Media & Marketing Archive

Bordelon Gift to UA's Walton College Will Support Faculty Innovation

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2014 09:45 am

University of Arkansas alumni Ann and Gene Bordelon have contributed $100,000 to establish the Faculty Innovation Endowed Fund for the benefit of the Sam M. Walton College of Business, the UA announced Tuesday.

Demand Rises For Body Cameras, Rarely Used by Police in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, and questions about what actually happened during his encounter with Officer Darren Wilson, there has been a resurgence in calls for all police to wear body cameras.

Little Rock Land Eyed for FedEx Center Sold for $3.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Development of a 311,684-SF FedEx Corp. distribution center is officially in motion in southwest Little Rock near the northwest corner of Alexander and Loop roads.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly to Speak at Harding University

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2014 02:39 pm

Harding University in Searcy announced Wednesday that Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly will be the fifth speaker in its annual American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

Arkansas Research Alliance Launches ARA Fellows Program

by Mark Carter 12/3/2014 11:05 am

The ARA Fellows program was created to recognize and reward distinguished research talent at the state's five research universities, and is a complement to the ARA Scholars program, which recruits new research talent to the state.

Freckled Frog Goes A-Courtin' in Lawsuit Over Trademark

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2014 12:00 am

There can be only one freckled frog. That's the position taken in a lawsuit filed by the owners of The Freckled Frog Inc., a Little Rock store selling jewelry, candles and other handcrafts.

IRS Change Too Late for Structuring Defendants

by Mark Friedman 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Patrice Duncan said she and her husband never thought much about bank deposits for their family-owned business in Conway until Jan. 24, 2012. That's the day the Internal Revenue Service seized $94,500 from the company's account.

Claims Pass $18M as John Rogers' Dealings Draw More Lawsuits

by George Waldon 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Two lawsuits against North Little Rock memorabilia dealer John Rogers add more than $2.6 million to claims that now top $18 million as questions about his business dealings continue to mount.

Spencer Jones' 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Spencer Jones, who won the 2014 fall edition of the ARK Challenge with his Little Rock startup Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, has some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to emulate his early success.

Like Hogs, ARK Challenge Winner Spencer Jones on Upward Trajectory

by Mark Carter 12/1/2014 12:00 am

While the Razorbacks toiled themselves back to respectability in the rugged Southeastern Conference, Spencer Jones developed his Little Rock startup, Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, alongside some of the state's most promising young entrepreneurs at the ARK Challenge.

Beats Change at Democrat-Gazette

by Sean Beherec 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Rachel Chaney, the newspaper's business editor, said Cyd King, who has covered Wal-Mart and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art out of the northwest Arkansas office, will move to Little Rock to cover the city's downtown development. Chaney said King had been wanting to move to Little Rock and was excited to start the new beat this week.

KUAF Sets Sights On New Transmitter

by Sean Beherec 12/1/2014 12:00 am

KUAF-FM, 91.3, the NPR affiliate in Fayetteville, will soon be in the market and fundraising for a new FM transmitter. Station Manager Rick Stockdell said the station's 26-year-old, 25,000-watt transmitter is on its last legs. Bad weather and lightning strikes have knocked the transmitter out of commission in the past, and replacement parts are either costly or have to be custom-made.

Stephens Interest in Newspapers Waning

by Sean Beherec 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Stephens Media, the newspaper chain jointly owned by Warren Stephens and his cousins, Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell, has been downsizing since a new CEO arrived last December. And last month, the Florida-based newspaper chain that Warren Stephens helped start in 2010 was sold in a $280 million deal that will close early next year.

U.S. Census Says More Than 8 Out of 10 American Households Own Computers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2014 12:00 am

In 2013, 83.8 percent of U.S. households owned a computer and 74.4 percent reported Internet use, according to a November report from the Census Bureau.

No Daily Report, Morning Report or E-newsletters on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2014 11:03 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report, Morning Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

UALR School of Mass Communication Gets $1.4M Bequest from Winn Trust

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2014 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication has received a $1.4 million bequest from the Johnnie A. Winn Revocable Trust.

NWA's 'Vendorville' Lets Down Guard as Millennials Blend In

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 12:00 am

Cameron Smith, whose efforts to place women on corporate boards of directors was the subject of a front-page story last week, says it's not always easy persuading denizens of New York and Silicon Valley to move to Vendorville, the Bentonville-Rogers-Springdale-Fayetteville metroplex that's home to 1,390 suppliers to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wendy Riggs Assumes Role as Vice President of Operations for Walton Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 12:00 am

As VP of operations for the Walton Arts Center, a new position, Wendy Riggs will manage and maintain practices and policies for all facilities, according to Peter B. Lane, president and CEO of the Walton Arts Center.

The Political-Industrial Complex (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/24/2014 12:00 am

There is a parallel between Dwight Eisenhower's military-industrial complex and what has been called the political-industrial complex: the conjunction of an immense political establishment and a large political campaign industry that has been on steroids since the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling in 2009.