Tourism Archive

New Jersey Company Cleans Up in Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A New Jersey finance company has invested in northwest Arkansas property again, this time buying two Fayetteville car washes.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors' money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Country Clubs Look Beyond Golf to Woo Millennials

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Country clubs are turning to targeted marketing, adding junior golf programs and fitness centers, abandoning one-size-fits-all memberships and reinvesting in their facilities.

Greystone Country Club in Cabot Takes New Angle of Approach

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Greystone Country Club in Cabot has been brought back from the brink by two residents of the golf course community, but a few dozen more members are needed to restore its financial health.

Oaklawn's Louis Cella Finds Himself on Familiar Turf

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The fourth-generation Cella running Oaklawn outlines his goals and recalls great moments with his dad, who died in December.

Crystal Bridges Hires Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2018 01:22 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced Thursday the appointment of Allison Glenn as associate curator of contemporary art, effective Feb. 12.

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2018 09:47 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Chef Matthew McClure Headed to Derby

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Matthew McClure, the executive chef at The Hive restaurant in the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, has been named a semifinalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South competition for four consecutive years.

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Northwest Arkansas Businesses Focusing on Inclusion

by Marty Cook 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas business executives and academic leaders say there is no longer any question that the area's population is growing more diverse.

Rose Building Soon to House Ira's, A.W. Lin's

by Jan Cottingham 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Restaurateur Ira Mittelman loves the Little Rock area and his excitement about opening his namesake restaurant in the renovated Rose Building at 307 Main St. downtown is palpable.

WLR Courtyard by Marriott Visited By $7.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/22/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Toronto's Skyline Investments bought the 149-room Courtyard by Marriott at 10900 Financial Centre Parkway in west Little Rock.

U.S. Marshals Museum to Be Named for Foundation's Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2018 10:29 am

The United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith announced Tuesday that it will name its future facility in honor of Mary Carleton and Robert A. Young III.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

Tina Archer to Lead Sales at Fayetteville Town Center (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Tina Archer has been hired by Experience Fayetteville as director of sales of the Fayetteville Town Center, an event venue.

Hot Springs Village POA Names Tourism Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2018 08:40 am

The Hot Springs Village Property Owners' Association announced Thursday the hiring of Kevin Sexton as its director of tourism and community affairs, effective Jan. 8.

Nighswonger Moves to Mercy; Khanga Settles In at Visit Bentonville (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Todd Nighswonger has joined Mercy Fort Smith as senior media relations and communications specialist. Amanda Khanga has joined Visit Bentonville as meeting and sales manager.

Group Proposes Casino Amendment to Fund Highways

by Lance Turner 1/5/2018 02:51 pm

A group called Driving Arkansas Forward launched a ballot initiative on Friday, proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Arkansas that would generate more money for highways.