Tourism Archive

Ben Van Wagner Steps Up at Oaklawn (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Ben Van Wagner, director of information technology at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs since 2006, has been promoted to the senior management team.

GLO Airlines CEO Trey Fayard on Trimming Layovers from Flyover Country

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Trey Fayard is the founder and CEO of GLO Airlines, which has direct flights from Little Rock's Clinton National Airport to New Orleans and, beginning in late March, to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Marketing Little Rock Metro Never Easier for Chamber

by Mark Carter 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The chamber is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and recently unveiled a new logo and slightly altered name to mark the milestone. The chamber is just that now. No more “of Commerce.” Sleek and modern, just how chamber officials want the city to be seen.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Oaklawn Names Wayne Smith to Management Position

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2016 02:29 pm

Oaklawn President Charles Cella announced today the addition of Wayne Smith as assistant general manager, a position designed to better the gaming and racing facility for the future

Jonesboro A&P Chooses Keller Hyatt Convention Center Project Over ASU Proposal

by George Jared 3/2/2016 04:48 pm

The Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon to financially support the Keller Family Hyatt group in its attempt to build a convention center and hotel in northeast Arkansas' hub city.

Jonesboro A&P to Decide on 2 Convention Center Proposals

by George Jared 3/1/2016 11:21 am

Two competing groups are petitioning Jonesboro's advertising and promotion committee for incentives to build large hotels and convention centers.

Zoës Kitchen Deal Served in $2.2 Million Dish

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

A restaurant in west Little Rock, a Heights home, a future convenience store site in North Little Rock and a pawn shop in west Little Rock form this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Allied Bank Liquidates Wiederkehr Village OREO

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Allied Bank of Mulberry sold about 382 acres in the wine tourism spot for about $1.2 million.

John Shelley New Chief at Porter Briggs' Travelier

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Porter Briggs is adding a president to run the operations of his latest venture, Travelier.

Arkansas Colleges Live With Legacy of 1942 Vote

by Gwen Moritz 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Placed on the statewide ballot by petition and adopted on Nov. 3, 1942, Amendment 33 insulated institutes of higher education and “all charitable, penal or correctional institutions” from the whims and provincialism of politicians.

MacArthur Commons Sells for $10.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/29/2016 12:00 am

A 59-unit apartment project in downtown Little Rock weighed in at $10.5 million. MacArthur Commons LLC, led by David Thompson, bought its namesake project at 414 E. Capitol Ave.

Made by Few Conference Moves to Bentonville; Innovation Hub To Host Open House

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Made by Few, the tech conference for “makers of the Web” from Little Rock agency Few, will move to northwest Arkansas for its 2016 installment.

Dhu Thompson, Kelley Bass Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2016 08:00 am

Dhu Thompson of Delta Plastics/Revolution Bag and Kelley Bass of the Museum of Discovery win executive of the year awards at 28th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Bentonville Ornamental Iron Forging Ahead with Irish Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

When Bentonville Ornamental Iron owner Lise Wentz decided to move her manufacturing off-site, she and her husband Frank Wallace decided to open a blacksmith-themed Irish pub and bar.

La Quintas Top $9M In Transaction String (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Prominent Hotels LLC of Irving, Texas, bought two west Little Rock projects at 200 S. Shackleford Road and 1010 Breckenridge Drive and the 4100 E. McCain Blvd. project in North Little Rock for nearly $7.5 million from LQ Properties LLC of New York.

Liquor Sales At Arkansas State Net $25,224

by Jan Cottingham 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas State University's first alcohol sales netted the Red Wolves Foundation, the fundraising arm of the A-State athletic department, $25,224 last year.

Film Chronicles Spring Training in Hot Springs

by Mark Carter 2/22/2016 12:00 am

“The First Boys of Spring” chronicles the story of how Hot Springs, with its famed therapeutic mineral baths, became a home for spring training from the 1880s through the 1930s.

Game & Fish Commission Names Jeff Crow New Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2016 07:31 am

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Thursday unanimously approved Jeff Crow as its new director.

Several Ballot Measures Just Need Signatures

by Gwen Moritz 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Marijuana, alcohol and a new limit on legislative referrals have been certified and may appear on the statewide ballot later this year if enough signature are collected from registered voters.