Tourism Archive

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Soul Fish Café On the Line for August Opening

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

It looks like Aug. 3 or thereabouts is the opening day for Soul Fish Café, which features fried catfish and other Southern favorites, at 306 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the also eagerly awaited Bruno's Deli.

Gaillardia Club Woes Spawned Phil Herrington Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Herrington's $13.45 million Chapter 11 reorganization, filed on March 18, represents one of the largest debt totals in a personal bankruptcy filing in recent years in Arkansas. He listed $5.1 million in assets.

Not Big Enough For Both (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Because building two convention centers in Jonesboro, a city of fewer than 75,000, doesn't seem prudent, we feel the need to be ready for a sad news event.

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.

Webb: State Needs 'More Swagger' in Approach to Tourism

by Alexis Hosticka 7/20/2016 10:16 am

Tourism is changing as millennials' interests and spending habits affect the industry, according to Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

O'Reilly Gets Hilton OK for Embassy Suites, Convention Center at Arkansas State

by Lance Turner 7/19/2016 01:05 pm

O'Reilly Hospitality Management has reached an agreement with Hilton Worldwide to build a 202-room Embassy Suites Hotel and a 40,000-SF convention center on the Arkansas State University campus.

Bacigalupi Has New Hope for Star Wars Musuem

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Former Crystal Bridges president Don Bacigalupi looking to San Francisco for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

Report: 7 Percent of Arkansas Bridges Structurally Deficient

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Of the 12,853 bridges in the state, 845, or 7 percent, are classified as structurally deficient, meaning that one or more of the key bridge elements — such as the deck, superstructure or substructure — are considered to be in “poor” or worse condition.

North of Eden (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/18/2016 12:00 am

My husband and I, essentially empty-nesters except for the college senior we left at home to care for Scully the dog and Fox the cat, headed north to escape the Arkansas heat.

Aristotle App BeaconSage Wins International Award

by Sarah Campbell 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock web developer Aristotle announced that its new product, BeaconSage, had attracted worldwide attention by winning an Umbraco Award for Best Technical Solution at Codegarden, an international conference for developers held in June in Odense, Denmark.

Ralph Vines on Paving the Road to Success with Good Decisions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Ralph Vines started Kesser International in 1987 as a sole proprietorship while he also was serving in the U.S. Army.

The Historic Arlington, Still Vital (Ray Hanley Commentary)

by Ray Hanley 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Once the largest hotel in the state, the Arlington Hotel's role in the development of Hot Springs has earned its position in the history and economy of the city.

A Builder With a Goal: Mark Zweig Raring To Remake Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Mark Zweig made his building bones buying up single-family residences and rebuilding or renovating them into high-priced classical homes. That was simple compared to building commercially.

Verizon Arena On Track for Biggest Revenue Year Ever

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

From the outside looking in, 2016 is producing a bumper crop of crowd-drawing entertainment at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. A banner-year-in-the-making forecast holds up to review by the ultimate arena insider.

Canceled Thunder on the Mountain Music Festival Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The canceled Thunder on the Mountain music event, planned for near Ozark, has led to dueling lawsuits and a class-action claim on behalf of ticket holders.

Multifamily Acreage Sells for $3.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased 69 acres in west Little Rock with apartments in mind.

CJRW Marks a Year as a Main Street Mainstay

by Kyle Massey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

When Mark Raines peeked inside the Fulk Building a couple of years ago, he couldn't believe CJRW was considering it as a future home. The historic building at Main and Third streets in Little Rock had long been the home of Bennett's Military Supplies.

Rebel Kettle, Just Opened, Plans to Grow

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Only three months after opening Rebel Kettle Brewing in east Little Rock on March 21, co-owner Jason Polk is thinking about enlarging the kitchen of the microbrewery/restaurant.

Fayetteville A&P Names Molly Rawn Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2016 02:12 pm

The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission announced Friday that Molly Rawn has been hired as the new executive director, effective Aug. 8.


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