Today's News

Jeremy Gillam Hopes to Close Legislative Session By End of Month

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 11:45 am

The speaker of the Arkansas House says he hopes to have the legislative session mostly finished by the end of the month.

Greg Leding Drops Bill to Add LGBT Protections

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 11:39 am

An Arkansas lawmaker says he's dropping his proposal to expand Arkansas' anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Amazeum Tells Opening Date, Changes Name to Honor Scott Family

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2015 11:12 am

Leaders of the Amazeum, a $21.5 million children's museum under construction in Bentonville, announced that the museum will open July 15 and that it has changed its name to the Scott Family Amazeum.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6 Percent in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2015 10:17 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent to January from December, and is a full percentage point below what it was the same time last year.

Former Windstream CEO's Exit Tied to Performance

by Sean Beherec 3/17/2015 09:59 am

In an interview, Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said his predecessor's departure was in part due to poor performance.

Plastics Ingenuity Plant in Maumelle Plans $2.5M Expansion

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 09:37 am

Officials with Plastics Ingenuity are announcing a $2.5 million plan to expand the plant in Maumelle.

Governor to Discuss Arkansas Workforce Legislation Tuesday

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 08:20 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will talk to reporters about legislation that could help improve the quality of Arkansas' workforce.

Hot Springs Board of Directors Condemn Majestic Hotel Complex

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 07:31 am

Hot Springs officials have greenlighted a resolution to condemn several remaining structures of the Majestic Hotel complex, which burned down more than a year ago.

CJRW@SXSWi: Eric Ries Shares How Lean Startup Strategies Can Apply to All Businesses

by Zack Hill 3/16/2015 05:39 pm

Eric Ries, who pioneered the new-business methodologies known as "The Lean Startup," shares tips and advice for small businesses and startups at South-by-Southwest Interactive in Austin.

Justin Harris Resigns from Two Legislative Leadership Posts

by Associated Press 3/16/2015 05:32 pm

An Arkansas lawmaker who gave his adopted daughters to a man who later admitted to sexually assaulting one of the them has resigned from two leadership posts.

Walmart Foundation Gives $250K to Jones Center

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 03:28 pm

The Walmart Foundation donates $250,000 to the Jones Center in Springdale.

Four Winners Named at Helena Startup Challenge

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 01:39 pm

Four Helena-West Helena businesses were named winners and split $80,000 in prize money at Southern Bancorp's Helena Startup Challenge.

Teresa Richards Named GM at Outlets of Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:54 pm

New England Development of Newton, Massachusetts, has named Teresa Richards as general manager of Outlets of Little Rock in the Gateway Town Center.

Deltic Executive Pay Drops in 2014

by Jan Cottingham 3/16/2015 11:27 am

Despite Deltic Timber's strong earnings in 2014, compensation paid four of the five top Deltic executive officers dropped compared with 2013.

J.B. Hunt CEO's Pay at $4.3M in 2014

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 10:10 am

John N. Roberts III, the president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was paid more than $4.3 million in 2014 and exercised stock options for another $906,752.

Windstream Executives Saw Pay Bump in 2014

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 10:01 am

Former CEO Jeff Gardner and his replacement, Tony Thomas, both saw pay increases in 2014 compared to the year before.

Arkansas Panel OKs Raises for State's Elected Officials

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/16/2015 09:47 am

An independent panel has approved more than doubling Arkansas legislators' salaries and granting substantial pay hikes to the state's other elected officials.

Task Force Becomes Default Option for Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/16/2015 07:04 am

Arkansas needs a task force to study the state's obsession with task forces. That may be the only one that hasn't been created yet during the 2015 legislative session.

CJRW@SXSWi: Biz Stone of Twitter on Creativity, Success

by Rob Anderson 3/16/2015 05:59 am

Rob Anderson of CJRW is at South-by-Southwest Interactive in Austin. Today, he shares highlights from a session on creativity and defining success featuring Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.

Social Media Add Twist to Modern Marketing

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 12:01 am

Marketing is still marketing, even if it looks a whole lot different in today's social media world, according to Randy McLeod, a professor and director of the professional sales department at Harding University in Searcy.