Tagged: arkansas hospitality association

Hospitality Event Appealing to More Than Just Insiders

by Jan Cottingham 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The 70th annual Arkansas Hospitality Association Convention & Trade Show will be Sept. 17-18 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Those in the restaurant industry as well as civilians with an appreciation for food and wine will find the event interesting.

Culinary Education Heating Up at Arkansas Colleges

by Jan Cottingham 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Culinary education in Arkansas’ public colleges and universities has boomed in recent years, and educators say they’re placing their students in jobs before they even graduate.

Jonesboro Liquor Sales Up 5.26 Percent in 2013

by Mark Friedman 4/14/2014 12:00 am

Establishments in Jonesboro sold $8.2 million worth of alcohol in 2013, which was up $408,255, or 5.26 percent, over 2012’s numbers.

Website Seeks to Bring Together Food Workers, Employers

by Lee Hogan 4/2/2014 9:33 am

Culinary and hospitality workers and employers have a brand new tool to help bring them together. A new website launched this week, ARFoodJobs.com, to help these two groups connect exclusively.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it’s aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Legislative Roundup: House Committee Votes Down Increase to Minimum Wage

by Mark Carter 3/11/2013 12:00 am

Abortion and voter ID bills remained on the legislative front burner as well while lawmakers positioned themselves for the coming debate over Medicaid expansion.

State House Panel Says No to Minimum Wage Hike

by Associated Press 3/5/2013 1:13 pm

An Arkansas House panel has rejected a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage by $2 to $8.25.

Arkansas Hospitals Fear Looming Cuts to Medicaid

by Mark Friedman 11/26/2012 12:00 am

Adding to the mix of bad news, Arkansas hospitals could lose $403 million in total Medicare payments for seniors over the next 10 years if the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into place on Jan. 1.

Funeral Services Planned for Restaurateur Bryan Burkhalter

by Kate Knable 11/6/2012 4:16 pm

Bryan Burkhalter, past president of the Arkansas Restaurant Association and owner of Cock of the Walk restaurant in North Little Rock, died Tuesday.

Technology Helps Meetings Survive Budget Bumps

by Cara Gieringer 10/15/2012 12:00 am

The majority of the state’s tourism, dining and entertainment businesses have become proponents of the hyperactive social world in which we now live, employing innovative marketing strategies that not only make information dissemination convenient for customers and industry partners alike — they also make it fun.

Speaking Of Speakers

by Cara Gieringer 10/15/2012 12:00 am

Hosting a professional meeting or event requires much more than securing a suitable location and sending out invitations. Effective event planning in today’s highly interactive world is about creating a unique and unforgettable experience for attendees. Planners today are not only tasked with delivering a program that ignites a lasting spark of inspiration in the minds of attendees, they are responsible for keeping that flame burning long after the event date has passed.

Hospitality Association Hosting Convention, Trade Show

by Kate Knable 9/17/2012 12:00 am

The Arkansas Hospitality Association will host its annual convention and trade show Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Trade Show Turnout: 4 Tips for Attracting Visitors and Exhibitors to Your Next Event

by Samuel G. Smith 11/7/2011 12:00 am

In a world where more and more is being conducted virtually, the value compared to the cost and effort involved in organizing a trade show could be considered much less today than it once was. But with valuable opportunities for face-to-face networking and hands-on learning, many still find the trade show and similar events worthwhile investments.