Northeast Arkansas Archive

In Trucking, Al Heringer IV Finds His Star Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Al Heringer IV, former Razorback and chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association, looks at the industry's impact, and lessons learned.

Nucor Plans Expansion on Top of Expansion: A 100-Job, $240M Sheet Metal Line in Hickman

by Kyle Massey 5/11/2018 04:23 pm

Nucor Steel Arkansas doubles down on its expansion in Mississippi County, planning a $240 million galvanized steel sheet metal production line at its sheet mill in Hickman.

Leachville Staffing Firm Gets Square with Labor Department

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/10/2018 09:18 am

The U.S. Department of Labor says an Arkansas staffing company paid more than $708,000 to settle Fair Labor Standards Act violations — but one of the company's owners says he's not heard from the department about its investigation.

Jonesboro Rotary Club Marks 100 Years with Downtown Plaza

by Todd Traub 5/9/2018 12:44 pm

The Rotary Club of Jonesboro leads a $750,000 project to create Centennial Park in downtown Jonesboro.

Moving the Needle on Grade-Level Reading (Angela Duran Commentary)

by Angela Duran 5/7/2018 09:29 am

Angela Duran, the campaign director for the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, writes that if we want to set Arkansas apart from the competition, we must build a capable and educated workforce.

Online Programs Gain Users in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Michael Moore, chief academic and operating officer at eVersity, the University of Arkansas System's online-only university, loves to show how the availability of online education can change lives.

Arkansas College Funding Rules Shifting to Outcomes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas college and universities will have an incentive to move students from initial enrollment to graduation in the most efficient, effective and affordable way possible as a new funding formula takes effect in July.

Bess Heisler Ginty on Curbing Inattention with Intervention in the Arkansas Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Bess Heisler Ginty, the chief of Kids for the Future, says helping children with behavioral and other issues pays dividends down the road.

Vice Chancellor, Provost to Retire From A-State

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2018 02:50 pm

Lynita Cooksey says the upcoming academic year will be her last as vice chancellor and provost at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Swedish Company to Expand Newport Operations, Create 100 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2018 11:58 am

Gränges of Sweden announced Thursday that it will invest $26 million to expand its Newport operations and create 100 full-time jobs.

Backers Aim for Tourism Takeoff at Blytheville Air Base

by Todd Traub 5/1/2018 03:53 pm

Backers of a proposed Cold War museum at the former Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville see the project as a centerpiece of historic attractions that dot northeast Arkansas.

Jennifer Methvin Named Arkansas State University-Beebe Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2018 03:25 pm

Arkansas State University System President Charles L. Welch on April 20 named Jennifer Methvin as the next chancellor of Arkansas State University-Beebe.

Excel Boats Expands into Rural Tennessee

by Associated Press 5/1/2018 07:39 am

Officials say Excel Boat Co. of Mountain View is investing $9 million in a manufacturing facility in Tennessee.

Democrat-Gazette Extends iPad Program, Will End Print Delivery in Jonesboro Area

by Kyle Massey 4/30/2018 11:26 am

After ending home print delivery in several northeast Arkansas counties and supplying subscribers with $800 iPads to receive a digital newspaper replica, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is extending its innovative digital strategy to the region's economic capital, the growing Jonesboro area.

Insurance Agent Matthew Glass Gets Win Against AID

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Matthew Glass had his insurance license reinstated last week by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who also barred the Arkansas Insurance Department from taking any more action that would interfere with Glass' insurance practice pending a final disposition in his dispute with the AID.

Culen Barbato Joins E.C. Barton as VP (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Cullen Barbato has been hired as vice president of marketing, real estate and IT for E.C. Barton & Co. of Jonesboro, a retailer of building materials at more than 100 stores in 17 states.

Nabholz Names Joint COOs, Remakes Company Structure

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2018 11:06 am

Nabholz Corp. of Conway is changing its corporate structure and regional organization — moves that include new chief operating officers.

First National Bank of Paragould to Buy One Bank & Trust

by George Waldon 4/23/2018 09:56 am

First National Bank of Paragould announced Monday that it is buying One Bank & Trust of Little Rock.

Agent Suspended for Refusing AID Access to Customer Files

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Insurance Department recently suspended the license of a West Memphis insurance agent for not handing over insurance records, sparking a legal battle.

Residential Trio Climbs the 2017 Ladder of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Re/Max Elite, Coldwell Banker RPM Group and Keller Williams Realty, all of Little Rock, moved up among the top 10 residential realty firms in Arkansas last year.