Northeast Arkansas


Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationBusiness ListCover Story

The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million read more >

Give Peace a Chance (Editorial)

Give Peace a Chance (Editorial)

Opinion

We agree with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton that the sacrifices being asked of Arkansas farmers do not strictly compare to those made by service members. But the United States has a volunteer military, and Arkansas farmers didn't sign up for a lengthy trade war. read more >

Citizens Bank's Batesville HQ Sets Model for New Branches

Citizens Bank's Batesville HQ Sets Model for New Branches

Banking & Finance

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. read more >

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 >

Ritter Communications Seeks Partner in Continued Growth Push

Ritter Communications Seeks Partner in Continued Growth Push

Technology & Telecom

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro is looking for a partner, not a buyer. Responding to a Wall Street Journal article, officials of the family-owned, regional broadband provider said that at this time the company is seeking investment partners only. read more >

Arkansas Duck Hunting Not Dead Yet

Arkansas Duck Hunting Not Dead Yet

Cover Story

Reports that there were “no ducks” in the Arkansas Delta this hunting season were greatly exaggerated, but industry leaders are concerned nonetheless. read more >