Northwest Arkansas Archive

Car Mart Execs Received No Bonuses in 2014

by Marty Cook 6/23/2015 01:26 pm

For the second consecutive year, the two top executives at America's Car-Mart of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses, according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday by the company.

New Tenants Making Connection at Bentonville's Rainbow Junction Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The 30,000-SF mall has one anchor tenant already in ATA Martial Arts, and it has two signed contracts with Mathnasium and LaVida Massage. Mathnasium, a learning center, is expected to open within a couple of months.

No Timetable for Plea Deal in Dennis Smiley Jr. Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Whispers admitted it was going out on a limb by predicting in April that a plea deal for Arvest Bank's former Benton County market president Dennis Smiley Jr. was likely within a couple of weeks.

UA Plans To Revamp Passenger Plane Donated by Tyson

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The nine-passenger turboprop plane that Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated to the University of Arkansas is getting a makeover.

Fayetteville Express Pipeline Says Tax Assessment Too High

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville Express Pipeline LLC has filed a challenge to the Arkansas Public Service Commission's 2014 tax assessment of its pipeline.

McClelland Consulting Engineers Adds Three to Fayetteville Office (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Adam Lesso, William Fellows and Nick Batker have been hired by McClelland Consulting Engineers Inc. and will work from its Fayetteville office.

Rapid Prototypes Launches New Industrial Printer

by Austin DuVall 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Rapid Prototypes, a family-owned business in Bentonville, has released a new printer, the Rho P10 HS Series by Durst, promising to turn “the Northwest Arkansas packaging and display world on its head.”

UA Names Colleen Briney to Business Affairs Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2015 02:27 pm

Colleen Briney has been named the new associate vice chancellor for business affairs at the University of Arkansas, the university announced Thursday.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

UA Uses $3.5M in Gifts to Create New Endowed Dean's Chair

by Alexis Hosticka 6/17/2015 09:33 am

The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas is creating an endowed dean's chair thanks to $3.5 million in gifts.

Innovation Hub, Startup Junkie to Partner

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 08:42 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announced that it will partner with Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville to expand and enhance the services each organization provides to early-stage startup ventures in the state. The plan is to develop and share new facilities, events and programs that will support and advance startup ventures in Arkansas.

UA Maritime Transportation Center Receives $923,700 Federal Grant

by Mark Carter 6/16/2015 09:27 am

The center, known as MarTREC, is a consortium of researchers focused on maritime and multimodal transportation research. It has received $3.7 million since 2013.

Wal-Mart Used Charity to Ease Market Entry, Critics Say

by Reuters 6/16/2015 09:12 am

A collection of labor and community groups filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc's charitable foundation of violating its tax exempt status by using donations in an attempt to facilitate store openings in urban areas.

Bikes, Brewing Part of Creekside Retail Center's Revamping in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The Creekside shopping center on Mall Avenue in Fayetteville will have a new look and new tenants in a few months.

Wal-Mart Welcomes Veterans Home with Job Guarantees

by Marty Cook 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Two years after announcing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, Wal-Mart Stores announced an extension of the program to 250,000 veterans by 2020 because the original initiative had outstripped its projections, with 92,000 veterans hired.

KHBS/KHOG Promotes Darby Bybee to Chief Meteorologist

by Sean Beherec 6/15/2015 12:00 am

News Director Greg Shepperd said in an email that Darby Bybee, who has been with the station since November 2012, took on the new role May 29.

Starr Foundation Gives $500K to Walton Arts Center

by Alexis Hosticka 6/12/2015 03:02 pm

The Starr Foundation and the Starr family gave $500,000 to the Walton Arts Center for "Investing in our Future: The Expansion of Walton Arts Center," the $23 million campaign to add 30,000 SF of space.

Doug McMillon: How I Knew It Was Time to Raise Pay at Wal-Mart

by Marty Cook 6/11/2015 02:01 pm

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, said a visit he took to a store in Denver helped him decide the company needed to raise worker pay.

Update: Chef Shuttle Expanding to Rogers, Bentonville

by Alexis Hosticka 6/11/2015 01:32 pm

Chef Shuttle, a restaurant delivery service serving the central Arkansas and Memphis areas, will begin serving northwest Arkansas at dinnertime Wednesday.

Wal-Mart Asks Suppliers for Lower Prices, Fewer Ads

by Lance Turner 6/11/2015 11:25 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is asking suppliers to cut back on advertising in order to pass along those savings to its customers.

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