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Bark Bar To Bring Hair of the Dog to SoMa

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Bark Bar, the dream of a couple of dog-loving Little Rock women, is several steps closer to reality.

The Sales Tax: Consumers Get It (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/9/2017 12:00 am

If voters know exactly what a sales tax is for — a new jail or community center or fire station, an economic development incentive for a new factory, a local road project — the likelihood local voters will support the local tax is greatly increased.

Aristotle Helps Smokies Rise From the Ashes

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

After fatal wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains devastated Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in November, Aristotle Inc. of Little Rock found a way to help out.

Midtown Transaction Reaches $44 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/9/2017 12:00 am

The five-building, 30-acre development at the northwest corner of Interstate 630 and University Avenue in Little Rock was sold to Little Rock Midtown Ltd., an affiliate of Provident Realty Advisors Inc. of Dallas.

Haralson, Smith Set for Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 10:04 am

Chuck Haralson, former chief photographer for the state Department of Parks and Tourism, and author Ken Smith will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

In the Workplace 2017: LGBT Rights and Immigration Law Compliance

by Michelle Kaemmerling and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/30/2016 07:00 am

A look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

In the Workplace 2017: 'Ban the Box' and Concerted Activity Under the NLRA

by Regina Young and John Davis 12/29/2016 06:51 am

A quick look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

In the Workplace 2017: New EEOC Forms Will Lead to More Scrutiny of Pay Practices

by Troy Price 12/28/2016 07:00 am

Changes are coming to the EEO-1 form certain employers must file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Here's what to expect.

In the Workplace 2017: With Overtime Rules On Hold, What's Next?

by Jane A. Kim 12/27/2016 07:00 am

Employers who intend to wait until the dust finally settles before taking steps to comply with new overtime exemption rules should consider a few things.

Fort Smith Meteorologist Turns Drone Hobby into Business

by John Lovett, Southwest Times Record 12/26/2016 07:28 am

Joe Williams, a meteorologist for the 188th Wings, started Ascending Impressions, a local company that offers aerial video coverage of events from weddings and birthday parties to festivals.

Susan Altrui Named Director of the Little Rock Zoo

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 11:26 am

Susan Altrui will take the helm as the Little Rock Zoo's new director, the city announced Monday. Altrui has worked for the zoo since 2005 and will replace Mike Blakely, who retired in October.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

AMR Ready to Turn Arbitration Award Against Main Street Lofts Developers Into Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

AMR Construction LLC, general contractor on the Main Street Lofts project, is back on track to convert an $896,756 arbitration award to a judgment in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Path Cleared for Class-action Lawsuit Against 'Thunder on the Mountain'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Country music festival concert-goers received a legal victory last week when the Arkansas Court of Appeals found that their potential class-action lawsuit could go forward against an organizer of the canceled Thunder on the Mountain event at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark in 2015.

Bentonville Film Festival Finds Second Home on Second Street

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The Bentonville Film Festival is moving to a new office space on Second Street.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

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