Tourism Archive

Tyson Foods Gives $1M to Downtown Springdale Alliance

by Mark Carter 1/23/2015 03:37 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. has given $1 million to the Downtown Springdale Alliance, the nonprofit working to revitalize the city's original downtown.

OREO ‘Cleansing' Helps Stabilize NWA Real Estate

by Marty Cook 1/19/2015 12:00 am

When the real estate bubble popped in 2008, it popped big time in northwest Arkansas, which generated more “other real estate owned” than Little Rock. Now, sales and an improving economy are bringing calm to a market once noted for speculation.

CJRW Buys Heathcott Associates, Firms Merge Operations

by Lance Turner 1/18/2015 07:04 am

CJRW of Little Rock says it is acquiring Heathcott Associates of Little Rock after more than a year of merger talks between the two advertising, marketing and public relations firms.

Umarex Partners With Marshals Museum on Commemorative Airgun

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 11:05 am

Umarex USA has partnered with the U.S. Marshals Museum to offer a limited edition commemorative airgun of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver, also known as the "gun that won the west."

Wal-Mart Arkansas Music Pavilion Releases First Concert Dates of 2015 Season

by Lee Hogan 1/14/2015 11:03 am

The Wal-Mart Arkansas Music Pavilion has announced the first group of artists to perform in the 2015 season, and the list includes rock bands and country music performers.

Parks, Tourism Department Hires Manager, Multimedia Specialist

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 10:40 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism has hired a new welcome center manager and multimedia specialist.

Washington State Fifth-Graders Looking for Arkansas Artifacts (Feedback)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

I am a fifth-grade student at Cascade Christian Schools and I am writing a report on the state of Arkansas. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about our state. If any of your readers would like to help me by sending pictures, postcards, used license plates, facts, products, etc., from your state, it would be greatly appreciated.

Holiday Inn Express Attracts $4.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A 138-room hotel in east Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.2 million. A 44-unit apartment project in southwest Little Rock weighed in at $1.65 million. And a 37,000-SF grocery store project is in motion in Sherwood after a $944,000 land deal.

USA Today Readers' Choice Picks Little Rock as No. 3 Best State Capital

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 12:28 pm

Little Rock was recently selected as the No. 3 Best State Capital in a readers' choice award by USA Today and 10Best.

Asa Hutchinson Announces 4 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:35 am

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced four appointments to various state boards and commissions.

Investment Group Finalizes Purchase of DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 1/6/2015 01:20 pm

The group represents a partnership between Fifth Avenue Capital, a New York City private equity investment firm led by the principals of Pearson Partners Inc., and Waterford Hotel Group, a Connecticut company.

'Antiques Roadshow' Coming to Little Rock in July

by Jan Cottingham 1/6/2015 11:09 am

"Antiques Roadshow," the immensely popular PBS series, is coming to Little Rock on July 25. The show last came to Arkansas in 2002, setting up shop in the Hot Springs Convention Center and attracting more than 6,000 people.

Antonin Scalia to Speak at Marshals Museum Event in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 11:46 am

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will headline the first of three Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series presentations in Fort Smith, U.S. Marshals Museum officials announced Monday.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.