Northwest Arkansas Archive

New South Produce Cooperative Putting More on the Table

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

New South Produce Cooperative, based in North Little Rock, has been in business close to two years now, providing Arkansas residents another source of locally grown produce.

JB Hunt 3Q Earnings Down 8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/13/2017 10:33 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell (Nasdaq: JBHT) reported third-quarter net earnings of $100.4 million, down 8 percent year-over-year.

Update: Parkway Plaza To Be Built On 27 Acres in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2017 09:50 am

Sage Partners and Griffin Co. Realtors on Thursday announced the development of a 27-acre office and mixed-use development called Parkway Plaza, expected to begin construction in early 2018 near the intersection of Interstate 49 and Don Tyson Parkway in Springdale.

Early Childhood Initiatives Center to Break Ground On $16.5M Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2017 09:20 am

The Early Childhood Initiatives Center announced Tuesday that a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 45,000-SF, $16.5 million facility in Bentonville is planned for 11 a.m. on Oct. 19 at Hayfield on J Street, directly south of the Amazeum.

Walmart Sees The Future And It Is Digital

by Associated Press 10/10/2017 09:10 am

Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores.

Springdale Company Awarded $25K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 02:27 pm

Vet Veggies of Springdale recently received one of three $25,000 grants awarded by Bob Evans Farms of New Albany, Ohio, through its inaugural Heroes to CEOs contest.

Update: Tyson Responds to Letter Asking Company to Reduce Pollution

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/9/2017 09:55 am

The national "Clean It Up, Tyson!" Campaign announced Monday that Fayetteville will join its effort to hold Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale accountable for water pollution.

Generations Bank Files Foreclosure on Reams

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Generations Bank filed a foreclosure suit in Benton County Circuit Court in an attempt to recoup more than $800,000 in loans provided to a Siloam Springs company.

Gravy Train Stops Here (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/9/2017 12:00 am

With the Supreme Court's latest action, the state's General Improvement Fund is presumably a thing of the past. That's probably cold comfort to legislators who are still being investigated.

Arkansas Banks Sub ITMs for Tellers to Gain Competitive Edge

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Several Arkansas banks are using interactive teller machines to offer extended hours and better service to their customers, grow their deposits and gain a competitive edge, especially in new markets.

Budget Plan Endangers Ads Luring Foreign Tourists to Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

President Donald Trump's best-known promise is to build a wall, but some Arkansas travel professionals fear that a side-effect of his zeal for border security could keep out the kind of foreigners America wants: free-spending tourists.

Arvest Again Tops List of Largest Banks in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Total deposits in the state rose to almost $64.2 billion even as the number of separate bank charters and branch locations continued to decline.

Signature Bank's Gary Head on Putting a Postive Stamp on Community Commerce

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Gary Head, 57, is chairman, president and CEO of Signature Bank of Arkansas, which he and fellow investors started in 2005 after raising $44 million in startup capital.

When Nature Rages, Cushman and Carriers ‘Take the Hit'

by Marty Cook 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Dan Cushman fully understands that sometimes a company's bottom line has to take a (hopefully) temporary beating when natural disasters hit.

Amit Taggarse Joins Cardiac Team at Mercy (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Amit Taggarse has joined Mercy Clinic Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery in Fort Smith. He recently completed fellowships in advanced adult cardiac surgery, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Walton Family Gives $787K to Canopy Project in Benton County

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2017 10:55 am

The Walton Family Foundation will provide grants totaling nearly $787,000 to six cities in Benton County to help increase and diversify the area's tree canopy.

In Arkansas, Japanese Find Low Costs, Quick Routes to Consumers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/5/2017 09:24 am

Arkansas is attractive to Japanese businesses because it's cheaper to operate a manufacturing plant here than in larger cities on the East and West Coast, such as New York, Junji Kurokawa said Wednesday.

JBU, SAU Tech Sign Articulation Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/4/2017 11:03 am

John Brown University of Siloam Springs and Southern Arkansas University Tech of Camden have signed an articulation agreement to allow seamless transfer of courses from SAU Tech to JBU.

Economist: Gains in Key Sectors Means Solid Growth in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/3/2017 03:46 pm

Northwest Arkansas' strong employment doesn't yet pose a threat to its economic growth. That was one of the many positive messages delivered at the seventh annual State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report luncheon.

In-State Bank Deposits Grow by 5.6 Percent, Beating National Rate

by Gwen Moritz 10/3/2017 11:20 am

Arkansas bank deposits grew by 5.6 percent in the year that ended June 30, beating the national growth rate of 4.6 percent.

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