Tagged: el dorado

Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

by Lee Hogan 12/9/2014 10:27 am

Fort Smith returned to the top of the Arkansas Tech University Business Index in September, and also led the way in the third-quarter rankings.

$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

by Michelle Corbet 8/25/2014 12:00 am

With a declining population and an unstable job market, the city of El Dorado is investing in quality of life in an effort to boost its economy.

Arkansas Engagement: Molly Magee & John Thomas Shepherd of El Dorado

by Lauren James 6/24/2014 10:00 am

Molly Magee and John Thomas Shepherd, both of El Dorado, will exchange vows Aug. 23, 2014 at Conway First Baptist Church.

El Dorado Launches City Magazine

by Kate Knable 2/18/2013 12:00 am

The Diamond Agency of El Dorado is producing a new glossy city magazine, El Dorado Insider’s Guide.

Spinoff Company Murphy USA Names Executive Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2013 4:34 pm

Six current Murphy Oil and Murphy USA executives will join CEO Andrew Clyde in managing the spinoff of the Murphy Oil's retail subsidiary.

El Dorado: Forward Thinking Through Festivals Attracts Tourism (Tourism | Winner 5,000-20,000)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2012 12:00 am

El Dorado began looking forward, rebranded itself, and became arguably the festival destination of the region. Its effort to bolster tourism with the development of a downtown entertainment district has earned it a 2012 Arkansas Business City of Distinction award.

El Dorado: Working Hard To Train a Better Prepared Workforce (Workforce Development | Winner, 5,000-20,000)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2012 12:00 am

El Dorado remains a regional hub in south Arkansas, and an impressive collection of civic organizations has pulled together to create a comprehensive list of programs designed to meet the needs of the area’s biggest employers.

Discover Arkansas: Find Yourself at Home in The Natural State

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/23/2012 12:00 am

There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a 176-year-old state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The deep woods of the Ozark Mountains, the wide-open farmlands of the Delta, the slow pace of small-town life or the conveniences and attractions of the big city — Arkansas has it all, including an endless supply of great food, good music, festivals, fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities.

Southern Food & Wine Festival Debuts in El Dorado Friday-Saturday

by Karen Martin 10/25/2011 5:18 am

The Union Square District of El Dorado will be the scene of the Southern Food & Wine Festival, along with art walks, concerts and more, on Friday and Saturday.

El Dorado: New Projects Infuse New Life (Quality of Life (Under 20K) | Winner)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

The new $49 million El Dorado High School, the $18 million El Dorado Conference Center and the $9 million Health Science Center at South Arkansas Community College represent El Dorado’s commitment to the future. That big-picture vision has earned the city recognition as an Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the Quality of Life category.

El Dorado: Embracing the Past, Enhancing Downtown (Main Street Preservation (Under 20K) | Winner)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

Oil may have attracted them by the tens of thousands in the 1920s, but these days Main Street is the top draw. El Dorado’s commitment to downtown preservation has earned it recognition as one of Arkansas Business’ Cities of Distinction in the Main Street Preservation category.

Cities of Distinction Making Arkansas Stronger

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

Our cities, towns and communities represent the many patches on that quilt, stitched together through pride, unity of purpose and determination. Our cities and towns are determined to make better lives for their residents. They’ve done so through innovation, dedication and plain ol’ tenacity. Arkansas Business Publishing Group is proud to recognize these efforts with the inaugural City of Distinction awards program.

Meet the Neighbors: Scott Watkins of El Dorado

by Lindsay Irvin 7/11/2011 12:00 am

You won’t meet a bigger fan of El Dorado. Scott Watkins sings its praises as sweetly as one of his favorite city’s renowned South Arkansas Symphony performances. Watkins, the executive director of South Arkansas Symphony, isn’t even from El Dorado, let alone Arkansas, but the Arizona expatriate said he couldn’t get here fast enough.

Meet the Neighbors: Seven Arkansans On What They Love About Their Home

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/11/2011 12:00 am

When it comes to hospitality, Arkansans are some of the friendliest, most welcoming people you'll meet. No matter what part of The Natural State you settle in, you're bound to run into some wonderful, interesting people. Let us introduce you to seven Arkansans you need to know.

Discover Arkansas: The Timberlands

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/11/2011 12:00 am

Timber continues to be a major component of the economy, although papermaking has largely replaced lumber as the principal industry. Paper mills can be found in Ashdown, Crossett and Pine Bluff.

Presqu'ile Winery Dinner at Ashley's Tuesday

by Karen Martin 3/28/2011 6:00 am

A Presqu'ile wine dinner will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 29) at Ashley's at the Capital Hotel. Cost is $125.

El Dorado Preserves Its Historic Downtown

by Jason Wiest 2/21/2011 12:00 am

El Dorado has transformed its downtown into a well-designed, vibrant community. Two years ago, it won the Great American Main Street award, the Oscar of downtown revitalization. And the city is reaping the benefits.

Get a Taste of Arkansas-Owned Presqu'ile Winery

by Karen Martin 7/27/2010 4:00 pm

Presqu’ile Winery on the central California coast brings together two generations of the Murphy family from El Dorado to craft limited-production wines.

A Place to Call Home: Communities Offer Comfortable Living

by Living in Arkansas staff 8/1/2009 12:00 am

When it comes to finding a retirement community, Arkansas offers an abundance of choices, from small cottages and cozy apartments to spacious homes.