Northeast Arkansas Archive

Randy Scott Takes CEO Seat at Farmers Bank & Trust (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Randy Scott has been promoted to president and CEO of Farmers Bank & Trust of Blytheville.

UA Pesticide Expert Asks Congress to Continue Funding Farmer-to-Farmer Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/1/2017 09:41 am

A pesticide expert at the UA Cooperative Extension Service involved in Winrock International's Farmer-to-Farmer program testifies before Congress on why funding for the program should continue.

SPONSORED: Wood Sales Leadership Center Teaches Art, Science Of Selling

by 11/1/2017 07:00 am

Rare program poised to turn out its first class of future salespeople at Arkansas State University.

Wine Choices in Arkansas Set to Soar

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

What once was a stream is now a flood as applications for grocery store wine permits pour into the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.

John Thompson Joins St. Bernards Clopton Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Dr. John Thompson has joined St. Bernards Clopton Clinic in Jonesboro as a pulmonary and critical care physician.

Jonesboro Students Focus on Gardening During Farm to School Month

by Associated Press 10/26/2017 12:09 pm

n some afternoons, Layla Sanders, a fourth-grader at the Jonesboro Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies magnet school, goes to a garden on the school grounds and picks vegetables and herbs.

Allen Engineering Opens New Distribution Center, Training Facility

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/25/2017 02:51 pm

Allen Engineering unveiled a new 34,000-SF distribution center along with a 4,500-SF training facility Oct. 11, at its Paragould headquarters and factory.

Rick Crawford Named Co-Chair of House Steel Caucus

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/25/2017 02:43 pm

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., has been named co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Steel Caucus.

Risever to Spend $20M on New Jonesboro Plant, Employ 130

by Lance Turner 10/25/2017 10:46 am

Hefei Risever Machinery Co. LTD plans to invest $20 million to build its first U.S. operation in Jonesboro's Craighead Technology Park, a project executives said would create 130 jobs.

Rad Transportation of Blytheville Files for Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A Blytheville trucking company recently filed for bankruptcy and listed $881,000 in debt.

Conway, Paragould Counter Cord Cutters

by Marty Cook 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Conway, one of the state's fastest-growing cities, isn't immune to the scourge of cord cutters but has learned to adapt to shifting customer desires.

Recalling the Infancy of Public Radio in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A recent panel of broadcasters noted several milestones, including the 50th anniversary of legislation funding the CPB, the 50th year of AETN and the 60th anniversary of KASU, the state's oldest public media outlet.

Jill Simons to Lead Retention Effort at Arkansas State (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Jill Simons has been named associate vice chancellor for retention and completion at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, where she was previously assistant vice chancellor for undergraduate studies in the university's Division of Academic Affairs.

Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee and Justin Allen Commentary)

by Erika Gee and Justin Allen 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Our roads are in need of repair and expansion, but the money necessary to meet these needs isn't there. Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of our transportation infrastructure for years to come.

$5M From First National Bank Gets Naming Rights to A-State Convocation Center

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/20/2017 08:52 am

Arkansas State University's board of trustees vote to rename the university's Convocation Center to "First National Bank Arena" following a $5 million contribution to the Red Wolves Foundation from the Paragould-based bank.

Bear State Financial 3Q Earnings Up 8 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/19/2017 11:40 am

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock, which is selling Bear State Bank to Arvest Bank of Fayetteville, reports third-quarter earnings of $5.1 million, up 8 percent from the same quarter last year.

At Forum, A-State Will Focus on Education Innovation

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/18/2017 01:50 pm

Arkansas State University will hold a "Forum for Innovation" on Thursday at the Fowler Center.

Jim Brown Named Director of Convocation Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/18/2017 01:48 pm

James W. "Jim" Brown II of Dayton, Ohio, will be as the new director of the Convocation Center at Arkansas State University, A-State announced Wednesday.

In Helena-West Helena, Thrive Redesigns Its Strategy for the Future

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/18/2017 11:39 am

After receiving a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant in 2015, Thrive is ready to start a new chapter in its story of redesigning the Delta.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2017 09:46 am

Four leaders who have made contributions to the finance and banking, fitness, transportation and steel industries make up the 2018 class of inductees for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.