Tourism Archive

El Dorado Gears Up for Arts District's Grand Opening

by Associated Press 6/8/2017 10:26 am

A planned $100 million entertainment district in El Dorado has a new name as the city gears up for a grand opening later this year.

TheatreSquared to Break Ground on New Theater

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2017 10:41 am

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller said Wednesday that the theater will break ground June 23 on its new permanent home.

CJRW Offers 3 Top Tips on Saving Companies' Reputations

by Kyle Massey 6/5/2017 10:45 am

What keeps company chieftains up at night? Financial risks, of course, but also risks to their companies' reputations, Mark Raines told tourism marketing professionals last week at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.

SWLR Best Western Sold in $1.8 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

A 38-room motel, a 6,470-SF house and an 80,685-SF industrial facility form a trio of recent multimillion-dollar transactions.

Hall and Davidson Buildings Sold for $2.3 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

The expected sale of the Hall and Davidson buildings at 201-215 W. Capitol Ave. in downtown Little Rock recently closed.

Representing the Taxpayer (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/5/2017 12:00 am

The Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission took a sensible step last week. It decided against committing $300,000 in taxpayer money to the Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center in Jonesboro, citing developer Chris Keller's failure to provide requested information.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Private Survey: Companies Added a Solid 253K Jobs in May

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 03:05 pm

U.S. private businesses added a robust 253,000 jobs in May, a private survey found, a sign that employers expect economic growth to keep plowing ahead.

Jonesboro's A&P Commission Pulls Funding for Hyatt Convention Center

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 09:56 am

Jonesboro's Advertising & Promotion Commission has backed out of committing $300,000 in tax revenue to the $30 million Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project.

Update: Cotham's in Scott Destroyed by Fire

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/30/2017 07:03 am

Cotham's Mercantile in Scott has been destroyed in an overnight fire. Cotham's was built in 1917 and opened as a general mercantile store for farmers in the area.

Tuesday Farmers Market Event Discontinued in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The farmers market on Tuesday at the River Market pavilions in downtown Little Rock is no longer.

Tommy Norman, David Pryor Honored by IABC (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Tommy Norman and former Arkansas Sen. David Pryor were recognized by the Arkansas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Aromatique Founder Patti Upton Dies At 79

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/25/2017 09:57 am

Patti Upton, founder of multimillion dollar company Aromatique, died Tuesday at her home on Eden Isle in Heber Springs following a brief illness. She was 79.

Hot Springs' Waters Hotel Joins Ascend Collection

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2017 03:43 pm

The Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International Inc. on Tuesday announced that The Waters at Hot Springs National Park would join the group of unique, boutique and historic independent hotels and resorts.

Stephens Inc. Launches Film Series On Heroes of Capitalism

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 04:47 pm

Stephens Inc. announced Monday that it has launched a multimedia series called “This Is Capitalism,” featuring short films on some of the heroes of capitalism in the United States, including Warren Stephens' father, Jackson T. Stephens.

Developer: Jonesboro Hyatt Convention Center Moving Forward

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/22/2017 11:46 am

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project has reached an agreement with contractors and sub-contractors who claim they are owed $1.5 million.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Inducts 10 for 2017 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 10:30 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Friday announced ten inductees to its third class, which includes three posthumous honorees and one organization.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Crowne Plaza Hosts $13.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Crowne Plaza Little Rock LLC, led by Wally Allen, sold the 244-room hotel at 201 S. Shackleford Road.

Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Leads Nation in Foreign Direct Investment

by Todd Traub 5/20/2017 12:24 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaking at the Arkansas Delta Conference, said Arkansas leads the nation in foreign direct investment.

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