Media & Marketing Archive

Blytheville School Board Approves Bus Advertisements

by Associated Press 1/28/2016 07:13 am

The Blytheville School board has approved an ordinance to put advertisements on the district's school buses.

Nexstar to Buy Media General for $4.6B as Meredith Bows Out

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 11:05 am

Nexstar said Wednesday that it is buying rival TV station operator Media General after Meredith agreed to allow Media General to get out of a takeover bid for Meredith.

Boozman Touts Record on Military, Veterans with First TV Ad

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/27/2016 06:48 am

U.S. Sen. John Boozman touted his work on military issues Tuesday in the first television ad of his re-election bid, prompting his Democratic rival's campaign to accuse the Republican lawmaker of having a "lackluster" record on veterans.

Razorbacks Seek Approval for $160M North End Zone Redesign, Expansion

by Mark Carter 1/26/2016 09:48 am

The University of Arkansas athletic department will seek approval from the university's board of trustees to redesign an end zone of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Artisan Food Sees Growth In Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

These retailers — who sometimes are also wholesalers — make food in part to make connections and to preserve local culture and traditional methods. In the process, they've turned into employers and a source of jobs. They're business people; they're entrepreneurs.

Big Plans for Community Surround Planned Osteopathic College in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education CEO Kyle Parker has hired a first-rate lineup of consultants to devise the best way to build a residential-retail-commercial community.

Competition Comes To Jonesboro TV

by Mark Carter 1/25/2016 12:00 am

2015 was a big year for Jonesboro TV. The last calendar year saw KAIT launch an NBC affiliate in January, and in June, Waypoint Media launched KJNB, Channel 39, as a Fox affiliate. It added CBS in August.

More Moe's On the Way, Owner Says

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Melanie Hoggard, owner of six Moe's Southwest Grill locations in Arkansas, is planning to roll out three more Moe's in the next two years: in Fayetteville and Jonesboro with the third location to be determined, but potentially Fort Smith.

'Better Late Than Never' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Reactions were swift to Wal-Mart's recent announcement that it will promptly close 269 stores, including all 102 experimental Walmart Express locations.

New List of Shopping Centers Shows Trend

by Gwen Moritz 1/25/2016 12:00 am

In 2006, the last time Arkansas Business published a list of the largest shopping centers in the state, University Mall in Little Rock was still open and Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers was the big new thing.

Judge Approves Sale of John Rogers Photos

by George Waldon 1/25/2016 12:00 am

One of the historic treasures of early 20th century major league baseball is headed toward the auction block, but conflicting claims on the famed Conlon Collection still await courtroom resolution.

National Association of Economic Educators Elect Sue Owens as President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Sue Owens, executive director of Economics Arkansas, a private non-profit educational organization in Little Rock, has been elected to serve as the 2016 president of the National Association of Economic Educators. Owens served as president-elect in 2015 after serving three years on the NAEE executive committee.

CJRW Fills Two Positions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Kerry Johnsonhas been promoted to print production and traffic director in the creative division at CJRW in Little Rock. Heidi Damron has been hired by CJRW as ad coordinator in the travel and tourism division.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Arkansas Court Asked to Revive Case Over Magazine Loan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/21/2016 11:24 am

A Hot Springs man is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to revive his lawsuit challenging a university's loan to the Oxford American magazine, arguing the textbook revenues and other cash used to pay for the loan are public funds.

John Owens to Lead North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

by Lance Turner 1/20/2016 12:34 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce announces John Owens as its new president and CEO, replacing Terry Hartwick, who is taking over management of the city's parks and recreation department.

Treatsie Names Kelli Marks Digital Content Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2016 10:24 am

Artisan sweets startup Treatsie announced Tuesday it has hired Sweet Love Bakes founder Kelli Marks as head of digital content. Treatsie helps consumers discover artisan sweets from all over the country through a monthly subscription box and an online marketplace.

PRSA Elects 2016 Officers

by Mark Carter 1/18/2016 09:16 am

Taking over the top leadership role for PRSA is Becca Green, director of public engagement at Rock Region Metro.

Angry All Over Again (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/18/2016 12:00 am

More than just a good movie with an attractive cast, “The Big Short” is a public service. I walked out of the movie reminded of just how angry I was when I read the book. Most irritating: What passes for heroes in the story are not really heroes.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.