Northwest Arkansas Archive

UPDATE: Don Bacigalupi Leaving Crystal Bridges to Lead George Lucas' Chicago Museum

by Jan Cottingham 11/17/2014 10:14 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville announces that Don Bacigalupi will leave as president but will retain his place on the museum's board.

Tyson Foods Posts Record Quarterly Sales

by Lance Turner 11/17/2014 07:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports a 47 percent decline in quarterly net income on record sales of $10.1 billion as the meat processor continues to integrate the biggest acquisition of its history, Hillshire Brands Inc. of Chicago.

Johnelle Hunt on Shifting Gears After Trucking To Reach Pinnacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business talks with Johnelle Hunt, who, along with her late husband, J.B., founded J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell.

Grub's Bar & Grille Expands to Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Fort Smith lost MarketPlace Grill but is gaining a Grub's Bar & Grille in its place.

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2014 12:00 am

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent.

Investment, Jobs Buoy Fort Smith's Chaffee Crossing

by Marty Cook 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Chaffee Crossing, the 7,000-acre Army surplus property in Fort Smith, continues to be a popular development destination in its new civilian life, playing host to a spate of expansion and relocation announcements during the past year.

Cameron Smith & Associates' Mission To Put More Women in Public Company Boardrooms

by Jan Cottingham 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Diversity on corporate boards has been an issue for years. Most companies recognize that having directors from varied backgrounds isn't simply a theoretical matter of equity; it's a matter of performance. Cameron Smith wants to use the contacts built up over 20 years of helping to put women on corporate boards. And women — particularly in Arkansas — could use his help.

Has Alice Walton Made Another Art Purchase?

by Lance Turner 11/12/2014 11:25 am

Today, the New York Times notes speculation surrounding the new owner of one of Jasper John's "Flag" paintings, which sold Tuesday at Sotheby's. Could it be a certain art collector with a museum in northwest Arkansas?

Crystal Bridges Exhibition Rated No. 1 Must-See by Artnet News

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

No. 1 on the list must-see shows from Artnet News was State of the Art, the exhibition of contemporary American art by emerging and undiscovered artists at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

James Van Doren: I Shouldn't Have Signed the Plea Agreement

by George Waldon 11/10/2014 12:00 am

James Van Doren freely admits he was weak and didn't do the right thing. The New York investment banker isn't talking about his involvement in financial dealings that culminated in his being sentenced last week to 15 months in federal prison.

Fayetteville Ranked No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 02:23 pm

Fayetteville saw a 2-point surge in its rating in August to overtake Fort Smith for the top spot of Arkansas Tech University's business index, which rates economic activity in the state.

Arkansas Poll Gets it Right in Governor, U.S. Senate Race

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 11:26 am

Most polls correctly placed Republicans Asa Hutchinson and Tom Cotton ahead of their Democratic foes for governor and U.S. Senate. What most did not do is predict the large margin of victory each would enjoy on Election Day.

NTSB Releases Report on Arkansas Train Collision

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 02:13 pm

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a train collision in northwest Arkansas that left dozens of people with minor injuries.

Arkansas Marshallese Population to Be Studied

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 02:12 pm

A panel discussion that explores the health disparities, cultural understanding and social policies of the state's thousands of Marshallese residents has been scheduled for next week.

GOP's Rick Crawford, Steve Womack Re-elected in US House Races

by Associated Press 11/4/2014 08:21 pm

Republican congressman Rick Crawford has been elected to his third term representing eastern Arkansas in the U.S. House, and Republican congressman Steve Womack re-elected to 3rd term representing northwest Arkansas.

UA Projects, Fayetteville School Win American Architecture Awards

by Jan Cottingham 11/4/2014 09:36 am

Three projects with ties to the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture have received 2014 American Architecture Awards.

James Van Doren Sentenced to 15 Months For Money Laundering

by George Waldon 11/3/2014 05:03 pm

James Van Doren, appearing in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith this afternoon, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment as part of a disputed plea agreement.

USA Truck Logs Its Most Profitable Quarter in 8 Years

by Marty Cook 11/3/2014 10:02 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported its most profitable quarter in eight years Monday.

ArcBest Corp. 3Q Profit UP 40 Percent

by Marty Cook 11/3/2014 08:46 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported third-quarter income of $19.6 million.

PBX to Launch Baggage Tracking at LIT, XNA

by Mark Carter 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Passenger Baggage Xpress aims to reconnect airline travelers with lost luggage in a fraction of the time it usually takes, and officially “goes to market” at Clinton National and Northwest Arkansas Regional airports.