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Quapaw Quarter's Patricia Blick Says Historic Preservation Can Bring Forth Economic Benefits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Patricia Blick, the new head of the Quapaw Quarter Association, seeks to clear up misconceptions about preserving historic properties.

US Retail Sales Fell in March, Second Straight Monthly Drop

by Associated Press 4/14/2017 11:00 am

Americans pulled back on their spending at auto dealers and restaurants in March, causing retail sales to drop despite signs of a healthy job market.

Asa Hutchinson Among Speakers at 2nd Conference on Delta's Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 11:33 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the featured luncheon speaker at a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta on May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Redesign of LittleRock.com Coming Soon

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Readers who remember the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau's contract with marketing firm Team SI for a website overhaul have been asking when they might see it.

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Approves Bids In Northeast Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission in March approved bids for several road improvement projects throughout northeast Arkansas.

Kansas City REIT Buys Magic Springs Theme Park

by Gwen Moritz 4/6/2017 05:02 pm

EPR Properties, a specialty real estate investment trust, announced Thursday a deal to purchase Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs and to retain Premier Parks LLC as its operator.

Arkansas Revenue Falls Below Expectations for March

by Associated Press 4/4/2017 10:45 am

Arkansas finance officials say a change in corporate tax filing due dates resulted in the state's revenue in March falling just more than $50 million below expectations.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Boutique Hotel To Fill 'Opportunity Gap' at The Fields at Pinnacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An upscale multifamily complex and a boutique hotel are heading for The Fields at Pinnacle, a Rogers development led by Chad and Monika Hatfield of Hatfield Properties.

Core Brewing Adds Fayetteville Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distillery Co. of Springdale is making progress on its second location in Fayetteville, having applied with the state for a license for a microbrewery restaurant.

Arkansas House Advances Concealed Handgun Exemption Bill

by Andrew DeMillo and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 3/31/2017 07:43 am

Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law expanding where concealed guns are allowed in a vote that one lawmaker complained was a "no-win" choice between the University of Arkansas Razorbacks and the National Rifle Association.

Sun Belt Conference Says It Wants Arkansas Gun Law Changed

by Associated Press 3/30/2017 01:14 pm

The Sun Belt Conference says it wants college sporting events exempted from a new Arkansas law expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, the second conference to call for changes to the gun rights measure.

Arkansas 'Bathroom Bill' Dead for Session, to be Studied

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/30/2017 09:32 am

An Arkansas lawmaker dropped her proposal Wednesday prohibiting individuals from using bathrooms in government buildings that do not match their gender at birth after the legislation had faced opposition from the state's Republican governor and tourism groups.

Arkansas Panel Backs Gun Ban at Stadiums After SEC Plea

by Andrew DeMillo and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 3/28/2017 07:13 pm

An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums.

Oaklawn Names Wayne Smith As General Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 10:00 am

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming announces that Wayne Smith will be its sixth general manager, as longtime leader Eric Jackson steps down.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Gateway Town Center Goes Westward

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial projects topping $21 million are beginning to come out of the ground at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center.

Majestic Fire Prompts Splash of Hot Springs Development

by Mark Friedman 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs three years ago helped prompt a wave of development in the downtown district.

Jim Rice Made Member of Arkansas Hospitality Hall of Fame (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Rice is the senior vice president of operations at the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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