Investments Archive

Investment Adviser Liz Adams on Prioritizing Your Retirement Goals

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Earlier this year, Liz Adams partnered with another Raymond James adviser, Chris Baugh, to form Baugh Adams Financial Services under the Raymond James umbrella.

JBU Gets $1.5M 'Challenge Grant' for Construction, Fundraising

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 09:56 am

John Brown University has been awarded a $1.5 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation of Tulsa to support construction and fundraising projects on campus, the private Siloam Springs school announced Thursday.

Wal-Mart Presses Suppliers to Share Benefits of Cheaper Yuan

by Nathan Layne and Nandita Bose, Reuters 9/24/2015 07:51 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is seeking price cuts from suppliers that produce goods in China, people with knowledge of the matter said.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

ASU Gets Approval to Move Forward with Renovation for Osteopathic School

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 04:14 pm

Arkansas State University received state approval Monday to proceed with renovations to Wilson Hall on its Jonesboro campus for a osteopathic medical school.

After Auction, George Dunklin Plowing New Ground

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

With the proceeds from a February land auction, George Dunklin Jr. has invested in commercial real estate across Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Everything Old Is New Again (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

The news that a former Fort Smith pastor had ripped off church members with an investment scam reminded me of a column I wrote 10 years ago in which I suggested a separation of church and business.

Newk's Aims At Arkansas As It Expands

by Jan Cottingham 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas figures prominently in Newk's Eatery's expansion plans, said co-founder and CEO Chris Newcomb, as the chain continues to ride the crest of the fast-casual wave.

Leigh Ann Biernat Joins Stephens as SVP (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Eric Valderrama, Kristie Shirkavand, Celia Antoun, Vance Baronowski and Nick Guerrieri have joined ClearPointe of Little Rock.

Windstream Board Adopts Shareholders Rights Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 03:11 pm

Noting that it was not mounting a defense against a possible takeover, Windstream announced Friday that its board of directors has adopted a shareholders rights plan.

Alma's InvoTek Part of $5M Research Project

by Mark Carter 9/17/2015 10:39 am

Alma research and development company InvoTek is one of four organizations partnering on a project to help improve the ability of those with physical disabilities communicate using technology.

Jeff Stinson to Lead Newly Launched Innovation Fund

by Mark Carter 9/17/2015 09:41 am

The Innovation Fund from the Innovation Hub will support and accelerate the development of university-based startup companies in Arkansas. Jeff Stinson will be its director.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Birch: First Phase of Little Rock Tech Park to Open in Fall 2016

by Mark Carter 9/15/2015 03:19 pm

The first phase of the planned Little Rock Technology Park is targeted to open in the fall of 2016 with 40,000-SF of incubator and office space at 417 Main, Tech Park Executive Director Brent Birch said Tuesday.

Startup Junkie One of 7 Selected for SBA ScaleUp Program

by Mark Carter 9/15/2015 09:19 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is one of seven organizations across the country selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration to administer a ScaleUp America startup accelerator.

Centerton Shopping Center Planned Near Future Walmart Supercenter

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

The Walmart Supercenter planned for Centerton in Benton County hasn't broken ground yet, but investors are still banking on its drawing power.

Specialty Stores Spice Up Bentonville Square

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Because he knew Bentonville, Bill Oakley said, he never doubted his retail success. Oakley opened a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise in 2012 just off the downtown square. So far, sales have risen steadily since the exchange opened.

Countdown Ticks: Cash Or Court for One Bank & Trust?

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

The third anniversary of the regulator-mandated regime change at Little Rock's One Bank & Trust is approaching. The national bank has endured a tumultuous ride since Layton “Scooter” Stuart was removed as chairman, president and CEO on Sept. 28, 2012.

Storage Development Draws $1.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A 240-unit mini-storage project in west Pulaski County weighed in at $1.4 million, and a 24-unit loft project in downtown Little Rock is under new ownership after a $455,000 foreclosure sale.