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Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2017.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories from 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2017 in Arkansas' business world.

Consider Middle Managers in Growth Plans (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Is middle management dead? As industry after industry has felt the effects of consolidation and disintermediation, the ranks of middle managers have, in many cases, dwindled.

Top Online Stories of 2017: Fake Will Story Commanded the Clicks

by Lance Turner 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Top web pieces at ArkansasBusiness.com ran the gamut from corruption to Tyson, property deals to zombies.

Relyance Bank to Acquire Heartland Bank Branches

by Lance Turner 12/13/2017 10:32 am

Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff said Wednesday that it will acquire Heartland Bank branches in Bryant, Fordyce and Sheridan and take on certain deposit accounts at Heartland locations in Little Rock.

Education Construction Dots the State, Dominating Commercial Projects List

by George Waldon 12/11/2017 12:00 am

The tally of largest commercial projects in Arkansas reached $2 billion for the fourth consecutive year, powered in large part by education.

Citizens Bank Advances Two to Head Batesville Call Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Bryan Wagner has been promoted to agri banking relationship manager by Regions Bank in Jonesboro. Brock Fletcher has been hired as a commercial banking relationship manager.

Sexual Harassment Claims: What Companies Can Do (Michelle Kaemmerling Commentary)

by Michelle Kaemmerling 12/8/2017 11:09 am

Employers are wise to promptly and thoroughly investigate all claims of harassment or inappropriate conduct.

Walmart to Award $1.12M in Grants Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2017 10:04 am

Walmart will host a “Day of Giving” in Little Rock at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to award Walmart Foundation Arkansas State Giving grants totaling $1.12 million to 11 nonprofits.

Tyson Foods Names EVP, General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 01:49 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale recently named Amy Tu executive vice president and general counsel, effective Dec. 11.

Windstream Sees Change in the Air

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/4/2017 12:00 am

CEO Tony Thomas says new products and attention to the balance sheet will get Windstream back in the black.

Tracing Path to Big Buys by Simmons Bank

by George Waldon 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Here's a look at some highlights along the path traveled by Simmons First National Corp. to bring two of its biggest deals home and grow the bank holding company into a $14 billion-asset concern.

Bank of the Ozarks Hires Contractor for New HQ

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/30/2017 08:47 am

Bank of the Ozarks has hired CDI Contractors LLC to build its new headquarters in west Little Rock and plans to break ground in December.

Ecoark's Trading Symbol Changed

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/29/2017 03:17 pm

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers, which is set to be renamed Zest Technologies Inc., announces that FINRA has allowed a change in the company's stock symbol trading on the OTC Markets.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $198M in C-130 Training Contracts

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 09:13 am

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland, recently received six contracts, with awards totaling $198.4 million, to improve training for C-130 airmen and operators around the world.

Arkansas Timber Rides Wave Of Demand

by Marty Cook 11/27/2017 12:00 am

This year's hurricanes are likely to boost Arkansas' timber industry, which was already experiencing a surge of new investment.

Bass Pro, Hooters Site Yields $23M Tandem Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/27/2017 12:00 am

The sale-leaseback of Little Rock's 104,359-SF Bass Pro Shops spawned a $21.89 million transaction.

Dry Weekend Draws Shoppers Even as Online Sales Boom

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2017 05:51 pm

The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online.

America's Car-Mart Names New CFO, Reports Profit

by Marty Cook 11/17/2017 09:56 am

America's Car-Mart of Bentonville announced that Vickie Judy will become the company's chief financial officer beginning Jan. 1.

Tyson Foods Reports Record Annual EPS, Acquisition

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 10:02 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported on Monday fiscal 2017 income of $1.77 billion, which the company said represented a record earnings per share of $5.31.