Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

March 2, 2015

Yellow Rocket Partners Aim to Build Restaurant Brands

Yellow Rocket Partners Aim to Build Restaurant Brands

Consistently providing high-quality food in a casually hip atmosphere, Yellow Rocket's five restaurants - Big Orange Midtown, Big Orange West, Local Lime, ZaZa (Little Rock and Conway) or Lost Forty Brewing - last year brought in over $10 million in food sales alone. read more >

Beer Tourism Contributing to Growth in Industry

Tourism officials around the state are banking on growing interest in craft beers, leveraging the brewing industry's popularity to draw business to breweries and to the state's other attractions. read more >

Arkansas Travel Agents Say: We're Still Flying High

A decade after the airline industry bid them bon voyage, travel agents have found niches that allow them to survive and even thrive. read more >

Real Deals

A look at important real estate deals & transactions in Pulaski County.

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Executive Q&A

Marriott GM Bill Spencer Checks In With 3 Tips on Creating a Top Workplace

Marriott GM Bill Spencer Checks In With 3 Tips on Creating a Top Workplace

Bill Spencer was named general manager of the Little Rock Marriott in January. He previously was GM at the Hilton Memphis, which, like the Marriott, is operated by Davidson Hotels & Resorts of Atlanta. read more >

Spotlight: Tourism & Executive Travel

Arkansas Travel Agents Say: We're Still Flying High

Arkansas Travel Agents Say: We're Still Flying High

A decade after the airline industry bid them bon voyage, travel agents have found niches that allow them to survive and even thrive. read more >

Beer Tourism Contributing to Growth in Industry

Beer Tourism Contributing to Growth in Industry

Tourism officials around the state are banking on growing interest in craft beers, leveraging the brewing industry's popularity to draw business to breweries and to the state's other attractions. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Of Ethics Reform and Tradeoffs (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Of Ethics Reform and Tradeoffs (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Didn't Arkansans just vote for the kind of no-tolerance ban on wining and dining that State Legislatures Magazine gave us credit for? And yet there's clearly a loophole in it big enough for a half-dozen open bars every day. read more >

Consumers Demand Video (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Consumers Demand Video (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Consumers unite! Wait. They are united. At least when it comes to video as part of the consumer experience. In fact, they demand the information conveyed through embedded visual technologies when making preference or purchase decisions. read more >

How Others See Us (Editorial)

How Others See Us (Editorial)

Right now Arkansas is getting attention from big businesses, and not in a good way. SB202, which became law last week without Gov. Asa Hutchinson's signature, is called the Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act and its supposed purpose was to keep different cities in Arkansas from confusing companies by providing legal protection from discrimination for different classes of employees. Its real purpose and effect, of course, was to prevent any city from protecting homosexuals from workplace discrimination the way Fayetteville tried, unsuccessfully, to do. read more >