Northwest Arkansas Archive

Tyson Foods to Pay $539,000 for Spill in Southwest Missouri

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 01:24 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. will pay more than $530,000 for a chemical spill that killed more than 100,000 fish and caused a southwest Missouri town's wastewater treatment system to fail, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Tuesday.

Wal-Mart Launches Cash Pickup Option for Tax Refunds

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 01:13 pm

Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at about 3,000 stores nationwide.

Dale Asbury, Jeffrey Medlock Join Sparks Fort Smith Family Practice

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 11:09 am

Dr. Dale Asbury and Dr. Jeffrey Medlock have joined Sparks Fort Smith Family Practice.

UA Press Promotes David Scott Cunningham to Senior Editor

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 10:23 am

Cunningham joined the press seven years ago as a project editor and then served as assistant managing editor. In his new role, he'll be responsible for leading acquisition efforts in civil rights, southern history, Arkansas history and culture, and all areas serving the press' mission.

Crystal Bridges Architect Moshe Safdie Awarded 2015 AIA Gold Medal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

Getting lost in the holiday shuffle was the news that the American Institute of Architects had awarded architect Moshe Safdie its 2015 AIA Gold Medal, regarded as the profession's highest honor.

New Tenants Filling Up Pleasant Crossing Shoppes in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

Burke Larkin of Whisinvest Realty of Rogers expects to finalize the last two leases of the 22,000-SF shopping center his company built near the Walmart Supercenter on Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Alan Cole of Colliers International represents the two tenants, unnamed until the deals are completed.

Hunt Heir Sells Starbucks Site in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

T.J. Lefler of Sage Partners in Fayetteville closed on the 3,258-SF building at 2117 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. on Jan. 9. Lefler and three partners had reached an agreement with Bryan Hunt LLC in December, but ironing out the details of the purchase took a while to complete.

Banks Seek Court-Held Dennis Smiley Funds

by George Waldon 1/19/2015 12:00 am

Two of the remaining banks in the serial loan controversies of Dennis Smiley Jr. hold judgments against the former Arvest executive.

OREO ‘Cleansing' Helps Stabilize NWA Real Estate

by Marty Cook 1/19/2015 12:00 am

When the real estate bubble popped in 2008, it popped big time in northwest Arkansas, which generated more “other real estate owned” than Little Rock. Now, sales and an improving economy are bringing calm to a market once noted for speculation.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Gets Regulatory Approval in Tennessee

by Lee Hogan 1/14/2015 12:44 pm

The $2 billion, 720-mile transmission line would deliver wind energy from the Oklahoma panhandle to customers in Tennessee and Arkansas. The project would provide renewable energy to more than one million homes annually.

Wal-Mart Arkansas Music Pavilion Releases First Concert Dates of 2015 Season

by Lee Hogan 1/14/2015 11:03 am

The Wal-Mart Arkansas Music Pavilion has announced the first group of artists to perform in the 2015 season, and the list includes rock bands and country music performers.

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart to Retire in July

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 01:06 pm

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart says that he will retire from the post on July 31 and return to teaching.

UA Commissions Study to Develop Transportation, Parking Solutions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:08 pm

The University of Arkansas is launching a study of its current and future transportation challenges on campus.

Gearhart Family's $250K Gift Establishes Law School Endowed Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:02 pm

Jeff Gearhart and his wife, Lisa, have created an endowed fund to enhance academic and professional development opportunities with a $250,000 gift.

Cynthia Smiley Bankruptcy Case Could Be Closing Soon

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

It looks like Dennis Smiley Jr.'s wife's $2.3 million bankruptcy case is coming to an end.

Transportation Companies in Arkansas Put Focus on Drivers' Health Into Maximum Overdrive

by Marty Cook 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health revealed that long-haul drivers are twice as likely to smoke or be obese as the average working adult. Drivers also were more likely to have risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases.

Fayetteville Health Management Firm Sold

by Mark Friedman 1/9/2015 11:17 am

TrestleTree Inc., of Fayetteville, which provides health management services to large employers, has been sold to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Fort Smith Leads Arkansas Tech Business Index in October

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 09:58 am

Fort Smith remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index while Rogers and Russellville enjoyed the largest increases according to economic activity from October.

Newk's Eatery's First Northwest Arkansas Location Opens Monday

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2015 10:55 am

The first of four planned Newk's Eatery locations in northwest Arkansas will open Monday in Fayetteville.

Chef Shuttle Looks to Expand Outside of Central Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 1/8/2015 10:27 am

Chef Shuttle has grown to cover much of central Arkansas, and now the company plans to expand into surrounding markets.