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WeWork Wants Space With Bentonville Flavor
“We think about the local community; we highlight local businesses. If it doesn’t look and operate like Bentonville, then we haven’t done our jobs.” - Bobby Condon, general manager, WeWork

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by Marty Cook – 3 days ago

WeWork is a 9-year-old New York company that builds and runs shared office spaces in more than 100 cities worldwide. It announced April 1 that it would expand its operations to Bentonville at a soon-to-be-developed space at 224 S. Main St. that it hopes to open in 2021.

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation
3 days ago

Nelson Peacock is hopeful that the arrival of a global innovation company will help spur northwest Arkansas' business ecosystem and solve some nagging logistical problems.

Citizens Bank's Batesville HQ Sets Model for New Branches

Citizens Bank's Batesville HQ Sets Model for New Branches
3 days ago

The directors of Citizens Bank at Batesville were already contemplating a new headquarters building when they hired Phil Baldwin as CEO in 2013. The 37,000-SF $13.8 million building finally opened last month, and it is decidedly different.


Joe Clay Young Moves Up at Merrill Lynch (Movers & Shakers)

Joe Clay Young Moves Up at Merrill Lynch (Movers & Shakers)

Banking & FinanceMovers & Shakers

Joe Clay Young IV was recently promoted from first vice president to senior vice president at Merrill Lynch in Jonesboro. Brenda Eldridge has been hired as chief financial officer at Partners Bank of Helena, the new name of the bank previously known as Helena National Bank. read more >

Riverdale Shopping Center Land Sold for $8.3M

Riverdale Shopping Center Land Sold for $8.3M

Banking & FinanceWhispersRestaurants & Food

Kappa Realty LLC, led by Chris Robertson, purchased the 17.6-acre home of the Riverdale Shopping Center at 2500-2610 Cantrell Road from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock. read more >

Startup Roadie Gets More Stephens Cash

Startup Roadie Gets More Stephens Cash

Technology & TelecomTransportation

Five years after its founding, Roadie, the crowdsourced delivery service startup based in Atlanta, has attracted partnerships with major retailers, including Walmart, and, in February, $37 million in new funding. read more >

Walmart Challenges Amazon with Grocery Delivery

Walmart Challenges Amazon with Grocery Delivery

Restaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

Shortly after Walmart opened its first Supercenters with food markets in 1988, top executives began to see groceries as the retail titan's future bread and butter. Now Walmart is America's biggest grocery seller, and food is becoming ammunition in the Bentonville company's online duel with Amazon. read more >

Details in Delta Resort Bankruptcy Show $171.1M in Debts

Details in Delta Resort Bankruptcy Show $171.1M in Debts

Banking & FinanceLegalWhispers

Gary Russell Gibbs of Niceville, Florida, lists his complete financial details in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hot Springs showing total debts at $171.1 million. That makes his personal bankruptcy one of the largest filed in Arkansas. read more >

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area remains near a historical low, 3.5% in February. read more >

Workout Anytime Enters State, Picking Paragould

Workout Anytime Enters State, Picking Paragould

Health Care

Workout Anytime, a chain of gyms headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, expanded to Arkansas last month, landing in Paragould because the community there is a good fit for its “high-value, low-price” model. read more >