Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

January 23, 2017

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

In the years since the first tickets were sold in 2009, the lottery has lost much of its glossy newness, leaving hard numbers to do the talking. read more >

Air National Guard Course To Prepare Cyber Warriors

The Air National Guard needs 400 cyberwarfare operators in the next two years, and future students of a new course at the Little Rock Air Force Base say it will help the Guard reach that goal as they soar to a “fighter pilot”-like status in their careers. read more >

John Rogers' Creditors Line Up For $1.5 Million

The battle over the biggest asset remaining from John Rogers' murky business dealings and insolvent ventures begins next week in Little Rock. read more >

Executive Q&A

Dawn Prasifka on Teaching Your Girl Scout How To Be a Smart Cookie

Dawn Prasifka on Teaching Your Girl Scout How To Be a Smart Cookie

Dawn Prasifka has more than 25 years of experience with nonprofit organizations in Arkansas. Before joining Girl Scouts as CEO, she was the executive director of the Centers for Youth & Families Foundation, director of operations for Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation and volunteer coordinator for Arkansas Hospice. read more >

Spotlight: Gaming

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

In the years since the first tickets were sold in 2009, the lottery has lost much of its glossy newness, leaving hard numbers to do the talking. read more >

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter's First Proposal

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter's First Proposal

It was late 2005 or early 2006, Bill Halter recalled, and he had decided to run for lieutenant governor. His vision was to rally Arkansans to a cause: a lottery to provide money for college scholarships. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Companies provide 401(k) plans for all the right reasons, but in doing so, employers also take on a fiduciary responsibility for making smart choices. read more >

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

An injustice is being done to retailers in Arkansas, the local mom-and-pop enterprises that bring life to any town's Main Street, an injustice that also hurts local government. That is the inability of states to collect sales taxes on online purchases. read more >