 million in net income and revenue of $128.7 million.

Dillard's 2Q Net Down 13 Percent, Same-Store Sales Up 1 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 06:47 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $29.9 million, or 75 cents per share, down 13 percent from $34.5 million, or 80 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

USA Truck Moves On Under New CEO Tom Glaser

by Marty Cook 8/10/2015 12:00 am

At age 65 after a long career in the trucking industry, Tom Glaser couldn't resist answering USA Truck's call. Glaser, a member of the Van Buren company's board of directors, stepped in as interim COO when CEO John Simone took a leave of absence.

Windstream Reports 2Q Loss of $111M, Plans $75M Share Repurchase

by Sean Beherec 8/6/2015 07:11 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $111 million, down from a profit of $14 million in the same quarter last year. But the company said there were gains in some divisions and noted "improving financial trends."