Tourism Archive

Sibling Dispute Leads to Sale of Farm & Hunting Land in Delta

by George Waldon 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A long-running sibling dispute is culminating this month in a court-ordered sale expected to yield a $50 million-plus transaction.

Texarkana Directors Feel Misled on Land Deals Made by City Manager

by Sean Beherec 2/9/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of a state audit, a criminal probe, a whistleblower lawsuit and an investigation by private citizens, the former mayor of Texarkana has concluded that he and other city directors were rooked.

Little Rock Central Site Would Get $50M Under Obama Budget

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 07:13 am

Little Rock's Central High School would be in line for restoration money under President Barack Obama's budget.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints 6 to Boards, Supreme Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2015 03:15 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the appointments to state boards, commissions and the Supreme Court.

El Dorado Chamber Debuts New Website

by Sean Beherec 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce has a new website aimed at economic development in the area.

Central Arkansas Employment Realigns After Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Manufacturing, unsurprisingly, took the greatest hit in central Arkansas during the Great Recession.

Flexibility Key To Cromwell Architects Engineers' 130-Year Survival

by Jan Cottingham 2/2/2015 12:00 am

After more than 30 years at Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., CEO Charley Penix has the long view of the firm, on what has allowed it to survive 130 years to become the oldest architecture firm in Arkansas and one of the oldest in the United States.

Architecture Events Scheduled at Crystal Bridges in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Architecture critic Sarah Goldhagen, author of “Louis Kahn's Situated Modernism” and a contributor to The New York Times and other publications, will speak on Sunday, Feb. 8. On Feb. 23, the museum will reveal two portfolios of Wright's work in anticipation of the completion of the Bachman Wilson installation.

Seeing Green in LEDs: Technology, Efficiency Driving Increased Sales of Lights

by Sean Beherec 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Colorful lights on the Union Plaza Building or the Arkansas River bridges in downtown Little Rock are the latest installations in a series of energy efficiency projects that allow businesses to cash in by making short-term investments in lighting.

John Waters, Charles Morgan on Tap for 12th Arkansas Literary Festival

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2015 10:16 am

The 12th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, hosted by the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), is set for April 23-26. Speakers include filmmaker John Waters and "Divine Sisters of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" author Rebecca Wells.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

New Ownership Visits Two Fayetteville Hotels (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas Hospitality & Lodging LLC, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Hotel Group of Little Rock, bought the Fairfield Inn at 720 E. Millsap Road for slightly more than $1.6 million. Pinnacle is the third-party management team for the Sleep Inn, which is located next to the Fairfield Inn at 728 Millsap Road.

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Moses Tucker Real Estate Looks to Next Generation, Plans for Future

by Sean Beherec 1/26/2015 12:00 am

What appears to an outsider as the simple passing of the family business from one generation to the next wasn't the plan from the beginning.

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

by Jan Cottingham 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The mergers and acquisitions spigots were opened wide last year in Arkansas. The number of big deals — those valued at $9 million or more — soared 38 percent, increasing to 101 in 2014 compared with 73 in 2013.

How A Trans-Atlantic Investment Scam Ensnared Credit Union President Joyce Judy

by Gwen Moritz 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The following story of how the president of a small credit union in Little Rock was ensnared in an international investment scam was pieced together from depositions and exhibits filed in the North Carolina civil case and from official documents filed in the criminal cases.

Tyson Foods Gives $1M to Downtown Springdale Alliance

by Mark Carter 1/23/2015 03:37 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. has given $1 million to the Downtown Springdale Alliance, the nonprofit working to revitalize the city's original downtown.

OREO ‘Cleansing' Helps Stabilize NWA Real Estate

by Marty Cook 1/19/2015 12:00 am

When the real estate bubble popped in 2008, it popped big time in northwest Arkansas, which generated more “other real estate owned” than Little Rock. Now, sales and an improving economy are bringing calm to a market once noted for speculation.

CJRW Buys Heathcott Associates, Firms Merge Operations

by Lance Turner 1/18/2015 07:04 am

CJRW of Little Rock says it is acquiring Heathcott Associates of Little Rock after more than a year of merger talks between the two advertising, marketing and public relations firms.

Umarex Partners With Marshals Museum on Commemorative Airgun

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 11:05 am

Umarex USA has partnered with the U.S. Marshals Museum to offer a limited edition commemorative airgun of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver, also known as the "gun that won the west."