Northwest Arkansas Archive

Downtown Springdale Alliance Still Looking for New Director This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

The Downtown Springdale Alliance is scheduling a second round of interviews for its open executive director position.

Bentonville's Momentary Adds Four (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Pia Kishore Agrawal, Cynthia Post Hunt, Kaitlin Maestas and Stuart Rogers have joined Momentary in Bentonville.

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.

Cloverleaf Cold Storage to Merge with Zero Mountain

by Lance Turner 1/8/2019 10:01 am

Cloverleaf Cold Storage of Sioux City, Iowa, said Monday that it would merge with Zero Mountain Inc. of Fort Smith.

TeleComp of Bentonville Acquires Tulsa Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2019 09:26 am

TeleComp Holdings Inc. of Bentonville has acquired TeleGen Solutions of Tulsa. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but the deal closed on Dec. 17.

CJRW Names 4 Women to Board

by Kyle Massey 1/7/2019 02:16 pm

CJRW, the large Little Rock marketing agency, transformed the gender makeup of its board of directors recently by naming four women to the group, according to Darin Gray, the firm's chairman and CEO.

Sam's Club CEO to Speak at Arkansas Economic Development Foundation Lunch

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2019 10:27 am

Sam's Club President and CEO John Furner will speak at the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation luncheon on Jan. 30 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

New Farm Bill Gives Farmers, Ranchers Certainty (Matt King Commentary)

by Matt King 1/7/2019 09:37 am

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill was welcome news to Arkansas' farmers and ranchers, who face myriad challenges in trade, regulatory and monetary policy — issues beyond their control, but that threaten their profitability and, ultimately, their livelihoods.

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.

In the Workplace 2019: Where Things Stand with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 1/4/2019 10:56 am

Many expect medical marijuana will be available in state-sanctioned dispensaries sometime in the first or second quarter of 2019.

Arkansas Revenue Remains Above Forecast

by Associated Press 1/3/2019 11:34 am

Arkansas finance officials say a surge in corporate income tax collections kept the state's revenue above forecast last month, despite lower than expected sales and individual income tax collections.

Jim Bailey, Revered Arkansas Sportswriter, Dies at 86

by Kyle Massey 1/3/2019 10:51 am

Jim Bailey, who delighted Razorback fans, baseball addicts and boxing buffs for nearly six decades as one of Arkansas' most knowledgeable and polished sportswriters, died Wednesday night after a decade of Alzheimer's disease, his family said.

Arkansas Residents Can Obtain Oklahoma Marijuana License

by Associated Press 1/2/2019 01:53 pm

Thousands of Arkansas residents with valid medical marijuana licenses can receive a temporary medical marijuana adult license in Oklahoma, authorities said.

Governor Appoints Keith Gibson to Highway Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2019 01:44 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Keith Gibson of Fort Smith as the next commissioner of the Arkansas State Highway Commission.

Sage Partners Names 2 to Leadership Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2019 11:26 am

Cushman & Wakefield-Sage Partners announced this week that Grady Mathews and Aaron Nicholson have been named partners of the commercial real estate firm.

Arkansas Century Farm Program Honors 42 Farms from 25 Counties

by Kyle Massey 1/2/2019 10:19 am

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture and Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized 42 Arkansas farms for staying in the same family over 100 years, including five family farms dating to before the Civil War.

Survey Suggests Improving Business Conditions in Midwest

by Associated Press 1/2/2019 06:59 am

A monthly survey report suggests that business conditions improved last month in nine Midwest and Plains states, including Arkansas. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the shortages of skilled workers are still holding back even stronger growth.

Heathcott v. CJRW Offers Glimpse Of Dollar Details in Consulting Deal

by Kyle Massey 12/27/2018 08:37 am

Gary Heathcott's $1.3 million lawsuit against CJRW offers a rare glimpse inside a lucrative consulting contract, and the need for clarity and close scrutiny in legal agreements.

Walmart Heirs' Money Influences Black Charter Schools Debate

by Sally Ho, The Associated Press 12/26/2018 06:46 am

Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders in the black community.

PAM Transport Finds Right Solution

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

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is moving one of its divisions, but it won't have to go very far.