Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

July 6, 2015

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third. read more >

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels. read more >

Bank Documents Illuminate John Rogers' Dealings

Bank of Little Rock's position among creditors battered by the financial wheeling and dealing of John Rogers is uncertain. But the $203 million-asset lender was first in line to accuse Rogers of fraud among the growing crowd of litigants pursuing him in Pulaski County Circuit Court. read more >

This Week's List

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation. read more >


Rank Name City No. of Members
1 Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation Little Rock 190,223
2 Arkansas State Employees Association Little Rock 17,000
3 Arkansas Education Association Little Rock 9,510
4 Arkansas Cattlemen's Association Little Rock 8,000
5 Arkansas Realtors Association Little Rock 6,825

Executive Q&A

Dean Jane Wayland on Keeping UALR's College of Business in the Mix

Dean Jane Wayland on Keeping UALR's College of Business in the Mix

Before being named dean, Jane Wayland was interim dean of the UALR College of Business for two years. She also has served as associate dean of graduate studies and chairwoman of the Marketing & Advertising Department. The College of Business Advising Center was established within a year of her appointment, and she initiated the Ambassador program to showcase top students. read more >

Spotlight:

Scott Rowland of Magnolia Named New President of Forest Landowners Association

Scott Rowland of Magnolia Named New President of Forest Landowners Association

Scott Rowland recently became president of the Forest Landowners Association, based in Atlanta and comprising more than 5,000 members. The association advocates for the rights of private landowners in regard to open markets for forest products and supports them regardless of size, corporate structure, location, certification or tax classification. Rowland will serve as the FLA's president until his term expires in June 2017. read more >

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Consumers and Highway Funding (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Consumers and Highway Funding (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Arkansas consumers recognize the importance of smoother and safer roads. Consumers get it. And here's hoping the new Highway Funding Working Group assembled by Gov. Asa Hutchinson gets it, too. read more >

ACT Aspire Best for State (James W. Carr Commentary)

ACT Aspire Best for State (James W. Carr Commentary)

The main contention is that ACT Aspire is the wrong system because it is currently administered in only three states, so Arkansas students' results can't be adequately compared with those of students in other states. This contention is misguided. read more >

Tear Down This Embargo (Editorial)

Tear Down This Embargo (Editorial)

Sen. John Boozman is sponsoring a bill that would enable Cuba to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products, including Arkansas rice and chicken. And he's among the many Arkansans calling for the end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba. read more >

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