Northwest Arkansas Archive

Listen Up, PR People (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/16/2018 12:00 am

If you have a story to pitch me, bring it on. But I never forget that I'm working for my readers, not your client.

Financial Literacy for Legislators (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Financial incompetence is not a crime, but desperate people do desperate things.

Mercy Clinic Adds Strickland, Sees Phillips Appointed to State Board (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Natalie Strickland has been hired as a pain management doctor for Mercy Clinic Interventional Pain Management in Fort Smith. Don Phillips has been appointed to the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Solar Leads Way as Net Metering Has Record Year

by Kyle Massey 4/12/2018 01:57 pm

More than 350 Arkansans added on-site generation systems in 2017, raising the state's number of net-metering customers from 633 to 988, a 56 percent increase.

Fort Smith Freight Bridges Part of Federal Transportation Project

by Associated Press 4/12/2018 12:55 pm

In the Trump administration, a popular $500 million transportation grant program is focused more on projects in rural areas that turned out for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

Fruit Growers in Arkansas Prepare for More Cold Temperatures

by Associated Press 4/12/2018 11:22 am

Arkansas fruit growers are preparing for another round of freezing temperatures this weekend. The National Weather Service estimates a low temperature of 29 degrees Sunday in northwest Arkansas.

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

by 4/10/2018 11:21 am

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

Walmart Partners With Postmates to Delivery Groceries in North Carolina

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2018 10:55 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville has reached a deal with local delivery company Postmates of San Francisco that will help Walmart expand its online grocery delivery service over the coming months.

Manhattan Road & Bridge Awarded $87.3M I-630 Widening Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 01:36 pm

Manhattan Road & Bridge, a road construction firm with offices in Little Rock and northwest Arkansas, is awarded an $87.3 million Arkansas Department of Transportation widening project.

Judge Slashes $12.4M Award Against Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy L. Brooks last month reduced the amount a jury awarded last year to a Southern California digital design firm against Walmart Inc. to just $745,000.

Advantage Solutions Says Former Rogers Employees Broke Confidentiality Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Advantage Solutions of Irvine, California, which has an office in Rogers, obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against two former executives it claimed violated confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements by trying to woo clients to their companies after leaving Advantage.

Arvest, Bear State Transaction Progresses

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

The biggest bank buy to date for Fayetteville's Arvest Bank is headed for completion around April 20 at last report. But some loose ends are still in play.

Walmart Delivery Policy Presses Its Suppliers

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Walmart Inc.'s delivery requirements for its suppliers got even stricter April 1 when new metrics took effect.

Employers, Employees Turning to Gig Work

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Shawn Camp is a happy participant in the gig economy, so named for the members of the workforce who take contract jobs — gigs — rather than long-term permanent employment with a single employer.

For Hiring and Productivity, Paternity Leave Delivers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Providing paid paternity leave helps recruit talent, and new dads who use it return to work more productive, according to two Arkansas companies offering the benefit, still a rarity.

HFA Promotes 2; Merle Joins Mercy (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Bob Morrison and Allen Hart have been promoted to associates of HFA in Bentonville. Karen Merle has been hired as a primary care physician at Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Fort Smith.

Tyson Foods Expanding Safety Programs to 12 Poultry Plants

by Associated Press 4/5/2018 02:38 pm

Tyson Foods is expanding the safety programs it has been testing in its beef plants to 12 poultry plants, allowing workers there to stop the line if they have safety concerns.

UA Receives $10M Grant to Clean Up Reactor Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 02:30 pm

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville has received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to complete cleanup of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor – known as SEFOR – near the Strickler community in southern Washington County.

2 Arkansas Public Transit Systems Get $7.2M In Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 02:18 pm

Ozark Regional Transit in Springdale and Rock Region Metro in Little Rock have received grants totaling $7.17 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration.

UA Professor Gets $500K to Study Sustainable Rice Production

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 01:48 pm

Benjamin Runkle, a professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, has received a $500,199 Faculty Early Career Development grant from the National Science Foundation to expand his research on sustainable rice production.