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Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Convenient Redevelopment Drives $2.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/21/2015 12:00 am

A west Little Rock convenience store development is in motion after a $2.9 million transaction. And an undeveloped 64.5-acre apartment tract in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2 million.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Officials: Robinson Renovations Will Bring Bigger Shows Like 'Phantom' in 2017

by Alexis Hosticka 9/14/2015 11:28 am

With about 14 months remaining to finish a massive renovation, construction at Robinson Center is on target to be complete in November 2016, officials said Monday.

Kelly Zega Moves to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Zega has been the director of public relations for Cox Communications in Arkansas for the past decade.

Specialty Stores Spice Up Bentonville Square

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Because he knew Bentonville, Bill Oakley said, he never doubted his retail success. Oakley opened a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise in 2012 just off the downtown square. So far, sales have risen steadily since the exchange opened.

Mayor Mark Stodola Looks to Keep Main Street Makeover Moving

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A mix of retail and of-fice buildings that decades ago were part of the city's historic commercial core have combined with new construction to recast a string of properties. A foundation of restaurants, apartments and the performing arts will be joined by a high-rise hotel redevelopment and the Little Rock Tech Park.

Arkansas Municipalities Left to Clean up After Property Owners Leave Mess

by Mark Friedman 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Dealing with property owners who neglect dilapidated commercial buildings is becoming a growing problem for cities, especially when they crumble, Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said. Other officials in cities and towns in Arkansas agree with her.

Crystal Bridges Announces Major Purchases, Including Works by Whistler, Maya Lin

by Jan Cottingham 9/11/2015 12:31 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces several major acquisitions, including a painting by James McNeill Whistler and a special commission to Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

Hospitality Association to Host Convention in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 9/11/2015 09:06 am

The Arkansas Hospitality Association will host its annual convention on Tuesday, highlighting vendors and businesses from around the state and presenting the 2015 marketing plan from the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

A Decision To Make (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/7/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of an opinion issued by state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas property owners and tenants — including individuals, churches and businesses — have another decision to make: Will you allow the open carry of firearms?

Little Rock's Original Fern Bar: How Buster's Birthed Dave & Buster's

by Jan Cottingham 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Next summer, Dave & Buster's, based in Dallas and co-founded by Corley and Corriveau in 1982, will be opening a location in Little Rock, its first in Arkansas. D&B now has almost 11,000 employees and 73 stores, including one in New York's Times Square. The Arkansas arrival comes 33 years after its founders opened Buster's in Little Rock's Union Station.

Inaugural Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Alexis Hosticka 8/28/2015 09:12 am

The new Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame inducted its first members, 11 women and one group, during a ceremony Thursday night at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame to Honor First Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 10:12 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate its inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Crystal Bridges: Bachman-Wilson House to Open Nov. 11

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2015 09:24 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville said Wednesday that it plans to open the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bachman-Wilson House on Nov. 11.

Bradburys Give $500K for Art Museum at Arkansas State

by Mark Carter 8/26/2015 09:09 am

Stephens Inc. COO Curt Bradbury and his wife Chucki have made a $500,000 matching gift to transform an art gallery that bears their name at Arkansas State University.

By the Numbers: Gambling in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Oaklawn, Southland, lottery and bingo: a look at wagers and payouts from games of chance in Arkansas.

Quapaw Casino-Growth Plans Generate Opposition in Kansas

by George Waldon 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The success of Downstream Casino Resort in Kansas and plans for expansion suggests that the Quapaw Tribe of Indians know how to run a casino — an expertise that might well worry Arkansas' existing gambling venues.

Bingo Numbers Continue to Slide for Some Nonprofits

by Mark Friedman 8/24/2015 12:00 am

In Arkansas, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 78.8 million bingo “faces” —the individual game cards — were sold. That's more than 25 for every man, woman and child in the state.

Delta Life Documented on Wilson Website

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:00 am

As anyone who's visited could attest, the south Mississippi County hamlet of Wilson is not like other Delta towns.


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