Northwest Arkansas Archive

Crystal Bridges Announces $2M Gift, Vision For Momentary

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/13/2018 11:01 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville donates $2 million to The Momentary, a new contemporary arts venue by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art scheduled to open in early 2020.

Walmart Inks $225M Deal for Cornershop Inc.

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/13/2018 10:39 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville will buy Cornershop Inc., an online marketplace for on-demand delivery from supermarkets, pharmacies and specialty food retailers in Mexico and Chile, for $225 million.

Walmart's Jet.com to Sell Nike Sneakers Ahead of Holidays

by Associated Press 9/13/2018 06:48 am

Walmart-owned Jet.com will soon sell Nike products on its site as it seeks to catch up with Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Updated: Oren Paris III Sentenced to 3 Years for Kickbacks

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 9/12/2018 01:00 pm

Oren Paris III, the former president of Ecclesia College in Springdale, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for his role in a corruption scandal involving kickbacks on state grants.

Jerol Garrison Dies at 86; Former Gazette, AP&L Communicator

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2018 04:07 pm

Jerol Garrison, the former Arkansas Gazette reporter who made a name for himself in the business world as director of communication for Arkansas Power & Light Co., died Thursday in Fayetteville, his home for the last seven years. He was 86.

Arkansas Colleges Report on Enrollment

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2018 12:19 pm

Some Arkansas universities reported that their overall enrollment fell slightly this year, though a couple had record-breaking enrollment and several touted other measures as positive — such as higher retention and graduation rates.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Develops $11M Village

by Associated Press 9/10/2018 07:04 am

Heritage Village, a walkable neighborhood with both commercial and residential space, is now under development on the Barling side of Chaffee Crossing across from the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.

Beavers File $8M Flood Damage Lawsuit Against Waste Management

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2018 12:00 am

A Fayetteville couple engaged in a 10-year dispute with Waste Management Corp. filed an $8 million lawsuit against the company in Washington County Circuit Court last month.

Say Hooray For Our Side (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/10/2018 12:00 am

I never want anyone to be a crook, you know, but nothing pleases me more than seeing crooks get caught and punished. If there was a radio call-in show for federal court spectators, I'd be on a first-name basis with the screener.

Big Box Stores Still Hold Value, Experts Say

by Marty Cook 9/10/2018 12:00 am

When big-box tenants look for space, there's ample competition for the same handful of properties, due to increasing costs of construction and property.

New Hires at Mercy Include OB/GYN Physicians, Cardiologist (Mercy Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Lisa Skinner Newton and Dr. Brock Dupree Wilson have joined Mercy Clinic OB/GYN in Fort Smith.

Fayetteville Company Scores UAMS Opioid Abuse Predictor

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/10/2018 12:00 am

TrestleTree LLC of Fayetteville has purchased the rights to a digital tool that determines the level of risk for opioid abuse and addiction that patients face before their first opioid prescription is written.

Immigration Crackdown Felt in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 9/10/2018 12:00 am

North Little Rock attorney Cristina Monterrey has seen what immigration policy under President Donald Trump has meant for her clients in the past year.

Karen Knutson to Lead Government Affairs for Tyson Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2018 11:04 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale this week named Karen Knutson to lead all government relations activities for the publicly traded meat processor.

World Trade Center Arkansas Gets $592K Grant to Expand State Exports

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2018 10:50 am

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded the World Trade Center Arkansas of Rogers a $592,357 grant to promote export expansion, job growth and job retention.

Walmart Canada Orders 30 More Tesla Electric Semis

by Associated Press 9/6/2018 03:18 pm

Walmart says it will buy 30 more electric semis from Tesla for use in its Canadian operations.

Judge Disqualifies Issue 1 From Arkansas Ballot

by Associated Press 9/6/2018 02:08 pm

An Arkansas judge has disqualified a ballot measure that would limit the damages awarded in civil lawsuits and would give the state Legislature control over court rules.

Mary Beth Brooks to Lead UA's ASBTDC

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/6/2018 10:21 am

Mary Beth Brooks has been named the new director of the University of Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center.

George's Inc. to Buy Ozark Mountain Poultry

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/5/2018 02:21 pm

George's Inc. of Springdale, a producer of poultry products and prepared foods, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ozark Mountain Poultry Inc. of Rogers.

Update: Jon Woods Sentenced to 220 Months in Prison for Kickback Scheme

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 9/5/2018 02:02 pm

Jon Woods, the former state senator from Springdale, was sentenced Wednesday to 220 months in prison for what U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks called “bastardization” of the legislative process.