Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

May 22, 2017

Dealership Acquisitions Fuel McLarty Automotive Group This article is available only in print.

Dealership Acquisitions Fuel McLarty Automotive Group
Karen E. Segrave

Three years after returning home to Arkansas, Mark McLarty has assembled one of the largest auto dealership groups in the nation. read more >

$1.02 Billion Keeps Baptist Health High on Largest Private Companies List This article is available only in print.

Baptist Health of Little Rock is benefiting from a new hospital and plans for big renovations. read more >

Jonesboro Area? It Conveys Everything This article is available only in print.

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States. read more >

This Week's List

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies. read more >


Executive Q&A

A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas. read more >

Spotlight: 75 Largest Private Companies

Health Care Demands Push Growth of NLR's Travel Nurse

Health Care Demands Push Growth of NLR's Travel Nurse

Although it barely missed making it onto this year's list of largest private companies in Arkansas, Travel Nurse Across America appears poised to capture a spot next year as the demand for what it supplies — nurses — soars and the supply dwindles. read more >

Springdale's Multi-Craft Contractors Stays Flexible, Diverse

Springdale's Multi-Craft Contractors Stays Flexible, Diverse

MCC offers services that include installation and service for HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems and fabrication and millwork for industrial clients. read more >

Dealership Acquisitions Fuel McLarty Automotive Group

Dealership Acquisitions Fuel McLarty Automotive Group This article is available only in print.

Three years after returning home to Arkansas, Mark McLarty has assembled one of the largest auto dealership groups in the nation. read more >

$1.02 Billion Keeps Baptist Health High on Largest Private Companies List

$1.02 Billion Keeps Baptist Health High on Largest Private Companies List This article is available only in print.

Baptist Health of Little Rock is benefiting from a new hospital and plans for big renovations. read more >

Jonesboro Area? It Conveys Everything

Jonesboro Area? It Conveys Everything This article is available only in print.

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States. read more >

Farm Belt Meets Conveyor Belt in Northeast Arkansas

Farm Belt Meets Conveyor Belt in Northeast Arkansas This article is available only in print.

Two of northeast Arkansas' conveyor manufacturers have deep roots in the region's farming tradition, going back a half-century and more. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

From the Mailbox (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

From the Mailbox (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I've dealt with my share of angry readers over the decades. But most of my interaction with readers these days is a pleasure because I enjoy learning how people's minds work. read more >

Why Your Buyers Are Scared (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

Why Your Buyers Are Scared (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

If your prospective buyers are consistently putting off decisions that to you seem like slam-dunks, then it is time to take stock of what is happening in your buyers' minds. read more >

Thanks Legislators (Editorial)

Thanks Legislators (Editorial)

A legislative subcommittee was correct in refusing to review a request from the office of Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan for more taxpayer money to pay $170,000 in legal fees charged by a private law firm. read more >

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