Tagged: richard davies

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state’s top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors.

Another Misguided Rule From the Department of Labor (U.S. Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark. 3/30/2016 11:26 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., says businesses in Arkansas and across the country are set to be hit with an aggressive 113 percent increase in the salary threshold for overtime pay

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.

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

by Alexis Crowe 9/28/2015 12:30 pm

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans’ pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state’s trucking and tourism industries.

LRCVB Unveils Life-Size Little Rock Postcards at Landmarks

by Jess Ardrey 5/6/2015 8:55 am

As part of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau decided to help you up your selfie game.

Parks & Tourism Debuts Wedding Publication

by 8/25/2014 12:00 am

The arrival in the market of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism’s new publication, My Arkansas Wedding, came as a surprise to the for-profit publishers of magazines.

Historic Dyess Colony Project Expects to Bring Tourists, Revenue

by Lee Hogan 5/2/2014 1:58 pm

The restoration of the Dyess Administration Building and the Johnny Cash boyhood home are part of a broader Historic Dyess Colony project, led by the Arkansas Heritage Sites. Project leaders hope the restoration, and inclusion into the Arkansas Heritage Sites, will incite investment and increase revenue in the area.

Delay in Queen Wilhelmina Lodge Renovation Irks Parks & Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2013 12:00 am

Wade Abernathy Inc. of Mount Ida (Montgomery County) was put on notice in March by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. The agency’s unhappiness with the general contractor’s work and progress on the state park project hasn’t improved.

Walton Family Gives $2 Million to Marshal Museum in Fort Smith

by Associated Press 8/19/2013 10:00 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum said Monday it had received a $2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation as it works to promote the $50 million facility as a national attraction rather than a regional one.

Arkansas Parks & Tourism Gives Out Annual Henry Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2013 10:37 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism honors state tourism professionals and supporters at its annual Henry Awards Banquet, part of the annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, which took place this week in Hot Springs.

To the Limit: Richard W. Davies of Arkansas Dept. of Parks & Tourism

by Alex Graham 9/7/2012 12:00 am

Where does the executive director of the state's Parks & Tourism hunt? Not surprisingly, Richard Davies hunts all over.

To The Limit: 8 Arkansas Execs Share Passion For Ducks

by Alex Graham 9/7/2012 12:00 am

We asked the following eight business executives to weigh in on a variety of subjects near and dear to hunters’ hearts and to share their best moments from their favorite sport.

Richard Davies Explores Arkansas, Home to Family Memories

by Jennifer Pyron 4/1/2012 12:00 am

Little Rock native Richard Davies is the perfect tour guide. As Executive Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism, he is intimately acquainted with the development and operations of the 52 State Parks in Arkansas. He also oversees grants and technical assistance to communities for parks, the promotion of the state through the Tourism Division, the operation of the State Archives at the History Commission, and the fight against litter with the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission.

Event Boosts Fire House Hostel

by Staff 11/1/2011 12:00 am

Hostelling Arkansas, Inc. held their third Destination Arkansas Connecting the World event at the Governor’s Mansion. They honored Richard Davies, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Proceeds from the evening benefited Hostelling Arkansas, Inc. to continue the renovation of the former Fire House #2 into a hostel and museum.

Kings Day Mardi Gras Kickoff in Eureka Springs

by Karen Martin 1/9/2010 8:01 am

Eureka Springs gets its Mardi Gras in gear well in advance of everyone else.