Tourism Archive

Three Projects in Hot Springs Receive Preservation Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 09:12 am

Preserve Arkansas announced that two historic buildings and an event in downtown Hot Springs – the Thompson Building/The Waters Hotel, the future home of SQZBX and the Historic Park Avenue Walking Tour – have earned Preservation Awards.

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

Wal-Mart's New Headquarters: Tradition, Not Frills

by Marty Cook 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says its new headquarters campus on 350 acres in Bentonville will be all about efficiency and not ego.

For Sale: One Turkey Trot Festival (Feedback)

by Lyn Baker 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Despite all of our raised voices, righteous indignation, hurt feelings, saber rattlings or fist raisings and shakings, there isn't a whole hell of a lot we can do about this state's image.

When Little Rock Jilted Amazon: Tale of a Breakup Letter

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The whirlwind week of #lovelittlerock started when Millie Ward got a call from Little Rock Regional Chamber's Jay Chesshir, who thought that while 238 cities were pitching to land Amazon, Little Rock could make some noise by saying no.

Jordan Garcia Named GM of Fayetteville Town Center (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Jordan Garcia has been hired as general manager of the Fayetteville Town Center. Garcia was previously director of resource development at the United Way of Northwest Arkansas but also has worked in event services for John Q. Hammons hotels.

Surf Air Coming to Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A membership-only airline, Surf Air plans to begin service at Bentonville Municipal Airport within the month.

Anne Hegi Takes Reins of El Dorado Insider (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Anne Hegi has been named interim editor of El Dorado Insider, a quarterly relocation and tourism magazine produced by The Diamond Agency of El Dorado with funding from the El Dorado Advertising & Promotion Commission.

NLR Motel 6 Visited by $3.4 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Om Purshantam LLC, led by Tanvi Desai, bought the 121-room hotel at 4100 E. McCain Blvd. from Little Rock Hotel Group LLC of Denton, Texas.

Arkansas Unemployment Remains at 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2017 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in September remained steady at 3.5 percent.

UA Little Rock Selects Firm to Study Adding Football, Band

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/16/2017 12:15 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has selected Convention Sports & Leisure of Plano, Texas, to conduct feasibility study that will help the university determine whether it should add a football team and a marching band to its offerings.

Majestic Death Looms Over Spa City

by George Waldon 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The destruction of the Majestic Hotel left an indelible scar on the psyche of Hot Springs officials and residents.

Alice Walton's Art Bridges Puts Art On Road 'For All'

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Art Bridges, the nonprofit founded by Alice Walton will partner with museums and other institutions throughout the United States to share works of American art.

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Nominations for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame are open through Oct. 31. This will be the second Hall of Fame class, a program sponsored by the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Gary Weir: A TV Sensation, No Bozo at Business

by Kyle Massey 10/16/2017 12:00 am

While Gary Weir in his Bozo the Clown character enchanted generations of Arkansas children, Arkansas broadcast professionals emphasize that Weir also had a career beyond the red nose.

Infiniti Dealership Sells for $4.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Glenn Ridge Crossings II LLC, led by Steve Landers Sr., acquired the 15,721-SF Infiniti facility at 15 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive. The seller is Everett Infiniti Land Co. LLC, led by Chad Hendrix.

Hotel Bookings, Prices Rise During Arkansas State Fair

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 01:59 pm

The Arkansas State Fair kicked off Thursday in Little Rock, and hotel price comparison website hotelscombined.com has released its findings on how the event is affecting area bookings and prices.

Update: Parkway Plaza To Be Built On 27 Acres in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2017 09:50 am

Sage Partners and Griffin Co. Realtors on Thursday announced the development of a 27-acre office and mixed-use development called Parkway Plaza, expected to begin construction in early 2018 near the intersection of Interstate 49 and Don Tyson Parkway in Springdale.

Updated LittleRock.com Fully Responsive, Open for Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

After predicting a June completion date and then pushing it back through August, LRCVB President and CEO Gretchen Hall was happy to report last month that the new LittleRock.com is up, and had been for a while.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.