Tourism Archive

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

$2.8 Million Transaction Visits LR's Legacy Hotel (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

SHG Management LLC, led by Kishan Patel, bought the 86-room Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. The seller is Southern Comfort Inns Inc., led by Amin Amarshi.

Arkansas Drivers Merge Well with Others in a Roundabout Way

by Marty Cook 10/24/2016 12:00 am

With their record of fewer accidents, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department says more roundabouts are on the way.

Walton Arts Center Awarded $2M Walker Foundation Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2016 10:03 am

The Walton Arts Center announces a $2 million grant from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for its $23 million capital campaign.

Clinton National Airport Announces $20.6M Concourse Renovation

by Sarah Campbell 10/18/2016 02:55 pm

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport announces a $20.6 million renovation project that will improve amenities in the concourse.

DoubleTree Hotel Renovations Include New Restaurant, Rooms Overhaul

by Alexis Crowe 10/18/2016 10:26 am

In the shadow of the $70 million Robinson Center renovation, the DoubleTree Little Rock is undergoing its own transformation.

Kimberly Williams Heads Drive To Promote Great River Road (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Kimberly Williams has been named director of Arkansas' Great River Road for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Margaret Willis Joins CJRW (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Margaret Willis has been hired as media planner and buyer at CJRW's Little Rock office. She will manage planning and buying of digital, print, outdoor, TV and radio media for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and Arkansas State Parks.

Road Safety Goals Hit A Bump in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, Arkansas released its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which explained how the state wanted to lower road fatalities to 400 or fewer by the year 2017. While Arkansas has shown improvement, it appears unlikely such an ambitious goal will be realized.

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/17/2016 12:00 am

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives.

A Power Line to Nowhere (Julie Morton Commentary)

by Julie Morton 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Partners has consistently exaggerated the benefits of its Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to Arkansas.

Company Plans $5M Development in Fairfield Bay

by Sarah Campbell 10/14/2016 09:02 am

A developer in Van Buren County is scheduled to begin work next week on a $5 million residential development in Fairfield Bay — the biggest home development the city has seen in more than 25 years.

Duo of Lodge Deals Keep Ducks In Row in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Transactions involving two notable duck hunting properties in western Arkansas County, Little Siberia and Wild Wings, combined reportedly were worth over $13 million.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Maf Sonko Taps Wire on Little Rock's Tech Community

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Maf Sonko completed the Venture Center's inaugural FinTech Accelerator held in Little Rock. His startup was one of 10 chosen from 150 applicants and is planning to move to Little Rock next year. Participants received a $50,000 initial investment for a 6 percent equity position.

Arkansas Parks & Tourism Ad Work Up for Bids

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The state of Arkansas is looking for a single agency for its largest advertising contract, the nearly $15 million a year it spends to promote Arkansas Parks & Tourism.

The Right To Petition Abridged (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A law which throws out a whole page of signatures if even one signer on the page is not a registered voter in the county is an example of the state Legislature interfering with the right of the people to petition the government.

Pam Mullenix To Manage Oaklawn Operations (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Pam Mullenix has been promoted to the a newly created position of facilities operations manager at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs.

Rock Region Metro Continues Maintenance Deal With Love's Trillium CNG

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2016 09:21 am

Rock Region Metro of North Little Rock plans to replace its remaining 43 diesel-fueled buses with compressed natural gas buses by the end of 2025.

Latin Dance Club To Take Lead on Juanita's River Market Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Sarah and Jorge Gutierrez plan to open Little Rock Salsa in the location that once housed Juanita's restaurant.

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