Today's News

Hutchinson Advisor Betty Guhman to Oversee Youth Services Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2016 11:33 am

The state Department of Human Services announced Tuesday that Betty Guhman, a senior advisor to Gov. Asa Hutchinson since 2014, will serve as interim director of the DHS Division of Youth Services while the agency searches for a permanent director.

Hutchinson to Lead Governors' Committee on Homeland Security

by Associated Press 7/19/2016 10:29 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been named chairman of the National Governors Association's Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.

Video: Watch Tom Cotton's Republican National Convention Speech

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2016 06:58 am

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., spoke during the opening night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Watch video of the address here.

US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips in July

by Associated Press 7/18/2016 11:25 am

U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects this month, though their outlook for the new-home market remains positive overall.

Premier Concepts Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 10:27 am

Premier Concepts LLC is giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. It will distribute the money over the next five years.

J.B. Hunt Lowers Expectations After 2Q Earnings Report

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 10:08 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell revised its 2016 financial expectations after reporting second-quarter earnings Monday.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 09:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Arkansas' Delegation Relishes Spotlight at GOP Convention

by Associated Press 7/18/2016 07:01 am

With three of its top political figures tapped for primetime speeches, Arkansas Republicans heading to the GOP's national convention will have a much higher profile than it did when it was a Democratic stronghold.

Lex Golden Sues Chambers Bank Over Failed Bank Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Lex Golden and his wife, Ellen, sued Chambers Bank of Danville in Crawford County Circuit Court alleging the lender essentially was responsible for causing all their money troubles.

Chip's Barbeque Falls Off Grill with Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Chip's Barbeque of Little Rock recently closed and filed for bankruptcy protection, listing $400,000 in debts.

KUAR's Startup Arkansas Public Media Aims High

by Kyle Massey 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Bobby Ampezzan and Vanessa McKuin are leading a new multimedia startup based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, funded by a grant of $287,300 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 12:00 am

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure.

Report: 7 Percent of Arkansas Bridges Structurally Deficient

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Of the 12,853 bridges in the state, 845, or 7 percent, are classified as structurally deficient, meaning that one or more of the key bridge elements — such as the deck, superstructure or substructure — are considered to be in “poor” or worse condition.

Paula Casey Reflects on Legal Career

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Paula Casey retired on June 30 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she was the interim vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school. She had held that position since 2013.

North of Eden (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/18/2016 12:00 am

My husband and I, essentially empty-nesters except for the college senior we left at home to care for Scully the dog and Fox the cat, headed north to escape the Arkansas heat.

Ralph Vines on Paving the Road to Success with Good Decisions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Ralph Vines started Kesser International in 1987 as a sole proprietorship while he also was serving in the U.S. Army.

The Historic Arlington, Still Vital (Ray Hanley Commentary)

by Ray Hanley 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Once the largest hotel in the state, the Arlington Hotel's role in the development of Hot Springs has earned its position in the history and economy of the city.

Griffin Says Pence Brings Traits 'Trump Needs a Dose Of'

by Associated Press 7/15/2016 01:06 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says Donald Trump's vice-presidential pick is someone who will bring traits that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee might not have.

Upcoming Mayor's Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurial Growth

by Sarah Campbell 7/15/2016 11:32 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in partnership with the private, nonpartisan Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Venture Center in Little Rock, will hold the city's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship July 21-22.