Tourism Archive

Chef Shuttle Says Opa!

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle is moving toward franchising by summer 2017.

Pat Fitts Steps Up at Game & Fish (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Pat Fitts has been promoted to assistant deputy director at the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.

Tourism Pitch: Arkansas, You Run Deep in CJRW

by Kyle Massey 5/15/2017 12:00 am

CJRW has worked for Parks & Tourism for well over 40 years, and its pitch emphasized the home-field advantage.

Governor Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2017 10:46 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the following appointments.

Legacy Hotel to Live On Following Remodel

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

The transformation of the Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. in downtown Little Rock into a boutique lodging proceeds apace, says Kishan Patel, operations manager. And included in that remodel is a renovated restaurant space with a new name and new menu, although that's yet to be determined.

Judge Approves Sale of Troubled Texarkana Convention Center

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A U.S. District Bankruptcy judge last month approved the sale of the hotel and convention center on the Arkansas side of Texarkana.

El Dorado Building Its Hopes On Arts

by Kyle Massey 5/8/2017 12:00 am

In a town where an oil gusher a century ago set off one of the wildest booms in American history, transforming El Dorado into south Arkansas' richest town, Austin Barrow presides over a boom in downtown construction.

Little Rock Looks Up: 7 Downtown Projects Set to Open by Year's End

by George Waldon 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A flurry of behind-the-scenes activity indicates a restart is in the works for a key part of the Creative Corridor in downtown Little Rock.

Benton County Projects Costly, Unique

by Marty Cook 5/8/2017 12:00 am

The 8W Center was just one of seven multimillion-dollar commercial construction projects in Bentonville in 2016. It ranked as the 17th largest in the state and was fourth among the 30 projects in Washington and Benton counties.

St. Bernards Medical Center Tops Jonesboro's Construction Projects List

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Construction projects are flourishing in Jonesboro, despite the financial woes plaguing one of its largest commercial ventures.

CJRW Wins $15M Parks & Tourism Ad Contract

by Kyle Massey 5/4/2017 05:57 pm

Incumbent ad agency CJRW has held onto the state's richest marketing contract, a highly sought-after $15.2 million-a-year job promoting Arkansas Parks & Tourism. CJRW overcame competition from two other finalists, D&G Collaborative of Little Rock and New Orleans and Birdsall Voss & Associates of Milwaukee.

Downtown Springdale Alliance Names New Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2017 09:25 am

The Downtown Springdale Alliance says Kelly Hale Syer will serve as its new executive director.

Heritage Department Buys Mosaic State Temple Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Heritage bought the former headquarters of the Mosaic Templars of America at 906 Broadway from the Leonal W. Kilgore Revocable Trust.

Coffee Shops On Rise in Downtown Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Choices for the coffee-loving crowd are proliferating in downtown Little Rock what with the opening or scheduled opening of at least four new coffee shops within the last few months.

Walton Arts Center Adds Two, Promotes Two (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Missy Kincaid and Taylor Harrison Speegle have received promotions at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

NWA Vacancy Rates Stable As New Buildings Go Modern

by Marty Cook 5/1/2017 12:00 am

The success of new office construction is partially based on the quality of product but also because of the demand for it.

Crystal Bridges Museum Shows Off New Entrance, Other Updates

by Lydia McAllister 4/27/2017 10:08 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has undergone updates including a new entrance, elevator tower and a pedestrian bridge on the north side of the museum.

Contractor Says Jonesboro Hotel & Convention Center Owes $1.5M

by Mark Friedman 4/25/2017 11:42 am

The troubled Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center hasn't made any payments to the general contractor and now owes $1.5 million to subcontractors and a supplier, according to court filings.

State to Hear Final Presentations from Potential Parks & Tourism Promoters

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Presentations to be made by the three final advertising firms vying for the state's parks and tourism account, which used to be open to the public, will be closed this time.

Hospitality Arrives Before Hotel at Arkansas State

by Kyle Massey 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas State University's new hospitality management program has plenty of vacancies, partly because few students know about it: Officials are waiting for a $50 million billboard to point to.

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