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Arkansas State Fair Attendance Down 8.6 Percent From 2013

Arkansas State Fair Attendance Down 8.6 Percent From 2013

Officials with the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock say attendance during the final six days of the fair rebounded with improved weather - but fell short of 2013 numbers.
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Crystal Bridges' State of the Art Exhibition Means Business for Arkansas Artists

The State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has gained national attention, has been transformative for Little Rock artist Delita Martin, who has three pieces in the exhibit.
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Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs Put on Auction Block

A real estate auctioneer says the Majestic Hotel complex will be for sale until next month.
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Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703. read more >

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year. read more >

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel. read more >

NLR Tire Center Leads Quartet of Pulaski County Million-Dollar Deals

A tire center project in North Little Rock, two big homes in Little Rock and a motel in Jacksonville have joined the seven-digit club. read more >

Interstate 55 Bridge Could Temporarily Close

Transportation officials are considering whether to temporarily close the heavily-traveled Interstate 55 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas during construction of a new interchange in Memphis. read more >

UA Announces 4 Inductees For Business Hall of Fame

Representing the Class of 2015 inductees into the University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame are Millie Ward, Al Bell, Stephen L. LaFrance Sr., and Donald E. "Buddy" Wray, the UA said Thursday. read more >

New Phase for Crystal Bridges: Contemporary Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011 in Wal-Mart's hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas, with a respectable collection of work by famous artists from Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter" to a George Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart. read more >

Jane Chu: Main Street Revitalization Awakens a Cultural District

Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, said the revitalization of downtown Little Rock's Main Street has awakened a cultural district. read more >

Dogpatch USA Figures to be on Display at Museum

Some of Harold Enlow's original carvings of Dogpatch USA figures, many of them one-of-a-kind, will be on display at the Boone County Heritage Museum from Oct. 14 to 17. read more >

Texas Tourism Turns Down Oxford American

When Oxford American first started focusing its music issues on Southern states, the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism funded the issue's accompanying CD in an advertising partnership valued at $33,000. read more >

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