Today's News

The Essentials of Life Now in One Hot Springs Spot

by Jan Cottingham 9/18/2017 12:00 am

After a decade of work and planning, Amy Thomas has realized her dream of opening a business in downtown Hot Springs — actually, three businesses: the Argentinian Coffee & Wine Bar; Oxy-Zen, what may be Arkansas' only oxygen bar; and Thai-Me Spa, a day spa.

Multifamily Trio Add Up to $21.9M Transaction (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

by George Waldon 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Affiliates of Republic Funds of Toronto purchased the 258-unit Spanish Rock Apartments, the 224-unit Spanish Jon's project and the 120-unit Wilmington Apartments project.

Data Theft: Is Your Business Ready? (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

by Aaron Gamewell 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Aaron Gamewell of SBS CyberSecurity offers his list of actions that every business should deploy to mitigate the risk of a data breach.

Marshall Saviers on What's Missing from Northwest Arkansas' Growth Experience

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Marshall Saviers is now president of Sage Partners, where he oversees brokerage operations for the company and helped facilitate the 2017 merger between Sage Partners, Hunt Ventures of Lowell and Capital Partners of Little Rock.

Land O' Lakes Subsidiary Buys Armor Seed

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 05:17 pm

Armor Seed LLC of Jonesboro, one of the largest regional seed providers in the country, has been acquired by Winfield United, a subsidiary of Land O' Lakes of Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 03:11 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced appointments to boards and commissions.

Arkansas DHS Reveals Breach of Client Personal Information

by Associated Press 9/15/2017 12:42 pm

The Arkansas Department of Human Services says personal and health information of more than 26,000 Medicaid recipients has been breached.

Wal-Mart to Build New Headquarters in Bentonville

by Sarah Campbell-Miller and Lance Turner 9/15/2017 12:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to build a new headquarters in Bentonville, CEO Doug McMillon announced to employees on Friday.

DHS, Dinged for Payment Problems, Will Repay $3M to Feds

by Gwen Moritz 9/15/2017 11:02 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services will repay about $3 million to the federal government after an audit found problems with a type of Medicaid payment to providers.

US Retail Sales Dipped 0.2 Percent in August as Auto Sales Fell

by Associated Press 9/15/2017 10:50 am

Consumers cut back on their shopping in August by the largest amount in six months as declining auto sales offset gains in other areas.

In Lake City, Magnolia Estates Capitalizes on Jonesboro Growth

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 9/15/2017 10:07 am

A mixed-used development coming to Lake City next year aims to answer high demand for housing in northeast Arkansas.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 10:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

Jury Deadlocked, Mistrial Declared in Contractor Fraud Case

by Gwen Moritz 9/15/2017 07:27 am

U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes declared a mistrial Thursday in the criminal trial of R. Alan Hope and Mikel C. Kullander, Little Rock area contractors accused of defrauding the government.

Mercy Opens Clinic in Pea Ridge

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2017 02:19 pm

About 100 people attended a blessing of and ribbon cutting for the new Mercy Clinic Primary Care - Pea Ridge on Wednesday.

Regulators OK First National Bank of Wynne's Acquisition of Bank of McCrory

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2017 01:14 pm

First National Corporation of Wynne, parent company of The First National Bank of Wynne, said Thursday that it received regulatory approval to acquire Bank of McCrory.

Arkansas State Eyes Training Sites in Imboden, Walnut Ridge

by Associated Press 9/14/2017 11:00 am

The board of trustees for Arkansas State University is considering plans to build facilities in Imboden and Walnut Ridge for use in a disaster preparedness training program.

US Jobless Benefit Applications Fell by 14,000 Last Week

by Associated Press 9/14/2017 10:57 am

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits declined slightly last week but still remained elevated as hurricane disruptions impacted layoffs for a second week.

Regions Insurance Names David Linhardt State Executive for Arkansas, Texas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2017 10:47 am

Regions Insurance, an affiliate of Regions Bank, announces that it has hired David Linhardt as state executive for Arkansas and Texas.

Shuttered Joubert's Tavern Sells For $342K

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/14/2017 10:08 am

Henry Willmuth, through 7303 Kanis LLC, recently purchased the 7,500-SF Joubert's Tavern at 7303 Kanis Road in Little Rock for $342,250.

Fort Smith Officials Advised to Reject Lawsuit Settlement

by Associated Press 9/14/2017 07:17 am

City leaders in northwest Arkansas have been advised to reject a settlement in a lawsuit that accuses them of violating the Freedom of Information Act by discussing city business in emails.