Tourism Archive

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Hot Springs' Citizens Building Eyed for New Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Fayetteville attorney Robert Depper and LSC Hotel Restaurant Management Co. of El Dorado have formed Let Us Revive Hot Springs Downtown LLC, with hopes of renovating one of the city's historic downtown buildings into a boutique hotel.

Argenta Community Development Corp. Weighs Its Future

by Mark Friedman 9/22/2014 12:00 am

While Argenta Community Development Corp. of North Little Rock ponders its future — including whether to dissolve — the nonprofit first must deal with a foreclosure lawsuit filed against it last month after defaulting on a $560,000 loan.

Landers Auto Dealership Drives $22.1M Toyota Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Luther Auto Group's acquisition of Steve Landers Toyota in Little Rock generated a real estate transaction valued at $22.1 million. A former Metropolitan National Bank branch in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.76 million sale. And a 27,832-SF piece of the Arcade Building in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a transaction valued at $1.2 million.

U.S. Marshals Museum Gets $5M Pledge

by Lance Turner 9/18/2014 11:34 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum, set to break ground Wednesday in Fort Smith, received a $5 million pledge from an anonymous donor, museum leaders said Thursday.

David Allan Wins Again at Startup Weekend Little Rock

by Mark Carter 9/16/2014 10:51 am

David Allan has this Startup Weekend thing down. Allan and his Kick It Little Rock team won the latest Startup Weekend Little Rock held at Acxiom's corporate headquarters in the River Market.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

Department of Arkansas Heritage Puts Down Roots Near River

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The Department of Arkansas Heritage intends to develop a 30,000-SF headquarters in downtown Little Rock, assembling a 4.5-acre location on the banks of the Arkansas River in two transactions totaling $2.3 million.

Crystal Bridges Exhibit to Put American Artists in Spotlight

by Marty Cook 9/11/2014 02:08 pm

Officials with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art travelled more than 100,000 miles to visit with artists across the United States last year in search of pieces for the museum's new exhibit.

Startup Weekend Returns to Little Rock This Week

by Mark Carter 9/11/2014 11:39 am

The entrepreneurial juggernaut Startup Weekend returns to central Arkansas this week. Startup Weekend Little Rock 2014 will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Acxiom's River Market District corporate headquarters and run through Sunday night.

WSJ Looks at Crystal Bridges' 'State of the Art' Exhibit

by Lance Turner 9/10/2014 11:12 am

The Wall Street Journal writes this week on a new exhibit coming Saturday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Charlotte Gadberry: Risks Worth Taking with Acansa Festival

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Charlotte Gadberry is the founder and president of Acansa Arts Festival which will be held Sept. 23-28 at various venues in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Arkansas, You're All Wet (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/8/2014 12:00 am

It is a shame that, if my expectation comes true and the all-wet amendment passes in November, no Arkansan will have the option of living in a dry county and no county will have the option of being dry. But let us not forget how and why we got to this point.

Hospitality Event Appealing to More Than Just Insiders

by Jan Cottingham 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The 70th annual Arkansas Hospitality Association Convention & Trade Show will be Sept. 17-18 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Those in the restaurant industry as well as civilians with an appreciation for food and wine will find the event interesting.

Baptist Health School Sells In $8.5 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The sale of a medical project in west Little Rock weighed in at $8.5 million. A cell tower project in North Little Rock rang up a $1 million sale. And a Town Place Suites project in North Little Rock is in the works after a $950,000 transaction.

Clinton National Airport Tackles Renovation, Monitors Southwest Airlines

by Jan Cottingham 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Southwest Airlines of Dallas, responsible for almost a third of enplanements at Clinton National Airport, is counting the hours to the expiration of the Wright Amendment, which has limited its flights. Airport Executive Director Ron Mathieu is paying attention.

Trans-Atlantic Trade Expedition Bears Promise of Arkansas Jobs

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and Grant Tennille, executive director of the AEDC, hinted that meetings in Europe would yield announcements in the not-so-distant future regarding new jobs and capital investment in Arkansas.

Little Rock Has Quilting Convention Covered in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2014 12:00 am

The Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock has stolen a national convention away from Columbus, Ohio: The 46th Annual National Quilting Association Quilt Show.

Arvest Consumer Survey: Arkansans Have Debts, Saving Rates Similar to Region

by Lee Hogan 8/26/2014 09:18 am

Arkansas consumers have similar debts and saving rates to their neighbors in Missouri and Oklahoma, according to the final release of the first Arvest Bank Consumer Sentiment Survey.