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CARTI Names Adam Head as President, CEO

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2017 04:21 pm

Adam Head has been the chief operating officer of the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock since 2013, according to a CARTI news release on Tuesday.

Fed, State Bank Board OK Home BancShares' Stonegate Bank Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2017 03:17 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway says its previously announced merger with Stonegate Bank of Pompano Beach, Florida, received approval from the Federal Reserve Board and the Arkansas State Bank Board.

As Hill Becomes CEO at Few, Ho Will Fill His Digital Shoes at CJRW

by Kyle Massey 8/22/2017 10:19 am

CJRW's director of digital services is departing to become CEO of the Few design and development agency, and GWL Advertising's digital account manager is shifting downtown to take his place.

Update: Arvest to Buy Bear State Bank in $391M All-Cash Deal

by Gwen Moritz and Lance Turner 8/22/2017 09:12 am

Arvest Bank will acquire Bear State Bank in an all-cash transaction valued at about $391 million, or $10.28 per share of Bear State common stock.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association Names Board Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 02:58 pm

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association names Dr. Regina Thurman of Fayetteville chairman of its board of directors.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 10:44 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to state boards and commissions.

Wal-Mart Expands Grocery Service with Uber to 2 More Markets

by Associated Press 8/21/2017 10:09 am

Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing service Uber to two more markets — Dallas and Orlando, Florida.

Regions Center Owners Say Management Stayed Mum on Purchase Offer This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the 30-story Regions Center are blaming their management company for missing out on a $46.5 million offer from a Nebraska company to buy the tower.

NLR's Wilmington Apartments Gets 3rd Owner in 3 Years This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

A Canadian concern made its third apartment buy in Pulaski County this summer to lead off five multimillion-dollar real estate transactions.

Mortuus Pater Pictures Seeks Investors for Comedy Pilot This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Mortuus Pater Pictures, the Little Rock startup movie company that recently completed the comedy “Antiquities,” is preparing for another production.

Watchdog Journalism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2017 12:00 am

For some strange reason, there are administrators who seem uneasy at the prospect of their ultimate employers knowing just how much they are being paid and how quickly the costs of their particular positions have grown.

Instacart, Waitr Enter Arkansas Food Delivery Market

by Jan Cottingham 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Instacart, an online grocery delivery service, began delivery service in the Little Rock area last week, making deliveries from stores like Kroger, Whole Foods Market, Natural Grocers, Petco and CVS.

The Influencers: Marcella Doderer of Arkansas Children's Hospital This article is available only in print.

by Mark Friedman 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Highlights at Arkansas Children's Hospital under Marcy Doderer's leadership include the $167 million, 230,000-SF hospital in Springdale and the opening of the $4 million Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic.

The Influencers: Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

by Kyle Massey 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Tom Cotton inspires strong passions as Arkansas' junior senator, a dogged believer who rose from the family farm in Dardanelle to success at Harvard and Harvard Law, a Bronze Star in Afghanistan and national recognition as a young conservative firebrand.

The Influencers: 5 Leaders Behind the Framework of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Indian Mall Site in Jonesboro Sold to Memphis Group; Redevelopment Planned

by Kyle Massey 8/18/2017 04:20 pm

Northeast Arkansas' first major enclosed shopping center will soon be reborn.

Jonesboro to Modify Plans for New Shooting Range

by Associated Press 8/18/2017 10:17 am

City leaders in Jonesboro are revising plans for a new shooting sports complex after officials expressed concerns about the environmental impact to a wetland in the area.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 09:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.

Where Immigration Policy Could Go Under Trump (Neemah Esmaeilpour Commentary)

by Neemah Esmaeilpour 8/18/2017 06:30 am

Donald Trump has wasted little time in trying to turn his campaign promises of immigration reform into policy. Changes to "legal" immigration have the potential of making a big impact on employers.

America's Car-Mart CEO Henderson Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2017 04:51 pm

Hank Henderson said he would step down as CEO of America's Car-Mart of Bentonville at the end of December after more than 30 years with the company.

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