Tagged: gretchen hall

Updated LittleRock.com Fully Responsive, Open for Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

After predicting a June completion date and then pushing it back through August, LRCVB President and CEO Gretchen Hall was happy to report last month that the new LittleRock.com is up, and had been for a while.

Budget Plan Endangers Ads Luring Foreign Tourists to Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

President Donald Trump’s best-known promise is to build a wall, but some Arkansas travel professionals fear that a side-effect of his zeal for border security could keep out the kind of foreigners America wants: free-spending tourists.

LittleRock.com Redesign Still Waiting to Refresh

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Four months after the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau predicted that a “complete redesign” of its website would be ready in June, LittleRock.com, still appears much the same.

Redesign of LittleRock.com Coming Soon

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Readers who remember the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau’s contract with marketing firm Team SI for a website overhaul have been asking when they might see it.

Arkansas Panel Closer to Public Building 'Bathroom Bill'

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/16/2017 6:52 am

An Arkansas Senate committee moved closer Wednesday to approving a bill to require that people in public schools and government buildings use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their birth gender.

The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Fighting for Female Power

by Rosemary Hallmark 3/8/2017 12:00 am

The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas is fighting to improve the lives of women in our state, and you don’t want to mess with them.

'Bathroom Bill' Could Upend Arkansas Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/20/2017 6:48 am

The plan has spurred warnings from Hutchinson, as well as tourism and business groups, that such a measure isn't needed and could subject the state to the widespread backlash and boycotts North Carolina faced over its bathroom law.

Transgender Bathroom Bill Draws Criticism

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/16/2017 10:10 am

A bill filed Tuesday that "concerns gender identity and bathroom privileges" has already been rebuked by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Update: Robinson Center Re-Opens After $68.6M Renovations

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/10/2016 10:57 am

The Robinson Center’s 28-month, $68.6 million renovation and expansion has concluded with a grand re-opening ceremony ahead of this weekend's first official event, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Opus Ball.

LRCVB Moves Ahead on Deal for Cromwell Building

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/24/2016 1:49 pm

The Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission's $3.35 million purchase of the Cromwell Building for the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau could be finalized within a month or so.

Slideshow: As Broadway Bridge Rises, Drivers Plot New Route

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The steel pieces floating on barges in the Arkansas River at downtown North Little Rock look like “a giant Erector Set,” but by next summer they are expected to form the basket-handle arches of the new $98.4 million Broadway Bridge.

Little Rock Central Aims for UNESCO World Heritage Status

by Alexis Crowe 7/5/2016 11:37 am

Little Rock Central High School is under consideration for "world heritage" status by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO.

Robinson Center Renovation Adding Huge Terrace

by Alexis Crowe 3/24/2016 8:00 am

What makes any building better? Outdoor space. Especially outdoor space with a fantastic view.

Robinson Center Adding Outdoor Terrace, Begins Booking Events

by Alexis Crowe 3/23/2016 1:52 pm

With only eight months until the reopening of the Robinson Center, the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission on Tuesday approved the addition of a 5,800-SF outdoor terrace.

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.

Gretchen Hall Prepares Robinson Performing Arts Center for Its Second Act

by Alexis Crowe 11/2/2015 8:18 am

You can thank basketball for the massive renovation of the Robinson Performing Arts Center, or at least thank the sport for leading Gretchen Hall, President and CEO at Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB), to where she is today, heading up the $70 million project.

Outlets of Little Rock Marks Grand Opening

by Alexis Crowe 10/16/2015 11:11 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola called the Outlets of Little Rock a "true economic investment" Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the center's official grand opening.

'Phantom of the Opera' is Coming to Little Rock

by Alexis Crowe 9/15/2015 8:22 am

"The Phantom of the Opera" will be in Little Rock for the first time ever — chandelier and all.

Officials: Robinson Renovations Will Bring Bigger Shows Like 'Phantom' in 2017

by Alexis Crowe 9/14/2015 11:28 am

With about 14 months remaining to finish a massive renovation, construction at Robinson Center is on target to be complete in November 2016, officials said Monday.

Central Arkansas Planners Think I-30 Proposal Costly, Inefficient

by Mark Friedman 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The state Highway Department’s $450 million plan to widen Interstate 30, a project that includes replacing the Arkansas River Bridge, is generating hand-wringing from area planners.