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Riverfest's Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of Riverfest is much greater than memories of fun, music, food and the occasional festival-goer wearing much too little clothing for his frame.

Central Arkansas Retail Space Vacancy Rate Rises

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for the central Arkansas retail real estate market rose to 5.7 percent in first-quarter 2017, compared with 4.9 percent in first-quarter 2016.

NLR's West Scenic Apartments Tops $3.9 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/24/2017 12:00 am

West Scenic Partners LLC of St. Louis purchased Scenic Hill Apartments at 605 and 1207 W. Scenic Drive. The seller is Scenic Hill Properties Ltd., led by James Kincannon.

Embrace These Tech Investments (Heather Albright Expert Advice)

by Heather Albright 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Technology is transforming nearly every industry, causing disruption that often creates unforeseen challenges to business models. Companies that ignore technology, rather than embracing it, could become irrelevant.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 10:41 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016.

After 40 Years, Riverfest to Suspend Annual Festival

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 01:00 pm

The Riverfest Inc. board of directors says it will suspend the annual music festival, which marked its 40th year in June.

WordsWorth Books Turns Page with New Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Lia Lent and Tom McGowan, both of Little Rock, have bought the much-loved, long-lived independent bookstore from Jean Cazort. Its new name will be the slightly different Wordsworth Bookstore.

Former I.O. Metro Pulls Out Last Stop

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The going-out-of-business sale for what is now known as Erdos At Home recently kicked off.

Homesick Candles Offers Arkansas Smells for the Scentimental

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Homesick Candles offers hand-poured scented candles, specifically designed for each state.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

Metroplan Report Finds People Live Where They Work

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 09:39 am

Metroplan on Thursday released its 2017 Demographic Review and Outlook, noting demographic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Is LR at Tipping Point After Shooting? PR Voices Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 7/12/2017 03:08 pm

Arkansas media and public relations professionals fear that negative perceptions of the capital city are reaching a critical mass after the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge downtown.

Dick's Sporting Goods Coming Soon to McCain Plaza

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/12/2017 11:54 am

Dick's Sporting Goods is set to open in Spring 2018 at the McCain Plaza Shopping Center at McCain Boulevard and U.S. Highway 67 in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Side of Texarkana Struggling with Dropping Alcohol Sales

by Karl Richter, Texarkana Gazette 7/11/2017 12:46 pm

Its beer and wine monopoly broken and grip on hard liquor sales slipping, Texarkana, Ark., faces a new economic reality that threatens both business and government.

Pioneer Products Names Weston Geigle CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 08:53 am

Pioneer Products, a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings of Rogers, on Tuesday named Weston Geigle CEO.

Creating Insurance 'Captives' Helps Companies Save Cash

by Mark Friedman 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr is pushing for more companies to start captive insurance subsidiaries, which can write insurance only for its parent or related companies, and locate them in Arkansas.

Financial Priorities (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Poor allocation of available resources is epidemic among American households, which is not surprising since perpetuating the monthly payment mentality is a cornerstone of the American economy.

Westchase Plaza Visited By $4.8M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Markham & Shackleford LLC, led by Leonard Hasson and Hank Kelley, purchased the 55,766-SF Westchase Plaza and Slim Chickens restaurant at 301 N. Shackleford Road.

Fuqua's Jewelry Makes Move from Star City to Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The former Allied Bank location at 1022 W. Capitol Ave. will house Fuqua's Jewelry.

NLR's West Scenic Apartments Sold in $4 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

A 140-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock, an automotive development in west Little Rock and undeveloped land in Little Rock's Riverdale area provide a trio of multimillion-dollar transactions.

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