Tourism Archive

Jonesboro Officials Prepare Parks for Summer

by Associated Press 5/14/2018 12:49 pm

Jonesboro has parks at 21 locations throughout the city, and Parks Director Danny Kapales said his staff has been busy during the offseason getting ready for days like Monday.

US Supreme Court Makes Sports Betting A Possibility Nationwide

by Associated Press 5/14/2018 11:33 am

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

Jonesboro Rotary Club Marks 100 Years with Downtown Plaza

by Todd Traub 5/9/2018 12:44 pm

The Rotary Club of Jonesboro leads a $750,000 project to create Centennial Park in downtown Jonesboro.

Lion King Production Breaks Records In Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2018 10:02 am

Disney's The Lion King enjoyed a record-breaking, sold-out, three-week premiere engagement at Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock, grossing over $3.5 million at the box office and entertaining more than 49,000 at 23 performances.

Rock Region Metro Board Hires Charles Frazier as Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2018 09:56 am

The Metro Board of Directors announced Monday the hiring of Charles Frazier, assistant director of Palm Tran in Palm Beach County, Florida, as executive director of Rock Region Metro.

Village at Pleasant Valley $4.2M Ownership Redone (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/7/2018 12:00 am

New investors in the 89,781-SF retail center at 10700 Rodney Parham Road in west Little Rock enter the ownership picture.

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

Jennifer Padgett Promoted at Crystal Bridges (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Jennifer Padgett has been named assistant curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

The Rep In Line for $1M in Matching Grants

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/4/2018 03:34 pm

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre's board of directors receives two matching grants potentially worth $1.02 million to fund its "Our Next Act" campaign.

More Businesses Are Mellowing Out Over Hiring Pot Smokers

by Associated Press 5/2/2018 04:00 pm

FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.

Residential Lots Scarce As Northwest Arkansas Draws a Crowd

by Marty Cook 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Space is not the problem for northwest Arkansas as thousands of new arrivals show up each year. The struggle is with affordability.

More Front Porches Coming to Rockwater Village

by George Waldon 4/30/2018 12:00 am

The near build-out of The Residences at Rockwater is putting new development activity in play for North Little Rock's Lower Baring Cross neighborhood.

Business Machines Systems Buys Staley Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2018 10:59 am

Business Machines Systems Inc. said this week that it had purchased Staley Inc. of Little Rock.

Update: The Rep, Citing Money Shortfall, Will Suspend Operations

by Lance Turner and Sarah Campbell 4/24/2018 04:08 pm

Arkansas Repertory Theatre's board of directors said Tuesday that it will suspend operations effective immediately and not complete the final production of its current season.

Arkansas Derby, Rebel Stakes Days Boosts Amount Wagered at Oaklawn

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2018 10:20 am

Record-setting Arkansas Derby and Rebel Stakes days contributed to an 11 percent increase in how much money was wagered during Oaklawn's 2018 live season.

Hotel Pines Could Soon Be Site of New Dining Spot

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2018 12:00 am

If permit applications are to be believed, plans are in the works for a microbrewery and restaurant in the 200 block of Barraque St. in Pine Bluff and for a restaurant in the old Hotel Pines at 426 S. Main.

Arkansas Condo Developers Find Feet in Niche Market

by Kyle Massey 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Jimmy Moses believes condos will always be “a little bit different product,” but are now an important anchor in a vibrant downtown offering more dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Put Asia on Your Business Radar (Yang Luo-Branch Commentary)

by Yang Luo-Branch 4/23/2018 12:00 am

From the ubiquitous “Made in China” and “Made in Vietnam” commodities to agricultural imports and exports to rising industries like artificial intelligence, high-tech manufacturing and e-commerce, businesses in Asia and the United States are intertwined.

Jane Hollansworth: New Kind of Resident Joins Retirees in Hot Springs Village

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Jane Hollansworth bought the Re/Max franchise in Hot Springs Village with her son, Jeff, in 2006, selling the business to Clara Nicolosi in 2015.

Arkansas' March Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2018 10:53 am

The unemployment rate in March in Arkansas remained unchanged from the previous month, holding at 3.8 percent, according to a report by the state Department of Workforce Services.