Tourism Archive

Governor Wants to Move War Memorial Under Parks And Tourism

by Sarah Campbell 10/25/2016 02:50 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he will ask the state Legislature to move oversight of War Memorial Stadium under the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

Mini Golf Owner Accused of Putting Money Away from Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Linda Gauthier has been accused of hiding assets to avoid paying the judgment of nearly $350,000 that Regions Bank obtained from Saline County Circuit Court in 2011, according to a lawsuit filed by Edgefield Holdings LLC of Miami, in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

$2.8 Million Transaction Visits LR's Legacy Hotel (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

SHG Management LLC, led by Kishan Patel, bought the 86-room Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. The seller is Southern Comfort Inns Inc., led by Amin Amarshi.

Arkansas Drivers Merge Well with Others in a Roundabout Way

by Marty Cook 10/24/2016 12:00 am

With their record of fewer accidents, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department says more roundabouts are on the way.

Walton Arts Center Awarded $2M Walker Foundation Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2016 10:03 am

The Walton Arts Center announces a $2 million grant from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for its $23 million capital campaign.

Clinton National Airport Announces $20.6M Concourse Renovation

by Sarah Campbell 10/18/2016 02:55 pm

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport announces a $20.6 million renovation project that will improve amenities in the concourse.

DoubleTree Hotel Renovations Include New Restaurant, Rooms Overhaul

by Alexis Crowe 10/18/2016 10:26 am

In the shadow of the $70 million Robinson Center renovation, the DoubleTree Little Rock is undergoing its own transformation.

Kimberly Williams Heads Drive To Promote Great River Road (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Kimberly Williams has been named director of Arkansas' Great River Road for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Margaret Willis Joins CJRW (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Margaret Willis has been hired as media planner and buyer at CJRW's Little Rock office. She will manage planning and buying of digital, print, outdoor, TV and radio media for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and Arkansas State Parks.

Road Safety Goals Hit A Bump in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, Arkansas released its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which explained how the state wanted to lower road fatalities to 400 or fewer by the year 2017. While Arkansas has shown improvement, it appears unlikely such an ambitious goal will be realized.

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/17/2016 12:00 am

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives.

A Power Line to Nowhere (Julie Morton Commentary)

by Julie Morton 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Partners has consistently exaggerated the benefits of its Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to Arkansas.

Company Plans $5M Development in Fairfield Bay

by Sarah Campbell 10/14/2016 09:02 am

A developer in Van Buren County is scheduled to begin work next week on a $5 million residential development in Fairfield Bay — the biggest home development the city has seen in more than 25 years.

Duo of Lodge Deals Keep Ducks In Row in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Transactions involving two notable duck hunting properties in western Arkansas County, Little Siberia and Wild Wings, combined reportedly were worth over $13 million.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.