Business Services Archive

Jack Grundfest Named Chief Administrative Officer at Alter Trading

by Lance Turner 3/13/2019 11:12 am

Alter Trading Corp. of St. Louis, which bought Tenenbaum Recycling Group of Little Rock in August, has named Tenenbaum's former CEO Jack Grundfest as Alter's senior vice president and chief administrative officer.

Greater Bentonville Chamber Names Travis Stephens VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2019 04:19 pm

Travis Stephens will join the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of operations, effective March 18.

State Unemployment Unchanged at 3.7 Percent, Due to Revision

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in January and unchanged from the previous month because December's rate was revised up, to 3.7 percent from 3.6 percent.

Cardinal Health Project Attracts $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Cardinal Sherwood LLC of Marina Del Rey, California, bought the 71,005-SF office building at 5426 Landers Road in Sherwood.

Need Cannabis Marketing? Perhaps This Bud's for You

by Kyle Massey 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Elizabeth Michael has teamed up with Martin Thoma of Thoma Thoma to create Bud Agency, the marketing and PR firm devoted to the new medical marijuana industry.

Never More Important (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/11/2019 12:00 am

If you missed last Wednesday's Arkansas Business of the Year banquet, you missed the feel-good event of the year. And I needed it.

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for Cannabis

by Kyle Massey 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Medical marijuana is now legal in Arkansas and due to hit the market in six weeks. Lawyers, compliance professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management are warning companies to get ready.

Abaca Prepares to Bank Marijuana Businesses, Customers

by Gwen Moritz 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Little Rock company that originally planned to offer medical marijuana consumers a cashless method for filling their prescriptions has broadened its scope to include financing for marijuana-related businesses.

Capital Bank Brings On New Leadership

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Chris Roberts is chairman and CEO at at Capital Bank in west Little Rock effective last month. Joining him this month as vice chairman and president is Phillip Jett.

Southern Bancorp Selects Community Relations Leaders (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

LaRay White and Brooke Beck have been promoted to community relations leaders for Southern Bancorp in Little Rock. White will be representing Blytheville and Beck will be serving Arkadelphia in their new roles.

Tommy May Gets 1st 'Legacy of Leadership' Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2019 08:02 am

Dan Williams of Garver and Lynn Blankenship of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic won executive of the year awards, and former Simmons First National Corp. CEO J. Thomas "Tommy" May was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 31st annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Companies Break Ground on $10M Argenta Office Building

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/6/2019 10:05 am

Taggart Architects of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau break ground on their $10 million, 25,000-SF office building at 600 Main St. in North Little Rock.

Sunlight, The Best Disinfectant (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the public's access to public information, is March 10-16 this year, so the timing of a bill by state Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is fitting.

Everybody, and Nobody, Is Talking About YouTube

by Kyle Massey 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Pedophile comments attached to YouTube videos featuring children pushed multimillion-dollar advertisers like AT&T, Disney, Hasbro and Nestle to halt commercials on the Google-owned video website.

Residence Inn Marriott Hosts $20.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/4/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Noble Investment Group of Atlanta acquired the 107-room Residence Inn Marriott at 219 River Market Ave. from an affiliate of Starwood Capital of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Arkansas Behind U.S. in Architecture & Engineering Salaries

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The annual mean wage for architects and engineers in Arkansas in May 2017 was $69,540, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Ex-Myeloma Unit Chief Gareth Morgan Says UAMS Audit Faulted Accounting

by Mark Friedman 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Dr. Gareth Morgan, former director of the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, said $29 million in operating losses detected by a recent audit were “accounting errors” outside his control.

How to Grow Your Tax Dollars II (Larry Wilson Feedback)

by Larry Wilson 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Your state's tax dollars are less than they should be. How is that? One simple reason is that, for years, our state Legislature has exempted credit unions from paying income taxes.

It's Tax Time, but Not for Credit Unions (Lorrie Trogden Feedback)

by Lorrie Trogden 3/4/2019 12:00 am

In 2017, Arkansas banks paid $503,016,000 in taxes, which contributed to education, law enforcement, hospitals and responses to disasters. Credit unions paid $0.

Rock Dental Brands Names Myer CFO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Jim Myer has joined Rock Dental Brands in Little Rock as chief financial officer.