Tagged: arkansas hospitality association

Hospitality Arrives Before Hotel at Arkansas State

by Kyle Massey 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas State University’s new hospitality management program has plenty of vacancies, partly because few students know about it: Officials are waiting for a $50 million billboard to point to.

Jim Rice Made Member of Arkansas Hospitality Hall of Fame (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Rice is the senior vice president of operations at the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Arkansas’ Arcane Liquor Laws Slowly Loosen

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The controversy over the grocery wine bill illustrates the importance of convenience to the alcohol consumer, convenience is a quality-of-life issue, and quality-of-life issues are closely linked to tourism.

Hospitality, Heritage Honor Tourism and Restaurant Stars

by Jan Cottingham 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Some stars in the hospitality industry generally and the restaurant sector specifically shine. A couple of state organizations recognized these stars last week.

No Word Yet on White County Going Wet

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Despite persistent chatter, no application for a new permit to serve alcohol by the drink in Searcy has been filed with the ABC.

Airbnb Announces Tax Agreement With Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/2/2017 1:46 pm

Airbnb announced Monday that it will begin to collect and remit taxes in Arkansas on behalf of the company's hosts and guests.

Arkansas Grown Announces Local Conversations Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 9:40 am

The Arkansas Grown Program announced Monday that four free regional Local Conversations events, which aim to connect local farmers and producers with grocery store managers, chefs, restaurateurs and other consumers, are scheduled for January-February in Arkansas.

Culinary Classic

by Arvest Bank 11/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Hospitality Association’s annual Arkansas Chef’s Culinary Classic showcased the culinary skills of some of Arkansas’ greatest chefs. The event was held at the Statehouse Convention Center and featured a silent auction and samples of chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres.

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 Crowe 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.

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