Media & Marketing Archive

Popcorn Sales Slide at Little Rock Movie Theaters

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

The biggest drop in concession sales came from the Colonel Glenn 18, which was once known as the Rave Motion Pictures. It reported sales of $2.8 million in 2013, down 11.2 percent from the previous year, according to Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission data.

Barbara Graves Ready To Give Retail The Slip

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Barbara Graves, who for many years has reigned as queen of the high-end lingerie scene, says the last day for her eponymous store, Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions, likely will be June 28.

Radio's Ron Breeding Dies at 54

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2014 04:00 pm

Ron Breeding, a familiar voice as news and program director for KUAR radio from 2000 to 2012, was found dead at his home on Thursday, the Little Rock NPR affiliate reported Friday. He was 54.

Noble Impact Introduces Entrepreneurship Program to eStem Third Graders

by Mark Carter 6/13/2014 11:23 am

After successfully introducing its student entrepreneurship program to Little Rock's eStem Public Charter High School, Noble Impact decided to take on third graders.

Arkansas Trial Lawyers President George Wise on Technology, Tyranny and Tort Reform

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

George Wise is the 51st president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, which was incorporated in 1963.

Wild River Country Turns Cold Shoulder on Snow Maker

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Wild River Country's attempt at bringing snow rides to the park resulted in “substantial additional costs and expenses and [it] suffered catastrophic damages, both financially and to its reputation," according to court filings by its attorney, David Grace of North Little Rock.

Numbers Doom Starving Artist Cafe

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Starving Artist Cafe, the North Little Rock restaurant that hosted the “Tales From the South” radio show, closed recently after almost nine years in business.

James Hendren to Kick Off AVC's Entrepreneurial 'Build It' Series

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

Arkansas "techpreneur" pioneer James Hendren will kick off the Arkansas Venture Center's Build It program on Tuesday from the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

CJRW Names Bill Fitzgerald, Nancy Ferrara to Creative Division Posts

by Lee Hogan 6/4/2014 02:47 pm

Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods has named Bill Fitzgerald and Nancy Ferrara to key positions in its creative division.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces First Class, Host Companies

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 12:21 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship is a program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies.

Little Rock Tech Park Offers Director Job to Brent Birch

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 11:42 am

Brent Birch, chief information officer for Arkansas Business Publishing Group, has been offered the director's job for the planned Little Rock technology park.

Oaklawn Opens Gate to Online Gambling

by Mark Friedman 6/2/2014 12:00 am

In late December, Oaklawn launched OaklawnAnywhere.com, which allows Arkansas residents to place bets on Oaklawn races as well as races at other U.S. and international tracks from their computers, tablets or smartphones. Arkansans can be anywhere in the world when they place their bets.

Study: Oaklawn, Southland Racetracks' Impact on Arkansas Economy Near $900 Million

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' two racing and gambling venues, Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Southland Park in West Memphis, contributed almost $900 million to the state's economy in 2012, or so a new study concludes.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Fights Falling Sales

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

While the state's two gambling venues are predicting green pastures and growth, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is resigned to a second consecutive decline in annual revenue.

Crain Media Launches New Sports Station

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Crain Media Team of Sherwood has launched a new sports-centric station for its Searcy market. KRZS-AM, 1300, “The Champion,” began broadcasting in mid-May, according to Mike Horne, Crain's general manager.

Halifax Media Buys Telegram & Gazette from Red Sox Owner

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Halifax, a newspaper chain in which Little Rock financier Warren Stephens is a major investor, announced last month a deal to buy the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Massachusetts, from John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Globe.

Oaklawn's Eric Jackson Sees Hot Springs Tourism Staying on Track

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Eric Jackson has worked in an administrative capacity at Oaklawn since 1978. In the 1980s, he helped develop the park's interstate full-card simulcasting with merged pool wagering system. Simulcasting of this type now accounts for 80 percent of wagering placed on horse racing in North America. He became Oaklawn's general manager in 1987 and has served on Oaklawn's board of directors since 1994.

Curtain To Rise on New Theater, Piano Bar in Downtown LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

The Studio Theatre Inc., a new Little Rock theater group, has rented the former site of Balfour Printing at 320 W. Seventh St. downtown and plans not only to present plays but also to open a piano bar called the Lobby Bar.

Stephens Media Confirms Layoffs at Times Record

by Luke Jones 5/29/2014 05:34 pm

Fort Smith's Southwest Times Record is the latest Stephens Media-owned publication to experience layoffs due to budget cuts.

Market Street Cinema Moving to Riverdale 10, Will Seek Alcohol License

by Lee Hogan 5/27/2014 05:30 pm

According to Market Street Cinema owner Matt Smith, the cinema's operations will soon be moving to Riverdale 10 on Cantrell Road. The move is planned to occur in June.