Tourism Archive

Finding Your Marketplace Identity (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The decisions involved in buying or selling the places where we live or work can be tightly wrapped in aspirations, hopes and anxiety.

3.2M Visitors at National Parks Create $215M Benefit for State

by Alexis Hosticka 4/21/2016 03:47 pm

A new National Park Service report shows that 3.2 million visitors to national parks in Arkansas spent $174.2 million in communities within 60 miles of a national park site in 2015.

City Planners Approve Movie Theater, Retail Space for Bentonville

by Sarah Campbell 4/20/2016 11:03 am

The Bentonville Planning Commission on Tuesday approved construction of a mixed-use retail building and what will be the city's only movie theater.

Sonny Williams' Renovations Add Space for More Events

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 04:42 pm

After leaving the restaurant business for 13 years and coming back into the industry through the purchase of Sonny Williams' Steak Room, Andy Agar is working to create a destination for parties and corporate events.

Burkhalter: Rock City Marina & Yacht Club Construction Could Happen Before End of Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Construction could get rolling on the Rock City Marina & Yacht Club in Little Rock, says owner/developer John Burkhalter regarding his “labor of love.” Yes is the word we get from owner/developer John Burkhalter regarding his “labor of love.”

University of Arkansas Cancels Fayetteville Hotel Plans

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

A hotel and conference center planned by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is no longer on the to-do list.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 4 Percent in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 11:09 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point from February to 4 percent in March, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

RopeSwing Starts Construction On Record, a Bentonville Event Space

by Sarah Campbell 4/12/2016 01:30 pm

RopeSwing Hospitality Group's construction of the Record — a 12,000-SF event space at 104 S.W. A St. in downtown Bentonville — starts this week.

Engage Cuba Launches Arkansas Council, Calls for End to Trade Restrictions

by Sarah Campbell 4/11/2016 11:47 am

Engage Cuba President James Williams said Monday that Cuba will pledge to buy a significant amount of rice from the U.S. should the Congress allow trade on credit between the countries.

AMR Construction Wins Main Street Arbitration Case

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The general contractor on Little Rock's troubled Main Street Lofts project has been awarded $896,756 in its arbitration case.

Tandem Apartment Sales Add Up to $11.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shorter College Gardens Apartments in North Little Rock sold for $7.05 million while Willow Bend Apartments in Jacksonville sold for $4.25 million.

El Dorado Nonprofit Parodies Macklemore to Get Visitors 'Downtown'

by Sarah Campbell 4/8/2016 11:43 am

El Dorado Festivals and Events aims to bring attention to the town's going-ons ahead of its under-construction $85 million arts and entertainment district.

Bentonville Film Festival Returns for Round 2

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2016 02:39 pm

Geena Davis and the Bentonville Film Festival announced Monday the 2016 schedule of events, featuring approximately 35 films from May 3-8.

Doctor Behind Arkansas Convention Center Files Chapter 11

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2016 10:07 am

Hiren Patel, the Texas doctor who developed the Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana, Arkansas, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, adding to a string of setbacks for Patel and the convention center.

Hutchinson Commits $100K to Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 03:50 pm

At the "Evening with Rosanne Cash" fundraiser at the Governor's Mansion on March 3, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a commitment of $100,000 for the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home project.

Independent Again, Gary Jones Relaunches Jones Film Video

by Alexis Hosticka 4/4/2016 01:59 pm

A little more than a month after CJRW sold M-3 Productions to Waymack & Crew, M-3's founder, Gary Jones, said he's launching his own businesses.

Rockfish Names New VP; Associate Dean Recognized at Lyon (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Jason Bennicoff has joined Rockfish, the digital marketing agency in Rogers, as vice president of digital strategy.

Pocahontas Aims to Make Big Splash With New Aquatic Center

by George Jared 4/1/2016 09:40 am

Tim Scott, executive director of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, hopes a new, recently built aquatic center will help spur economic development and provide local swimmers with modern pools.

Another Misguided Rule From the Department of Labor (U.S. Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark. 3/30/2016 11:26 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., says businesses in Arkansas and across the country are set to be hit with an aggressive 113 percent increase in the salary threshold for overtime pay

Crystal Bridges to Turn Bentonville Kraft Plant into Art Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2016 10:52 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art said Tuesday that it will turn a decommissioned, 63,000-SF Kraft Foods plant in Bentonville into a visual and performing art space.