Media & Marketing Archive

Sources Say Former CJRW Employee Still Waiting for Stock Payout

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's July 6 article catching up on the transitions underway at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods touched on the touchy topic of the advertising agency's employee stock ownership plan. Several executives who have departed in recent years still have ownership in the company through the ESOP.

Daily Record Switches to Weekly Format

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

The Daily Record, based in Little Rock, has gone from publishing twice a week to once a week, now publishing only on Tuesdays. Focusing on business and law news, the newspaper previously had new editions every Monday and Friday.

Wine Permit for Sassafras Springs Tops Grapevine of Beer & Wine Updates

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale, owned by Gene Long and his wife, Cheryl, has been open since April 1, but it finally received its wine manufacturing permit from the state in May, though it isn't likely to start producing until the end of the year, Long said.

Caveat Lector (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/14/2014 12:00 am

One of the problems with online news sites: You have to make an effort to rightly divide the information brought to you by journalists and the opinions brought to you by contributors, and it's not as easy as it is on, say, the Views pages of Arkansas Business.

Steve Landers Sr. On His Lessons Learned Before Leaving the Lot

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Steve Landers Sr. has been in the auto sales business for 43 years but has been transitioning out of the day-to-day operation of the enterprise. He will remain a consultant at the former Landers Auto Group, taking care of customers and working on putting together auto groups.

Fayetteville's APEI Earns R&D 100 'Oscar of Innovation'

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2014 03:49 pm

The R&D 100 is a prestigious list of the world's top 100 tech-based product innovations included each year in R&D Magazine. The R&D 100 is known as the "Oscars of Innovation" and past award winners have included the flashcube, ATM, fax machine and HDTV.

LR Tech Park Board Hears Main Street Site Recommendations

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2014 09:53 am

The real estate firm selected by the Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board to help search for a downtown site for the planned tech park on Wednesday recommended the acquisition of five properties along Main and Scott streets.

Lauren Wissot Named Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival's Programming Director

by Lee Hogan 7/9/2014 03:24 pm

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has named Lauren Wissot, a journalist and film critic, as its programming director. This year's festival is set for Oct. 10-19 at the Arlington Hotel.

Cranford Brothers Announce New Advertising Agency

by Gwen Moritz 7/9/2014 11:40 am

Jay, Ross and Chris Cranford, who left Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods this spring, have formed Cranford Co. and are in negotiations for office space in downtown Little Rock. Their father, Wayne Cranford, will be "of counsel" to the agency. Cranford Co. is in negotiations on about 2,000 SF of office space in downtown Little Rock.

Wal-Mart Hears Pitches for U.S.-Made Goods

by Marty Cook 7/9/2014 08:42 am

Executives with Wal-Mart met with more than 500 suppliers of manufactured goods Tuesday in its "Made in USA Open Call," a chance for manufacturers to pitch their goods to Wal-Mart buyers.

A Look at States with Live Greyhound Racing Including Arkansas

by Associated Press 7/9/2014 08:36 am

Greyhound racing is illegal in 39 states, and waning interest and profits have shuttered racing in four others. In most of the places where it continues, track operators want lawmakers to boost or continue to boost their businesses.

Dog Tracks Cornered by Wagering Woes, Racing Foes

by Associated Press 7/9/2014 08:32 am

Greyhound racing's decline began years ago with the spread of casino-style gambling. To appease track operators, states gave them fat subsidies from the new gambling revenue. The tracks themselves jumped into the casino business too, with licenses that often forced them to offer a minimum number of race days, an arrangement called "coupling."

Pryor Campaign Edits Tornado Video After Complaint

by Associated Press 7/8/2014 04:24 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign says it's removing portions of online campaign videos that were shot on property destroyed in a tornado after the property owner said he was misled about the use of the footage.

Mass Enthusiasm, Flywrite Communications Team to Form Full Service Agency

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 02:59 pm

Mass Enthusiasm, a digital marketing agency in Little Rock, is expanding its services to include traditional marketing and is partnering with Flywrite Communications of Mabelvale to do so.

Teens Hope to Attract Professional Hockey to Fort Smith

by Brandon Riddle 7/8/2014 11:47 am

Six high school seniors will present their dream of bringing a professional hockey team, tentatively named the Arkansas Marshals, at noon Wednesday at the Golden Corral restaurant in Fort Smith.

Wal-Mart Takes Top Spot in Fortune Global 500

by Lee Hogan 7/8/2014 10:59 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville returned to the top of the Fortune Global 500 rankings that were released Monday.

New Interchange Opens on I-49 in Springdale

by Associated Press 7/7/2014 02:48 pm

The Don Tyson Interchange is set to open Monday afternoon in Springdale. City officials say the new interchange should help relieve traffic congestion on Sunset Avenue, which is the main roadway used to get into and out of Springdale from the interstate.

Senate Democrats Steer Campaigns Away from Obamacare

by Associated Press 7/7/2014 07:52 am

Democrat Mark Pryor has represented Arkansas in the Senate for two terms, yet one of his TV ads begins with a man saying, "I remember when Pryor was attorney general." A woman adds that he pursued "scam artists that were ripping off seniors."

OJ's, Razorclean Kick Up Dirt After Losing Bid Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Losing a bid in February to clean the headquarters of the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department to Madre Hill's Razorclean Maids spurred O.J.'s Service Two owner Charles Hinson to launch his own investigation into his cleaning rival.

Shannon Newton Takes Driver's Seat at Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Shannon Newton, 35, was named president of the Arkansas Trucking Association June 11, replacing Lane Kidd, who stepped down in February after 22 years.