Tourism Archive

Suckers 'R' Us (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Here we go again. Yet another out-of-state company wants to get itself written, by name, into our state constitution as a protected casino monopoly. And people you'd expect to have more respect for their home state — lawyers, political consultants, economic developers — have signed on to help.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Wording of Casino Ballot Measure

by Associated Press 5/13/2016 07:31 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure aimed at allowing three casinos to operate in Arkansas.

Hot Springs Film Festival Receives $5K for Diversity Sidebar

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2016 01:51 pm

The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has awarded $5,000 of special support to the 2016 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival through the Academy's FilmWatch program.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2016 11:17 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced appointments to state boards and commissions.

In Alcohol Debate, Northeast Arkansas Residents Weigh Social Concerns, Dollars

by George Jared 5/9/2016 10:54 am

Beer, wine and spirit sales in northeast Arkansas have always provided residents with a conundrum. The social fabric of the region is steeped with strong religious ties, but alcohol sales account for millions of dollars of economic activity in the area.

Innkeeper Zoie Kaye at a Loss for Words About Essay Contest

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Zoie Kaye has been receiving essays for her Win The Inn at Rose Hall contest, in which the Eureka Springs innkeeper plans to award her bed and breakfast to a deserving essayist.

Filmmaker Gary Jones Goes Back to Basics

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Gary Jones, who was collecting lifetime achievement awards and plaudits as Arkansas' dean of commercial filmmaking more than 15 years ago, has come full circle.

Little Rock To Be Featured In New PBS Show

by Sarah Campbell 5/3/2016 11:27 am

Emmy-Award-winning TV host Darley Newman will dedicate an episode of her new "Travels with Darley" show to Little Rock, tourism leaders announced Tuesday. It will air this summer on PBS.

With Dazzling Gem, Steve Landers Sr. Stays In the Running

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Steve Landers Sr. has participated in horseracing for 15 years and owns 19 racehorses, including Dazzling Gem, a thoroughbred that as of late last week stood at 24th in points in the lineup for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Old Mill Bread Eyes Spot in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Old Mill Bread & Flour Co. hopes to have a location in Ottenheimer Market Hall in the River Market within a month, says John Graham, manager of Old Mill and father of the restaurant and bakery's owner, Andrew Graham.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

Arkansas Convention Center Troubles Dog Texarkana Investor

by Mark Friedman 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Hiren D. Patel's investments in a convention center and hotels on both sides of Texarkana have turned into one financial headache after another.

Hot Springs Tourism Chief Steve Arrison Offers His Conventional Wisdom

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

As CEO of the Hot Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, Steve Arrison is responsible for the creation and implementation of the advertising, promotion and marketing program for the city of Hot Springs.

Gateway Town Center Tracts Top $10.4M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Undeveloped commercial land in Little Rock's Gateway Town Center project generated two seven-digit transactions.

Nichelle Nichols of 'Star Trek' Coming to Hot Springs Spa-Con

by Jan Cottingham 4/26/2016 11:08 am

Hot Springs is bringing "Star Trek's" Nichelle Nichols to the city as part of its first "Spa-Con," an entertainment and comic convention to be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center Sept. 23-25.

Art by Picasso, Haas to Show at Crystal Bridges Starting Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 01:36 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the installation of several major loans, including Pablo Picasso's "Seated Woman in Chemise (1923)," on loan from the Tate Modern in London; and Philip Haas' "The Four Seasons (2011)," on loan from Sonnabend Gallery on behalf of the artist.

David's Burgers Delayed in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The restaurant is to occupy the former Boulevard Bread space in the Dickinson Hardware Co. building at the east end of Ottenheimer Market Hall, operated by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Plans for Downtown Little Rock Bowling Alley, Beer Hall Progress

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A project to transform two adjacent buildings in downtown Little Rock into a bowling alley, bar and beer hall complex has cleared one approval hurdle and faces a couple more but is moving forward, developer Jamie Moses said last week.

Construction Booms in a Growing Northwest Arkansas Market

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The costs of building things have gone up in northwest Arkansas, developers say. It's not just that land value has risen, but construction and labor costs have also grown.

Slideshow: Robinson Center's Renovation Poised for October Completion

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A photographer's tour of the city's Robinson Center shows a project poised to come.