Northwest Arkansas Archive

Josh Hollander Hired as HR Head at Rockfish (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Josh Hollander has joined the management team at Rockfish of Rogers as human resource manager.

Two Former Walmart Express Stores to Reopen As Harps

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2016 01:44 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale announced Thursday that two of the Arkansas Walmart Express locations it acquired earlier this month will reopen as Harps stores over the next 11 weeks.

Casino Campaign Announces Deal With Cherokee Nation

by Associated Press 6/23/2016 10:58 am

A group hoping to put a casino legalization measure on the Arkansas ballot this fall says it has signed an agreement with Cherokee Nation Entertainment to operate one of the casinos.

Burgundy Book: Most Arkansans Expect Economic Conditions To Stay the Same

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 11:14 am

According to a May survey of business contacts, 69 percent expect economic conditions in 2016 will be about the same as last year, an improvement from three months earlier, when a little less than half expected conditions to worsen.

George's Inc. Names Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 10:52 am

Devin Cole has been named chief strategy and commercial officer of privately held poultry company George's Inc. of Springdale. The company announced the new hire on Wednesday.

Kellie Danielson to Lead Economic Development in Johnson County

by Cimber Winfrey 6/22/2016 09:35 am

Kellie Danielson has been named the new CEO and chief economic development officer at the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and the Clarksville Regional Economic Development Organization.

Wal-Mart Partners With China's No. 2 E-Commerce Site

by Associated Press 6/20/2016 12:09 pm

Wal-Mart is partnering with China's No. 2 e-commerce site as the U.S. retailer experiences some growing pains online.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

KFSM's Heather Geller Takes Off for Tulsa TV

by Kyle Massey 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Heather Geller, once a cheerleader at Sacramento State University before jumping to Oklahoma State, has now switched TV teams, leaving KFSM-TV, Channel 5, in Fayetteville, to continue her sports reporting career at KOKI-TV, Fox 23, in Tulsa.

Democrat-Gazette's Tech Spotlight Goes Dark

by Kyle Massey 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Melissa L. Jones likes to end things on a positive note, and she did so in print on June 6, but her inner thoughts were a little more somber as she wrapped up 18 years of writing the Tech Spotlight column for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Acosta's Carlen Hooker Honored by Progressive Grocer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Carlen Hooker, senior vice president of business solutions at Acosta of Bentonville, was one of four Acosta executives recognized as Progressive Grocer's 2016 Top Women in Grocery.

Ashley Buchman Moves Into Vice Chancellor Slot at ASU-Newport (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Ashley Buchman was recently promoted to vice chancellor for student affairs at Arkansas State University-Newport.

UA System Board Approves $160M Stadium Expansion 8-2

by Lance Turner 6/16/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday voted 8-2 to press ahead with a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2016 09:45 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization.

Wal-Mart to Eliminate 1,500 Back-Office Jobs at Western US Stores

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/16/2016 06:42 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting jobs in accounting and other back-office positions at about 500 locations in the Western region of the U.S.

Reynolds Foundation Gives Walton Arts Center $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 02:03 pm

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave a $1 million grant to the Walton Arts Center to help with expansion costs and programming at the Dickson Street complex.

Update: John Tyson, 4 Others Urge UA Board to Slow Down Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 6/15/2016 09:30 am

Tyson Foods Inc. Chairman John Tyson is among five former University of Arkansas System board members questioning a $160 million proposal to expand Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Walton Foundation Hires Kyle Peterson As Director

by Associated Press 6/15/2016 06:46 am

The Walton Family Foundation has hired a new executive director to lead the philanthropic organization. Kyle Peterson will start this fall.

Marshals Museum Names New President; Jim Dunn to Focus on Raising Money

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/14/2016 01:34 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum hires Patrick Weeks as president and CEO, a move organizers say will free current president Jim Dunn from operational responsibilities and allow him to focus on raising money for the project.

Tom Hayes Named President of Tyson Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 04:02 pm

Formerly chief commercial officer of Tyson Foods, Tom Hayes will work directly with CEO Donnie Smith, who has also been carrying the title of president.