Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

May 2, 2016

Arkansas Convention Center Troubles Dog Texarkana Investor

Arkansas Convention Center Troubles Dog Texarkana Investor

Dr. Hiren D. Patel's investments in a convention center and hotels on both sides of Texarkana have turned into one financial headache after another. read more >

Soul of the South Investors Battle Over KMYA License

The broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49, that Soul of the South Network investors are fighting over was an important piece to a funding puzzle two years ago. read more >

Designer Jamie Davidson's Strong Suit? Vision

Jamie Davidson, the founder of Little Rock clothing company Strong Suit, is ready to take on the next retailing frontier: the millennial customer. read more >

Executive Q&A

Hot Springs Tourism Chief Steve Arrison Offers His Conventional Wisdom

Hot Springs Tourism Chief Steve Arrison Offers His Conventional Wisdom

As CEO of the Hot Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, Steve Arrison is responsible for the creation and implementation of the advertising, promotion and marketing program for the city of Hot Springs. read more >

Spotlight:

After Oh Baby Sale, It's Back to Basics for Fran Free

After Oh Baby Sale, It's Back to Basics for Fran Free

Fran Free is enjoying life after selling her Oh Baby Foods brand to Blackhive Corp. of Fayetteville for an undisclosed amount this past winter. read more >

Designer Jamie Davidson's Strong Suit? Vision

Designer Jamie Davidson's Strong Suit? Vision

Jamie Davidson, the founder of Little Rock clothing company Strong Suit, is ready to take on the next retailing frontier: the millennial customer. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Structural Failure (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Structural Failure (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and state Auditor Andrea Lea get put on the Moritz Scale of Political Bad Behavior, and their scores are going to look much closer together than the nature of their bad behavior would justify. read more >

Oreos, Apple and Core Knowledge (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Oreos, Apple and Core Knowledge (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Basic. Essential. Enduring. That's what a core is. In business, we often hear the term “core competency.” In this layman's terms it could be expressed in the simple phrase “Stick with what you know.” read more >

Prince: A Marketing Superstar (Paul Strack Expert Advice)

Prince: A Marketing Superstar (Paul Strack Expert Advice)

For some, his blend of pop, R&B, funk and rock may have been an acquired taste. His eclectic style and flamboyant dress may have not been universally accepted. But most critics, legions of fans and music aficionados agree that, with respect to his musical talent and accomplishments, Prince was pure genius. read more >

A Rose for Della Rosa (Editorial)

A Rose for Della Rosa (Editorial)

Rep. Jana Della Rosa, R-Rogers, tried last year to pass a law that would require candidates to submit electronic campaign finance reports but failed. To her continuing credit, she hasn't given up on improving the public's access to this vital information. read more >