Tourism Archive

Jim Johnston Returns to Hot Springs Convention Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2014 09:42 am

Jim Johnston, the former executive chef at the Hot Springs Convention Center, has returned as the center's chef de cuisine and director of food and beverage.

Denver Peacock Sets Up New PR Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2014 12:00 am

Denver Peacock is the latest former Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods staffer hanging out his own shingle after leaving the Little Rock advertising, marketing and public relations firm.

Stakes are High in $68M Renovation of Robinson Center

by Jan Cottingham 8/11/2014 12:00 am

Robinson Center is a multipurpose venue. It must accommodate the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Broadway plays, Ballet Arkansas and commencement ceremonies — in addition to conventions and conferences — and each of these has different and sometimes even opposite technical requirements, particularly acoustical requirements.

$21.5M Children's Museum 'Amazeum' Taking Shape in Bentonville

by Marty Cook 8/11/2014 12:00 am

The Amazeum, billed as an interactive children's museum, isn't scheduled to open until 2015, but after years of planning it is at least beginning to take physical shape.

Main Street, Restaurants and the Big Mo

by Jan Cottingham 8/11/2014 12:00 am

The recent announcement that another new restaurant will be opening on Little Rock's Main Street lends weight to the idea that this part of downtown has the “big mo,” the momentum to keep diners coming to what once was a pretty sketchy part of town past 5 p.m.

Architect Ron Shelby on Moving the Frank Lloyd Wright House to Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2014 12:00 am

Hight-Jackson and CEO Ron Shelby were chosen to oversee the reassembly of the Bachman Wilson House, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and moved from its previous home in New Jersey, on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

The Capital Hotel Opens One Eleven at the Capital

by Lee Hogan 8/8/2014 11:31 am

After closing Ashley's back in May, the Capital Hotel has opened the doors to its new restaurant, One Eleven at the Capital.

Terry Stewart, Former Rock Hall CEO, Joins El Dorado Festivals & Events

by Michelle Corbet 8/6/2014 11:27 am

Terry Stewart, former president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, is bringing his entertainment industry expertise to El Dorado.

Conway Chamber Previews Plans for Shopping Centers

by Lee Hogan 8/5/2014 09:51 pm

The Conway Chamber of Commerce gave hundreds of local residents a glimpse into the future of the city, and two proposed retail projects that could shape it into a regional shopping hub.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business' CFO of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2014 11:28 am

Arkansas Business is searching for the state's most outstanding chief financial officers for its sixth "CFO of the Year" awards. You can nominate CFOs here.

Arkansas Less Optimistic Than Oklahoma, Missouri in Arvest Consumer Survey

by Lee Hogan 8/5/2014 10:29 am

The second phase of Arvest Bank's consumer sentiment survey found Arkansans have a less optimistic outlook on current conditions and expectations than respondents in Oklahoma in Missouri.

Made by Few Conference Set For Aug. 22-23

by Mark Carter 8/4/2014 12:00 am

Made by Few, the “conference for makers of the Web,” is for designers and creators of mobile applications, and it's growing in national prominence.

Terri Trotter Leaving Walton Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/29/2014 03:18 pm

Terri Trotter, the chief operating officer at Walton Arts Center, said she is stepping down from her position to become executive director and chief executive officer at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Sun Valley, Idaho. Trotter's resignation is effective Aug. 22.

Crystal Bridges Names New Curators

by Jan Cottingham 7/28/2014 02:05 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced the promotion of two staff members to curator and the hiring of a third curator. Manuela Well-Off-Man and Chad Alligood, assistant curators at the Bentonville museum, have been promoted, and Mindy Besaw, curator of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, Wyoming, will join the museum in the fall.

A Closer Look: Arkansas Unemployment and Employment

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

The unemployment rate in Arkansas fell in June to 6.2 percent, but the number of people employed “continues to be a source of concern,” state economic forecaster Michael Pakko noted recently.

Value Place Hotel Visited by $4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/28/2014 12:00 am

A 121-room hotel in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.08 million. A 6,450-SF warehouse in southwest Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.26 million sale. And a 1.57-acre office site in west Little Rock changed hands in a $374,848 transaction.

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

by Gwen Moritz 7/28/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business introduced “The Power List” in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out. That means there have been a lot of changes in 20 industries and professions since our last installment in 2011, so we've been doing a lot of rounding up of resumes and photos in the last few weeks.

Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

by Gwen Moritz 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon.

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly.

SkyZone Park Comes To Central Arkansas

by Brandon Riddle 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Flying high on success in recent years, Sky Zone Trampoline Park hopes its Little Rock-area location, with 25,000 SF of space, will become a top spot for family fun and fitness.