Tagged: arkansas hospitality association

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration’s new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A tourism resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Worthen, McNulty Inducted Into Tourism Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 3:19 pm

Bill Worthen, director of Historic Arkansas Museum, and Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame Monday at the 42nd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Springdale.

Lean Times Leveling Off, But State’s Golf Industry Still Scrambling

by Marty Cook 3/14/2016 12:00 am

More than 10 years after the formation of the Natural State Golf Trail, the sport is struggling to regain its popularity, especially with a younger generation that seems more interested in smartphones than sand wedges.

Tourism Hall of Fame to Induct Montine McNulty, Bill Worthen

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2016 4:45 pm

Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, and Bill Worthen, director of Historic Arkansas Museum, will be inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame.

Hospitality Association to Host Convention in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 9/11/2015 9:06 am

The Arkansas Hospitality Association will host its annual convention on Tuesday, highlighting vendors and businesses from around the state and presenting the 2015 marketing plan from the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Arkansas Hospitality Association Names Industry Awards Winners

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 3:19 pm

The Arkansas Hospitality Association named its industry award winners at a special event from the Clinton Presidential Center. The AHA Stars of the Industry Awards Gala recognized leaders and success stories over the past year in the Arkansas hospitality industry.

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 Hospitality Gala

by Staff 12/1/2012 12:00 am

The Arkansas Hospitality Association held its annual Hospitality Gala to instate the new officers for the 2013 board and to present awards to the AHA trade show’s top exhibitors. The reception and dinner was held at the Peabody Hotel.

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.

Arkansas Chefs Culinary Classic Happening Tuesday at Statehouse Convention Center

by Karen Martin 9/17/2012 7:34 am

Arkansas' top chefs will compete in four categories at the annual Arkansas Culinary Classic, happening Tuesday at Statehouse Convention Center. Judging starts at 4:30 p.m. and a tasting dinner and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.