Northwest Arkansas Archive

Fort Smith Leads the Arkansas Tech Business Index in July

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2014 01:25 pm

Fort Smith remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index for the fifth consecutive month, according to data compiled for July.

New Phase for Crystal Bridges: Contemporary Art

by Associated Press 10/8/2014 03:02 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011 in Wal-Mart's hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas, with a respectable collection of work by famous artists from Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter" to a George Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart.

ARK Challenge: Politapoll Aims to Give Voice to Disenfranchised

by Mark Carter 10/8/2014 08:50 am

Politapoll, a startup participating in the fourth installment of the ARK Challenge accelerator, enables citizens to tell their legislators exactly where they fall on specific issues and also provides a legislative report card to constituents.

Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers

by Associated Press 10/7/2014 11:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

Wal-Mart Plans 1-Stop Health Coverage Shopping

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 03:18 pm

Wal-Mart plans to work with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare coverage options and enroll in Medicare plans or the public exchange plans created under the Affordable Care Act.

Grant Goes to Arkansas Company Making Compostable Bag

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 02:45 pm

A company affiliated with the University of Arkansas that makes a compostable bag as a substitute for plastic bags has been awarded a $741,221 grant by The National Science Foundation.

Citizens Bank Eyes NWA Expansion, Names Doug Lynch Market President

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 02:30 pm

Citizens Bank of Batesville has launched opened a loan production office in Fayettevile, marking the launch of its expansion into northwest Arkansas.

Bill Clinton to Lead Rallies in Conway, Jonesboro

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 11:32 am

Former President Bill Clinton is headlining a series of rallies around the state this week to drum up support for Arkansas Democrats.

To Succeed, Liquor Stores Must Adapt

by Jan Cottingham 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Package stores face in an uncertain environment if voters in November approve the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment.

2 New Osteopathic Med Schools Hope to Fill Need

by Marty Cook 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Groundwork has already started on the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith, which will include a 100,000-SF main building and several other buildings with an expected price tag of approximately $32 million. Arkansas State University at Jonesboro is building a College of Osteopathic Medicine with its partner, the New York Institute of Technology.

Little Rock Hospitals Dominate List of Largest Medical Centers

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business' list of the largest hospitals and medical centers was once again dominated by hospitals in Little Rock. UAMS Medical Center remained No. 1 on the list with net patient revenue of $648.7 million for its fiscal year that ended June 30.

Sparks CEO Dan McKay on Staying Stable in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Dan McKay was named CEO of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith in August after serving as CEO for Northwest Health System of Springdale for five years.

Report: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Ahead of Peers

by Marty Cook 10/3/2014 08:02 am

Northwest Arkansas job growth easily beat its peer regions, the state and the nation this past year, according to a report released Thursday by the University of Arkansas.

Housing Market Numbers Down in August

by Lee Hogan 10/2/2014 11:36 am

The housing market was down across the three major categories — homes sold, home valuations and average price — in August compared to a year ago, according to the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Frost Acquires Phoenix Accounting Firm

by Gwen Moritz 10/1/2014 03:02 pm

Frost PLLC, with offices in Little Rock and Fayetteville, announced Wednesday that it had acquired Thomson & Co. of Phoenix.

Federal Jury Rules in Favor of Lindsey Management in Overtime Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2014 12:06 pm

A federal jury cleared Lindsey Management Co. of Fayetteville, the largest apartment complex manager in Arkansas, of any wrongdoing in a federal lawsuit from former employees claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Marshals Museum Officials Working on Land Easement

by Associated Press 9/30/2014 03:09 pm

The people working to build a museum dedicated to U.S. Marshals are working with the Army Corps of Engineers on officially securing land on which the building will be constructed on.

Wal-Mart: Tracy Morgan Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt in Crash

by David Porter, The Associated Press 9/29/2014 04:56 pm

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

World Trade Center Arkansas Gets $600k Grant to Help Boost State Economy

by Mark Carter 9/29/2014 10:39 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas, has received a $600,000 federal grant to expand its outreach services to strengthen the state's economy, the university announced Monday.

Commercial Property Filling Up in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Experts think the commercial real estate market in northwest Arkansas is returning to normal; those who make their living in the industry agree. And they like the new normal.