Media & Marketing Archive

Bradburys Give $500K for Art Museum at Arkansas State

by Mark Carter 8/26/2015 09:09 am

Stephens Inc. COO Curt Bradbury and his wife Chucki have made a $500,000 matching gift to transform an art gallery that bears their name at Arkansas State University.

The Hive, LR's Newest Entrepreneurial Space, Goes Live Sept. 1

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 03:31 pm

The Hive is being billed as a co-working lifestyle space for creatives and entrepreneurs. It's part of Bespoke Media Group's new headquarters at 2207 Cantrell Road.

Cranford Co. Makes Move into Arkansas Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/24/2015 01:27 pm

After a long drawn-out wait and taking over delayed work themselves, Cranford Co. has moved into an office in the Arkansas Building.

By the Numbers: Gambling in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Oaklawn, Southland, lottery and bingo: a look at wagers and payouts from games of chance in Arkansas.

Quapaw Casino-Growth Plans Generate Opposition in Kansas

by George Waldon 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The success of Downstream Casino Resort in Kansas and plans for expansion suggests that the Quapaw Tribe of Indians know how to run a casino — an expertise that might well worry Arkansas' existing gambling venues.

Bingo Numbers Continue to Slide for Some Nonprofits

by Mark Friedman 8/24/2015 12:00 am

In Arkansas, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 78.8 million bingo “faces” —the individual game cards — were sold. That's more than 25 for every man, woman and child in the state.

John Rogers Case Attracts Attention from Chicago Feds

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas road trip included agents from the Chicago office of the FBI and others who were gathering material and talking with witnesses and, in some cases, possible co-conspirators.

Wine & Cheese Mixes Well With Apple for Max McCalman

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

One of the country's best-known cheese experts, former Arkansan Max McCalman, tells Whispers he has a cheese and wine pairing app now available free on iTunes.

THV Morning Anchor Ashley Blackstone Headed Home to South Carolina

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Blackstone confirmed to Arkansas Business that she's set to become a new anchor/reporter at WCIV, the ABC affiliate in Charleston. Blackstone's last day at THV will be Sept. 25.

Group 5 West Gets New Chief

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock ad agency Group 5 West has named Lisa Hemme its new president, replacing agency founder Richard Hinkle.

Delta Life Documented on Wilson Website

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:00 am

As anyone who's visited could attest, the south Mississippi County hamlet of Wilson is not like other Delta towns.

Judicial Accountability Lets Judges Get Judged

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:00 am

A new site from the American Foundation for Judicial Accountability promises to be a legal “game changer.”

Little Rock Restaurants Try to Learn From Critics

by Jan Cottingham 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Everybody's a critic. That's not news to the restaurant industry. But with the Internet and social media, every restaurant customer — whether professional reviewer or amateur — can access a potentially worldwide platform. And that's something the business takes seriously.

Being Interesting to Buyers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The rules of customer engagement have changed dramatically in recent years: Your potential buyers know more — or at least believe that they know more — than ever.

Julie Robbins Named Mangan Holcomb Director of Client Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

As director of client services, Julie C. Robbins will continue supervising key client accounts. Robbins has been with Mangan Holcomb Partners, a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital firm, for almost 13 years.

Sissy's Log Cabin President Bill Jones on Selling Jewelry in the Diamond State

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Bill Jones, the son of Sissy Jones, founder and CEO of Sissy's Log Cabin, and Murphy Jones, secretary-treasurer, runs much of the day-to-day business of the jewelry franchise, which has locations in Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Jonesboro and Memphis.

Food Protection Conference Set for Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 01:08 pm

The Arkansas Association for Food Protection Annual Educational Conference is scheduled for Sept. 8-10 at the Chancellor Hotel in downtown Fayetteville.

WRI Partners to Launch Uncommon Communities Program in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 10:32 am

Five counties in Arkansas will benefit from an economic development initiative led by the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, the UA Cooperative Extension Service and Sandy and Vaughn Gresham of Oxford, Mississippi.

Financial Quarter Planned to Revitalize More of Downtown Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 8/18/2015 03:20 pm

With hopes of revitalizing more of downtown Little Rock, studioMAIN is leading an effort to create the Financial Quarter, an area stretching from Sixth Street to the Arkansas River and Main Street to Broadway.

Tom Dalton: ARK Challenge Will Continue

by Mark Carter 8/18/2015 09:45 am

Despite laying low since graduating its 2014 classes, one in Fayetteville and one in Little Rock, the ARK Challenge tech startup accelerator will continue in northwest Arkansas.