Northwest Arkansas Archive

Get Moving, Fort Smith (Feedback)

by Miles Crawford 3/20/2017 12:00 am

My wife and I traveled to Bentonville to attend the “G60 Pitch Contest,” and I posed the question, “Why don't we have something like this in Fort Smith?” We can't allow our region to continue to talk about these issues without spurring a call-to-arms.

Arkansas Business Presents The Influencers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders in business and education who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Arkansas House Panel Advances Campus Gun Bill

by Associated Press 3/14/2017 01:00 pm

A bill that would allow people with a concealed carry license to carry their firearms at Arkansas colleges, some bars and many state buildings if they undergo additional training has advanced out of a House committee.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

ArcBest CEO, Executives See Annual Compensation Declines

by Sarah Campbell 3/14/2017 09:58 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $1.61 million in 2016, almost 30 percent less than the $2.26 million she made in 2015, the company reported in its annual proxy statement.

UA Names Interim Director of Economic Research Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 01:26 pm

The University of Arkansas on Monday named Mervin Jebaraj interim director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at its Sam M. Walton College of Business, effective April 17.

Wal-Mart Employees Get Bonuses

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 11:29 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced that 850,000 of its employees in the U.S. — including 8,800 in Little Rock and 20,000 in Arkansas — received a share of $157 million in cash bonuses based on their stores' fourth-quarter performance.

Liquor Stores Ready for Next Front in Alcohol War

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The battle has been lost but not the war. So says Francois Guilloux, managing partner of There Performance Group of Little Rock, a liquor store industry consultancy.

Tuscany Square in Rogers Sells for $13 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Tuscany Square @ Pleasant Grove LLC, led by Charles Palmer of Fort Smith, sold the property to Hillcrest Holdings LLC, led by Gary Nichols of Fayetteville.

Trust, but Verify (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/13/2017 12:00 am

This week is Sunshine Week, a time to celebrate access to public information and open government. It's timely, considering that the 91st General Assembly has been busily chipping away at the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, already less robust than it was when it was a national model 50 years ago.

Class-Action Blue Diamond Settlement Challenged in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 3/13/2017 12:00 am

A New York attorney said he is coming to Washington County Circuit Court later this month to challenge a class-action settlement against the makers of Blue Diamond almond products that he said is unfair to class members.

Frugal Fort Smith Airport Looks Ahead

by Marty Cook 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Director John Parker of the Fort Smith Regional Airport is proud of its well-earned reputation for getting the most out of old equipment.

Micah Whitfield To Lead Magna IV Expansion into Northwest Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Micah Whitfield recently joined the Magna IV team as director of business development and will oversee the expansion of the company in northwest Arkansas.

J.B. Hunt CEO's Total Pay at $5.5M in 2016

by Marty Cook 3/9/2017 03:34 pm

John Roberts III, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, saw another increase in annual compensation, although not as much as the year before.

Skyline Report Shows Balanced NWA Real Estate Market

by Sarah Campbell 3/8/2017 11:06 am

In northwest Arkansas, supply kept pace with demand as residential building permits and new homes being occupied increased almost equally, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report.

Truck-Lite Partners With NanoMech of Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2017 10:05 am

Truck-Lite Co. LLC of Falconer, New York, recently announced its exclusive long-term partnership with NanoMech of Springdale.

2 Fayetteville Apartment Projects Score Big Sales

by Marty Cook 3/7/2017 08:32 am

Two Fayetteville apartment complexes were sold in separate, multi-million dollar deals.

Tennessee Farm Working With Tyson Foods Finds Bird Flu

by Jo Winterbottom, Reuters 3/6/2017 09:59 am

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc., and the birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system.

Lawsuit Alleges Companies Attempted To Break Egg Farmers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

An Oklahoma farmer of pasture-raised eggs has filed a lawsuit in district court in Adair County against two egg companies, including Arkansas Egg Co. of Summers (Washington County).

Liquor Stores: Grocery Wine Bill a Death Knell

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Liquor store owners say a bill to let Wal-Mart and grocery stores sell a larger assortment of wine fundamentally changes their business model and will lead to the closure of hundreds of package stores in the state.

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