Tourism Archive

Lowe's Land Draws Deals Totaling $6.1M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Lowe's Home Centers LLC of Mooresville, North Carolina, acquired about 17.2 acres at the northwest corner of Kanis and Bowman roads to make room for a new 113,941-SF Lowe's store in west Little Rock.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.

New Tourism Welcome Center Administrator Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2017 10:05 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism on Thursday named Kayla Hardage its new Tourism Welcome Center administrator.

Sarah Kinser Takes Top Post in Arkansas PR Society

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 11:18 am

The state chapter of the Public Relations Society of America installed its 2017 officers, including Kinser, of the Arkansas Community Foundation, as president.

Financial Trouble Among Competing Convention Centers Split in Texarkana

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

MidSouth Bank of Lafayette will be paid proceeds from the sale of a Texarkana hotel which was sold through the bankruptcy of convention center investor Dr. Hiren Patel.

Boutique Hotel May Open Near Promenade at Chenal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

James and Terry Barnes and their Promenade Hospitality LLC bought the 3-acre site near The Promenade at Chenal with an eye toward a 2018 opening.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Ghosts of Hillbilly Past Haunt Arkansas Tourism

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The Department of Parks & Tourism is seeking a “fully integrated marketing communication vendor” to get the word out: See our state, visit our parks, patronize our businesses.

Walton Family Foundation Awards TheatreSquared $12.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2017 03:31 pm

TheatreSquared received $12.5 million in grants from the Walton Family Foundation for the design and construction of a new facility.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

Stonehaven Assisted Living Facility Sells for $7.1 Million in Maumelle

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

An assisted living facility in Maumelle, two North Little Rock motels and the site of a future extreme aerial sports facility in west Little Rock provide this week's quartet of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Former Razorback Ryan Hale Shifts to New Career Planning Bike Trails

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

After five-plus years as a program officer at the Walton Family Foundation, Ryan Hale has left to start his own consulting company.

No Contract, No Conflict: Logic of a Lottery Ad Bid

by Kyle Massey 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Reasons given by the state procurement director on why CJRW was picked for a lucrative Arkansas State Lottery contract over two others has puzzled several Little Rock ad professionals.

Morgan Baden Joins Moses Tucker (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Morgan Baden has been hired as the marketing director of Moses Tucker Real Estate in Little Rock.

Bark Bar To Bring Hair of the Dog to SoMa

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Bark Bar, the dream of a couple of dog-loving Little Rock women, is several steps closer to reality.

The Sales Tax: Consumers Get It (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/9/2017 12:00 am

If voters know exactly what a sales tax is for — a new jail or community center or fire station, an economic development incentive for a new factory, a local road project — the likelihood local voters will support the local tax is greatly increased.

Aristotle Helps Smokies Rise From the Ashes

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

After fatal wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains devastated Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in November, Aristotle Inc. of Little Rock found a way to help out.

Midtown Transaction Reaches $44 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/9/2017 12:00 am

The five-building, 30-acre development at the northwest corner of Interstate 630 and University Avenue in Little Rock was sold to Little Rock Midtown Ltd., an affiliate of Provident Realty Advisors Inc. of Dallas.

Haralson, Smith Set for Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 10:04 am

Chuck Haralson, former chief photographer for the state Department of Parks and Tourism, and author Ken Smith will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

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