Tourism Archive

SPONSORED: The Re-emergence Of The American Downtown

by 7/10/2018 09:09 am

Residents and businesses are rediscovering the authenticity and character of once-abandoned city centers.

Benton, Craighead Counties Top Arkansas List of Incoming Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York, considered a number of factors to create its listing of the counties in Arkansas that have the most incoming investments

The Rep Sells Peachtree Apartments for $769K

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/5/2018 02:27 pm

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre last month sold its Peachtree Apartments, a 16-unit residential complex in downtown Little Rock, for $768,800.

JD Neeley Joins State Game and Fish Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2018 10:45 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson appoints JD Neeley of Camden to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Arkansas Initiative Campaigns Near Deadline for Petitions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/2/2018 07:18 am

Hundreds of paid workers have been gathering signatures around Arkansas and the state's airwaves have been flooded with TV ads as initiative campaigns for casino legalization, raising the minimum wage and stricter term limits approach the deadline to submit petitions and quality for the November ballot.

Russellville Waits for Intermodal Splash

by Marty Cook 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Lawsuits over multiple environmental studies have been part of the holdup keeping a $50 million intermodal facility from being built south of Russellville on the banks of the Arkansas River.

WLR Hampton Inn Sold for $11.9 M; Warren Stephens Buys Longfellow Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2018 12:00 am

A 126-room hotel in west Little Rock, an 11,948-SF medical office building in midtown Little Rock and a 17 percent stake in a west Little Rock apartment project form a few of this week's million-dollar-plus real estate transactions.

Terry Eastin Keeps Steady Course at Big River Strategic Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Terry Eastin, the executive director of the Big River Strategic Initiative, describes the plan to attract tourists to the Mississippi River.

Marshals Museum Shows Off New Look at Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2018 11:30 am

The United States Marshals Museum announced Thursday enhanced architectural renderings and designs for the 57,000-SF building set to open next fall.

The More Things Change ... (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/25/2018 12:00 am

Prowling through the archives of Harvard Medical School, my husband and I saw constant reminders of both how much our technology has changed in the past eight decades and how little human nature has.

Gleason, Thompson to Headline Executive Academy

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

Emerging leaders from business, nonprofit and policy sectors have an opportunity this fall to learn from some of the most successful and recognizable business names in Arkansas as part of the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy.

Stone's Throw to Sample Stifft Station Location at PopUp Event

by Jan Cottingham 6/11/2018 12:00 am

A PopUp in the Rock event will be the occasion for Stone's Throw Brewing to set up in Little Rock's Stifft Station neighborhood for a few weeks to test interest in a possible outpost in the area.

Conway's Candlewood, Comfort Inn Acquired for $5.7M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

Adjoining hotels in Conway and land for an emergency hospital in Cabot provide this week's edition of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Looking to Save The Rep, Board Finds Real Estate A 'Cash Drain'

by Jordan Johnson 6/8/2018 11:14 am

Since announcing in April it was halting operations, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre has received a groundswell of monetary donations from individuals and foundations but has a long way to go to meet its remaining goal of $2.3 million.

Words of Wisdom (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/4/2018 12:00 am

This year's crop of 40 Under 40 young professionals offered several nuggets of wisdom that we would have done well to have taken to heart, oh, 30 or 40 years ago. Maybe you, too, can benefit from what they've learned.

Visit Bentonville's Kalene Griffith Focuses Tourism Tactics at Leisure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

A former member of 40 Under 40, Kalene Griffith has headed Visit Bentonville, formerly the Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau, since August 2005.

Millennials Constitute 35 Percent of U.S. Labor Force

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, comprising 35 percent of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents the 25th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young professionals from throughout the state in a variety of industries who bear watching.

David Lang Out After Hammons Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

David Lang, the longtime general manager of the 400-room Embassy Suites hotel and 125,000-SF Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, is out of a job after a New York investor bought the assets of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.

Dozens of Arkansas Companies Rank on List of Largest ESOPs

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business debuts a new list of ESOPs — employee stock ownership plans — ranked by net assets at the end of the most recent fiscal year for which data is publicly available.