Northwest Arkansas Archive

U.S. Marshals Museum to Be Named for Foundation's Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2018 10:29 am

The United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith announced Tuesday that it will name its future facility in honor of Mary Carleton and Robert A. Young III.

Wal-Mart Names Judith McKenna CEO of International

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2018 09:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville promotes Judith McKenna to president and CEO of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment.

Bad News for Acumen Brands

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Stockholders in Acumen Brands Inc., the one-time Fayetteville startup phenomenon, received bad, but probably not unexpected, news in the mail.

Razorback Foundation Braces for Tax Impact

by Marty Cook 1/15/2018 12:00 am

One provision of the tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law in December eliminates the deductions for contributions to university athletic foundations.

Benton County Tops State in Per Capita Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

There's a “new economic reality in the state of Arkansas,” according to Metroplan, the planning agency for central Arkansas.

A Question of Priorities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Several widely different news reports last week came together for us to form a single question: Are upper-level education administrators paid too much?

Arkansas Truckers Toot Horn for Tax Cuts

by Marty Cook 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The trucking industry was one of the stronger proponents of the tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law in December.

Tina Archer to Lead Sales at Fayetteville Town Center (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Tina Archer has been hired by Experience Fayetteville as director of sales of the Fayetteville Town Center, an event venue.

Update: Walmart Raises Wages, Closes 63 Sam's Clubs

by Associated Press 1/12/2018 07:21 am

Walmart confirmed that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country — a move that seems sure to cost jobs — on the same day it announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out one-time bonuses to others.

America's Car-Mart To Pay Retired CEO $1.1M Bonus

by Marty Cook 1/11/2018 01:17 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville will pay Hank Henderson $1.1 million as a “special retirement bonus” for the company's longtime CEO who stepped down in December.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2018 01:33 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Wednesday several changes to its board of directors that were effective Jan. 1.

Steve Womack Tapped to Lead U.S. House Budget Panel

by Associated Press 1/10/2018 06:46 am

Republican Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas has been tapped to chair the House Budget Committee.

Hutchinson Floats $5.6B Budget, Asks Colleges to Freeze Tuition

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/9/2018 01:26 pm

Arkansas' governor proposed a $5.6 billion budget on Tuesday that increases funding for the state's Medicaid program while setting aside surplus money for future tax cuts and highway needs, and the Republican asked the state's four-year colleges and universities to freeze tuition rates for in-state residents.

McKuin Takes New Public Radio Job, With Same Commute

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2018 11:10 am

Vanessa McKuin, who helped get Arkansas Public Media off the ground by managing business side of the regional journalism collaborative, has become development director for University of Arkansas at Little Rock public radio.

Mercy to Begin Construction of 6th Bentonville Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2018 10:39 am

Mercy says it will begin construction next week on a $4.1 million, 7,400-SF primary care clinic to serve north Bentonville.

RevUnit Named Among 360 Top Entrepreneurial Companies

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 02:30 pm

RevUnit of Bentonville, a digital strategy and efficiency company, has been named as one of America's 360 "Best Entrepreneurial Companies" by Entrepreneur magazine.

Dave & Busters, Mangan Holcomb Team Up Again

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 11:49 am

The restaurant chain, known for its games, drinks and atmosphere, has named Little Rock marketing firm Mangan Holcomb Partners as its agency of record in launching its Rogers location.

$8M Donated to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 08:54 am

The Arkansas Children's Foundation announced Saturday that the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation has donated $8 million to the Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital in Springdale.

Arkansas Children's Northwest Readies for Debut

by Marty Cook 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Construction on the $167 million, 233,000-SF hospital in Springdale is complete and ready to open its outpatient clinics on Tuesday.

Former USA Truck Exec Jaimey Malone Named to Henderson Trucking Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Jaimey Malone, a former vice president of sales at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, was named to the board of directors at Earl L. Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois.