Northwest Arkansas Archive

Arkansas Supreme Court Won't Rehear Case on Fayetteville Ordinance

by Associated Press 3/14/2019 11:14 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its ruling that blocked the city of Fayetteville from enforcing an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Arkansas Competing for 2 USDA Offices, 700 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2019 04:27 pm

Arkansas is one of 35 states still being considered as a potential new home for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service office and National Institute of Food & Agriculture office. Both are moving from Washington, D.C.

Fort Smith Voters Reject Tax Hike for Marshals Museum

by Associated Press 3/13/2019 09:46 am

Voters in Fort Smith have rejected a temporary sales tax increase that would have paid for the completion of the U.S. Marshals Museum now under construction in the city.

Greater Bentonville Chamber Names Travis Stephens VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2019 04:19 pm

Travis Stephens will join the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of operations, effective March 18.

Trucking Head Werner Hugo Leaves USA Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2019 03:39 pm

Werner Hugo, the senior vice president of trucking operations for USA Truck Inc. in Van Buren, has resigned.

2nd Medical Marijuana Cultivation Company Gets State Clearance

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2019 03:20 pm

Osage Creek Cultivation in Berryville is now the second company growing medical marijuana in Arkansas, joining Bold Team of Cotton Plant as the second of five cannabis cultivation sites cleared by the state.

New York Organization to Open NWA Office With $2M Walton Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 09:52 am

Endeavor of New York City has received a $2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation that will help it launch a new office in northwest Arkansas.

Attorney Sued for Malpractice in Adoption Scam

by Mark Friedman 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Kentucky couple sues Fayetteville lawyer Vaughn-Michael Cordes over adoption of a baby that never existed.

Fayetteville's Sarah Jewell Joins McMath Woods (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Sarah Jewell has joined McMath Woods in Little Rock as an associate attorney. Jewell will continue her personal injury practice in Fayetteville, where McMath Woods plans to open an office later this year.

Hunger Relief Alliance, Razorback Foundation Names New Board Members (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Jennifer Martinez Belt has been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in Little Rock.

Tommy May Gets 1st 'Legacy of Leadership' Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2019 08:02 am

Dan Williams of Garver and Lynn Blankenship of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic won executive of the year awards, and former Simmons First National Corp. CEO J. Thomas "Tommy" May was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 31st annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Jury Awards Nearly $17M to Woman Injured at Walmart

by Associated Press 3/5/2019 01:43 pm

A jury in West Virginia has returned a nearly $17 million verdict after a woman was injured when staffers tried to detain a shoplifter in Walmart.

Get Tickets for the Arkansas Business Health Care Heroes Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2019 10:03 am

Tickets are available now for the 2019 Arkansas Business Health Care Heroes awards, which honors individuals, companies and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Arkansas.

Arkansas Electrical Engineers Ride a Power Surge

by Kyle Massey 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas' college programs in electrical engineering are thriving, with enrollment up over the past 10 years in all of the state's accredited programs.

Hardin Jesson & Terry Sues Atlanta Nursing Home Chain

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The law firm Hardin Jesson & Terry PLC, which has offices in Fort Smith and Little Rock, sued its former clients AdCare Health Systems Inc., now known as Regional Health Properties Inc. of Atlanta, for allegedly not paying for the legal services it provided.

Fay Jones School Adding Design Camps This Summer

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design is adding three design camps this summer, with the goal of exposing even more children to careers in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.

New Onboarding Process Keeps Walmart Trucking

by Marty Cook 3/4/2019 12:00 am

When Walmart Inc. decided a year ago to expand its driver pool more significantly than it had ever done in the past, the question was whether it could bring enough drivers on board fast enough to accomplish what the company wanted with its fleet expansion.

Investor Angst Boils at NanoMech

by George Waldon 3/4/2019 12:00 am

If Jim Phillips had a New Year's resolution to get NanoMech's financial house in order during 2019, that aspiration didn't survive the first day. And now a key creditor has implied it wants Phillips gone as chairman and CEO of the lubricant manufacturer.

Sunlight, The Best Disinfectant (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the public's access to public information, is March 10-16 this year, so the timing of a bill by state Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is fitting.

Pot Edibles Seen Claiming Market Share

by Jan Cottingham 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Medical marijuana isn't even for sale yet in Arkansas, but some people in the industry are already considering the potential market for medical cannabis edibles.