Today's News

Windamere, Markham House Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A 109-unit multifamily project in southwest Little Rock and a 73-room hotel in midtown Little Rock highlight a group of eleven recent multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Little Change, No Layoffs Planned at Rineco Chemical After Big Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Ernie Walker, Rineco's new president, told us that not too many changes have been made since Heritage Environmental Services LLC of Indianapolis bought the Benton waste management company.

Plans for Bathhouse Hotel, Outdoor Spas, Bike Trails Percolate in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

News is bubbling up in Hot Springs, where Mayor Pat McCabe and his wife, Ellen, are planning a boutique hotel in the Hale Bathhouse and the city is brainstorming on what to do with the site of the old Majestic Hotel.

Arkansas Hospitals See Wins in Lawsuits Over Billing

by Mark Friedman 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A federal judge dismissed a case in March that was filed against the collection company RevClaims LLC of Jackson, Mississippi, and St. Bernard's Hospital of Jonesboro.

Mayor Pat McCabe on Moving Hot Springs Full Steam Ahead

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Pat McCabe was appointed mayor by the Hot Springs Board of Directors in April after the resignation of Mayor Ruth Carney in March.

Small-Business CEOs, Your 401(k) Plan Matters (Tim Quillin Expert Advice)

by Tim Quillin 7/10/2017 12:00 am

In every facet of 401(k) plans, fees are declining. There are three primary hands in the 401(k) cookie jar: recordkeepers/third-party administrators, investment funds and advisers.

5 Ways You Can Say It With Positive Language (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Have you ever considered how you ask a co-worker or customer to stop doing something? Do you ask in a positive or negative way? Consider restating your message using positive language.

Atkins Chronicle's Obituary, 123 Years in the Making

by Kyle Massey 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Billy Reeder thought he was rescuing the Atkins Chronicle when he took it over at the end of May. A month later, he was shuttering the 123-year-old weekly newspaper, the oldest operating business in the Pope County town.

Hill, McHenry: CHOICE Act Will Help Community Banks, Fintech Startups

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/7/2017 04:53 pm

The priorities of two congressmen supporting the Financial CHOICE Act are to offer community banks on “off ramp” from Dodd-Frank regulations, better define systemically important banks and bring accountability as well as transparency to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Chris McMillen Has Left GWL Digital, Gary Lay Says

by Kyle Massey 7/7/2017 03:29 pm

Marketing executive Chris McMillen has left the leadership team of GWL Digital in Little Rock less than five months after his own digital marketing firm was acquired as an arm of GWL Advertising, led by Gary W. Lay.

Arkansas Panel Allows Temporary Dicamba Ban to Go Forward

by Associated Press 7/7/2017 03:17 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are allowing a temporary ban on an herbicide that's prompted hundreds of complaints from farmers to take effect next week.

US Employers Add 222K Jobs, Jobless Rate Rises to 4.4 Percent

by Associated Press 7/7/2017 07:29 am

U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses are confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy.

Washington Regional Plans $44M Expansion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/6/2017 03:43 pm

Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville is planning another expansion — a $44 million "Core Renewal Project."

Little Rock Ranks 9th of 14 on Economic Report Card

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/6/2017 12:39 pm

The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area ranked ninth out of 14 MSAs in the region, according to the Fourth Annual Metropolitan Little Rock Economic Report Card.

Tyson Foods to Spend $60M, Expand Pennsylvania Distribution Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2017 08:49 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will invest $59.7 million to expand its distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

Arkansas Lawmakers Delay Vote on Temporary Herbicide Ban

by Associated Press 7/5/2017 04:03 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are delaying a vote on a temporary ban of a herbicide that's been the focus of hundreds of complaints from farmers who say it's causing widespread damage.

Sparks Health System Names Brandon Bullard CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/5/2017 01:40 pm

The Sparks Health System of Fort Smith on Wednesday announced the hiring of Brandon Bullard, a certified public accountant, as its chief financial officer.

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year with $15M Surplus

by Associated Press 7/5/2017 11:27 am

Arkansas finance officials say the state ended its fiscal year with a $15.7 million surplus after a boost in sales tax collections over the past two months helped restore most of the budget cuts enacted earlier.

Ensono Buys UK-Based Inframon

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/5/2017 10:53 am

Information technology infrastructure provider Ensono of Chicago, which has a presence in Conway and is a spin-off of Acxiom Corp. of Conway, acquires Inframon, a UK-based cloud transformation company.

Arkansas to Release Some Information to Voting Commission

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/5/2017 10:52 am

Arkansas officials say they'll partly comply with a request for information from President Donald Trump's voting commission, but won't release details such as voters' Social Security or driver's license numbers.