Media & Marketing Archive

World Trade Center Arkansas Gets $600k Grant to Help Boost State Economy

by Mark Carter 9/29/2014 10:39 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas, has received a $600,000 federal grant to expand its outreach services to strengthen the state's economy, the university announced Monday.

Tell Me a Story (Rob Anderson Commentary)

by Rob Anderson 9/29/2014 12:00 am

What's your story? If you own a business or have a product to sell and you don't have an answer to that question, then you may be in trouble. Why? Well, let me begin with a story …

Cole McCaskill on What's Central To Bringing More Tourists to Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Cole McCaskill is a Hot Springs native who recently stepped into the newly created position of downtown development director. His job is to manage the Hot Springs Metro Partnership's Strategic Plan for Downtown Development, which grew out of the February fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel.

Carl Vogelpohl Leaves Legacy, Returns to Consulting

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Carl Vogelpohl quit as CEO of Legacy Neurosurgery in Little Rock after less than three months on the job to restart his political consulting business, Split Rail Consulting of Little Rock.

Eagle Bank Picks Delta's Michael Bynum To Lead Conway Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Eagle Bank & Trust lured away Michael Bynum, who had been Conway market president for Delta. Bynum joined Delta in 2011 to lead the company's expansion in the Conway area.

Hutchinson, Ross Agree to Debate; 'Meet the Press' Aims for Cotton, Pryor

by Lee Hogan 9/26/2014 02:56 pm

As the November general election draws closer, there are two more debates on the table for the two most-watched races in Arkansas.

Slater, Others Set for Transportation Panel at Philander Smith

by Mark Carter 9/26/2014 10:21 am

Former U.S. transportation chief Rodney Slater will join several of the state's biggest names in the transportation, technology and logistics sectors for a panel discussion hosted by Philander Smith College on Tuesday.

The Fantastic Politics of 'The West Wing,' 15 Years Later (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 9/24/2014 02:11 pm

Popular culture influences our understanding of politics and it shapes the way we view our present circumstances. This week, as new shows premiere on networks and cable, we also mark the 15th anniversary of the indelible political drama "The West Wing."

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

KATV Sweeps Little Rock Nielsen Ratings Again

by Michelle Corbet 9/22/2014 12:00 am

It was Christmas in July again for Sinclair Broadcast Group's ABC affiliate KATV-TV, Channel 7, as the station swept Nielsen household ratings in all but one broadcast for the third consecutive July ratings period.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

'Marketplace Morning Report' Moves to New Time on KUAR

by Michelle Corbet 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Starting Monday, KUAR-FM, 89.1 listeners will have twice as many chances to hear American Public Media's “Marketplace Morning Report.” But they'll have to catch it earlier or later as the program, formerly at 6:51 a.m., is moving to 5:51 and 7:51 a.m.

Eric Rob & Isaac Tapped To Lead UTeach Arkansas Campaign

by Michelle Corbet 9/22/2014 12:00 am

The $240,000 contract will consume the bulk of the College Access Challenge Grant, which the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas at Conway are using to encourage more college students to pursue degrees that qualify them to teach math and science.

Don't Mangle Your Message (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 9/22/2014 12:00 am

The past several weeks have been filled with examples of organizations that somehow managed to lose control of their messages in the marketplace.

David Allan Wins Again at Startup Weekend Little Rock

by Mark Carter 9/16/2014 10:51 am

David Allan has this Startup Weekend thing down. Allan and his Kick It Little Rock team won the latest Startup Weekend Little Rock held at Acxiom's corporate headquarters in the River Market.

ARK Challenge: Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur

by Mark Carter 9/16/2014 10:32 am

David Woodbury isn't typical of the young entrepreneurs you'll find at startup accelerators like the ARK Challenge. Woodbury moved his family from their native Minneapolis to Little Rock to compete in the ARK and grow LinkedCause, which had already launched the TOMS Shoes-inspired Eatiply campaign.

Report: David Tovar Resigned From Wal-Mart Over Resume Falsehood

by Lee Hogan 9/16/2014 08:30 am

In an email to media Friday, David Tovar, vice president of communications for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, announced he will be leaving the retail giant Sept. 30.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

John Rogers Asks for Dismissal of Brace Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

North Little Rock sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers denied the allegations of breaching a contract with a photographic estate and asked for a dismissal in Pulaski County Circuit Court last week.

Former August House Publisher Liz Smith Russell Begins a Familiar Chapter

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

Nine years after selling August House Publishers to an Atlanta firm, one of the former owners and leaders of the award-winning Little Rock publishing company is getting back into book publishing.