Tourism Archive

A Look at the 'Life Changing' Oxford American with Editor Eliza Borné

by Mark Carter 12/29/2015 06:36 am

The Oxford American has made its hay telling stories of the South, and it'll continue to do so under the watch of new editor Eliza Borné. The 29-year-old Little Rock native talks to Arkansas Business.

Sibling Land Dispute, Glasgow Discovery Drove Clicks in 2015

by Lance Turner 12/21/2015 12:01 am

A long-running sibling dispute involving the national president of Ducks Unlimited that culminated in a multimillion-dollar land sale was the most-read story on in 2015.

Crestwood Manor Gets New Owners for $9 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Apartments in the Hillcrest area of Little Rock, motels in south Little Rock and commercial buildings and space in west Little Rock provide this week's six-pack of million-dollar transactions.

Twin Arch Motel Makeover Set

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Mark Zweig bought the Twin Arch Motel in Fayetteville for $150,000 and plans to demolish most of the existing structures and build an upscale apartment complex on the site at 521 N. College Ave.

Arkansas Business Looks Back at Notable Deaths of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

John Paul Hammerschmidt, Buddy Sutton, Dick Bell, Jim Gaston, Bill Valentine and John Correnti were among the Arkansas political, business and sports leaders who died in 2015.

‘We Were All Going To Get Rich': Arkansas Business' Best Quotes of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

It's what they said: A look back at the spoken gems from some of the biggest newsmakers of the year in Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents The Best & Worst of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

From truths to tall tales, Arkansas Business takes a look at the highs and lows of 2015.

Buying Sprees of Arkansas Banks Tops List of Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2015

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

The acquisition trail was well traveled by Arkansas lenders in 2015, with the most prominent destinations for new deals lying in Georgia, Florida and Missouri.

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Tourism Strong in Hot Springs; Arkansas Economy Continues to Recover

by Alexis Hosticka 12/16/2015 01:37 pm

Although Arkansas' economic recovery has lagged the rest of country since the recession, growth here has increased over the last couple of years.

Boomerang Sale Launches Recent Pulaski County Million-Dollar Deals

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

A Sherwood car wash, a Jacksonville motel, a west Little Rock retail property and undeveloped residential land in west Pulaski County provide this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Gregory Modica on Why Planning for the Best-Case Scenario Just as Important

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

Gregory Modica started Government Supply Services, a business supply firm that also provides technology products including energy-efficient lighting, in 2009.

‘A Lot of Fun,' Says Juanita's Founder Mark Abernathy

by Jan Cottingham 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Juanita's Mexican Café & Bar broke culinary and musical ground when it opened at 13th and Main streets in 1986, as a visit with one of its founders, Mark Abernathy, reminded us.

Three Make Moves at CJRW (Movers & Shakers)

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

Kelly McLarty, Lukas Arnold and Josh Walker have new jobs at Cranford Johnson Robinson Wood of Little Rock.

Oaklawn Hires New Announcer Pete Aiello

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 11:18 am

Oaklawn has hired Pete Aiello to become the fifth announcer in the history of the track; Aiello will be in the booth when Oaklawn opens for live racing on January 15.

Grady Spann Named Director of State Parks

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 11:12 am

Grady Spann has been named the new director for Arkansas State Parks, the state Department of Parks and Tourism announced Friday.

Clinton Airport Adds Third Daily Flight to Denver

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 01:02 pm

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport announced Monday that United Airlines will add another daily flight between Clinton National and Denver International Airport, beginning Feb. 11.

Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Self-employed Americans and those whom they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Wal-Mart's Greg Foran No. 1 In Exec Pay At $19.5M

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Foran received stock awards in April 2014 for his performance as CEO of Walmart Asia and then more stock as part of a three-year performance incentive program when he was named in August 2014 to succeed Bill Simon as CEO of Walmart stores in the United States.