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Hospitality Arrives Before Hotel at Arkansas State

Hospitality Arrives Before Hotel at Arkansas State

Arkansas State University's new hospitality management program has plenty of vacancies, partly because few students know about it: Officials are waiting for a $50 million billboard to point to.
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Arkansas Trucking Association Highlights Parking Problem

Finding safe, quality parking is harder than you would think. Imagine the millions of trucks on the road and then realize that there are a little more than 300,000 public and private parking spots allotted for them.
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State to Hear Final Presentations from Potential Parks & Tourism Promoters

Presentations to be made by the three final advertising firms vying for the state's parks and tourism account, which used to be open to the public, will be closed this time.
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Crystal Bridges Museum Shows Off New Entrance, Other Updates

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has undergone updates including a new entrance, elevator tower and a pedestrian bridge on the north side of the museum. read more >

Contractor Says Jonesboro Hotel & Convention Center Owes $1.5M

The troubled Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center hasn't made any payments to the general contractor and now owes $1.5 million to subcontractors and a supplier, according to court filings. read more >

Courtni Champion Claims Exec Seat at Apartment Hunters (Movers & Shakers)

Courtni Champion has been promoted to leasing and relocation director at Apartment Hunters/Tuggle Services Inc. of Little Rock, where she was previously a leasing and relocation specialist. read more >

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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Wayne Smith Says Balance the Key to Keeping Oaklawn On Track

Wayne Smith was named general manager in March, becoming Oaklawn's sixth general manager. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Falls to Record Low 3.6 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment record fell to another record low, dropping to 3.6 percent in March from 3.7 percent in February. read more >

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership. read more >

State Keeps Tight Lid on Tourism Finalists

Did you see that announcement about the three finalists chosen for the state's richest advertising contract — the $14 million-a-year pact for marketing the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism? read more >

National Register Listings Light a Towering Inferno

Some downtown Little Rock property owners are surprised and upset that three public housing towers have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places despite being rejected by the state's review board. read more >

Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags'

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center is facing contractors' liens totaling nearly $900,000 and might not open next spring as planned. read more >

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