Northwest Arkansas Archive

JBU Opens $6M Health Education Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/15/2016 11:00 am

John Brown University celebrated the opening of its new $6 million, 20,000-SF Health Education Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning.

UA Community Colleges Get $900K for Geospatial Technology Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 10:20 am

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas gets a three-year grant for $898,073 from the National Science Foundation.

Advanced Cabling Systems Moves Up on Chart

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Advanced Cabling Systems posted 2015 revenue of more than $22.8 million. That positioned the firm at No. 26 among its peers.

Butcher & Deli To Become Bentonville Butcher & Pint

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

A mixed-drink permit application with the state and social media postings indicate that Bentonville Butcher & Deli is morphing into Bentonville Butcher & Pint, “a restaurant, bar and butcher concept focused on fresh, local meats, beer and cuisine.”

Lofty Labs on the Move in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The web development consultancy plans to move this October to 3,000 SF at 509 W. Spring St., which is in Fayetteville's entertainment district.

Arkansas Employers Help With Retirement Advice, Tools

by Marty Cook 8/15/2016 12:00 am

David George doesn't apologize for using scare tactics when he gives seminars at part of the Investor Education Program for the Arkansas Securities Department.

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

In June, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden filed a lawsuit accusing his former family friend and financial adviser, Michael Vick of Pulaski County, of “gross incompetence, self-dealing and outright theft” of more than $15 million.

New Public Company Debuts in State: Ecoark

by Sarah Campbell 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The merger in March of Ecoark Inc. of Rogers with Magnolia Solar Corp. of Woburn, Massachusetts, resulted in a new name on the roster of publicly traded companies in Arkansas: Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers.

Sparks Adds Two to Fort Smith Neurology Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Mohammad Omar Owais and Dr. Vijayakumar Javalkar recently joined the neurology team at Sparks Health System in Fort Smith.

EDA Awards $1.4M in Grants to Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 02:56 pm

The Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce announces a trio of grants totaling $1.4 million to three recipients in northwest Arkansas.

Walmart Foundation Gives $750K to Northwest Arkansas Residency Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 11:30 am

The Walmart Foundation has given $750,000 to support the Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Wal-Mart, Hostess Collaboration Delivers 'Deep Fried Twinkies'

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 8/12/2016 07:35 am

The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer thanks to a yearlong collaboration between Hostess and Wal-Mart, as both companies look to spark food sales with innovative products.

Cruelty at Tyson Foods Chicken Farms Prompts Firings, Change

by Associated Press 8/11/2016 03:26 pm

An animal rights group has released an undercover video that shows Tyson Foods workers abusing and improperly killing chickens at various breeding facilities in Virginia.

NanoMech Adds Bran Ferren to Board of Advisers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2016 11:16 am

NanoMech of Springdale says Bran Ferren has joined its board of advisers and is a significant investor in the company.

18 Cities See Increased ATBI Ratings in Latest Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 11:20 am

Eighteen of the 20 cities on the Arkansas Tech Business Index saw their rating increase following the compilation of data for May 2016. Just one month earlier, 15 of the 20 cities on the index experienced a rating decrease.

Video: Doug McMillon on Why Wal-Mart Chose Jet.com

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:23 am

Wal-Mart announced Monday that it would acquire retailer Jet.com for $3 billion. According to Wal-Mart, acquiring Jet will help the company connect with urban and millennial shoppers and compete more effectively with online retail giant Amazon.com.

NanoMech Announces New Adviser, Investor John White

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:22 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced on Monday that John White, who holds a Ph.D., has been appointed to its board of advisers and is now a significant investor in the company.

Colorado Firm Buys Witt Stephens' Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp.

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 02:47 pm

Summit Utilities of Littleton, Colorado, buys 100 percent of Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. of Fort Smith, which has been owned for 72 years by the Witt Stephens family of Arkansas.

Aiming to Jolt Online Business, Wal-Mart Buys Retailer Jet.com for $3B

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 8/8/2016 07:50 am

Wal-Mart has agreed to buy fast-growing online retail newcomer Jet.com, which had launched with a splash a year ago when it announced its intention to challenge online leader Amazon. The deal marks a major move for Wal-Mart, which is realizing that it needs to compete more aggressively in the online world.

Tyson Foods 3Q Net Income Up 41 Percent

by Marty Cook 8/8/2016 07:12 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports third-quarter net income of $484 million, up 41 percent from the same quarter last year, and raises earnings estimates for the fiscal year.