Media & Marketing Archive

Pair of Print Journalists Leave the Industry

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Cathy Frye, a longtime reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has taken over as spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction. Jennifer Gill, a name familiar to newspaper readers in Fort Smith, said she has left the Southwest Times Record after more than 16 years.

Tim Irby Leaves UAMS for Revamped Irby Advertising

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Tim Irby, who has worked in the communications and marketing department of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for 19 years, is leaving to reopen his dormant advertising agency.

Arkansas Chapter of Public Relations Society Turns 50 With Women in Ranks

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 12:00 am

When Kearney Dietz, a veteran of the Little Rock public relations world, took the podium at a December meeting of the Arkansas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, one of his first comments was on the number of women in the room.

Transportation Companies in Arkansas Put Focus on Drivers' Health Into Maximum Overdrive

by Marty Cook 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health revealed that long-haul drivers are twice as likely to smoke or be obese as the average working adult. Drivers also were more likely to have risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases.

John Rogers Receiver Michael McAfee Seeking A ‘Prince'

by George Waldon 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Michael McAfee thinks he's starting the new year with a bout of sinusitis that will require a trip to the doctor for relief. Banks and other creditors of North Little Rock businessman John Rogers are looking to McAfee to help alleviate financial headaches that began throbbing a year ago — and in some cases even longer.

FAA Grants Permits for Agriculture, Real Estate Drones

by Associated Press 1/8/2015 01:04 pm

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued permits to use drones to monitor crops and photograph properties for sale, marking the first time permission has been granted to companies involved in agriculture and real estate.

Aaron Sadler Joins Pennsylvania Attorney General's Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 10:38 am

Sadler most recently served on Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's staff as chief administrative officer and previously served the office as director of media relations and press secretary.

'Antiques Roadshow' Coming to Little Rock in July

by Jan Cottingham 1/6/2015 11:09 am

"Antiques Roadshow," the immensely popular PBS series, is coming to Little Rock on July 25. The show last came to Arkansas in 2002, setting up shop in the Hot Springs Convention Center and attracting more than 6,000 people.

Report: Millennials Have 'Robust' Relationship with Banks

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2015 10:35 am

A survey by the Sells Agency of Little Rock on the banking habits of millennials found they have a "robust" relationship with multiple accounts.

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC Consolidates Papers, Cuts 15 Jobs

by Sean Beherec 1/5/2015 04:03 pm

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC said Monday that it is consolidating its northwest Arkansas daily newspapers, cutting 15 positions and closing offices in two cities.

Judge Appoints Receiver For 4 John Rogers Businesses

by George Waldon 1/5/2015 12:38 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza appoints Michael McAfee as receiver of four businesses once controlled by North Little Rock sports memorabilia and photo dealer John Rogers.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Mike Huckabee Leaving Fox News Ahead of 2016 Decision

by Associated Press 1/4/2015 02:59 pm

TV host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is leaving his Fox News talk show as he considers whether to seek the Republican nomination for president, a decision he expects to reach in the spring.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Billboard Advertisement Leads to KKK Radio

by Associated Press 12/31/2014 09:30 am

A new billboard in Harrison advertises web-based "whiteprideradio.com" and is leased by the Knights Party of Zinc, formerly the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.