Media & Marketing Archive

Jim Bolt Criminal Saga Reveals ‘A Certain Amount Of Genius'

by Gwen Moritz 6/30/2014 12:00 am

A federal judge sentenced James W. Bolt to a sentence 29 months longer than standard sentencing guidelines. It was an acknowledgement that the only way to keep Bolt from breaking the law was to keep him locked up.

After 9 Years, Larry Biernacki Leaves Bigger Arkansas Federal Credit Union

by Gwen Moritz 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Federal Credit Union was a good organization with $405 million in assets when Biernacki arrived nine years ago this month, having been well and carefully managed into its position as largest credit union in the state by Hank Klein.

Redesigned Online Job Board Debuts

by Brandon Riddle 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Go Ye Employment Services, based in Fort Smith, launched a redesigned WorkFortSmith job board website this month for employers to post job leads and listings. A “100 Jobs in 100 Days” campaign also began June 23.

Bear & Beagle Creative Provides Online Marketing

by Brandon Riddle 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Bear & Beagle, which launched May 26, offers marketing strategies to help businesses increase their online presence using blogs and social media. With an English degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Herrington said she has always been passionate about telling the story of businesses in a way that reflects their potential.

We Told You So (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Sometimes it takes a long time, but vindication, like revenge, is tasty even when served cold. In this week's issue we have satisfying news about some of the problematic personalities that had been the subject of earlier reporting in our publication.

Steve Landers Sr. Pumps Brakes Pedal, Looks Forward to Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Steve Landers Sr. has sold his remaining one-third interest in Steve Landers Auto Group to Luther Auto Group of Minneapolis.

Trail Boosts Springdale's Downtown Effort

by Marty Cook 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The city of Springdale's master plan calling for rejuvenating its downtown is estimated to be about $20.5 million in improvements, coinciding with the opening of the Razorback Greenway trail later this year.

Fayetteville's CrossFleet Launches Mobile App for Field Service Industries

by Mark Carter 6/25/2014 08:01 am

CrossFleet, the Fayetteville startup and Innovate Arkansas client firm that launched the LOCATE tracking app for the trucking industry in 2012, has turned its attention to field service industries.

Sinclair to Sell 2 TV Stations in Move to Buy 7 ABC Affiliates, Including KATV

by Brandon Riddle 6/24/2014 02:53 pm

Sinclair Broadcast Group will sell two television stations in an effort to clear the way for its purchase of seven ABC affiliates, including KATV-TV, Channel 7, of Little Rock.

Little Rock to Host National Energy Efficiency Conference in 2015

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:30 am

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will bring its 2015 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource to the Statehouse Convention Center Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Arkansas Business Wins Best Scoop at AABP Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 11:41 am

The Alliance of Area Business Publishers awarded Arkansas Business two gold and one bronze awards Sunday at its three-day annual Summer Conference in Baltimore.

Of Wolves, Lambs and the FOI (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/23/2014 12:00 am

The government (employees) owes taxpayers (employers) an accounting of how their money is spent.

Winning on the Front Lines (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Although social conversations are increasingly important to marketing organizations of all types, many companies have unfortunately lost sight of the impact of real-time customer interactions. It might be time to refocus on the front lines.

Rick Steel Coordinating Ad Production at Signal Media Radio Group (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Rick Steel has been hired as production coordinator for three Little Rock radio stations owned by Signal Media: KKPT-FM, The Point 94.1; KHLR-FM, Heartbeat 106.7; and KABZ-FM, The Buzz 103.7. Steel has worked in Little Rock radio broadcasting for 25 years, starting at Cool 95 (now KHKN, 94.9 Tom FM).

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

Little Rock's Stone Ward Scores With U.S. Soccer Success

by Lee Hogan 6/18/2014 10:51 am

Tuesday's World Cup match between the United States and Ghana was a moment of pride for many U.S. Soccer fans, but for Stone Ward, it was especially gratifying because the Little Rock ad agency represents the team.

Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari Stresses Performance

by Jan Cottingham 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Five years after Heifer International laid off about 20 percent of its workforce because of a falloff in revenue and almost four years after it announced a new CEO, Heifer is placing new emphasis on measuring its impact on the mostly rural families it seeks to help.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.