Tourism Archive

$14M Donation to Help Arkansas, Texas Water and Forests

by Associated Press 9/29/2016 10:25 am

The Nature Conservancy and BHP Billiton say a donation from the company will help improve water quality in Arkansas and aid conservation efforts near Houston.

Rock Region Metro Continues Maintenance Deal With Love's Trillium CNG

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2016 09:21 am

Rock Region Metro of North Little Rock plans to replace its remaining 43 diesel-fueled buses with compressed natural gas buses by the end of 2025.

Latin Dance Club To Take Lead on Juanita's River Market Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Sarah and Jorge Gutierrez plan to open Little Rock Salsa in the location that once housed Juanita's restaurant.

Nonprofit to Hold 'Death Fest' in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:34 am

The Natural State Burial Association (NSBA), a nonprofit, will host its six-day "Death Fest: A Celebration!" in Fayetteville from Oct. 27-Nov. 1.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Little Rock Airport Gets $5.9M Grant for Improvements

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:33 am

The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a $5.9 million grant to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock to rehabilitate the taxiway at Adams Field.

Arkansas Travelers Sign as Farm Team with Seattle Mariners

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/20/2016 12:09 pm

The Arkansas Travelers Double-A Texas League baseball team has a new player development contract with the Seattle Mariners Major League team.

Little Rock Zoo Director Mike Blakely to Retire in October

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/20/2016 11:48 am

Little Rock Zoo Executive Director Mike Blakely says he will retire next month after 17 years leading the state's only accredited zoo.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

Tokyo House To Rise in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

A Little Rock group plans to open a Tokyo House sushi restaurant in Rogers after a $1.6 million purchase.

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 9/19/2016 12:00 am

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away.

Education a Cornerstone of Batesville's Strategic Plan

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Making sure the children of Independence County have the educational opportunities necessary to escape poverty is a cornerstone of the Impact strategic plan that Baldwin worked on when he was chairman of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

TEDx Coming Back to Little Rock (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 9/12/2016 12:00 am

You may not agree with what you hear at a TEDx conference, but you will learn something new. You may not get the full picture — since speakers are given 18 minutes — but you will be escorted into territory occupied by that speaker that is likely to be new, controversial and challenging.

Are We Really Such Chumps? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

When we start writing companies into the constitution for exclusive privileges that can only be rescinded by another statewide vote, why stop with just Missouri casino operators? What's to stop any other company, foreign or domestic, from hiring lawyers to draw up self-serving amendments, getting the wording approved by the attorney general and paying canvassers to get enough signatures to get on the ballot?

Molly Rawn on How Fayetteville Pays It Forward With A&P Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Before joining the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission as executive director in August, Molly Rawn was director of development and communications at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, where she led capital campaigns before overseeing fundraising, membership and PR.

25th Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Starts Oct. 7

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 09:51 am

The 25th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will open on Oct. 7 with "Command and Control," a documentary about the 1980 missile explosion at a Titan II launch complex near Damascus.

Tourism Department, Arvest Unveil Specialty Debit Cards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 03:57 pm

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and Arvest Bank announced on Wednesday that they've created eight limited-edition specialty debit cards that showcase some of the state's most scenic and popular attractions.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.


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