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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.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Tickets Available, Speakers Set for Little Rock's TED Event

by Mark Carter 6/15/2015 09:42 am

Speakers have been announced and tickets now are available for the TEDx event in Little Rock, scheduled for July 24 from the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market District.

Mack's Prairie Wings Not Ducking Calls With New Jobs in Stuttgart

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Outdoor outfitter Mack's Prairie Wings of Stuttgart is adding up to 40 jobs as it brings its call center in-house.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

Starr Foundation Gives $500K to Walton Arts Center

by Alexis Hosticka 6/12/2015 03:02 pm

The Starr Foundation and the Starr family gave $500,000 to the Walton Arts Center for "Investing in our Future: The Expansion of Walton Arts Center," the $23 million campaign to add 30,000 SF of space.

Asa Hutchinson Talks Highway Funding, Europe Trip

by Mark Carter 6/11/2015 03:07 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that "everything is on the table" for the Highway Funding Working Group he created and charged with finding new ways to fund state highways by Dec. 15.

US Retail Sales Jump in a Sign of More Confident Consumers

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 11:34 am

Americans stepped up their spending at retailers in May, especially for autos, clothes and building materials, in a sign that strong job growth has begun to boost store sales.

Little Rock Zoo Hosting Fundraiser for Wild Rhinoceros Conservation

by Associated Press 6/9/2015 06:55 am

The Little Rock Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers and the Little Rock Zoo are hosting a fundraiser for wild rhinoceros conservation.

Jerry Cohen Named New Manager of War Memorial Stadium

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 10:19 am

Jerry Cohen has been named manager of War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, effective July 1. Cohen replaces Charles W. Staggs, who is retiring after 29 years at the stadium.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

NLR Simply Home Motel Visited By $1.3 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A 55-room motel in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.3 million. A Dollar General store in Little Rock rang up a $1.28 million transaction. And a 3,120-SF retail project in the Heights area of Little Rock changed hands in a $700,000 deal.

Crystal Bridges Acquires Five New Pieces

by Alexis Hosticka 6/4/2015 04:01 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has acquired two sculptures and two paintings by artist Louise Bourgeois: "Maman," "Quarantania," "Connecticutiana" and "Untitled" from 1947.

McKibbon Hotel Group Opens New Homewood Suites in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 6/4/2015 01:19 pm

McKibbon Hotel Group's new 89,000-SF, 116-room Homewood Suites opened Tuesday at the intersection of River Market and Capitol avenues in downtown Little Rock.

Walton Arts Center Receives $500,000 from General Mills

by Alexis Hosticka 6/3/2015 09:24 am

General Mills has donated $500,000 to the Walton Arts Center for "Investing in our Future: The Expansion of Walton Arts Center," a $23 million campaign to add 30,000 SF to the performing arts venue.

Film Festivals Highlight Arkansas Culture, Put Cities in Display

by Alexis Hosticka 6/3/2015 08:33 am

In the last decade, the film industry has garnered increasing interest in Arkansas, as evidenced by the number of film festivals taking place across the state.

Country Homes Residences Remain at Crossroads of WLR Development

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The small residential enclave along River Mountain Road in west Little Rock has captured the redevelopment imagination for several potential commercial projects over the years.

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