Northwest Arkansas Archive

Rockline to Expand in Springdale to Fill Wal-Mart Order

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 11:03 am

Rockline Industries says it has invested $15 million in expansion at its Springdale plant to accommodate a new facial wipes line for Wal-Mart. The production is being moved from Europe.

State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report Out Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 08:52 am

On Friday, Oct. 2, the Center for Business and Economic Research of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansa will release the fifth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report.

Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Headquarters

by Reuters 10/1/2015 07:23 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's efforts to pare costs, people familiar with the matter said.

Startup Junkie to Host Second InnovateHER Contest

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 02:06 pm

InnovateHER is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that focuses on developing innovative ideas that could affect and empower the lives of women and families. The program was launched earlier this year.

Sparks Health System Names New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/30/2015 09:09 am

Ray Minkle has been named vice president of human resources for Sparks Health System, which includes oversight for Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren and Sparks Clinic.

Skyline Reports Shows Building Permit Values Decreasing in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2015 11:00 am

In northwest Arkansas, the number of building permits increased significantly compared to last year, but the value of the permits decreased from their average values in 2014.

UAMS Establishes Residency Program in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2015 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received accreditation for an internal medicine residency program at its Fayetteville campus from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

USA Truck Hires Martin Tewari for New President of Trucking Post

by Marty Cook 9/29/2015 09:28 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Martin Tewari to fill the new position of President of Trucking.

Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 9/29/2015 07:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

Former President Bush Campaigning for Jeb in Arkansas

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 11:51 am

Former President George W. Bush is campaigning in northwest Arkansas to help his brother Jeb's White House bid.

Boy Scouts Setting Up New Stakes in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The organization operates a Scout Shop at Ozark Center Point Place at 5320 W. Sunset Ave. The Boy Scouts bought an 11,000-SF former medical office at 3409 Elm Springs Road from Arvest Bank.

Online Betting Operation Goes Bust in Washington County

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Timothy Clower Bryant of Fayetteville waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville to one count of operating an illegal gambling business.

An 'F' in Retirement: UA's Repeat Chancellor Dan Ferritor Says This Time He Means It

by Marty Cook 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Dan Ferritor, the interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is not shy about his age or the effects of his years on his energy level.

Heritage Building Leads Downtown Fayetteville Condo Buys (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Several condominiums in downtown Fayetteville sold in a series of deals.

Springdale Tops Arkansas Tech Business Index For First Time

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 02:05 pm

Springdale took the top spot for July on the Arkansas Tech Business Index with a rating of 106.38, an increase of 1.09 points from June.

TLC Specials to Focus on Duggar Daughters Jill, Jessa

by Associated Press 9/24/2015 11:54 am

Months after a scandal involving a member of the Duggar family shut down TLC's long-running reality hit "19 Kids and Counting," the network is resuming its on-air relationship with the Arkansas brood by starring daughters Jill and Jessa in two or more specials.

Walton Family Foundation to Fund 3 Design Projects

by Alexis Hosticka 9/24/2015 10:19 am

The Walton Family Foundation said this week that it will fund the design of three northwest Arkansas building projects through its Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

ACH Picks Polk Stanley Wilcox for Springdale Hospital

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 10:07 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital said Thursday that has selected two architectural firms to help design its new campus in northwest Arkansas: FKP Architects of Houston and Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Fayetteville and Little Rock.

JBU Gets $1.5M 'Challenge Grant' for Construction, Fundraising

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 09:56 am

John Brown University has been awarded a $1.5 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation of Tulsa to support construction and fundraising projects on campus, the private Siloam Springs school announced Thursday.

UA Names New Title IX Coordinator

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 09:13 am

The University of Arkansas has named Nicole Ferguson the interim Title IX coordinator for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance.