Public Companies Archive

Court Appoints Former LR Mayor Special Administrator in Scooter Stuart Case

by George Waldon 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Tom Prince, former Little Rock mayor, has entered the fray between Little Rock's One Bank & Trust and the estate of its former controlling owner and CEO, Layton “Scooter” Stuart.

Windstream to Roll Out TV Service Called 'Kinetic'

by Michelle Corbet 10/6/2014 09:50 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has partnered with Ericsson of Stockholm, Sweden, to create Kinetic, billed as a next-generation television service.

IberiaBank to Buy Florida Bank Group Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2014 03:01 pm

IberiaBank Corp. of Lafayette, Louisiana, says it will buy Florida Bank Group Inc. of Tampa, Florida, in a cash and stock deal worth about $87 million.

Windstream Buys Business Only Broadband of Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2014 02:38 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock acquires Business Only Broadband of Chicago, a fixed wireless enterprise services provider with operations in Chicago, New York City, northern New Jersey and Milwaukee.

Windstream Names Bob Gunderman Interim CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2014 07:18 am

Windstream Holdings Corp. of Little Rock on Wednesday announced that Bob Gunderman has been named interim chief financial officer. Gunderman succeeds Tony Thomas, who has been named president of the real estate investment trust Windstream is creating through the spinoff of certain telecommunications assets.

Instagram CEO Joins Wal-Mart Board of Directors

by Lance Turner 9/29/2014 10:29 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said Monday that Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram, has joined its board of directors.

Forrest City Financial Poised to Sell For $2.7M

by George Waldon 9/29/2014 12:00 am

The countdown to the $2.75 million sale of Forrest City Financial Corp. is nearing zero. The purchase by Cross County Bancshares Inc. of Wynne should close in October when the final regulatory approvals are expected, according to David Dowd, president and CEO of CCBI.

Community Bankers Group Responds to Wal-Mart's GoBank Checking Accounts

by Lance Turner 9/25/2014 11:05 am

We've reported how banks have cast a wary eye at Wal-Mart's ever-expanding foray into financial services. The retailer unveiled its latest move yesterday: a mobile checking account produced in partnership with Green Dot called GoBank.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

USA Truck Names Michael K. Borrows CFO

by Lance Turner 9/23/2014 07:53 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren appoints Michael K. Borrows, a former executive at Kansas City Southern and BNSF Railway, as its new chief financial officer. Borrows succeeds Clifton R. Beckham, formerly the company's CEO, who announced in August that he would leave the company.

Gary Enzor Joins USA Truck Board of Directors

by Lance Turner 9/22/2014 10:37 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren says Gary R. Enzor has joined its board of directors.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

State Supreme Court Denies Alltel Motion for Arbitration

by Mark Friedman and Lee Hogan 9/18/2014 11:31 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court sided with a Saline County Circuit Court ruling and denied Alltel Corp. of Little Rock, which sold to Verizon Wireless in 2009, arbitration in a class-action case.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

Challenges of Family Ownership (Rudy Ortiz Expert Advice)

by Rudy Ortiz 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The irony of family business is that the same characteristics that can lead to their successes can also contribute to their demise. These competing characteristics include family trust, founder independence and tenacity, and extensive product knowledge. It is important to review each of these in fuller detail to understand the challenges family businesses face.

Royalty Owners Haul Exxon Subsidiary XTO to Court Over Royalties

by Mark Friedman 9/15/2014 12:00 am

Independence County plaintiffs say in a federal lawsuit that XTO wasn't getting the highest price possible for natural gas because it was selling the product to its own subsidiary, Cross Timbers Energy Services Inc., at below-market prices.

Natural Gas in Fayetteville Shale Takes Arkansas from Zero to Billions in 10 Years

by Michelle Corbet 9/15/2014 12:00 am

In the past decade, the players in the Fayetteville Shale have shuffled and consolidated, drilling has peaked and retreated, employment has expanded and contracted, technology has advanced, environmental and infrastructure concerns have reared their heads and government has responded.

Simmons First Trust to Buy Talbot Capital Management

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2014 03:24 pm

Simmons First Trust Co. said Friday that it has agreed to purchase Talbot Capital Management Inc. of Pine Bluff for an undisclosed price.

Report: Acxiom to Open Austin Office, Hire 150

by Lance Turner 9/10/2014 09:18 am

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock is planning to open an office in Austin, Texas, according to the Austin Business Journal.

Windstream Adds William LaPerch, Michael Stoltz to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2014 10:05 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Tuesday announced the appointments of William LaPerch, the former president and CEO of AboveNet Communications Inc., and Michael Stoltz, a former audit partner with Ernst & Young, to its board of directors.