Investments Archive

Joyce Judy's 'Series of Bad Decisions' Comes to End in North Carolina

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

One of the saddest cases of white-collar crime in Whispers' long memory has come to an unsatisfying conclusion.

Larry Walther to Head Department of Finance, Administration

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 12:58 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Larry Walther as the new director of the Department of Finance & Administration.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Launches Seed-Stage Venture Fund for Tech Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:48 am

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital of Little Rock announces the creation of a private, seed-stage venture fund focused on early-stage tech startups across the region.

Philip Tappan Joins Simmons Bank as EVP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2015 08:57 am

Simmons Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff, said Thursday that it has hired Philip A. Tappan as executive vice president of financial services.

Tracy French Named CEO of Centennial Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 04:27 pm

Tracy M. French has been promoted to president, CEO and director of Centennial Bank, replacing C. Randall "Randy" Sims, who will retain his title as CEO of Home BancShares. "I welcome this opportunity to step back from the bank level and focus my energy on holding company issues," Sims says in a news release.

Jerry Jones Buys Land for $7M, Gives Ownership to Razorback Foundation

by Marty Cook 1/7/2015 01:31 pm

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones bought 254 acres in south Fayetteville for about $7.3 million. Jones purchased the property from Chambers Bank of Danville.

Sowell Management Services Hires Sean Conti as VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 09:55 am

Sowell Management Services has hired Sean Conti as senior vice president of broker-dealer relations.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints Mike Carroll to Economic Development Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2015 07:43 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has appointed Mike Carroll to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Investment Group Finalizes Purchase of DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 1/6/2015 01:20 pm

The group represents a partnership between Fifth Avenue Capital, a New York City private equity investment firm led by the principals of Pearson Partners Inc., and Waterford Hotel Group, a Connecticut company.

Stephens Insurance Acquires Jonesboro Operation from Centennial

by Gwen Moritz 1/6/2015 08:30 am

Stephens Insurance LLC of Little Rock has acquired the Jonesboro insurance business formerly known as Town & Country Insurance Agency. Stephens Insurance President Marty Rhodes says he's "particularly pleased" to gain its workers.

ABF Logistics Buys Smart Lines Transportation Group for $5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 01:53 pm

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, bought Smart Lines Transportation Group LLC of Oklahoma City for $5.17 million on Jan. 2.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Bank of the Ozarks Announces Expected Close Date on Intervest Acquisition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2015 11:04 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock expects its $228.5 million acquisition of Intervest Bancshares Corp., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Intervest National Bank, to be closed on or about Feb. 10.

Jeff Amerine Leaves UA Commercialization Post to Focus on Private Firm

by Mark Carter 1/1/2015 11:30 am

Jeff Amerine will continue to teach entrepreneurship classes at the UA's Walton College of Business, and will now devote more time to Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville, which he founded in 2008 and plans to grow regionally.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

Total Compensation Up for Tyson Executives in 2014

by Lance Turner 12/24/2014 10:07 am

Total compensation rose for top executives at Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in 2014, the same year the company completed its biggest acquisition ever.