Tourism Archive

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Gas Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud.

Team SI, CJRW on Data, Results and Landing AEDC Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission broke up its longstanding single contract into three contracts this year, giving Team SI an $800,000 digital marketing contract and CJRW its advertising and PR contracts.

On Priorities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The fact that a majority of the trustees of the University of Arkansas System voted to use the university's credit to do a breathtaking $160 million upgrade of Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville is neither surprising nor disturbing.

Jim Dunn on Why Marshals Museum a True Fit for Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Patrick Weeks will replace James "Jim" Dunn as head of the Marshals Museum on July 1, when Dunn will become president of the Museum Foundation and turn his full attention to fundraising for the $50 million-plus project.

US Marshals Museum Names Patrick Weeks President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Patrick Weeks recently accepted the position of president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, replacing Jim Dunn, who will now focus solely on fundraising.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Cited by City, Repairs Underway at Hot Springs' Arlington Hotel

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Repairs to remedy unsafe conditions are in motion at the Arlington Hotel & Spa, featuring nearly 500 rooms and suites at 239 Central Ave. in Hot Springs.

NLR Bowling Alley Picks Up $2.3M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

A bowling center in North Little Rock, an apartment project in downtown Little Rock, commercial land in west Little Rock and a former antiques store-floral shop-bank branch property in the Heights area of Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Former Clinton Museum Store Draws $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/20/2016 12:00 am

610 President Clinton Avenue LLC, led by Mark Dake, bought its namesake property and former home of the Clinton Museum Store from the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Bike-Maker Orbea Marks HQ Move North of the River

by Sarah Campbell 6/16/2016 02:52 pm

Orbea of Mallabia, Spain, on Thursday celebrated its new North American headquarters at The Works at Rockwater at 700 W. Broadway St. in North Little Rock.

Reynolds Foundation Gives Walton Arts Center $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 02:03 pm

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave a $1 million grant to the Walton Arts Center to help with expansion costs and programming at the Dickson Street complex.

Oaklawn Promotes Bruce Jones to Gaming Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 09:01 am

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming of Hot Springs said Bruce Jones, an employee since 2008, has been promoted to gaming director and will oversee the day-to-day operation of the entire gaming area.

Marshals Museum Names New President; Jim Dunn to Focus on Raising Money

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/14/2016 01:34 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum hires Patrick Weeks as president and CEO, a move organizers say will free current president Jim Dunn from operational responsibilities and allow him to focus on raising money for the project.

Food-Ordering Grab App Launches at NWA Airport

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:57 am

Grab, a mobile app that saves passengers time by allowing them to pre-order meals for pick-up from airport restaurants, launched last week at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Bentonville.

Main Street Lofts Could Find Buyer Before Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A sale may be in motion at the money-troubled Main Street Lofts. This latest version involves all three buildings at the downtown Little Rock project.

Cantrell Office Building Sale Exceeds $2.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

8114 Cantrell LLC, led by Billy Roehrenbeck, purchased its namesake project.

Dave & Buster's Ready for Opening with 240 Employees

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Chuck Beyer, general manager of Dave & Buster's at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock, is excited about opening a Dave & Buster's in the city where the concept for the Dallas-based company was born.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

$9M Tru by Hilton Hotel to Open at Gateway Town Center

by Alexis Hosticka 6/10/2016 01:55 pm

With entertainment, shopping and restaurants already in the works at The Grove at Gateway Town Center, another piece to the puzzle will be filled in next fall with a $9 million Tru by Hilton hotel. The hotel will be 42,000 SF with 84 units and be the “model property for the state,” according to Shawn Govind, the director of real estate development at Pinnacle Hotel Group.