Tourism Archive

New Chef at Arlington Hotel a Familiar Face in Hot Springs

by Jan Cottingham 2/17/2014 12:00 am

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa tells us it has a new/old executive chef, Jean Claude Bridoux, who, a press release said, lived in Hot Springs for 18 years before leaving three years ago.

Creating an Engaged Workforce (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 2/17/2014 12:00 am

Employee engagement is simply a combination of job satisfaction, ability and a willingness to perform for one's organization at a high level and over an extended time. This combination of satisfaction, ability and willingness is more critical today than ever before in business.

Meet the Finalists of the 26th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2014 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

Crystal Bridges Buys Jeff Koons Hanging Heart Sculpture

by Jan Cottingham 2/13/2014 10:50 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Thursday announced that it had bought a sculpture by the sometimes controversial Jeff Koons, one of the world's most famous living artists.

Relocation of Historic Frank Lloyd Wright House to Crystal Bridges a First

by Jan Cottingham 2/10/2014 12:00 am

In a few weeks, a fully dismantled structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright will be carefully loaded into vehicles provided by J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and moved some 1,300 miles west to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. It will then be carefully unloaded, moved to its new home on the museum's 120 acres and reassembled, piece by numbered piece.

Underground Tunnels Challenge Hot Springs Engineers from Past to Present

by Luke Jones 2/10/2014 12:00 am

The Hot Springs Creek Tunnel and other structures of its kind in Arkansas represent architectural accomplishments that carry their unique engineering challenges into the present, but often go unnoticed.

UA Students at Fay Jones School of Architecture Getting 'The Wright Stuff'

by Jan Cottingham 2/10/2014 12:00 am

The move of the Bachman Wilson House to the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is presenting opportunities for students of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

Downtown Little Rock's Dandelion Sells Tea, Herbs, Spices

by Eric Monson 2/10/2014 12:00 am

Since December, a small store in downtown Little Rock has been selling health in bulk. Matthew Cooper, who owns Dandelion with his wife, Priscilla Fincher, described the store as the biggest bulk dealer of white and black organic tea in the state, even as it shares a 500-SF space with another business, the Freckled Frog. “It can get crowded in here,” he noted.

Fort Smith, Fayetteville Mayors See Need for Deeper Arkansas River

by Marty Cook 2/10/2014 12:00 am

Many mayors of Arkansas cities would like to see the Arkansas River's shipping channel deepened from 9 feet to 12 feet to facilitate more efficient barge traffic. Deeper water means heavier barges, and that means lower shipping costs, which means cheaper products for the rest of us.

Adventures in Wal-Mex (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/10/2014 12:00 am

Even in exotic locales, Bentonville's Wal-Mart remains el puerto in the storm of shopping.

Jobless Rates Down in 3 of 6 Arkansas Metros

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2014 10:28 am

Unemployment rates were down or steady in four of six Arkansas metropolitan areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data released Wednesday by the agency revealed.

Magic Springs Hires New Image Media

by Luke Jones 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Magic Springs Water & Theme Park has announced the hiring of Little Rock's New Image Media to take over the Hot Springs attraction's advertising.

Walton Arts Center Must Use City's Selection Process for Contractor

by Marty Cook 2/3/2014 12:00 am

The Walton Arts Center will have to use the city of Fayetteville's selection process to hire a contractor for the center's $20 million renovation and expansion.

Helena Museum Undergoing Repairs

by Luke Jones 2/3/2014 12:00 am

The current work involves repairing windows on the portion of the museum that's housed in an 1891 building that once served as Helena's library, Director Shane Williams said.

Delinquent Debts Push Developer Phil Herrington Out at Oklahoma City Country Club

by George Waldon 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Eleventh-hour negotiations in January produced an agreement that derailed a court-ordered auction of Gaillardia Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City. The outcome formalized the exit of Little Rock developer Phil Herrington from the club's ownership picture after 11 years and allowed him to shed more than $8.3 million of debt.

New Name in the Works for Metropolitan National Bank Tower

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2014 12:00 am

The tallest building in Arkansas will be getting a new name once Simmons First National Corp. successfully integrates Metropolitan Bank properties.

Duck Club New Feather in the Cap for Leland Tollett

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Leland Tollett, retired chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc., completed his purchase of the Adolph Thomas Farm & Hunting Club for $10.86 million.

Boulevard Bread Co. Extends Hours in Little Rock's River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Those who frequent downtown Little Rock after 5 p.m. may be happy to know that Boulevard Bread Co.'s location in the River Market is extending its hours, and that may be a sign of further things to come for the market as a whole.

Main Street Arkansas Awards Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2014 08:50 am

People and projects in 10 Arkansas cities have been named recipients of Main Street Arkansas awards, the organization announced Thursday.

Mike Beebe Appoints 40 to Boards and Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2014 08:40 am

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday announced 40 appointments to various state boards and commissions.