Tourism Archive

Crystal Bridges to Debut 'Art in the Age of Black Power' Exhibit

by Jan Cottingham 8/8/2017 10:58 am

The Bentonville museum announces its exhibition schedule for 2018.

Slimmed-Down Pulaski Tech Fits UA System

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College had nearly 12,000 students in 2012 when Margaret A. Ellibee became its chief. Today it has about 6,000, and to Ellibee that's a good thing.

Workforce Development: A Way to Help America (J. Bruce Cross Commentary)

by J. Bruce Cross 8/7/2017 12:00 am

In the nation, including in Arkansas, the need for a skilled workforce is already here and is growing exponentially as baby boomers begin to leave the workplace.

US Should Do More, Not Less, to Push Exports to Cuba (Randy Veach Commentary)

by Randy Veach 8/1/2017 11:09 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau believes a move to roll back relations with Cuba is a step in the wrong direction. "There is no better diplomacy than making food available to another country," Randy Veach writes.

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state's top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors.

Branding Arkansas Came Naturally for CJRW

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

It's emblazoned on everything from pencils to pillows, jigsaw puzzles to hot-air balloons. It's stamped into Arkansas license plates and enshrined as the state's official nickname.

WLR Volvo Complex Sells for $3.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/31/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Little Rock's McLarty Auto Group bought the 60,000-SF McLarty Volvo Cars and McLarty Collision West complex at 1500 N. Shackleford Road.

KC Firm Pays $11.4M For Northwest Medical Plaza (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Block Real Estate Services of Kansas City, Missouri, paid nearly $11.4 million for the Northwest Medical Plaza in Springdale.

Is Vacation in Your Plans? (Alese Stroud Expert Advice)

by Alese Stroud 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Let's be clear. Sitting on a beach practicing distance management skills via email does not count as vacation. It counts as vacation only when you completely unplug.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

Levon Helm Legacy Project Launches GoFundMe Page

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 01:45 pm

The Levon Helm Legacy Project has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for a permanent tribute to Levon Helm's life and musical legacy.

Shash Goyal Raising Money for New Hotel

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Earlier this month, Shash Goyal filed paperwork to raise $10 million for a newly formed company called Arkansas Knoxville Hotel.

Riverfest's Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of Riverfest is much greater than memories of fun, music, food and the occasional festival-goer wearing much too little clothing for his frame.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 10:41 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016.

Frontier Airlines to Fly Again in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 04:51 pm

Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced that it will resume service to Little Rock as a part of a nationwide expansion in 21 cities.

After 40 Years, Riverfest to Suspend Annual Festival

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 01:00 pm

The Riverfest Inc. board of directors says it will suspend the annual music festival, which marked its 40th year in June.

U.S. Drivers Set Record in 2016 for Miles Traveled

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Vehicle miles traveled in the United States exceeded 3.2 trillion miles in 2016, a record, according to the Federal Highway Administration. It was the fifth consecutive year of increased mileage on public roads.

Football At UALR — Who Pays? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/17/2017 12:00 am

There's a chance that school spirit will be lifted, student enrollment will increase and alumni and community members will be more engaged should the university start a football program, but it will almost certainly come at an increased cost to students.

Good Samaritan Clinic Names Patti Kimbrough Executive Director (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Patti Kimbrough has been hired as executive director of Good Samaritan Clinic in Fort Smith.

Hall-Davidson Combo Brings in $2.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The $2.3 million purchase of adjoining buildings set in motion a multproperty redevelopment in downtown Little Rock.

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