Tourism Archive

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

Lindsey Co. Faces Changing Market as Golf Course Demand Drops

by Marty Cook 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Golf courses are not nearly as popular as they were 10 to 20 years ago and Lindsey Management is smart enough to adapt. There are approximately 42 Lindsey golf courses, most affiliated with an apartment complex, but there are some standalone courses.

Big Slice of Park Avenue Draws $23.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/26/2014 12:00 am

About 70,200 SF of retail space and a two-story parking deck in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $23.36 million. Six pieces of the Park Avenue project on University Avenue were sold to Illinois trust group.

Storage Projects Draw Seven-Digit Sales (NW Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Virtus Real Estate Capital LLC of Austin, Texas, paid nearly $4 million for two self-storage projects in Benton County. Together, the two facilities have more than 800 storage units.

Jonesboro's Hotel Room Revenue Rises by 5.68 Percent in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Hotels in Jonesboro generated $17.5 million from room revenue in 2013, which was up 5.68 percent over the previous year.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.

I've Got a Tip for You (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Every other year since 2000, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has issued a big, thick study that it calls, ominously, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud.” The eighth Report to the Nations was released this month, and it came to the same conclusion as earlier ones: A typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud.

Governor's Suites New Burgundy Brand Could Be Kind of a Big Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The west Little Rock hotel variously known as the Best Western Governor's Inn and then Best Western Premier Governor's Suites has big plans for not just a new look but a whole new personality.

Investor Sues Van Buren Stable over Racehorse's Arkansas Pedigree

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

A Hot Springs woman who bought a $20,000 horse to race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs never got out of the gate.

Arkansas State Gets Grants for Dyess Colony, V.C. Kays Home

by Lee Hogan 5/22/2014 04:16 pm

Arkansas State University received two grants nearing a total of $1 million from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council to be used as part of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home project in Dyess and the renovation of the V.C. Kays House on the Jonesboro campus.

Export Awards Honor Arkansas Steel, Triangle Engineering, SweepScrub, Harris International, POM

by Mark Carter 5/22/2014 02:11 pm

Five Arkansas companies that do business overseas were honored at the fifth annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade awards luncheon.

Riverfest: Everything You Need to Know About the State's Biggest Music and Arts Fest

by Lauren James 5/22/2014 08:00 am

It's almost time! Riverfest, the state's largest festival, is happening this weekend (May 23-25) along the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock. Here's a rundown of everything you need to know about the super-fun music fest!

Arkansas Business to Honor 21st 40 Under 40 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2014 10:24 am

For the 21st consecutive year, Arkansas Business will honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class.

$30M Airport Intended to Spur Conway Economy

by Luke Jones 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Conway officials say the $30 million airport project will bring economic development to the city by attracting corporate customers, and it will solve serious safety issues present at the current site.

Night Market Begins at Little Rock Farmers Market

by Jan Cottingham 5/19/2014 12:00 am

The Little Rock Farmers Market, which is marking its 40th season, is adding a new feature this year, what it calls a “Night Market,” open from 3 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday from May 27 to Aug. 26 at the River Market Pavilions downtown.

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Peter Lane Amps Up the NWA Arts Scene at Walton Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Under Peter Lane's leadership, the Walton Arts Center is scheduled to undergo a massive 30,000-SF expansion and renovation of its signature building on Dickson Street. The Walton Arts Center also owns the Arkansas Music Pavilion, which is getting a new venue, an $11 million outdoor amphitheater that will open this summer in Rogers.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 09:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

Dana Mather Named Acting Director of Main Street Rogers

by Marty Cook 5/15/2014 11:26 am

Dana Mather was named acting director of Main Street Rogers on May 12 after the organization's board of directors postponed a search for a full-time executive director.

Capital Hotel Named to Southern Living Hotel Collection

by Lee Hogan 5/14/2014 11:27 am

The Capital Hotel in Little Rock was recently added to the Southern Living Hotel Collection, a list of independent four- and five-star hotels, resorts and inns across the South.