Tourism Archive

University of Arkansas Team Studies 'Alien' Carlsbad Cave

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A team of University of Arkansas researchers have digitally mapped and reported on the dimensions, history and condition of New Mexico's Carlsbad Cavern, one of the country's best-known caves.

Rock City Yacht Club Poised to Set Sail

by George Waldon 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Nearly a dozen years have passed since John Burkhalter embarked on his Little Rock marina odyssey along the Arkansas River. Site work for the Rock City Yacht Club is finally in full swing, and the local businessman-developer expects to host the first wave of boating enthusiasts this summer.

VR Puts Clients Inside Design Projects

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Virtual reality isn't just for gamers anymore. An architecture firm, a construction company and a furniture dealer in central Arkansas, for example, are using the technology to offer their clients a better experience.

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Cities in Arkansas See Victory in Online Travel Tax Case

by Mark Friedman 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas municipalities recently won a rare legal victory against online travel companies over the taxes paid on the price of a hotel room.

Beacons Engage Visitors at Arkansas Arts Center

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/26/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock launched its first beacon program last month, offering a new way for visitors to engage with its exhibition of American artist John Marin's drawings and watercolors.

Blueprint For 2018? Architecture Firms See Busy Year

by Mark Friedman 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Spending on construction projects across the country could rise by 4 percent this year over 2017, which is welcome news for Arkansas architects and engineers.

Boutique Hotel in Downtown Little Rock Set for Summer 2019 Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2018 02:50 pm

The new owner of the Hall and Davidson buildings at Capitol Avenue and Louisiana Street in Little Rock named the boutique hotel earmarked for the property and announced that construction is underway.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Allison Glenn Accepts Associate Role at Crystal Bridges (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Allison Glenn has been named associate curator of contemporary art for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Riverfest to Return Memorial Day Weekend

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/12/2018 01:45 pm

Riverfest will return to downtown Little Rock on Memorial Day weekend, thanks to a for-profit company that acquired naming rights for the annual festival after the nonprofit that ran it for 40 years called it quits in July.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

by Jan Cottingham 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Kendal King Group Adds Two in Bentonville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Charlene Kelley has been named director of accounts and business development at Kendal King Group in Bentonville. Madison Jackson has been hired as a program manager for Soapbox Influencer Marketing, a product division of KKG.

Super Bowl Commercials: Tide Cleans Up, Alexa Speaks

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tide scored nearly a clean sweep, Alexa's voice came through for Amazon and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s voice was hijacked by Dodge Ram.

Clinton National Airport Announces Nonstop Flights to Austin

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2018 10:44 am

The Clinton National Airport announced Friday that it will offer nonstop flights from Little Rock to Austin, Texas, effective April 29.

Little Rock Startup Hires Venture Center Exec

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 03:31 pm

RaftUp Technologies of Little Rock announced Monday the hiring of Jessica Johnston-Myers as its COO.

Brian Clark Among 3 Execs Exiting CJRW

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

CJRW has shuffled its personnel deck, dealing out three prominent employees, including Brian Clark, a widely known Little Rock marketing veteran who was a senior vice president and brand marketing strategist.