Investments Archive

Debt Deferment Brings Relief To Arkansas Baptist, Philander Smith

by George Waldon 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Two small private colleges in Little Rock started 2019 with a welcome dose of financial relief courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Warehouse-Showroom Draws $1.8 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Jackson Street Group LLC, led by Matthew Lane and Lane Patterson, bought the Furniture Factory Outlet at 6527 Warden Road. The seller is FFO Wichita Partners LLC, led by Johnny Mizell.

Spektron Using AI to Design Drugs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Spektron Systems of Little Rock is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed up drug discovery in a process that involves designing a new molecule that could be further developed into a new drug.

10 Startups Chosen For Inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/10/2019 09:51 am

Ten startups have been selected to participate in the previously announced inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, sponsored by Independent Community Bankers of America and hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock.

Fed Minutes: Growing Risks Make Rate Hike Path Less Clear

by Associated Press 1/9/2019 03:11 pm

Federal Reserve officials expressed increasing worries when they met last month, as they grappled with volatile stock markets, trade tensions and uncertain global growth. The threats, they said, made the future path of interest rate hikes "less clear."

J.B. Hunt to Buy Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100M

by Lance Turner 1/9/2019 06:48 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell says that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., has agreed to buy Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million. The move will grow its Final Mile division to 100 locations and more than 3.1 million SF of warehouse and facilities space.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2018

by Gwen Moritz 1/7/2019 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2018.

Reince Priebus Spotted at Capital Bar & Grill

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

Reince Priebus, who served President Donald Trump for the first six months of his administration, was in Little Rock last week.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories That Defined 2018

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

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2018 in Arkansas' business world.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2018

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

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2018.

Best Quotes of 2018: 'What NYC and the Delta Have in Common'

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

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 201.

Doctors, Lawyers and Lauren James Big Online Draws in 2018

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A March 19 follow-up to a Whispers column item about the firing of CARTI'S highest-paid oncologist was the most-read story of the year on The Whisper item itself, which was published just hours earlier, was a close second.

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.

Shreveport Hotelier's $5.7M Springdale Deal (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A Shreveport hotel group made its second foray into the northwest Arkansas market, paying $5.75 million for the Marriott Residence Inn on South 48th Street in Springdale.

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.

ABA Selects Three for Emerging Leaders Section Council (Movers & Shakers)

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

George Purvis, Evelyn Morris and Brandon Gentry have been appointed to the Arkansas Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Section Council.

Tyson Foods Details Former CEO's Severance Package

by Marty Cook 12/20/2018 05:16 pm

Former Tyson Foods Inc. CEO Tom Hayes, who unexpectedly stepped down in September, will receive a severance package worth more than $6 million. New CEO Noel White, previously Tyson's president of its fresh meats and international divisions, will early a fiscal 2019 salary of $1.15 million.

Boyle Building Listed for Nearly $6M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/19/2018 10:14 am

The Chi Hotel Group of Little Rock has listed for sale the Boyle Building at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Main Street in downtown Little Rock.

Windsor Capital Alleges Al Rajabi Diverted Funds from Four Points to Arlington

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Windsor Capital Ltd. has sued Al Rajabi and Sonal Patel over the handling of money in connection with the operation and redevelopment of midtown Little Rock's Clarion Hotel into the Four Points by Sheraton.