Northwest Arkansas Archive

Apartments in Northwest Arkansas Still in High Demand

by Marty Cook 8/24/2015 12:00 am

A recent apartment market study reported that occupancy rates for northwest Arkansas were 98 percent or higher in each of the four major cities.

Quapaw Casino-Growth Plans Generate Opposition in Kansas

by George Waldon 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The success of Downstream Casino Resort in Kansas and plans for expansion suggests that the Quapaw Tribe of Indians know how to run a casino — an expertise that might well worry Arkansas' existing gambling venues.

Bingo Numbers Continue to Slide for Some Nonprofits

by Mark Friedman 8/24/2015 12:00 am

In Arkansas, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 78.8 million bingo “faces” —the individual game cards — were sold. That's more than 25 for every man, woman and child in the state.

Weis Says Decision To Leave USA Truck His To Make

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Burton Weis said it was his decision to resign from the Van Buren trucking company and he hoped to stay in northwest Arkansas with his next job.

No Vacancy at Fayetteville's Evelyn Hills Shopping Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Matthew Dearnley said the 131,000-SF Evelyn Hills Shopping Center at 1554 College Ave. in Fayetteville is 100 percent occupied after recent leases were signed.

Howse Furniture Store Opening in Bentonville

by Alexis Hosticka 8/20/2015 01:28 pm

Howse, an eclectic furniture store featuring unique pieces and free design service, is opening in Bentonville.

PAM Gives Cushman Raise, Promotes Herndon

by Marty Cook 8/20/2015 08:52 am

PAM Transport of Tontitown promoted Matt Herndon to COO on Aug. 12, the company said in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

NWA Airport Announces Nonstop Service to San Francisco

by Marty Cook 8/18/2015 08:39 am

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport announced it would have nonstop jet service from northwest Arkansas to San Francisco.

JBU Breaks Ground on $6M Health Sciences Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/17/2015 10:01 am

John Brown University broke ground Monday on a $6 million Health Sciences Building scheduled to be complete by fall 2016.

Hugg & Hall Gets New Site in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Super Properties III LLC, led by John Hugg and Robert Hall, bought a 16.2-acre property at 7101 S. Zero St. Hugg & Hall paid just shy of $2.5 million to Alawest-AL LLC.

Work Begins to Fix Pig Trail After Slide

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The clock is ticking for workers to complete emergency repairs by Halloween and reopen to traffic on the famed Pig Trail Scenic Byway in northwest Arkansas.

Jacob Flournoy Recognized for UA System's Internal Audit Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Jacob Flournoy, internal audit director for the University of Arkansas System, has been selected to receive the American Institute of CPAs' Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award for impact on state government.

Farmers & Merchants Rakes In Bank of Fayetteville

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Bankshares of Fayetteville Inc., holding company of Bank of Fayetteville, represents the third acquisition by Farmers & Merchants Bankshares Inc. of Stuttgart in the past seven years.

Kandice Harshaw to Replace Burton Weis at USA Truck

by Marty Cook 8/14/2015 10:10 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren promoted Kandice Harshaw to vice president of human resources after the resignation of Burton Weis this week. Weis, a longtime executive with the company, did not tell USA Truck why he was resigning.

Chef Shuttle Expands to Fayetteville, Springdale

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 02:00 pm

Restaurant delivery service Chef Shuttle announced Wednesday it will expand in northwest Arkansas to include Springdale beginning Friday, Aug. 14, and to Fayetteville and Farmington on Friday, Aug. 21.

Arkansas Companies Rank Among Inc.'s Fast Growing List

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 11:15 am

Six Arkansas companies ranked among Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing firms in the nation, with one, Team SI of Little Rock, in the top 500.

$15M in Walton Family Grants Fuel Culinary Expansion at NWACC

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 11:55 am

NorthWest Arkansas Community College said Tuesday that its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management will expand thanks to three grants totaling $15 million from the Walton Family Foundation.

UA Leads New Engineering Research Center

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 09:46 am

Researchers at the University of Arkansas will help lead a new $18.5 million engineering research center to design and develop vehicle electrical systems that are more powerful, efficient and heat-resistant.

Cliff Beckham Takes New Job as President of Illinois Trucking Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Cliff Beckham was recently hired as president and COO of Earl L. Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois.

Crystal Bridges Curator Mum on New Acquisitions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The museum is planning for next year a “fabulous folk art show,” “Treasures From the American Folk Art Museum.” The American Folk Art Museum,” in New York, showcases the works of self-taught artists.