Public Companies Archive

Incentives Boost Pay for Bank of the Ozarks' Executives

by Lance Turner 3/26/2015 09:32 am

Each of Bank of the Ozarks Inc.'s named executive officers saw increases in total compensation in fiscal 2014, according to a proxy filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

2 Murphy USA Executives See Total Compensation Rise

by Lance Turner 3/25/2015 03:15 pm

Two top executives at Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado received boosts to total compensation in 2014, according to the company's proxy filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Arkansas State University to Hold Women's Business Leadership Conference April 2

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 02:41 pm

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is holding a Women's Business Leadership Conference on April 2 in Centennial Hall at the Carl R. Reng Student Union and at the Delta Center for Economic Development.

Value of $1 Million-Plus Deals Jumps 70 Percent

by George Waldon 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The number of $1 million-plus commercial real estate deals in Pulaski County didn't increase significantly during 2014. But the same can't be said for the dollar total of the transactions, which ballooned by a whopping 70 percent compared with 2013.

Developers See Surge In Northwest Arkansas Activity

by Marty Cook 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Cody Crawford, the president of C.R. Crawford Construction of Fayetteville, has his hands full with work these days. He's not alone — the region is showing signs of shrugging off the hangover of the recession.

Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn't reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years.

Allens' Successor Sager Creek Also Faced Financial Trouble

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The company that bought Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs out of bankruptcy was just a week away from filing its own Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, according to the trustee for Allens. Sager Creek Vegetable Co. “had significant cash-flow problems,” Allens' Chapter 7 Trustee R. Ray Fulmer II of Fort Smith told Arkansas Business.

Windstream REIT Names Two Executives

by Sean Beherec 3/19/2015 09:12 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock announced two executive leadership appointments on Thursday.

Former Windstream CEO's Exit Tied to Performance

by Sean Beherec 3/17/2015 09:59 am

In an interview, Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said his predecessor's departure was in part due to poor performance.

Deltic Executive Pay Drops in 2014

by Jan Cottingham 3/16/2015 11:27 am

Despite Deltic Timber's strong earnings in 2014, compensation paid four of the five top Deltic executive officers dropped compared with 2013.

J.B. Hunt CEO's Pay at $4.3M in 2014

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 10:10 am

John N. Roberts III, the president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was paid more than $4.3 million in 2014 and exercised stock options for another $906,752.

Windstream Executives Saw Pay Bump in 2014

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 10:01 am

Former CEO Jeff Gardner and his replacement, Tony Thomas, both saw pay increases in 2014 compared to the year before.

Social Media Add Twist to Modern Marketing

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 12:01 am

Marketing is still marketing, even if it looks a whole lot different in today's social media world, according to Randy McLeod, a professor and director of the professional sales department at Harding University in Searcy.

Bentonville Plaza Refills After Hillshire's Departure

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

When Tyson Foods of Springdale acquired Hillshire Brands for $8.55 billion last year, it cost Bentonville Plaza its seventh-floor tenant.

ArcBest Corp. CEO Gets $2.3M in 2014 Compensation

by Marty Cook 3/13/2015 12:00 pm

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made more than $2.3 million in 2014 thanks to a combination of cash incentives that totaled more than $1.3 million, the company said in its annual proxy statement.

USA Truck Expands West Memphis Terminal to Train Drivers

by Marty Cook 3/12/2015 11:53 am

USA Truck of Van Buren is expanding its West Memphis terminal in the hopes of adding to its operations in the future. Burton Weis says USA Truck is studying possible expansion at facilities in other markets but no decision has been made.

Gander Mountain Draws $7.2 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 123,872-SF store in Sherwood tipped the scales at $7.2 million. A 25,000-SF office-warehouse facility in North Little Rock weighed in at $2.19 million. And the location for a convenience store development in west Little Rock was assembled in two deals totaling $2.1 million.

Advanced Tech Tools Optimize Savings, Efficiency in Trucking

by Marty Cook 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Trucking companies have come a long way from T-cards and pay phones. Today's drivers have GPS, USB ports, instant messaging, and in some cases, their own company meteorologists as tools to get from one checkpoint to the next.

Acxiom, Twitter Expand Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2015 01:21 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock said Thursday that it has expanded its partnership with global microblogging giant Twitter Inc. of San Francisco.

Centennial Bank Names Greg Sanson Division President

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 10:11 am

Centennial Bank has named Greg Sanson its division president for Centennial's Conway, north central Arkansas and Alabama divisions, according to Tracy French, the bank's CEO.