Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

June 27, 2016

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Oil Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Oil Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud. read more >

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

Matthew Davidge was a client of SSN Media Gateway when he first visited the west Little Rock operation. Now he's an owner. read more >

Dromborg Castle in Fayetteville for Sale — for $9.7M

Joan and Bruce Johnson, who translated their love for “a time of yore” into a 12,000-SF “castle,” have put that regal home, which took them four years to build, up for sale. read more >

Executive Q&A

Jim Dunn on Why Marshals Museum a True Fit for Fort Smith

Jim Dunn on Why Marshals Museum a True Fit for Fort Smith

Patrick Weeks will replace James "Jim" Dunn as head of the Marshals Museum on July 1, when Dunn will become president of the Museum Foundation and turn his full attention to fundraising for the $50 million-plus project. read more >

Spotlight:

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Oil Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Oil Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud. read more >

Environmentalists Not Sorry to See Fracking Stop in Arkansas

Environmentalists Not Sorry to See Fracking Stop in Arkansas

The 10-year boom in Arkansas natural gas production poured billions of dollars into the state, but some Arkansans are not sad to see it end. read more >

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

Matthew Davidge was a client of SSN Media Gateway when he first visited the west Little Rock operation. Now he's an owner. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I'm not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough. read more >

Stephen Curry and Nike's PowerPoint Blunder (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

Stephen Curry and Nike's PowerPoint Blunder (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

A recent report from ESPN uncovered a real doozy. It is the amazing story of how the most powerful sports apparel company in the world, Nike, let the most electric player in the NBA, Stephen Curry, out of its grasp — and allowed Under Armour to pull off one of the most valuable marketing switcheroos in history. read more >

On Priorities (Editorial)

On Priorities (Editorial)

The fact that a majority of the trustees of the University of Arkansas System voted to use the university's credit to do a breathtaking $160 million upgrade of Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville is neither surprising nor disturbing. read more >