Northwest Arkansas Archive

Rogers Airport Prepares for $6.6 Million in Improvements

by Associated Press 6/15/2017 01:15 pm

An Arkansas airport will briefly close to allow for a $6.6 million construction project for runway, lighting and drainage improvements.

Trump Grants Request for Disaster Assistance in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2017 11:09 am

President Trump has granted the governor's request for a disaster declaration for the state after damage due to storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 26 to May 19.

Family: Tyson Foods' Matt Mika Remains in Critical Condition

by Sam Hoisington 6/15/2017 10:37 am

A lobbyist for Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale remains in critical condition Thursday after being shot at a Congressional baseball team practice Wednesday.

Boot Barn Buys Country Outfitter For $1.8 Million

by Marty Cook 6/14/2017 10:30 am

A subsidiary of western wear company Boot Barn Holdings Inc. of Irvine, California, bought Country Outfitter, the one-time online sensation from Fayetteville's Acumen Brands.

$4.4M Invested in Akeso Biomedical

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 04:54 pm

Akeso Biomedical on Tuesday announced that it has closed its most recent financing round of $4.4 million from existing and new investors.

KTHV Hires UA Grad as Sports Anchor

by Kyle Massey 6/13/2017 02:25 pm

KTHV has named a new sports anchor from Colorado via Casper, Wyoming, but she knows how to call the Hogs.

U.S. Marshals Museum Unveils New Renderings, $16.5M Budget

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 11:35 am

The United States Marshals Museum unveils new renderings for its 50,000-SF facility that is set to open Sept. 24, 2019, in Fort Smith.

Northwest Arkansas Council Names Nelson Peacock CEO

by Marty Cook 6/13/2017 11:12 am

The Northwest Arkansas Council named Nelson Peacock, a McCrory native and the senior vice president of government relations for the University of California system, as its CEO.

Michael Howard Named CNO for Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 11:00 am

Arkansas Children's Inc. names Michael Howard chief nursing officer for the $427.7 million Arkansas Children's Northwest, which is under construction in Springdale and scheduled to open in January.

Tyson Names Scott Spradley Chief Technology Officer

by Marty Cook 6/12/2017 12:51 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces Scott Spradley as the company's chief technology officer.

Tyson Foods Recalls 2.5M Pounds of Chicken Products

by Associated Press 6/12/2017 11:26 am

Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds (1.1 million kilograms) of ready-to-eat breaded chicken due to an unlabeled allergen.

Aldi Fires $3.4B Shot in US Supermarket Wars

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 6/12/2017 07:39 am

German grocery chain Aldi Inc. said on Sunday it would invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. store base to 2,500 by 2022, raising the stakes for rivals caught in a price war.

Chad Raith Joins Mercy Northwest Arkansas (NWA Movers & Shakers)

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

Chad Raith was recently hired at Mercy Northwest Arkansas in Rogers as vice president of mission, and Darryl Napolitano has been hired as a broker and development management associate at Colliers International Northwest Arkansas in Rogers.

Mercy Clinic Is Next Piece of $247M Plan

by Mark Friedman 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Last week, Mercy Northwest Arkansas broke ground on a 14,000-SF primary care clinic in southwest Bentonville, part of the health system's $247 million expansion project.

Startup Junkie to Hold G60 in Northwest Arkansas

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

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville will hold a G60 pitch contest for entrepreneurs during the third annual BITE NW Arkansas festival later this month in Bentonville.

Mark Zweig Launches Zweig American Ale

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

Apple Blossom Brewing Co., a Fayetteville restaurant-brewery, collaborated with Mark Zweig on Zweig American Ale, which Apple Blossom debuted with a release party on Sunday.

Among GateHouse Newspapers, Times Record Only Daily in Arkansas

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

The Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith has emerged as the only GateHouse Media Inc. newspaper in Arkansas still printing seven days a week.

Benton County Lake House in $500K Lawsuit

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

A Benton County lake house has turned into a nightmare for a Garfield man.

Goldens' Meltdown Was Years In Making

by George Waldon 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Instead of saving Allied Bank from the ruinous meltdown of a radio-active loan portfolio he built, Little Rock banker Lex Golden rode the same downward spiral to insolvency.

WH Group Seeks to Expand, Compete with Tyson Foods, Others

by Tom Polansek and Julie Zhu, Reuters 6/8/2017 11:24 am

Smithfield Foods Inc.'s owner is scouting for U.S. and European beef and poultry assets to buy — a move that would sharpen its rivalry with global meat packers Tyson Foods Inc. and JBS SA.

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