Investments Archive

Dover Startup Raises $2.35 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The company, which was incorporated this year, lists itself in the environmental services industry, and it still had $500,000 left to be sold in its offering of $2.85 million.

Country Homes Residences Remain at Crossroads of WLR Development

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The small residential enclave along River Mountain Road in west Little Rock has captured the redevelopment imagination for several potential commercial projects over the years.

Saline County Home Sales Fuel Biggest Move on List of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant made the biggest climb up the list, moving to No. 12 with sales volume of $107.4 million.

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser of Pennsylvania Trading Co. on The State of Estate Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser are the owners of Pennsylvania Trading Co. of Little Rock, an estate sale company founded in 2009.

The Ignorant American (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Ignorance is bliss, or so they say, but ignorance can also be dangerous. Ask Luis Lang, a 49-year-old who made a comfortable living as a self-employed handyman, who ignored the law requiring him to buy health insurance — and then discovered what happens to diabetics who don't take care of themselves.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

Jeff Amerine: 'Open Innovation' Model Can Work for Entire State

by Mark Carter 5/28/2015 02:03 pm

IA adviser Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting told a gathering of the state's entrepreneurship and innovation movers and shakers that an "open innovation" model can work for Arkansas.

John James Wants to Turn Old Post Office into Startup Hub

by Mark Carter 5/26/2015 11:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder who now focuses most of his time on launching Hayseed Ventures in Fayetteville, has a vision for the historic Old Post Office building that anchors the Fayetteville downtown square.

Future of Allied Bank Could Be Decided by June Ruling in Acme Case

by George Waldon 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Three of the largest creditors of Acme Holding Co. recently submitted briefs in support of converting the bank holding company's Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation.

Vacancy Rate Declines in Central Arkansas Office Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for office space in central Arkansas continued its decline in the first quarter of 2015, falling to 8.4 percent compared with 8.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2014 and 11.1 percent in the year-earlier quarter, first-quarter 2014, according to the Central Arkansas Commercial Data Exchange.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

America's Car-Mart Reports Increases in Profit, Sales for Year

by Marty Cook 5/22/2015 07:36 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported income of $29.5 million for the fiscal year 2015, an increase of nearly 40 percent from 2014.

Update: Vadim Perelman Resigns from USA Truck Board of Directors

by Marty Cook 5/21/2015 02:03 pm

Vadim Perelman resigned as a member of the board of directors at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren after his investment group divested itself of the 1.4 million shares it had owned in the trucking company.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2015 11:01 am

The selection committee for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees.

Acxiom Corp. Sells IT Business for $190M, Previews 4Q Earnings

by Sean Beherec 5/20/2015 03:42 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Wednesday said it has entered into an agreement to sell its IT Infrastructure Management business for "total cash consideration of up to $190 million" to two private equity firms. It also reported preliminary fourth-quarter earnings.

Arkansas' Top Exporters Recognized, Officials Call for Ex-Im Bank Renewal

by Mark Carter 5/19/2015 02:39 pm

At an awards ceremony recognizing the state's top exporters, Arkansas small business owners and an official with the U.S. Export-Import Bank called for the bank charter's renewal.

Pay Raises, Online Spending Push Wal-Mart's 1Q Results Lower

by Lance Turner 5/19/2015 10:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville missed analysts' expectations and reported first-quarter net income down nearly 7 percent as the retailer gave raises to employees, invested in e-commerce and endured the effects of currency fluctuations.

Gleason: Record Loan Growth, Other Factors Boosted Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 5/18/2015 03:15 pm

Record growth in loans, unfunded loans and deposits helped return Bank of the Ozarks to its familiar road of record earnings. The company held its annual shareholders meeting Monday at the corporate headquarters in west Little Rock.

Greg Hatcher Sells Partial Interest in Insurance Agency

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Greg Hatcher of The Hatcher Agency says he did sell an interest in the downtown Little Rock insurance agency to Acrisure LLC of Caledonia, Michigan.