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SkyZone Park Comes To Central Arkansas

SkyZone Park Comes To Central Arkansas
SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park has opened a 25,000-SF space in Maumelle. | (Photo by Tyler Rosenthal)

Flying high on success in recent years, Sky Zone Trampoline Park hopes its Little Rock-area location, with 25,000 SF of space, will become a top spot for family fun and fitness.
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Three More Restaurants Raise Bar on List of Mixed Drink Sales

Whispers has an update to last week's report on mixed drink sales at Little Rock restaurants. We reported 2013 mixed drink sales for the 10 Little Rock restaurants that met two criteria: served mixed drinks and were near the top in food sales.
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Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly.
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US Mint Unveils Marshals Museum Coin Designs

The U.S. Mint has unveiled the designs of the three commemorative coins that will be sold next year to raise money for a planned $50 million U.S. Marshals Museum in western Arkansas. read more >

Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon. read more >

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

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Arvest Consumer Survey Shows Arkansans Mixed on Economy's Health

Arvest Bank's first consumer sentiment survey finds Arkansans have a dimmer outlook on the economy than their neighbors in Oklahoma and Missouri. read more >

Minimum Wage Plan Meets Initial Signature Count

A proposal to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage is one step closer to appearing on the November ballot after petitions for the measure passed an initial signature count. read more >

Mixed-Drink Sales Vital To Restaurant Bottom Lines

Since some cities have levied local taxes on sales of alcoholic beverages, a missing factor of our top-selling restaurants can be learned. read more >

Geovanni Leiva Brings Family Coffee from Guatemala to Leiva's Coffee in Sherwood

Leiva's Coffee of Sherwood is brewing up a philosophy of generosity, combining homegrown coffee with a belief in helping the less fortunate. The way to accomplish this: offering coffee bean growers a greater percentage of profits to allow for reinvestment in underserved communities. read more >

Wine Permit for Sassafras Springs Tops Grapevine of Beer & Wine Updates

Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale, owned by Gene Long and his wife, Cheryl, has been open since April 1, but it finally received its wine manufacturing permit from the state in May, though it isn't likely to start producing until the end of the year, Long said. read more >

State-Run Golf Course Remains in Red After Opening

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism took over management of The Ridges, a 27-hole golf course in Village Creek State Park near Wynne. Officials say the project was planned as a public-private partnership, but the state took over operations after a private partner went into foreclosure. read more >

Lauren Wissot Named Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival's Programming Director

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has named Lauren Wissot, a journalist and film critic, as its programming director. This year's festival is set for Oct. 10-19 at the Arlington Hotel. read more >

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