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Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Four Nursing Homes Add Up to $29M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Affiliates of Kotel Management of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, bought four Little Rock-area nursing home properties from affiliates of AdCare Property Holdings LLC of Atlanta.

Wendy Russell Managing Doubletree Sales & Marketing (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Wendy Russell will continue to oversee sales and marketing strategy for the 288-room Doubletree by Hilton in downtown Little Rock as part of the management team of Waterford Hotel Group Inc. of Waterford, Connecticut.

Ghidotti-Vines Files Protest Over CJRW's Lottery Contract Win

by Kyle Massey 12/15/2016 02:47 pm

CJRW's triumphant bid for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's $34.5 million marketing and public relations contract has drawn a formal protest from a competitor.

El Dorado Airport to Appeal Southern Airways Selection

by Sarah Campbell 12/13/2016 10:47 am

The Department of Transportation chooses Southern Airways Express LLC of Memphis to service three Arkansas airports left in the lurch after the September bankruptcy of SeaPort Airlines.

'Artisan On Collins' Mixed-Use Project Proposed on East Side of I-30

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

A new mixed-use development is in the works for downtown Little Rock.

Ad Agencies Ponder Lottery Numbers

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

Scoring tabulations have left some puzzled Little Rock advertising professionals trying to get the Office of State Procurement's math to add up.

The Overtime Exemption Rules Are On Hold — What Do You Do Now? (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 12/8/2016 08:23 am

Attorney Stuart Jackson assesses the recent court injunction of the new federal overtime rule and says companies should consider continuing their plans to comply with it.

Arkansas School for Math, Science & Arts Gets $300K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2016 04:20 pm

The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs gets a $300,000 grant from the Oaklawn Foundation for construction of a $4.5 million, 20,000-SF Creativity and Innovation Complex.

Arkansas Arts Center Picks Studio Gang to Design Expansion, Renovation

by Sarah Campbell 12/6/2016 03:45 pm

The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock selects Studio Gang of Chicago and New York as the design architect for a $46 million museum expansion and renovation.

Arkansas Grown Announces Local Conversations Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 09:40 am

The Arkansas Grown Program announced Monday that four free regional Local Conversations events, which aim to connect local farmers and producers with grocery store managers, chefs, restaurateurs and other consumers, are scheduled for January-February in Arkansas.

Tally of Largest Commercial Building Projects in Arkansas Hits $2.4 Billion

by George Waldon 12/5/2016 12:00 am

The dollar total of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas registered nearly $2.3 billion this year. The tally reflected a 1.2 percent decline from more than $2.4 billion in 2015.

Tax Credits Help Little Rock Company Raise $1.25M for Movies

by Mark Friedman 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Gary Newton hopes "Antiquities," which filmed primarily in North Little Rock, will be the first in a string of movies to come out of the startup film production company he created with Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell.

New Flights Between Northwest Arkansas, DC To Start in April

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2016 04:21 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) announced Friday that American Airlines will offer a new nonstop jet service between northwest Arkansas and Washington, D.C. starting April 5.

First Waterfowler Hall of Fame Class Inducted

by Sarah Campbell 12/2/2016 11:52 am

The inaugural Waterfowler Hall of Fame class of seven conservationists and duck hunting legends was inducted Thursday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Delta Regional Authority, Governor Announce $26M in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 04:36 pm

The Delta Regional Authority, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and their federal and local partners announced Monday nearly $26 million in new investments that will create or retain an estimated 650 jobs.

Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery's First Pick

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists.

Boswell Mourot Fine Art Ready for Art Basel Miami Beach

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

For what may be the first time, an Arkansas art gallery will be participating in Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most important and prestigious art shows in the world.

6 Planning Tips From The Pros on Throwing An Eventful Event

by Lydia McAllister 11/21/2016 12:00 am

When it comes to planning your event, the to-do list may seem daunting. We've spoken with event planners from around the state for their tips and tricks for making your event run seamlessly from the planning stage to the day-of.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

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