Tourism Archive

Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery's First Pick

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists.

Boswell Mourot Fine Art Ready for Art Basel Miami Beach

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

For what may be the first time, an Arkansas art gallery will be participating in Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most important and prestigious art shows in the world.

6 Planning Tips From The Pros on Throwing An Eventful Event

by Lydia McAllister 11/21/2016 12:00 am

When it comes to planning your event, the to-do list may seem daunting. We've spoken with event planners from around the state for their tips and tricks for making your event run seamlessly from the planning stage to the day-of.

Arkansas State Police to Step Up Holiday Traffic Patrols

by Associated Press 11/18/2016 08:55 am

Arkansas State Police say troopers will be out in full force on Interstate 40 during the busy holiday travel days next week.

US Retail Sales Jump 0.8 Percent in Sign of Consumer Health

by Associated Press 11/15/2016 09:25 am

American consumers ramped up their spending last month in a sign of robust health heading into the crucial holiday shopping season.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Boy Scouts Elect David Briscoe President of Quapaw Area Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Briscoe has served on the board of the Quapaw Council for the past 22 years.

Update: Robinson Center Re-Opens After $68.6M Renovations

by Sarah Campbell 11/10/2016 10:57 am

The Robinson Center's 28-month, $68.6 million renovation and expansion has concluded with a grand re-opening ceremony ahead of this weekend's first official event, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Opus Ball.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Bentonville Ready for Epic Biking Bonanza

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Bikes, Blues & BBQ is an annual motorcycle festival in Fayetteville, but a much quieter bike summit is set to kick off in Bentonville on Thursday.

Steve Owen Recognized for Steering Hoga to North Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Steve Owen, president of Complete Care Inc. of North Little Rock, has received the Casper J. Knight Jr. Award from the Historic Naval Ships Association.

Eschewing the Trump Brand (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 11/7/2016 12:00 am

On the eve of the election, a great deal is at stake for brand USA. And a great deal of worth and value is on the line for the Trump brand.

3 Arkansas Airports Await Approval of New Airline Contracts

by Sarah Campbell 11/2/2016 10:02 am

Three Arkansas airports left in the lurch after the September bankruptcy of SeaPort Airlines have recommended new contracts to Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tennessee, and Boutique Air of San Francisco, California.

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Alice Walton Reels In Flying Fish to Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Dallas restaurateur Shannon Wynne and his partners didn't really want to go to Bentonville, and they certainly knew they didn't want to locate a Flying Fish restaurant there. Then Alice Walton got involved.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: By the Numbers

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in Bentonville on Nov. 11, 2011. Here are some of the facts and figures associated with the attraction and its effect on northwest Arkansas.

Dry Spell for Fort Smith Brewing Set To End

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

If the permits come through and everything falls into place, Fort Smith Brewing Co. should be up and running next year — the earlier the better, as far as Brooke Elder is concerned.

Little Rock Artist Delita Martin: Crystal Bridges 'Propelled My Career'

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

The impact of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is felt not only by cities and states, in sales tax revenue and population growth statistics, but also by individual artists — for example, Delita Martin of Little Rock.

A Glimpse of the Future (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/31/2016 12:00 am

I suspect I witnessed the leading edge of future Democratic campaign strategy: Tie Trump around the neck of every Republican, just as the GOP has saddled every Democrat with some connection to Barack Obama.

US Marshals Museum Aims for Opening Date in 2019

by Sarah Campbell 10/27/2016 03:46 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum plans to open on Sept. 24, 2019, and it has launched a $60 million fundraising campaign to pay for the 50,000-SF museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith.