Tourism Archive

Fort Smith Prepares to Celebrate 200th Anniversary

by Associated Press 7/28/2017 11:18 am

Officials in a western Arkansas city are finalizing events for the town's 200th anniversary next year.

Sculpture Commemorates 1957 Desegregation at Central High School

by Associated Press 7/28/2017 11:05 am

A sculpture illustrating the incomplete progress in the push for educational equality will go on display next month outside Little Rock Central High School.

Levon Helm Legacy Project Launches GoFundMe Page

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 01:45 pm

The Levon Helm Legacy Project has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for a permanent tribute to Levon Helm's life and musical legacy.

Shash Goyal Raising Money for New Hotel

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Earlier this month, Shash Goyal filed paperwork to raise $10 million for a newly formed company called Arkansas Knoxville Hotel.

Riverfest's Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of Riverfest is much greater than memories of fun, music, food and the occasional festival-goer wearing much too little clothing for his frame.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 10:41 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016.

Frontier Airlines to Fly Again in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 04:51 pm

Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced that it will resume service to Little Rock as a part of a nationwide expansion in 21 cities.

After 40 Years, Riverfest to Suspend Annual Festival

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 01:00 pm

The Riverfest Inc. board of directors says it will suspend the annual music festival, which marked its 40th year in June.

U.S. Drivers Set Record in 2016 for Miles Traveled

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Vehicle miles traveled in the United States exceeded 3.2 trillion miles in 2016, a record, according to the Federal Highway Administration. It was the fifth consecutive year of increased mileage on public roads.

Football At UALR — Who Pays? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/17/2017 12:00 am

There's a chance that school spirit will be lifted, student enrollment will increase and alumni and community members will be more engaged should the university start a football program, but it will almost certainly come at an increased cost to students.

Good Samaritan Clinic Names Patti Kimbrough Executive Director (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Patti Kimbrough has been hired as executive director of Good Samaritan Clinic in Fort Smith.

Hall-Davidson Combo Brings in $2.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The $2.3 million purchase of adjoining buildings set in motion a multproperty redevelopment in downtown Little Rock.

Mayor Bob McCaslin Says Bonds Spent on Bentonville Resources Show Crystal Clear Effects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Bob McCaslin served two terms as an alderman before being elected to his first term as mayor of Bentonville in November 2006.

Is LR at Tipping Point After Shooting? PR Voices Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 7/12/2017 03:08 pm

Arkansas media and public relations professionals fear that negative perceptions of the capital city are reaching a critical mass after the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge downtown.

UA Little Rock Teams with City, State Parks to Consider Football

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 11:50 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock says it will conduct a feasibility study "to assess whether the university should consider adding a football and marching band program."

Hutchinson Appoints Stan Jones to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 02:24 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday appointed Stan Jones of Walnut Ridge to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Arkansas Side of Texarkana Struggling with Dropping Alcohol Sales

by Karl Richter, Texarkana Gazette 7/11/2017 12:46 pm

Its beer and wine monopoly broken and grip on hard liquor sales slipping, Texarkana, Ark., faces a new economic reality that threatens both business and government.

Group Touts Renovated Holiday Inn in Downtown Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 09:56 am

InterContinental Hotels Group recently announced the completion of a $4 million renovation of its 150-room Holiday Inn-Presidential Downtown Little Rock location at 600 Interstate 30.

Update: Arlington Hotel Sold to Little Rock Group for $5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 04:05 pm

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa on Monday announced that it has been acquired by Sky Capital Group LP of Little Rock.

Report: Arts Added $131.2M to NWA Economy in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 01:03 pm

A recent study by Americans for the Arts says northwest Arkansas' nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $131.2 million in economic activity in 2015.