Northwest Arkansas Archive

Senator A's Best Case (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Is it possible that Rusty Cranford believed he was bribing Jeremy Hutchinson for legislative actions, but Hutchinson thought he was being paid only for legal work?

Prude Joins Law Group; Lindsey Added to Dupré (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Dequeshia Prude has been hired as an associate attorney at the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas LLP in Fayetteville. Melissa Lindsey has been named branch manager of Dupré Logistics' new Fayetteville office.

First Security Bank Sues Lauren James for Allegedly Defaulting on Loan

by Mark Friedman 6/11/2018 11:58 am

First Security Bank sued women's clothing company Lauren James of Fayetteville on Thursday seeking $338,720, the unpaid balance of a $400,000 business loan.

Tyson Foods Recalls Breaded Chicken Over Plastic Contamination

by Associated Press 6/11/2018 06:50 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Tyson Foods is recalling more than 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken following the discovery of pieces of plastic in the chicken's breading ingredients.

Gleason, Thompson to Headline Executive Academy

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

Emerging leaders from business, nonprofit and policy sectors have an opportunity this fall to learn from some of the most successful and recognizable business names in Arkansas as part of the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy.

Feltner Trio to Branch Out to Tontitown

by Jan Cottingham 6/11/2018 12:00 am

Tontitown is poised to be the second location of Feltner Brothers Burgers, with more planned after that.

Democrat's Walmart Reporter Joins Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is seeking a new Walmart writer since its latest reporter is going to work for Walmart Inc.

The Pros and Cons of Arkansas Tort Reform

by Mark Friedman 6/11/2018 12:00 am

With less than five months before the November vote on capping attorney's fees and damages, groups for and against tort reform in Arkansas are making their case with money.

Political Opponents Seeking Fairness in Initiative Process

by Marty Cook 6/11/2018 12:00 am

David Couch is a self-proclaimed liberal lawyer and Jerry Cox is the head of the conservative Family Council in Little Rock. They rarely agree on anything, but they do agree on citizen-led ballot proposals.

Robert George Leaves Tyson For Friday Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

Robert W. George has been hired as senior counsel by Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP at the firm's Rogers office, where he will specialize in commercial litigation.

New Law School Deans Begin Work July 1

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

Both of Arkansas' law schools will have new deans when the 2018-19 academic year begins July 1.

Rusty Cranford Pleads Guilty to Bribing Arkansas Legislators

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2018 01:32 pm

Former lobbyist Milton Russell "Rusty" Cranford of Rogers pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to bribing Arkansas elected officials in what prosecutors called a "multimillion-dollar scheme."

Bentonville Chamber Names VP of Economic Development, Enterprenuership

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2018 12:07 pm

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce announced on Tuesday the addition of Jordan Carlisle as vice president of economic development and entrepreneurship.

Former Tyson Exec Joins Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2018 11:59 am

Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP announced Monday that Robert George has joined the firm as senior counsel in its commercial litigation practice.

Health InnovatAR Accelerator Participants Announced

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2018 09:41 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures announced six startups that have been selected to participate in the first Health InnovatAR health care accelerator.

USA Truck Names Knight General Counsel

by Marty Cook 6/5/2018 09:32 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Katherine Knight as its vice president and general counsel, the company announced Monday. Knight comes to USA Truck from Nissan North America Inc., where she was senior counsel for the subsidiary of Nissan Motor Corp. Ltd.

Tyson Foods Buys Organic Chicken Producer

by Marty Cook 6/5/2018 09:27 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has acquired Tecumseh Poultry LLC of Waverly, Nebraska.

Walmart to Sell 80 Percent Stake in Brazil Business

by Associated Press 6/4/2018 02:15 pm

Walmart Inc. is selling an 80 percent stake in its Brazilian operations to a global private equity firm as it reduces its presence in countries where it's struggling.

Tyson Foods to Sell Sara Lee, Van's Brands

by Marty Cook 6/4/2018 10:25 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has reached an agreement to sell its Sara Lee Frozen Baker and Van's brands to Kohlberg & Co., a private equity firm in Mount Kisco, New York.

TeleComp Exec Files Defamation Suit Following Facebook Posts

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Roger Thomas, co-founder and chief business officer at TeleComp in Bentonville, has filed a petition for injunctive relief against a man he said has defamed and harassed him over a grudge dating from the 1980s.