Media & Marketing Archive

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame to Honor First Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 10:12 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate its inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Dish Network, Sinclair Agree in Principle on New Contract

by Associated Press 8/27/2015 08:15 am

Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV broadcasters in the U.S., said Wednesday they've agreed on the outline of a new contract, one day after Sinclair's channels went dark for Dish customers.

Online Research Tool Helps Spur Economic Development in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2015 04:27 pm

A new online research tool from the Delta Regional Authority connects economic developers and civic leaders to demographic and economic data.

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.