Media & Marketing Archive

Rock Town Distillery Ranked High in 'Whisky Bible'

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Little Rock's Rock Town Distillery has been recognized for producing the “2015 US Micro Whisky of the Year” for its Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey.

KUAR Makes Morning Changes To Allow More Local News

by Sean Beherec 11/17/2014 12:00 am

KUAR-FM, 89.1 has announced some programming changes during its “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” broadcasts to allow the station more flexibility in airing regional news. The station announced it will now air state news headlines in the morning at 20 and 43 minutes past the hour and in the afternoon at 4:34 p.m. and 5:34 p.m.

Oxford American December Issue Focuses on Texas Music

by Sean Beherec 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Oxford American magazine announced the release of its 16th Southern Music Issue. This year the annual edition focused on music from Texas and includes a 25-song compilation with tracks by Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly and Lee Ann Womack.

Michelle Rupp Returns to Little Rock Market with KARK, KLRT Appearances

by Sean Beherec 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Veteran television reporter Michelle Rupp has returned to the airwaves in Little Rock. Viewers saw the familiar face during morning shows last week on NBC affiliate KARK-TV, Channel 4.

Democrat-Gazette's Jack Weatherly Moves to Mississippi Business Journal

by Sean Beherec 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Jack Weatherly, formerly the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette business editor before being moved to a senior business writer position in 2012, has left the paper to return to his home state of Mississippi. The Mississippi Business Journal announced the move in a story on its website.

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2014 12:00 am

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent.

Investment, Jobs Buoy Fort Smith's Chaffee Crossing

by Marty Cook 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Chaffee Crossing, the 7,000-acre Army surplus property in Fort Smith, continues to be a popular development destination in its new civilian life, playing host to a spate of expansion and relocation announcements during the past year.

Cameron Smith & Associates' Mission To Put More Women in Public Company Boardrooms

by Jan Cottingham 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Diversity on corporate boards has been an issue for years. Most companies recognize that having directors from varied backgrounds isn't simply a theoretical matter of equity; it's a matter of performance. Cameron Smith wants to use the contacts built up over 20 years of helping to put women on corporate boards. And women — particularly in Arkansas — could use his help.

Investors at Technology Summit Advise Startups to Sell the Vision

by Mark Carter 11/13/2014 04:05 pm

Investors participating in the Arkansas Technology Summit Thursday at the Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock said they'd prefer to see an inspired pitch from a potential investment target than a detailed business plan.

Spencer Jones Big Winner at ARK Challenge in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 11/13/2014 09:10 am

Spencer Jones, a surgical nurse resident at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, won an investment round of $150,000 for his innovative blood-draw device Wednesday at the ARK Challenge Demo Day in Little Rock.

Has Alice Walton Made Another Art Purchase?

by Lance Turner 11/12/2014 11:25 am

Today, the New York Times notes speculation surrounding the new owner of one of Jasper John's "Flag" paintings, which sold Tuesday at Sotheby's. Could it be a certain art collector with a museum in northwest Arkansas?

Small Businesses Step Up Holiday Social Media Game

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 10:53 am

There's more to a retailer's holiday social media strategy than posting photos and advertising discounts. Small and independent retailers are getting more aggressive in using Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram in preparation for the important holiday sales season and beyond.

Arkansas Technology Summit to Showcase Research-based Startups

by Mark Carter 11/12/2014 09:51 am

The summit will run all day Thursday from the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

ARK Challenge Showcasing Little Rock Startups at Demo Day

by Mark Carter 11/12/2014 08:27 am

The ARK Challenge is the tech-based startup "boot camp" launched in Fayetteville in 2012 through a federal grant that funded two installments. This year, the program was picked up by the state and private investors, continued in northwest Arkansas and expanded to Little Rock.

A Look at Two Sides of the 'Net Neutrality' Debate

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 11:36 am

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

Sarah Day Named Senior VP at Windstream

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

As senior VP of small and medium-sized business sales and marketing, Sarah Day will oversee all aspects of Windstream's relationship with small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers, including sales, customer care and product marketing.

The Arkansas Sales Call (Jim Karrh on Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Several years ago, when I led marketing for an Arkansas brand and was working to expand its distribution into Japan, I learned that most potential buyers overseas had a rather limited perception of our state.

Mike Nelson Disputes His Firm's Debts to State Workforce Services

by Marty Cook 11/10/2014 12:00 am

The Great Recession was very bad for Mike Nelson. His Jonesboro business, Nelson Design Group, sells home designs to builders and homebuyers, and revenue that reached $4 million in 2006 was down to $1 million by 2008.

Barbara Goswick, Don Smith Top List of CFO of the Year Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas accounting professionals took an unaccustomed turn at center stage last Wednesday at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

LSC Marketing Sold to SourceOne Graphics

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

LSC Marketing Inc., the direct-mail division of Little Rock's pioneering powerhouse formerly known as Lloyd Schuh Co., has been sold to SourceOne Graphics Inc.