DoubleTree Hotel Renovations Include New Restaurant, Rooms Overhaul

DoubleTree Hotel Renovations Include New Restaurant, Rooms Overhaul

In the shadow of the $70 million Robinson Center renovation, the DoubleTree Little Rock is undergoing its own transformation.
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$2.8 Million Transaction Visits LR's Legacy Hotel (Real Deals)

SHG Management LLC, led by Kishan Patel, bought the 86-room Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. The seller is Southern Comfort Inns Inc., led by Amin Amarshi.
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Mini Golf Owner Accused of Putting Money Away from Judgment

Linda Gauthier has been accused of hiding assets to avoid paying the judgment of nearly $350,000 that Regions Bank obtained from Saline County Circuit Court in 2011, according to a lawsuit filed by Edgefield Holdings LLC of Miami, in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.
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Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions. read more >

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

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Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

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Walton Arts Center Awarded $2M Walker Foundation Grant

The Walton Arts Center announces a $2 million grant from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for its $23 million capital campaign. read more >

Cherokee Nation Donated $6M to Arkansas Casino Campaign

Campaign finance reports show the Cherokee Nation gave $6 million to the group behind a casino legalization proposal that was disqualified from the November ballot, while a dog track and horse track gave more than $1.4 million to the campaign opposing it. read more >

Arkansas Casino Campaign Asks Court to Reconsider Ruling

The group behind a proposal disqualified from the November ballot that would have legalized casinos in three Arkansas counties is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling against the measure. read more >

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