Today's News

George's Inc. Hires Susan White As CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:01 pm

George's Inc., a private poultry processing company in Springdale, hired Susan White as its CFO.

Central Flying Service Names Susan Holbert COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 11:34 am

Central Flying Service Inc. of Little Rock on Monday named Susan Holbert president and COO.

UA Names Matt McCoy Associate General Counsel

by Marty Cook 11/16/2015 11:28 am

Matt McCoy, the associate general counsel at the University of Arkansas System, will replace Scott Varady in the general counsel office at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville beginning Jan. 4, 2016.

UALR Hosting Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 10:21 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a series of events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week this week.

Berkshire Hathaway Reduces Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart Stakes

by Associated Press 11/16/2015 09:56 am

Investor Warren Buffett's company sold some of its Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart shares during the third quarter, and made several smaller changes to its stock portfolio.

Public Radio Stations Form Natural State News

by Mark Carter 11/16/2015 09:32 am

Member stations are KUAR/KLRE at UALR, KUAF at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, KASU at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and KTXK at Texarkana College in Texarkana, Texas.

World Services for the Blind Foundation Honors Charles Morgan

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 09:24 am

The World Services for the Blind Foundation has selected Charles Morgan to receive its Vision Award to honor his commitment to community service.

Dillard's 3Q Net Income Down 17 Percent; Same-Store Sales Down 4 Percent

by Lance Turner 11/16/2015 07:22 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock is the latest retailer to report disappointing earnings ahead of the holiday shopping season. Shares ended the day down 6 percent.

Sherwood Lisa Academy Among Matthews Properties Tangled in Mortgage Shuffle

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

It appears that Matthews Management Co. of Little Rock, one of the businesses descended from the Justin Matthews Sr. real estate empire in North Little Rock, is kaput.

One Bank Sues Insurance Broker Over 11-Year-Old Loan

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

One Bank sues Debra Hoag, the Chicago insurance broker who helped arrange the $20 million life insurance policy for the late Layton “Scooter” Stuart

Legal Troubles for Former Landers Employee Inflate Over Alleged Tire Theft

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Kevin Kinsey, a former employee of Landers Toyota of Little Rock, had been accused of stealing $441,000 in tires and accessories, and now he's facing a lawsuit from his former employer.

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

At virtually every meeting, Rotarians recite “The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do,” but I keep my mouth shut. I'm fine with the first two — Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? — because those are my personal and professional goals at all times. But the parts about building goodwill and friendship and being beneficial to all concerned — well, the things I'm paid to think, say and do don't always pass those tests.

Marketers, Creatives and Frustration (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The marketing/creative divide can appear whether the creatives are part of an in-house team, are hired guns in an agency or a hybrid. It can arise from a number of factors, including differences in educational paths, language, culture, motivation and compensation.

Retail Construction Projects Fall in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though fewer retail projects are under construction in Arkansas this year compared with last, retail developers aren't worried. They're busy working on retail projects for next year.

Harps Expands Amid Competition from Wal-Mart, Kroger, Others

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Harps sold $708 million worth of groceries in the fiscal year that ended in August, enough to make it one of the 15 largest private companies based in Arkansas but a rounding factor for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., headquartered 18 miles away in Bentonville.

Commercial Construction Finds Home In Jonesboro

by George Waldon 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Several new projects and redevelopments along Jonesboro's thoroughfares are simmering, contributing to a tally of commercial construction that topped $66 million through the first nine months of 2015.

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc.

Philip Taldo Says Private Development Fuels Springdale's Revitalization

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Philip Taldo, the co-owner of Weichert Realtors-The Griffin Co. and president of One Springdale, a development company, and Partners Construction, talks to Arkansas Business about efforts to revitalize downtown Springdale, a city to which he has strong ties.

Filings Set Stage for Heated Primaries in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/15/2015 05:26 pm

The one-week filing period for state and federal offices in Arkansas last week sets the state up for heated primary and non-partisan judicial races when voters head to the polls in March. The fall general election will seem tame by comparison.

Arkansas' Superdelegates Plan to Back Clinton Next Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/13/2015 02:25 pm

Arkansas' Democratic superdelegates say they're supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton, who spent 12 years as the state's first lady, in her presidential bid next year.