Today's News

Dave & Buster's Ready for Opening with 240 Employees

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Chuck Beyer, general manager of Dave & Buster's at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock, is excited about opening a Dave & Buster's in the city where the concept for the Dallas-based company was born.

Blocking And Tackling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/13/2016 12:00 am

It's easy in hindsight to spot errors. I don't know enough about auditing to know whether BKD's auditors were incompetent. I do know from hard experience that errors often seem obvious in hindsight, and while they may be the result of lazy technique, some errors are virtually unavoidable.

State Bar Studying Judicial Choice (Denise Hoggard Commentary)

by Denise Hoggard 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Much money has come into Arkansas from unidentified sources to fund advertising in recent judicial elections. That money and the advertising it purchased were aimed at undermining public confidence in our courts. Public confidence in the system is critical. When public confidence is threatened, the Arkansas Bar Association stands ready to protect and restore it.

UA Law School Dean Stacy Leeds on What's Leading Law Students Into Business & Industy Roles

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Stacy Leeds has been dean and professor at the UA School of Law since 2011.

SPONSORED: 3 Tough Questions for Family Business Succession Planning

by 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Jennifer Bell of Bell & Co. on the three common, not-so-easily answered questions about family business succession planning.

Governor Adds $100K of Funding to Foundation for Missing Children

by Associated Press 6/10/2016 03:36 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced a $100,000 appropriation for The Morgan Nick Foundation, which provides support for the families of missing children.

Hot Springs Could Settle on Hotel Demolition Pact June 21

by Associated Press 6/10/2016 02:46 pm

A committee of the Hot Springs board of directors has settled on who should demolish the fire-damaged Majestic Hotel.

$9M Tru by Hilton Hotel to Open at Gateway Town Center

by Alexis Hosticka 6/10/2016 01:55 pm

With entertainment, shopping and restaurants already in the works at The Grove at Gateway Town Center, another piece to the puzzle will be filled in next fall with a $9 million Tru by Hilton hotel. The hotel will be 42,000 SF with 84 units and be the “model property for the state,” according to Shawn Govind, the director of real estate development at Pinnacle Hotel Group.

Summit Addresses How to Treat Poverty in Jonesboro

by George Jared 6/10/2016 01:06 pm

Marcella Wilson came to Jonesboro to raise awareness of how poverty can impact the vitality of a community. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin and chief of police Rick Elliott were among those who attended the summit, a public forum called “Eliminate the Condition of Poverty.”

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2016 08:44 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professions in their 20s.

Arkansas Agency Moves to Revoke Alcohol License After Deaths

by Associated Press 6/9/2016 04:17 pm

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division has issued an order revoking the alcohol license for a Springdale concert venue, saying it was responsible for the drunk driving deaths of two men.

Dave & Buster's To Open First Little Rock Location June 13

by Alexis Hosticka 6/9/2016 02:30 pm

On Monday, June 13, Dave & Buster's will open its first Arkansas at the Gateway Town Center, adjacent to the Outlets of Little Rock, bringing 240 new jobs in the 30,000-SF space.

NFL's Darren McFadden Claims Financial Planner Mishandled $15M

by Associated Press 6/9/2016 10:36 am

Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden has sued his longtime business manager, saying he misappropriated and mishandled money over the years, including $3 million lost in a bitcoin business venture.

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, Other Heritage Sites Expected to Generate $10M Each Year

by Sarah Campbell 6/9/2016 10:01 am

Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Director Ruth Hawkins told the Rotary Club of Little Rock Tuesday that her office had recently opened a visitor center in Dyess, is moving the annual festival there and that the historical sites she oversees are projected to have $10 million impact on northeast Arkansas.

Tech Park Approves 1Gb Internet Contract, Buys Furniture

by Sarah Campbell 6/9/2016 09:46 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday purchased furniture and audio-visual equipment and approved a five-year contract with Ritter Communications of Jonesboro for 1-gigabit broadband internet.

Bill Clinton to Attend Jefferson-Jackson Dinner as Special Guest

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2016 09:08 am

Former President Bill Clinton will attend the 35th annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Friday, July 15, Vincent Insalaco, chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas announced Thursday.

Harps Buys 9 Walmart Express Stores, 6 in Arkansas

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2016 05:24 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale said Wednesday that it is acquiring six former Walmart Express stores in Arkansas. The private grocery store chain did not say how it will use the properties.

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Steel Mill Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/8/2016 04:11 pm

A federal appeals court panel has upheld a judge's decision to dismiss a steel company's lawsuit challenging a rival's $1.3 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas.

$94K Federal Grant to Arkansas Group to Help Feed Needy

by Associated Press 6/8/2016 02:44 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a $94,000 grant to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help low-income Arkansans buy fruits and vegetables.a

Venture Center Holds Inaugural 'Lift the Rock' Event

by Sarah Campbell 6/8/2016 11:34 am

About 30 people attended the Venture Center's first-ever "Lift the Rock" event, featuring VC FinTech Accelerator startup FundSeeder of Westport, Connecticut.