Investments Archive

Central Arkansas Taco Bell Deals Ring Up Combined $3.8M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Fast-food outlets in Bryant and Conway, land on the western edge of Little Rock, foreclosed property in Lonoke County, an office-warehouse in North Little Rock and upscale residential lots in west Little Rock provide this week's grouping of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

It's About Power (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Setting clear boundaries and educating the workforce about those boundaries can help employers avoid costly legal claims.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Lawsuits Challenge Fairy Tale Founding of Lauren James

by Mark Friedman 1/22/2018 12:00 am

A series of now-settled lawsuits, pitting business partner against business partner, suggests a far less happy founding story for women's clothing company Lauren James of Fayetteville.

WLR Courtyard by Marriott Visited By $7.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/22/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Toronto's Skyline Investments bought the 149-room Courtyard by Marriott at 10900 Financial Centre Parkway in west Little Rock.

Simmons First Declares Stock Split

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2018 10:49 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday said its board of directors approved a two-for-one stock split in the form of a 100 percent stock dividend.

Windstream Confirms Elimination of 54 Jobs in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz and Lance Turner 1/18/2018 04:46 pm

Sources tell Arkansas Business that hundreds of Windstream employees are being laid off, but the Little Rock telecom released only the local number affected.

One-Time Charges Cap Big 2017 for Home BancShares

by Lance Turner 1/18/2018 11:38 am

Excluding expenses tied to mergers and a hurricane, Home BancShares Inc. of Conway finished 2017 with annual profit of more than $200 million and assets of more than $14 billion.

Bear State Reports 4Q, Full-Year Earnings Ahead of Arvest Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2018 10:59 am

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock reports fourth-quarter earnings of $3.7 million or 10 cents per diluted share, down from $4.8 million or 13 cents per diluted in the same quarter last year.

Warren Stephens Touts Capitalism to Rotarians

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/16/2018 03:13 pm

Stephens Inc. CEO Warren Stephens touts the merits of capitalism at the Rotary Large Club Conference in Little Rock.

Bank of the Ozarks Reports Record Profit for Quarter, 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2018 09:42 am

Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock reports record quarterly and annual profit.

Bad News for Acumen Brands

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Stockholders in Acumen Brands Inc., the one-time Fayetteville startup phenomenon, received bad, but probably not unexpected, news in the mail.

Promenade Properties Swap Hands in $3.4M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Hospitable land in west Little Rock, retail space in Jacksonville, a future tire center site in North Little Rock, furniture room in Conway and residential property in Bryant form this week's quintet of million-dollar transactions.

End of Bank of the Ozarks Mortgages May Not Signal Trend

by Gwen Moritz 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Eagle Bank & Trust is ramping up its mortgage lending division while Bank of the Ozarks is shutting its down. What's going on with home loans?

Suitors Revising Bid For State's Tiniest Bank

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The would-be buyers of the smallest bank in Arkansas have withdrawn their application to acquire Community State Bank of Bradley.

Simmons Continues Heartland Deconstruction

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The countdown to folding Heartland Bank operations into Simmons bank is under the 60-day mark.

Lakewood Hills Hosts $12.7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Spring Capital in Philadelphia bought the 260-unit Lakewood Hills Apartments at 2400 McCain Blvd in North Little Rock.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.