Media & Marketing Archive

Sissy Jones Fights the Good Fight Against Cancer

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Sissy Jones, founder of Sissy's Log Cabin, missed being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Jewelry Association last month. What they may not know is that Jones is fighting cancer, a battle that meant she couldn't attend the July 25 Awards for Excellence gala in New York.

CALS Main Library Renewal Almost Completed

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Renovations at the Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, at 100 S. Rock St. in the River Market District, are to be complete this week.

Walter Hussman Rebuffs Warren Buffett Buy Rumors

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Walter Hussman, publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and chairman of Wehco Media, says he's not selling his properties.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Ready for Its Return to Robinson

by Cimber Winfrey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Meticulous preparation will allow the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to return to the Robinson Center Music Hall this fall financially secure after overcoming what could have been a steep decline in revenue because of an unavoidable venue change.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Opus Ball to Kick Off Robinson Center's Reopening

by Cimber Winfrey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Those attending the ball will enjoy a cocktail reception in Robinson's new ballroom, a silent and live auction, as well as dinner and dancing, with music provided by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Big Band. Annual proceeds of the Opus Ball are expected to exceed $475,000.

Razorback Foundation in Hands of Veteran Fan Scott Varady

by Marty Cook 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Scott Varady was happy as a lawyer for the University of Arkansas until a chance conversation with Sean Rochelle got him thinking.

New American Trucking Associations CEO Chris Spear Pleases Arkansas Industry

by Marty Cook 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Chris Spear's appointment as the president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations is good news for Arkansas.

Five Promoted at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Patty Opitz and Morgan Holmes were recently promoted to senior associate and registered interior designer at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, alongside colleagues Amanda Sturgell and Heather Davis, who were promoted to associate positions, and Laura Lyon, promoted to registered interior designer.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Alyse Eady: Off to Atlanta, Heart Remains in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

At WAGA, Fox 5, Alyse Eady will co-anchor “Good Day Atlanta,” starting on Aug. 22. Her leap from KTHV-TV, Channel 11, is probably the biggest out of Little Rock since Jessica Dean departed KATV, Channel 7, to go to the No. 4 market, Philadelphia, in 2013.

KARN Adds Bo Mattingly to Afternoon Lineup

by Kyle Massey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

KARN, AM 920, which bills itself as “the Sports Animal,” is adding more pork to its menu starting today, picking up “Sports Talk With Bo Mattingly.”

Krystle Sherrell Joins KFSM Channel 5

by Kyle Massey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas native Krystle Sherrell has joined KFSM-TV, Channel 5, as a Fort Smith-based reporter. Sherrell grew up in Maumelle and graduated from Central High School before an award-winning broadcasting career at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Gatehouse Shake-Up Ousts Two Arkansas Publishers

by Kyle Massey 7/28/2016 09:50 am

Gatehouse Media has dismissed longtime Pine Bluff Commercial Editor and Publisher Byron Tate, along with Senior Group Publisher Shane Allen, based in Heber Springs. Their replacement is Ed Graves, a groundbreaking African-American.

At Least One Offer Pending on John Rogers Lakewood Mansion in NLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

It looks like there's a buyer for the foreclosed Lakewood mansion of troubled North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

Gaillardia Club Woes Spawned Phil Herrington Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Herrington's $13.45 million Chapter 11 reorganization, filed on March 18, represents one of the largest debt totals in a personal bankruptcy filing in recent years in Arkansas. He listed $5.1 million in assets.

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.

Obsessing Over Plagiarism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/25/2016 12:00 am

We're obsessed with plagiarism. Those of us who are vulnerable to having the value of our work undercut by cheaters take it really seriously, and we make a big stinking deal out of plagiarism to try to discourage future theft.

Not Big Enough For Both (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Because building two convention centers in Jonesboro, a city of fewer than 75,000, doesn't seem prudent, we feel the need to be ready for a sad news event.

Time Gives Newsman Ernest Dumas Last Laugh

by Kyle Massey 7/25/2016 12:00 am

In a two-hour, laughter-filled talk at a Little Rock coffee shop near his Hillcrest home a few weeks ago, Ernest Dumas held forth on Hillary Clinton's likability problem, the infamous Arkansas Democrat editor John Robert Starr and the jumbled state of journalism.

Aromatique Adds Tina Shephard to Sales Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Tina Shephard has more than 20 years of experience in retail and management, having worked for a variety of retailers, including Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger.