Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

August 24, 2015

Quapaw Casino-Growth Plans Generate Opposition in Kansas

Quapaw Casino-Growth Plans Generate Opposition in Kansas

The success of Downstream Casino Resort in Kansas and plans for expansion suggests that the Quapaw Tribe of Indians know how to run a casino — an expertise that might well worry Arkansas' existing gambling venues. read more >

Apartments in Northwest Arkansas Still in High Demand

A recent apartment market study reported that occupancy rates for northwest Arkansas were 98 percent or higher in each of the four major cities. read more >

Bingo Numbers Continue to Slide for Some Nonprofits

In Arkansas, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 78.8 million bingo “faces” —the individual game cards — were sold. That's more than 25 for every man, woman and child in the state. read more >

This Week's List

By the Numbers: Gambling in Arkansas

By the Numbers: Gambling in Arkansas

Oaklawn, Southland, lottery and bingo: a look at wagers and payouts from games of chance in Arkansas. read more >


Rank Name Address City
1 Y&E Superstop 23190 Interstate 30 N. Bryant
2 Tobacco Corner Plus 319 E. Broadway Morrilton
3 Freeway Mart 7515 Baseline Road Little Rock
4 Big Red Valero 2317 W. 28th Ave. Pine Bluff
5 28th Street Store 2901 W. 28th St. Pine Bluff

Executive Q&A

Sissy's Log Cabin President Bill Jones on Selling Jewelry in the Diamond State

Sissy's Log Cabin President Bill Jones on Selling Jewelry in the Diamond State

Bill Jones, the son of Sissy Jones, founder and CEO of Sissy's Log Cabin, and Murphy Jones, secretary-treasurer, runs much of the day-to-day business of the jewelry franchise, which has locations in Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Jonesboro and Memphis. read more >

Spotlight: Gaming in Arkansas

Quapaw Casino-Growth Plans Generate Opposition in Kansas

Quapaw Casino-Growth Plans Generate Opposition in Kansas

The success of Downstream Casino Resort in Kansas and plans for expansion suggests that the Quapaw Tribe of Indians know how to run a casino — an expertise that might well worry Arkansas' existing gambling venues. read more >

Bingo Numbers Continue to Slide for Some Nonprofits

Bingo Numbers Continue to Slide for Some Nonprofits

In Arkansas, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 78.8 million bingo “faces” —the individual game cards — were sold. That's more than 25 for every man, woman and child in the state. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Correlation ≠ Causation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Correlation ≠ Causation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

American Banker published last week a thought-provoking article by Victoria Finkle headlined “Is Dodd-Frank Really Killing Community Banks?” I'm not one of those old-school editors who object to questions as headlines — we use them in Arkansas Business and no apologies — and the question intrigued me. Have I been suckered? read more >

The Grad Student Debt Bomb (Editorial)

The Grad Student Debt Bomb (Editorial)

Federal programs that encourage massive borrowing by grad students and then allow much of the debt to be “forgiven,” a deceptively benign term, are behind this disturbing trend. And critics from both the left and the right are critical of the situation. read more >

Being Interesting to Buyers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

Being Interesting to Buyers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

The rules of customer engagement have changed dramatically in recent years: Your potential buyers know more — or at least believe that they know more — than ever. read more >