Northwest Arkansas Archive

UK IT Firm Settling in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Retail Insight, which has been operating out of temporary space in Bentonville, is taking 1,600 SF of space for a team of eight to 10 people.

Fayetteville's North Hills Surgery Center Offers Price Quotes Upfront

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

North Hills Surgery Center in Fayetteville has fired a shot across the bow of competing outpatient surgery centers: transparent pricing for patients who pay out of pocket.

With End to Lawsuits, Larry Crain Sells Stations

by Sean Beherec 5/18/2015 12:00 am

All of the pending litigation that Little Rock businessman Larry Crain was entangled with earlier this year has been resolved, opening the door to the sale of two radio stations.

UAFS Names Two New Deans

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2015 03:10 pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith on Thursday announced the hiring of two deans to fill vacancies in two academic colleges.

Smashburger to Open May 27 in Bentonville

by Marty Cook 5/14/2015 01:27 pm

Smashburger will open its Bentonville restaurant May 27 at 500 S.E. Walton Blvd.

Jeffrey Busch to Lead Arvest Branch in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2015 11:48 am

Jeffrey Busch was named manager of Arvest Bank's branch on South Pleasant Street in Springdale.

VIC Portfolio Firm Develops Treatments for Poultry Bacteria

by Mark Carter 5/13/2015 10:01 am

Akeso Biomedical of Boston, a portfolio company of VIC Technology Venture Development of Fayetteville, announced Tuesday that it has licensed a new class of compounds to treat bacterial infections, including one transmitted to humans from chickens.

Eureka Springs Votes to Uphold Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

by Associated Press 5/13/2015 06:54 am

Voters in a northwest Arkansas town have upheld an expanded anti-discrimination ordinance passed by the City Council in February. Preliminary results show the Eureka Springs ordinance was ratified by a 579-231 vote in Tuesday's special election, according to local media reports.

Transportation Officials Close Lanes Near Bobby Hopper Tunnel

by Associated Press 5/12/2015 11:06 am

Transportation officials say drivers in northwest Arkansas should prepare for temporary lane closures near the Bobby Hopper Tunnel on Interstate 49.

Arvest Survey Shows Rising Consumer Sentiment in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 5/12/2015 09:00 am

Rising optimism among Arkansas couples with no children and the unemployed helped drive an increase in consumer sentiment this year, according to the Spring 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

Office Space Sweet Spots Center In Selected Areas

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

David Erstine said only time will tell how successful the current and projected build-out of office space in west Rogers — and elsewhere in northwest Arkansas — is going to be.

Whole Foods Giving Market Heap Of Help

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Whole Foods broke ground in August for its new location at the College Marketplace at 3525 N. College Ave., which is just south of the Northwest Arkansas Mall and new flyover bridge connector to the Fulbright Expressway.

CrossMar Plans New Building in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

CrossMar plans to build another office building on East Central Avenue adjacent to an existing office.

J.B. Hunt Files Noncompete Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 5/11/2015 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. recently filed two lawsuits against former employees who allegedly violated their noncompete agreement by going to work for other trucking companies.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state's unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Wal-Mart to Buy 13 Target Stores in Canada

by Associated Press 5/8/2015 11:34 am

Wal-Mart, already Canada's biggest retailer, wasted little time in cementing that title after its rival, Target, retreated back to the U.S.

XCelerate Capital Invests $250K in Real Agent Guard

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2015 10:09 am

Real Agent Guard developed a mobile-enabled personal security system for real estate agents. It was created by founders Justin Horner and Tim Brasuell in the aftermath of the murder last year of a central Arkansas agent.

USA Truck CEO John Simone Treated for Lung Cancer

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 5/7/2015 05:20 pm

USA Truck Inc. CEO John Simone said Thursday that he is being treated for lung cancer, and that while he and his doctors are optimistic, he's not sure yet when he'll return to the company. "I intend to return as soon as medically advisable, and I am hoping that will be sometime this summer," he wrote.

USA Truck Shareholders Re-Elect 3 to Company Board

by Marty Cook 5/7/2015 01:50 pm

Shareholders voted to re-elect three members of the company's board of directors and approved, in an advisory vote, of the company's executive compensation plan.

Doug McMillon to Speak at Walton College Conference on Retail

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2015 09:33 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon will be among the speakers at the 15th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference on June 11 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.