Media & Marketing Archive

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.

‘What's in It for Me?' (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Voters are political consumers. They make a purchasing decision with their votes. At every election, the political consumer decides whether or not to buy what the candidate is selling. If they like what they see and hear, they vote for it. If not, they either don't show up at the polls or, if they do, they vote against it.

Snyder CEO Joe Carter on How the Abatement Industry Continues To Grow

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

Snyder Environmental, founded in 2001, specializes in asbestos abatement, mold remediation, dust control and lead paint removal in the Midwest and Southern U.S.

ARK Challenge Readies for Third Installment

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

The third installment of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator in Fayetteville, scheduled to run for three months beginning later this summer through September, will be leaner and meaner.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Already Drawing Museum Visitors

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

Interest in the reconstruction of the Bachman Wilson House on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is so great that people have been bringing lawn chairs to watch the work progress.

Study: Wastewater Drilling Likely Earthquake Culprit

by Associated Press 7/3/2014 01:48 pm

A new study from the journal Science explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma and surrounding states including Arkansas.

Launch Retreat Hopes to Fill Niche in Startup Ecosystem

by Mark Carter 7/3/2014 11:30 am

Part startup accelerator, part Startup Weekend, a new event in northwest Arkansas is designed to nudge early-stage startup ventures on their way to healthy growth.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.

With Session Over, Lawmakers Look for Long-term Answers

by By Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/2/2014 03:10 pm

With short-term fixes in place on teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery, Arkansas lawmakers shifted their attention Wednesday to finding longer term answers when they return for next year's legislative session.

ArcBest Moves Up 38 Spots in Fortune 1000

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2014 02:32 pm

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, formerly known as Arkansas Best Corp. and parent company to ABF Freight and other related businesses, has moved up in the Fortune 1000.

CEO: Wal-Mart Taught Me How To Be A Leader, Manager

by Lee Hogan 6/30/2014 09:45 am

The co-founder and CEO of SmartStar, a mobile application that teaches children life skills, says everything she knows about herself as a leader and manager was learned during a summer internship at Wal-Mart.