Northwest Arkansas Archive

WSJ Looks at Crystal Bridges' 'State of the Art' Exhibit

by Lance Turner 9/10/2014 11:12 am

The Wall Street Journal writes this week on a new exhibit coming Saturday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

UA Transportation Center Gets $1.4M Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation

by Lee Hogan 9/9/2014 10:24 am

The University of Arkansas' Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Wal-Mart Gives $30K Grant to Tulsa Service Center

by Associated Press 9/9/2014 10:22 am

The Walmart Foundation has provided a $30,000 grant to Dress for Success Tulsa through the foundation's state giving program.

Sebastian County Adopts Photo, Video Policy for Deputies

by Associated Press 9/8/2014 10:30 am

The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office has adopted a written policy on how its deputies should respond to people recording them on the job.

Cities Prepare for Warm Climate Without Saying So

by Associated Press 9/8/2014 09:44 am

With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without triggering explosions of partisan warfare: Just change the subject.

Toymaker Redman's Rough History Doesn't Deter State Investment

by Marty Cook 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The state's top economic development official said he has no undue concerns about a $2 million taxpayer investment in Redman & Associates, despite the CEO's bankruptcy a decade ago and subsequent litigation, including a lawsuit related to the product the company is manufacturing in Rogers.

Arkansas Executive Use of Company Jets Rises in 2013

by Mark Friedman 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Top executives at nine of Arkansas' public companies valued their personal flights on company jets at a total of $2.4 million for 2013, according to proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and compiled by Arkansas Business.

Fayetteville's El Matador Plans New Location for 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Ground should be broken in Fayetteville next month for El Matador Mexican Grill & Bar on a 1.14-acre site next to the Walmart Neighborhood Market off Wedington Drive at 3475 Black Forest Drive.

Former Allens Warehouse in Springdale Sold for $4.2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Automotive dealer Larry Breeden of Van Buren bought the 3.58-acre development at 705 N. Thompson St. through his Springdale Thompson Warehouse LLC.

Update: 14 Laid Off By Toy Car Maker in Blow to Wal-Mart's 'Made in USA' Initiative

by Marty Cook and Gwen Moritz 9/5/2014 04:03 pm

Redman & Associates filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing a Chinese company of engaging in an "underhanded strategy" in an attempt to derail Wal-Mart's attempts to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.

ARK Challenge Hosts Early Demo Day for NWA Teams

by Mark Carter 9/4/2014 02:35 pm

The "lean and mean" theme adopted for the third installment of the ARK Challenge carried over to the startup accelerator program's Demo Day, held Thursday in the Great Hall at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Arvest Skyline Report: NWA Commercial Vacancy Rates Down, Multifamily Rates Up

by Lee Hogan 9/4/2014 10:55 am

Vacancy rates during the first six months of 2014 in the northwest Arkansas commercial real estate market were down nearly 1 percent from a year ago, while multifamily vacancy rates were up more than 2 percent, according to the Skyline Report from Arvest Bank.

The Computer Hut, UrbanLAN Merge

by Michelle Corbet 9/3/2014 01:48 pm

Northwest Arkansas' UrbanLAN, an information technology services provider, has merged with The Computer Hut of Little Rock.

UA Fayetteville's Enrollment More Than 26K, Preliminary Figures Show

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2014 10:50 am

Enrollment at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is above 26,000 for the first time, according to preliminary figures released by the UA on Wednesday.

Car-Mart Stays the Course in Low-Interest Environment

by Marty Cook 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Fiscal 2014, which ended April 30, was ‘a pretty stout year' for America's Car-Mart Inc., where sales were up but earnings were down 34 percent. Fortunately, the new year is looking better.

Cliff Beckham's Exit from USA Truck ‘A Bit of a Victory Lap'

by Marty Cook 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Thanks to conservative living and USA Truck's generosity — the company is letting Beckham keep a $75,000 bonus he received in April — Beckham doesn't have to make hasty job decisions any time soon. For 20 years he invested his disposable income in USA Truck stock, the same stock he nervously began to sell, for the first time, on Aug. 11.

Dave Robertson Named Director of UA-Fort Smith Center for Business & Professional Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2014 12:00 am

In addition to his work as director at the Family Enterprise Center at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Dave Robertson has been named director of the UAFS Center for Business & Professional Development. The move follows the retirement of Pat Eller.

Whirlpool Says Arkansas Site is Safe

by Associated Press 8/29/2014 11:32 am

A Whirlpool spokesman says a toxic chemical found in the groundwater of a Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club does not pose a health risk.

Tyson Foods, Hillshire Settle With Justice Department Over $8.5B Merger

by Lance Turner 8/27/2014 01:56 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale and Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago say they have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division that, if approved, would allow the companies' $8.5 billion merger to proceed.

UA Nursing School Gets Birth Simulation Mannequin

by Associated Press 8/26/2014 04:28 pm

The University of Arkansas' nursing school at the Fayetteville campus is to demonstrate a new mannequin that simulates childbirth.