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Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Former Clinton Museum Store Draws $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/20/2016 12:00 am

610 President Clinton Avenue LLC, led by Mark Dake, bought its namesake property and former home of the Clinton Museum Store from the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Bike-Maker Orbea Marks HQ Move North of the River

by Sarah Campbell 6/16/2016 02:52 pm

Orbea of Mallabia, Spain, on Thursday celebrated its new North American headquarters at The Works at Rockwater at 700 W. Broadway St. in North Little Rock.

Reynolds Foundation Gives Walton Arts Center $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 02:03 pm

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave a $1 million grant to the Walton Arts Center to help with expansion costs and programming at the Dickson Street complex.

Oaklawn Promotes Bruce Jones to Gaming Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 09:01 am

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming of Hot Springs said Bruce Jones, an employee since 2008, has been promoted to gaming director and will oversee the day-to-day operation of the entire gaming area.

Marshals Museum Names New President; Jim Dunn to Focus on Raising Money

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/14/2016 01:34 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum hires Patrick Weeks as president and CEO, a move organizers say will free current president Jim Dunn from operational responsibilities and allow him to focus on raising money for the project.

Food-Ordering Grab App Launches at NWA Airport

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:57 am

Grab, a mobile app that saves passengers time by allowing them to pre-order meals for pick-up from airport restaurants, launched last week at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Bentonville.

Main Street Lofts Could Find Buyer Before Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A sale may be in motion at the money-troubled Main Street Lofts. This latest version involves all three buildings at the downtown Little Rock project.

Cantrell Office Building Sale Exceeds $2.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

8114 Cantrell LLC, led by Billy Roehrenbeck, purchased its namesake project.

Dave & Buster's Ready for Opening with 240 Employees

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Chuck Beyer, general manager of Dave & Buster's at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock, is excited about opening a Dave & Buster's in the city where the concept for the Dallas-based company was born.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Hot Springs Could Settle on Hotel Demolition Pact June 21

by Associated Press 6/10/2016 02:46 pm

A committee of the Hot Springs board of directors has settled on who should demolish the fire-damaged Majestic Hotel.

$9M Tru by Hilton Hotel to Open at Gateway Town Center

by Alexis Hosticka 6/10/2016 01:55 pm

With entertainment, shopping and restaurants already in the works at The Grove at Gateway Town Center, another piece to the puzzle will be filled in next fall with a $9 million Tru by Hilton hotel. The hotel will be 42,000 SF with 84 units and be the “model property for the state,” according to Shawn Govind, the director of real estate development at Pinnacle Hotel Group.

Dave & Buster's To Open First Little Rock Location June 13

by Alexis Hosticka 6/9/2016 02:30 pm

On Monday, June 13, Dave & Buster's will open its first Arkansas at the Gateway Town Center, adjacent to the Outlets of Little Rock, bringing 240 new jobs in the 30,000-SF space.

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, Other Heritage Sites Expected to Generate $10M Each Year

by Sarah Campbell 6/9/2016 10:01 am

Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Director Ruth Hawkins told the Rotary Club of Little Rock Tuesday that her office had recently opened a visitor center in Dyess, is moving the annual festival there and that the historical sites she oversees are projected to have $10 million impact on northeast Arkansas.

Riverfest Planners Pleased with Turnout Amid Year of Change

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2016 09:39 am

Riverfest Director Deanna Korte says she's pleased with turnout for last weekend's Riverfest festival, which organizers revamped this year to attract better entertainment.

Streetcars En Vogue, But Study Urges Use Beyond Tourists

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/6/2016 07:15 am

As Oklahoma City prepares to break ground on its first streetcar line in seven decades, and as other cities adjust to having them again, authors of a federally backed study suggest their routes move people with a purpose - not just target the tourist trade.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Maumelle Motel Draws $2.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/6/2016 12:00 am

New Frontier Hospitality LLC, led by Dilep and Vitesh Patel, bought the Quality Suites at 14322 Frontier Drive.

Leslie Rutledge Approves Wording of Casino Ballot Measure

by Associated Press 6/2/2016 06:46 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has cleared the way for supporters of a proposal to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties to begin gathering signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.