Tourism Archive

Rosanne Cash to be Featured at Fundraising Event at Governor's Mansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2016 01:56 pm

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash will be in Little Rock Thursday, March 3, for “An Evening with Rosanne Cash” at the Governor's Mansion.

Oaklawn Bans Arizona, New Mexico Horses Over Virus Scare

by Associated Press 1/28/2016 12:25 pm

Oaklawn Park says horses that have been in Arizona or New Mexico since the start of the year have been banned from the Arkansas track because of concerns over a virus.

UA Board Votes to Continue Plans for $160M Razorback Stadium Expansion

by Alexis Hosticka 1/27/2016 05:13 pm

The University of Arkansas board of trustees on Wednesday voted to move forward with the estimated $160 million expansion and renovation of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Developers Say Movie Tavern Is Coming to Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2016 02:01 pm

Developers of the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock said Wednesday that Movie Tavern, a dine-in movie theater chain, is planning a new theater at the shopping center.

Air Monitors Put in Place at Majestic Hotel Cleanup Site

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 10:01 am

Monitors have been put in place to track the air quality at the cleanup site of a building at the Majestic Hotel complex in Hot Springs.

Arkansas Health Officials Confirm Case of Zika in Traveler

by Associated Press 1/26/2016 12:24 pm

The Arkansas Department of Health says a person who recently traveled out of the country has tested positive for the Zika virus.

Razorbacks Seek Approval for $160M North End Zone Redesign, Expansion

by Mark Carter 1/26/2016 09:48 am

The University of Arkansas athletic department will seek approval from the university's board of trustees to redesign an end zone of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Oklahoma Bank Registers $3M Judgment Against Phil Herrington

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

The judgment represents the outstanding balance on a $4 million loan from First Commercial Bank of Edmond, Oklahoma.

WLR Wingate by Windham Leads Million-Dollar Quartet of Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

A hotel and a restaurant in Little Rock, apartments in North Little Rock and a rural residence near Roland provide a quartet of million-dollar transactions this week.

Big Plans for Community Surround Planned Osteopathic College in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education CEO Kyle Parker has hired a first-rate lineup of consultants to devise the best way to build a residential-retail-commercial community.

New List of Shopping Centers Shows Trend

by Gwen Moritz 1/25/2016 12:00 am

In 2006, the last time Arkansas Business published a list of the largest shopping centers in the state, University Mall in Little Rock was still open and Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers was the big new thing.

National Association of Economic Educators Elect Sue Owens as President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Sue Owens, executive director of Economics Arkansas, a private non-profit educational organization in Little Rock, has been elected to serve as the 2016 president of the National Association of Economic Educators. Owens served as president-elect in 2015 after serving three years on the NAEE executive committee.

CJRW Fills Two Positions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Kerry Johnsonhas been promoted to print production and traffic director in the creative division at CJRW in Little Rock. Heidi Damron has been hired by CJRW as ad coordinator in the travel and tourism division.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Funds Approved To Repair Sinkholes at Dickey-Stephens

by Associated Press 1/22/2016 01:59 pm

The North Little Rock City Council has approved $375,000 to repair sinkholes at Dickey-Stephens Park where the Arkansas Travelers play their home games.

Arkansas Officials Warn of Refreeze as Temperatures Drop

by Associated Press 1/22/2016 01:51 pm

Traffic was moving on most Arkansas highways early Friday as the central part of the state dug out from as much as eight inches of snow overnight, but authorities warned that travel could become treacherous when night falls and temperatures drop into the 20s.

Oaklawn Park Cancels 9-Race Card for Rain, Snow

by Associated Press 1/22/2016 12:31 pm

Oaklawn Park has canceled horse racing because rain and snow have left the track saturated.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

New Civil War Museum to Open in Hot Springs

by Associated Press 1/14/2016 10:03 am

A new Civil War museum focusing on the Trans-Mississippi area is set to open in Hot Springs.

$13M ATA Headquarters Marks Construction Milestone

by Alexis Hosticka 1/13/2016 04:17 pm

ATA International on Wednesday celebrated a topping off ceremony for its new, $13 million global headquarters at 1800 Riverfront Drive in Little Rock.