Tourism Archive

Road Work on Pig Trail 'Almost Done'

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Historically dry weather in September has aided the timetable for repair work on the famed Pig Trail Scenic Byway in northwest Arkansas.

Arkansas Poultry Industry Braces for Bird Flu

by Marty Cook 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Many Arkansans are looking skyward, eager to see migrating ducks from the north flying though the state when hunting season opens in November. Many other Arkansans are looking in the same direction, but with anxiety rather than eagerness.

Outlets of Little Rock Nears Opening, Announces 14 More Retailers

by Alexis Hosticka 10/7/2015 02:19 pm

Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas' only outlet shopping center, announced additional stores today. Set to open to the public Friday, Oct. 16, Outlets of Little Rock are located next to Bass Pro Shops.

Oaklawn Names New Assistant Gaming Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 04:16 pm

Ray Lunsford, a 23-year veteran of the gaming industry, has joined the Oaklawn Team as assistant gaming manager.

Marshals Museum Names David Kennedy as Curator

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 10:24 am

David Kennedy is curator of collections for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, Oklahoma. He will begin his role with the U.S. Marshals Museum on Nov. 2.

Hilton Garden Inn To Keep Reservation in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Ground should be broken during the next 30 days for the seven-story, 140-room Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Little Rock.

NLR Warehouse Draws $2.9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/5/2015 12:00 am

A 57,705-SF warehouse in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2.91 million. A 1.55-acre commercial redevelopment is in motion after a $1.03 million land deal. And a 2.11-acre commercial site in North Little Rock rang up a $737,104 transaction.

Startup Airline Brings Nonstop New Orleans Flights to Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 9/29/2015 02:00 pm

Glo, a New Orleans startup public charter operator, announced Tuesday that they would begin offering flights beginning Nov. 15 servicing Clinton National Airport.

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

by Lance Turner 9/29/2015 11:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues.

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2015 12:30 pm

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans' pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state's trucking and tourism industries.

Chipotle Eyes Fresh Location Near Future Hotel in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The fast-casual restaurant chain already has five locations in Arkansas, and is expected to open a location at 915 E. Oak St. in Conway.

'Made By Few' Conference Returns Oct. 1-3

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2015 11:08 am

Made by Few, the conference for "makers of the web" that attracts speakers, developers, designers and entrepreneurs from across the country, returns for its fourth run Oct. 1-3 in downtown Little Rock's River Market District.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

US Marshals Museum Announces $1M Donation

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 10:25 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum announced it would receive a $1 million contribution from Donnie Pendergraft and family in honor of her late husband Ross Pendergraft.

Maumelle CEO Searching for Noah's Ark

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Holt Condren, owner of Ink Custom Tees of Maumelle, is featured in an upcoming documentary, “Finding Noah.”

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Convenient Redevelopment Drives $2.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/21/2015 12:00 am

A west Little Rock convenience store development is in motion after a $2.9 million transaction. And an undeveloped 64.5-acre apartment tract in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2 million.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Officials: Robinson Renovations Will Bring Bigger Shows Like 'Phantom' in 2017

by Alexis Hosticka 9/14/2015 11:28 am

With about 14 months remaining to finish a massive renovation, construction at Robinson Center is on target to be complete in November 2016, officials said Monday.

Kelly Zega Moves to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Zega has been the director of public relations for Cox Communications in Arkansas for the past decade.