Tourism Archive

CJRW Fills Two Positions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Kerry Johnsonhas been promoted to print production and traffic director in the creative division at CJRW in Little Rock. Heidi Damron has been hired by CJRW as ad coordinator in the travel and tourism division.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Funds Approved To Repair Sinkholes at Dickey-Stephens

by Associated Press 1/22/2016 01:59 pm

The North Little Rock City Council has approved $375,000 to repair sinkholes at Dickey-Stephens Park where the Arkansas Travelers play their home games.

Arkansas Officials Warn of Refreeze as Temperatures Drop

by Associated Press 1/22/2016 01:51 pm

Traffic was moving on most Arkansas highways early Friday as the central part of the state dug out from as much as eight inches of snow overnight, but authorities warned that travel could become treacherous when night falls and temperatures drop into the 20s.

Oaklawn Park Cancels 9-Race Card for Rain, Snow

by Associated Press 1/22/2016 12:31 pm

Oaklawn Park has canceled horse racing because rain and snow have left the track saturated.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

New Civil War Museum to Open in Hot Springs

by Associated Press 1/14/2016 10:03 am

A new Civil War museum focusing on the Trans-Mississippi area is set to open in Hot Springs.

$13M ATA Headquarters Marks Construction Milestone

by Alexis Hosticka 1/13/2016 04:17 pm

ATA International on Wednesday celebrated a topping off ceremony for its new, $13 million global headquarters at 1800 Riverfront Drive in Little Rock.

City of Hot Springs Begins Majestic Hotel Cleanup

by Alexis Hosticka 1/13/2016 09:20 am

Hot Springs' board of directors voted unanimously to hire Spirtas Wrecking Co. of St. Louis for demolition and abatement of the yellow brick section of the destroyed Majestic Hotel.

Brian Crowne Named VP of Walmart AMP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 10:01 am

Walton Arts Center announced Monday that Brian Crowne has been named vice president of Walmart AMP.

Trio of La Quinta Inns Sold in $7.5 Million Package

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Three Little Rock area La Quinta Inns were bought and sold in a series of multimillion-dollar deals.

2016: The Year of Oil (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/11/2016 12:00 am

For the new year, a confluence of oil-related realities suggests a pervasive impact on the economy in general, and consumer behavior in particular.

Two Make Jump to Rockfish (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Taryn Beck-Helm has joined the Rogers office of Rockfish, a digital advertising agency, as a digital strategist. John Waynick has joined Rockfish as a developer II.

New Residential Development Underway at Downtown Hot Springs

by Alexis Hosticka 1/8/2016 11:32 am

Downtown Hot Springs had a big 2015, marked by new investment following the Majestic Hotel fire in 2014, and 2016 could bring more residential real estate projects to the Spa City.

Video: Take a Look at Little Rock From the Construction Crane at Robinson Center

by Alexis Hosticka 1/8/2016 09:25 am

Little Rock might not have many skyscrapers, but the view from atop of the construction crane at the Robinson Center is impressive nonetheless.

Oaklawn Names Brad Keller Controller

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2016 09:05 am

Brad Keller of San Jose, California, has been named controller for Oaklawn Racing & Gaming.

Tourism Hall of Fame to Induct Montine McNulty, Bill Worthen

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2016 04:45 pm

Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, and Bill Worthen, director of Historic Arkansas Museum, will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame.

Arkansas Preservation Awards to Honor Ethel Goodstein-Murphree

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2016 02:09 pm

The 2015 Arkansas Preservation Awards will take place Jan. 15 honoring Ethel Goodstein Murphree, recipient of the 2015 Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement.

2015: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2016 12:00 am

This week, for the second time, Arkansas Business offers a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2015's “Executive Q&A” features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2016.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2015 07:59 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Friday, New Year's Day.