Insurance & Benefits Archive

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Forming the Coaching Habit in 2019 (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Somewhere between telling your direct reports what to do and taking the action item yourself is the territory of the leader as coach.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

The notable Arkansans, former and current, who died in 2018 ranged from business owners to newspaper publishers to educators to philanthropists.

Caldwell Moves to VP Slot at St. Bernards (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Darren Caldwell has been named vice president of regional services at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Former Insurance Agent Berry Bishop Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 12/17/2018 11:48 am

A sentencing date has not been set for 67-year-old Berry Bishop, whose insurance license was suspended earlier this year.

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

by George Waldon 12/10/2018 12:00 am

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion.

Elizabeth Murphy to Market Guardian Group in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2018 12:00 am

Elizabeth Murphy has joined the Guardian Group in Jonesboro as a licensed producer and internal marketer. Mandy Vickers is the new executive director of the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce.

Accounting Firm 'Merger Mania' Comes to Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 12/3/2018 12:00 am

Three major mergers involving Arkansas companies over the past year have shuffled this year's list of largest accounting firms in Arkansas considerably.

Marsha Moffitt Looking for Future CPAs Down for the Count

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2018 12:00 am

Marsha Moffitt, the chief of the Arkansas Society of CPAs, says more guidance is needed from the IRS on last year's tax laws overhaul.

Arkansas Business Concludes 2018 Executive Leadership Academy, Sets 2019 Dates

by Chris Bahn 11/26/2018 12:52 pm

Leaders from a mix of business, nonprofit and policy sectors concluded the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy on Oct. 26.

'Hey Boss — You're Fired!' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 11/26/2018 12:00 am

The fired boss is more and more left out of the loop, not consulted, worked around and occasionally even publicly challenged by his direct reports. And the worst part is, the more he is ignored by the organization that reports to him, the more he grasps for control.

Nancy, Mark and Blanche (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/19/2018 12:00 am

In addition to a left tilt to most partisan elections nationally, liberal policies and Obamacare specifically triumphed in several statewide initiatives in the conservative heartland.

Mindfulness May Be the Answer (Chris Martland Commentary)

by Chris Martland 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Employers who foster a workplace culture that prioritizes well-being, including mindfulness programs, can help their employees cope with challenging times whether at work or at home.

Woosley, Fink Honored for Lifetime Achievement at CFO of the Year

by Gwen Moritz 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Chief financial officers were also recognized in five categories at the luncheon, held Wednesday at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

Trumpcare? Why Not? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/12/2018 12:00 am

There was one undisputed winner of Tuesday's election: the Affordable Care Act.

Superior Trailer Sales Hitched to $3.6 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 12:00 am

A trailer dealership in North Little Rock, an overnight delivery project in Little Rock, a hotel in west Little Rock, a medical clinic in Sherwood, a home in the Heights area of Little Rock and a convenience store in southeast Pulaski County form this week's six-pack of million-dollar transactions.

The Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs (Heather Albright and Matt De Luca Commentary)

by Heather Albright and Matt De Luca 11/12/2018 12:00 am

The path is being paved for the next generation of female CEOs, but the decision to start your own company can still be difficult.

New Hires Add Spark to Baptist Health's Fort Smith Centers (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Additions are made as Sparks Health System merges into Baptist Health in Fort Smith.

Fayetteville Plane Crash Subject of Court Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Starstone National Insurance Co. alleges that negligence and defects caused a 2015 accident in which former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon parachuted his single-engine plane onto a pickup truck on MLK Jr. Boulevard.

VOTE (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Tuesday is upon us, so vote if you haven't already. We owe it to the dead. We owe it even more to the living.