Northwest Arkansas Archive

$2 Million For Financial Literacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/18/2016 12:00 am

When the Walton Family Foundation announced last week that it was giving $2 million to endow the nonprofit Economics Arkansas Foundation, we were thrilled.

Benny Gooden Named to Exec Position at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Gooden recently retired as superintendent of the Fort Smith School District, a role he held for 30 years. He has also served in public relations for 50 years as a teacher and building/central office administrator.

USA Truck Announces Logistics Moves

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2016 12:53 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren made several organizational changes in its USAT Logistics division.

UA Journalism Gets $1M

by Marty Cook 7/14/2016 12:52 pm

The University of Arkansas announced Thursday a $1 million donation from alumna Sue Walk Burnett for the Department of Journalism.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $2M to Economics Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2016 09:14 am

The Walton Family Foundation said Thursday that it awarded a $2 million lead donation to endow the Economics Arkansas Foundation, which aims to advance financial and economic literacy in Arkansas education.

Arkansas Home Sales Up 14 Percent in May

by Alexis Hosticka 7/12/2016 02:12 pm

Arkansas home sales rose 14 percent in May, according to a report by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Dupps Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:59 pm

Kirk and Cynthia Dupps have donated $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest, which opens in 2018, the Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Monday.

Field Agent Unveils Online Back-to-School Resource Center

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 12:57 pm

Field Agent of Fayetteville unveiled its online resource center "The Back-to-School Locker" for brands and retailers this week.

UAFS Gets $2M In Grants for Robotics, Computer Science Programs

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 10:42 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has received two workforce development grants totaling nearly $2 million from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Blessings Neighbors Ben Burris, Matt Wait Sue Each Other in Property Dispute

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Ben Burris, who owns the Arkansas Dentistry & Braces chain in Arkansas, filed a $10,000 lawsuit claiming negligence by his neighbor.

College Endowments in Arkansas Increase in Importance

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Endowments have always been important to private colleges and universities, but public higher education, which has experienced flat state funding or even declines in recent years, is joining private schools in its appreciation for the financial gifts that comprise endowments.

A Builder With a Goal: Mark Zweig Raring To Remake Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Mark Zweig made his building bones buying up single-family residences and rebuilding or renovating them into high-priced classical homes. That was simple compared to building commercially.

Canceled Thunder on the Mountain Music Festival Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The canceled Thunder on the Mountain music event, planned for near Ozark, has led to dueling lawsuits and a class-action claim on behalf of ticket holders.

Peggy Pierson Promoted to VP at Generations Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Peggy Pierson has been promoted to vice president and loan officer at Generations Bank of Van Buren.

Fayetteville A&P Names Molly Rawn Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2016 02:12 pm

The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission announced Friday that Molly Rawn has been hired as the new executive director, effective Aug. 8.

USA Truck Providing 15 CDL Training Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2016 09:21 am

USA Truck will pay for 15 qualified applicants to complete a five-week commercial driver's license training program through a partnership of the University of Arkansas Global Campus, Northwest Technical Institute and Mid-America Truck Driving School.

Hutchinson Appoints Bobby Martin to Game & Fish Commission

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2016 02:38 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed Bobby L. Martin of Rogers to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission to serve a 7-year term, replacing outgoing commissioner Emon Mahony.

New York Firm Buys Daisy Outdoor Products of Rogers

by Sarah Campbell 7/7/2016 10:16 am

Private equity firm Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Company of New York announced Wednesday that it has acquired Daisy Outdoor Products of Rogers, a leading manufacturer of youth airguns and accessories founded in 1886.

Wal-Mart in China Faces Employee Protests

by Associated Press 7/7/2016 06:53 am

Wal-Mart faces protests by employees in China over what they say is a drastic change in work schedules, as the company overhauls its struggling business amid an economic slowdown and competition from e-commerce.