Northeast Arkansas Archive

Grocery Sales of Wine Hit Liquor Stores

by Jan Cottingham 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Expanded wine offerings have taken a toll on sales at the state's package liquor stores.

Mayor Harold Perrin on Why Other Communities Are Trying to Keep Up With Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Harold Perrin, mayor of Jonesboro, talks about the blessings of steady growth, and some of the challenges that come with it.

New Rank Makes Case for Independence: AEDC Moves County to Top Tier

by Todd Traub 7/5/2018 07:00 am

With a boost from business and business friendly policies, Independence County has vaulted to the top of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's incentive tier rankings.

Heather Terry Moves Up at Ritter (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Heather Terry has been promoted to director of carrier and wholesale services for Ritter Communications in Jonesboro.

Municipal League Recognizes Lane, Ellington (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Kirk Lane and Scott Ellington were honored recently at the Arkansas Municipal League's 84th convention in Little Rock.

Terry Eastin Keeps Steady Course at Big River Strategic Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Terry Eastin, the executive director of the Big River Strategic Initiative, describes the plan to attract tourists to the Mississippi River.

Update: Big River Steel to Spend $1.2B to Expand, Add 500 Jobs

by Lance Turner 6/29/2018 10:07 am

Big River Steel announces that it will spend $1.2 billion to expand its scrap recycling and steel production facility near Osceola, a move that will create an additional 500 jobs there.

Anheuser-Busch Teams with USA Rice to Improve Water Efficiency

by Todd Traub 6/27/2018 03:23 pm

Anheuser-Busch has joined with USA Rice to form the Rice Stewardship Partnership aimed at improving water efficiency, riceland preservation and wildlife protection.

Professors Researching Corn Seed Proteins Get $48K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2018 12:24 pm

Daniel Berleant and Phil Williams, who work in the Department of Information Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, have received $48,167 from the USDA to study how proteins accumulate in corn seeds.

Arkansas State University Creates 2 Posts to Focus on Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2018 11:58 am

Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced this week the creation of two new administrative positions, part of an effort to better focus on student recruitment and engagement.

Arkansas Insurance Agents Association Elects Officers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2018 03:40 pm

Phillip Greer of Block Insurance Inc. in Paragould was elected president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas at its 117th Annual Convention held June 11-13 in Rogers.

ABPG Wins 5 Awards for Excellence at AABP

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2018 11:30 am

Arkansas Business, and Greenhead magazine received five awards for editorial excellence in 2017 at the Alliance of Area Business Publishers conference held in Washington last week.

Update: Arkansas Municipal League Director Don Zimmerman Dies

by Associated Press 6/25/2018 10:33 am

Longtime Arkansas Municipal League Executive Director Don Zimmerman has died at age 75. His funeral is Friday.

A-State Resurrects College of Engineering & Computer Science

by Todd Traub 6/20/2018 10:24 am

In a reorganization favored by faculty and local business leaders, Arkansas State University is breaking apart the combined engineering, agriculture and technology programs and repositioning computer science with engineering.

Johnny Allison, Rotary Leader of the Year, Never Dreamed of Being One

by Todd Traub 6/19/2018 04:34 pm

Lessons of hard work and money management stuck John Allison, who shared some of those lessons at Tuesday's Rotary Club of Little Rock luncheon, where he was honored as the club's 2018 Business and Professional Leader of the Year.

Higher Learning Commission Renews A-State Accreditation

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2018 09:50 am

Arkansas State University said this week that Higher Learning Commission had renewed the university's accreditation following a March review.

John Troutt, Longtime Jonesboro Publisher and Editor, Dies at 88

by Kyle Massey 6/15/2018 03:58 pm

John Troutt Jr., the longtime Jonesboro Sun publisher and editor who went to work at his family's paper as a 10-year-old newsboy and turned the small-town afternoon daily into a Pulitzer Prize contender, died Thursday night in Jonesboro. He was 88.

In Jonesboro, Developers Turn Attention Back to Caraway

by Todd Traub 6/12/2018 08:00 am

Caraway Road had been relegated to the slow lane of development in Jonesboro in recent years. But change is underway for the once thriving thoroughfare running through the heart of the city.

Gleason, Thompson to Headline Executive Academy

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

Emerging leaders from business, nonprofit and policy sectors have an opportunity this fall to learn from some of the most successful and recognizable business names in Arkansas as part of the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy.

The Changing of The Batesville Daily Guard

by Kyle Massey 6/11/2018 12:00 am

In the wake of the death this year of Dr. O.E. Jones, publisher of the Batesville Guard, Roy Ockert was unsurprised to hear that Paxton Media Group acquired the paper June 1.