Tourism Archive

Bentonville Film Festival Returns for Round 2

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2016 02:39 pm

Geena Davis and the Bentonville Film Festival announced Monday the 2016 schedule of events, featuring approximately 35 films from May 3-8.

Doctor Behind Arkansas Convention Center Files Chapter 11

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2016 10:07 am

Hiren Patel, the Texas doctor who developed the Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana, Arkansas, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, adding to a string of setbacks for Patel and the convention center.

Hutchinson Commits $100K to Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 03:50 pm

At the "Evening with Rosanne Cash" fundraiser at the Governor's Mansion on March 3, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a commitment of $100,000 for the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home project.

Independent Again, Gary Jones Relaunches Jones Film Video

by Alexis Hosticka 4/4/2016 01:59 pm

A little more than a month after CJRW sold M-3 Productions to Waymack & Crew, M-3's founder, Gary Jones, said he's launching his own businesses.

Rockfish Names New VP; Associate Dean Recognized at Lyon (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Jason Bennicoff has joined Rockfish, the digital marketing agency in Rogers, as vice president of digital strategy.

Pocahontas Aims to Make Big Splash With New Aquatic Center

by George Jared 4/1/2016 09:40 am

Tim Scott, executive director of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, hopes a new, recently built aquatic center will help spur economic development and provide local swimmers with modern pools.

Another Misguided Rule From the Department of Labor (U.S. Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark. 3/30/2016 11:26 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., says businesses in Arkansas and across the country are set to be hit with an aggressive 113 percent increase in the salary threshold for overtime pay

Crystal Bridges to Turn Bentonville Kraft Plant into Art Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2016 10:52 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art said Tuesday that it will turn a decommissioned, 63,000-SF Kraft Foods plant in Bentonville into a visual and performing art space.

Convention Center Woes Still Splitting Texarkana

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Before dueling convention centers became a thing in Jonesboro, they were a thing in Texarkana. And it's not turning out well in Texarkana.

Maumelle Quality Suites Sold for $2.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

This week, we serve you a five-course meal of million-dollar transactions from Pulaski and Faulkner counties.

Whisenhunt's $19M Cash Bet In Northwest Arkansas Pays Off

by Marty Cook 3/28/2016 12:00 am

In March 2012, Joe Whisenhunt placed a $19 million bet on northwest Arkansas and, four years later, it's looking like a winner.

Pulaski County Commercial Real Estate Deals Top $641M

by George Waldon 3/28/2016 12:00 am

The dollar total of $1 million-plus commercial real estate transactions in Pulaski County grew by 7 percent during 2015. Eight of the 25 largest commercial real estate deals in Washington County centered on apartments during 2015, and two more transactions involved land bought for multifamily development.

WLR Dealership Combo Generates $10.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/28/2016 12:00 am

MAG-AR I Colonel Glenn LLC, led by Mark McLarty, purchased the 17,690-SF North Point Nissan facility at 1 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive. MAG-AR 6030 Landers Road LLC, another McLarty Auto Group affiliate, bought the 18,130-SF North Point Mazda facility at 6030 Landers Road in North Little Rock for $2.8 million.

Too Many Centers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Jonesboro doesn't need two convention centers any more than Texarkana did.

Arkansas Visitors Spent $7.2B on Travel in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2016 10:58 am

In 2015, Arkansas hosted more than 28 million visitors who spent a total of $7.2 billion, according to data released by the state Department of Parks and Tourism.

$425K in the Hole: Dickey-Stephens Park Ready for Opening Day

by Alexis Hosticka 3/24/2016 11:50 am

After three months of replacement and repairs, the Arkansas Travelers are hoping the only thing sinking on the baseball field come April 7 is a pitch or two.

Robinson Center Adding Outdoor Terrace, Begins Booking Events

by Alexis Hosticka 3/23/2016 01:52 pm

With only eight months until the reopening of the Robinson Center, the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission on Tuesday approved the addition of a 5,800-SF outdoor terrace.

ASU Convention Center Moves Forward With Grant From Delta Regional Authority

by Alexis Hosticka 3/22/2016 03:14 pm

A hotel and convention center project by Arkansas State University and O'Reilly Embassy Suites is moving forward even though a similar project has received significant financial support from the Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission.

Governor, Hoops Fans Suffer Space Jam at High School Basketball Championship

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his entourage with some 7,000 other people watched Bentonville's basketball clash with Cabot's boys in the Centennial Bank High School Championship Game.

Core Brewing Still Growing; Distillery Next

by Jan Cottingham 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Jesse Core, founder of craft brewer Core Brewing & Distilling Co. of Springdale, is busier than ever these days, but he took time earlier this month to fill Arkansas Business in on his rapidly expanding enterprise, founded only six years ago.