Tourism Archive

Residents Hope to Save Historic Hot Springs Hotel

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/6/2015 07:09 am

While some residents in downtown Hot Springs want the Majestic Hotel debris cleaned up, some are rallying to protect portions of the crumbling building they say can and should be restored to its former glory.

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third.

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Starts $1.8 Million in Construction Projects

by Mark Friedman 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport will begin several construction projects this month that are worth a total of $1.84 million.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

Game and Fish Foundation Names Hall of Fame Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 7/1/2015 04:06 pm

The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation today announced the 2015 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame inductees and the Legacy Award winner, Jim Gaston, who played a key role in establishing trout fishing in Arkansas.

Little Rock Marks Milestone at Robinson Center Renovation

by Alexis Hosticka 7/1/2015 11:43 am

One year in, the Robinson Center Second Act project is on schedule and on budget, with the performing arts venue set to reopen in November 2016.

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?”

Oxford American Music Issue Getting Peachy

by Sean Beherec 6/29/2015 12:00 am

This year's Oxford American music issue will focus on the sounds of Georgia.

Wal-Mart SVP Rick Webb: NWA Needs Employees Educated in STEM

by Marty Cook 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart needs vast numbers of technologically advanced workers and needs them as soon as possible, says SVP Rick Webb.

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center Open at Clinton National

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2015 11:38 am

The program allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt and to keep their laptop and a 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-on suitcase without having to remove them at the checkpoint.

Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge to Reopen

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 02:16 pm

The lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena is scheduled to reopen following a $9.6 million renovation and expansion project.

Oaklawn Adds Rick Alford, Kelli Mussa to Lead Gaming, HR

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2015 10:58 am

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming of Hot Springs has named Rick Alford its gaming manager and Kelli Mussa its director of human resources.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Taekwondo Association To Reveal Little Rock HQ Plans

by Austin DuVall 6/22/2015 12:00 am

ATA International will break ground Wednesday on its new $13 million, 45,300-SF world headquarters in Little Rock.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Phil Baldwin Tells Independence County to 'Dream Big'

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 03:12 pm

Through citizen involvement and a potluck of ideas, Independence County is aiming to leverage its strengths to improve its prospects in five key areas, including economic development. In doing so, Citizens Bank CEO Phil Baldwin is urging the county to aim high.

Best Association Management Gets Contract to Oversee ASAE

by Austin Duvall 6/18/2015 09:46 am

Best Association Management of Little Rock has been awarded the contract to manage the Arkansas Society of Association Executives.