Tourism Archive

The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s Seem to Get Younger Every Year

by Gwen Moritz 10/8/2018 12:00 am

These “20 in Their 20s” have risen to our attention through nominations, generally by employers who are mighty proud to have been able to attract such promising talent. When you read about them, you are going to understand why.

It's All About that Bass Fishing in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/8/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas loves bass fishing, and bass fishermen — “anglers” when they're using a rod and a reel — love Arkansas right back.

Millennial Salaries Adjusted State by State

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2018 12:00 am

The map, created by the website HowMuch.net, a cost information website, shows median annual salaries for millennials on an adjusted basis.

Midtown Sheraton Hotel Visited by $10.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/8/2018 12:00 am

Newstream Hotel Partners 263-room hotel in midtown Little Rock from Windsor Capital Ltd., led by Al Rajabi.

Still Big on Little Rock (Millie Ward Commentary)

by Millie Ward 10/8/2018 12:00 am

here has recently been what seems to be an unbalanced portrayal of Little Rock — a great deal of criticism and glass-half-empty viewpoints. I'd like to present an alternative glass-half-full view of Little Rock.

Study: Casinos Could Generate $39M Per Year for Governments

by Associated Press 10/5/2018 01:00 pm

A study by an economic research institute has found that the economic impact from approving Arkansas' casino ballot measure could result in 6,000 additional jobs for the state and $39 million in annual state and local revenue.

Walton Family Awards $2M In Grants For Tree Planting

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2018 12:11 pm

The Walton Family Foundation is awarding more than $2 million in grants, at the recommendation of Steuart Walton, to increase and diversify northwest Arkansas' tree canopy.

Big River Levee Trail Open to Cyclists This Month

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2018 11:57 am

The St. Francis Levee Board announced this week that the Big River Levee Trail will be open this month and open again in March.

US Consumer Confidence Rises to 18-Year High in September

by Associated Press 9/25/2018 10:35 am

U.S. consumer confidence shot up to an 18-year high in September — good news for retailers as the holiday shopping season approaches.

Construction of Movie Theater Underway in Jonesboro

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/24/2018 09:49 am

Haag Brown Commercial announced late last week that Cinema Management Group has gained approval to complete the construction of its state-of-the-art University 16 Cinema at 5650 E. Johnson Ave. in Jonesboro.

Midtown LR Sheraton Sold by Arlington Owner

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2018 12:00 am

A 263-room hotel in midtown Little Rock is under new ownership after a $10.4 million deal.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.6 in August

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2018 10:18 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Governor Names Finkelstein As Special Justice for Casino Cases

by Associated Press 9/20/2018 10:20 am

A Little Rock judge has been appointed to fill in for the Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice in a pair of challenges to a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state.

Arkansas Extends Dave Van Horn's Contract Through 2023

by Associated Press 9/20/2018 07:44 am

Arkansas has extended its contract with baseball coach Dave Van Horn, three months after he led the Razorbacks to the finals of the College World Series.

Nominate Now for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2018 11:24 am

Arkansas Business is once again seeking nominations of the state's most outstanding businesses, business executives and nonprofit organizations for its Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Texarkana Developer Behind Planned Hyatt Project in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2018 12:00 am

The Hyatt Place project is planned for the former site of Ouachita Memorial Hospital, a location is owned by DIYA Hotels LLC, led by Dr. Hiren Patel.

Crystal Bridges Announces $2M Gift, Vision For Momentary

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/13/2018 11:01 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville donates $2 million to The Momentary, a new contemporary arts venue by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art scheduled to open in early 2020.

Jonesboro Convention Center Developer Ordered to Pay Attorneys' Fees

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2018 12:00 am

There's more bad news for the owner of the defunct Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center.

Bryant Hampton Inn Sells for $6 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2018 12:00 am

A hotel in Bryant, acreage in northeastern Lonoke County and a restaurant in North Little Rock provide the destinations for a batch of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Cherokee, Quapaw Tribes Betting on Casino Amendment

by Mark Friedman 9/10/2018 12:00 am

Two Native American tribes triumphed last week when the Arkansas secretary of state's office said enough signatures had been gathered to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot and let voters decide on legalizing casino gambling.