Tourism Archive

Nascar's Mark Martin Named Grand Marshal of World's Shortest St. Patrick's Parade

by Lee Hogan 11/19/2014 01:01 pm

Batesville native and Nascar legend Mark Martin will lead the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17 in Hot Springs as the celebrity grand marshal.

Mid-America Science Museum Renovation on Schedule, Re-opening Set for March

by Mark Carter 11/19/2014 09:53 am

The museum closed in August to begin remodeling and adding exhibits and new features, thanks to a $7.8 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Arvest Consumer Survey: Arkansans' Opinion of Economy Improving

by Lee Hogan 11/18/2014 09:31 am

Arkansas consumer sentiment is up slightly in Arvest Bank's most recent survey, but it's still lower than surrounding states and considerably lower than the national outlook on the economy.

Photos: Inside the Celebrate 10 Event at the Clinton Library

by Lance Turner 11/17/2014 11:16 am

Arkansas Business' sister publication, Little Rock Soirée, goes inside the star-studded celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Library.

UPDATE: Don Bacigalupi Leaving Crystal Bridges to Lead George Lucas' Chicago Museum

by Jan Cottingham 11/17/2014 10:14 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville announces that Don Bacigalupi will leave as president but will retain his place on the museum's board.

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2014 12:00 am

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent.

Tire Center Transaction Tops $1.5M in NLR (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/17/2014 12:00 am

A 43,444-SF tire center in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.52 million.

Has Alice Walton Made Another Art Purchase?

by Lance Turner 11/12/2014 11:25 am

Today, the New York Times notes speculation surrounding the new owner of one of Jasper John's "Flag" paintings, which sold Tuesday at Sotheby's. Could it be a certain art collector with a museum in northwest Arkansas?

The People Have Spoken, So Let Them Speak (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Last Tuesday, Saline County became the seventh county in Arkansas to switch from “dry” to “wet” under the onerous law that requires proponents to collect signatures from 38 percent of registered voters just to get the referendum on the ballot.

Two Pulaski County Apartment Projects Total Nearly $8.5M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Two Pulaski County apartment projects were purchased by an investment group from Brooklyn, New York, in deals that added up to nearly $8.5 million.

Barbara Goswick, Don Smith Top List of CFO of the Year Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas accounting professionals took an unaccustomed turn at center stage last Wednesday at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

Crystal Bridges Exhibition Rated No. 1 Must-See by Artnet News

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

No. 1 on the list must-see shows from Artnet News was State of the Art, the exhibition of contemporary American art by emerging and undiscovered artists at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Clinton Foundation Announces Headliners for 10 Year Anniversary

by Lance Turner 11/7/2014 11:53 am

The Clinton Foundation today announced the headliners for next Saturday's event commemorating the Clinton Presidential Library's 10th anniversary.

Little Rock Entrepreneurs Raising Funds — And Profile — With Kickstarter

by Jan Cottingham 11/3/2014 12:00 am

A couple of Arkansas entrepreneurs who recently reached their business funding goals through Kickstarter say the crowdfunding platform may be even better at generating interest — and potential customers — than it is at raising money.

Bank Branch Count in Arkansas Dwindles After Mergers

by Gwen Moritz 11/3/2014 12:00 am

After reaching a peak of 1,513 in mid-2008, Arkansas' branch network had fallen to 1,388 as of this year's summary of deposits, which was released on Sept. 29. A net reduction of 54 branches happened in the 12 months that ended June 30.

Crystal Bridges Announces 2015 Exhibits, Including Warhol, van Gogh, Pollock

by Jan Cottingham 10/28/2014 10:55 am

The Bentonville museum will host "Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks From the Albright-Knox Art Gallery," bringing together "75 artworks by more than 39 influential artists from the late 19th century to the present."

Northeast Arkansas District Fair Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

The Northeast Arkansas District Fair will list close to $10 million in debts, according to its bankruptcy attorney, James Dowden of Little Rock.

Signs Show Way to Arkansas Wine Industry

by Marty Cook 10/27/2014 12:00 am

When it comes to state expenditures, $26,000 is not a huge outlay. That was the bargain rate for some highway signage Arkansas bought and erected to direct people to the state's wineries.

New Shipping Law More Miss Than Hit, Arkansas Wine Producers Say

by Marty Cook 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' wine producers said Act 483, which went into effect in August 2013, puts the state wineries at a competitive disadvantage to out-of-state shippers. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration said 114 permits have been issued to allow shipping to Arkansas consumers, but only two permits have been given to a state winery.

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year.