Today's News

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Funeral Industry Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2018 02:43 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces his eight appointees to the new state Board of Embalmers, Funeral Directors, Cemeteries and Burial Services, which assumed oversight of the funeral industry on July 1.

PR Icon Ron Robinson Dies at 75, Leaving Name on Theater

by Kyle Massey 8/14/2018 01:57 pm

Ron Robinson, who started as an intern and rose to become chairman and CEO of marketing powerhouse Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, now CJRW, died Tuesday in Little Rock.

Bank OZK Expands Board, Adds 2 New Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2018 11:43 am

Bank OZK of Little Rock, formerly known as Bank of the Ozarks, has increased the size of its board from 16 to 18 directors and elected Beverly Cole and Steven Sadoff to fill the resulting vacancies, effective immediately.

City: Amazon to Open Distribution Center In North Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/14/2018 11:02 am

Amazon will open a "new concept" 30,000- to 40,000-SF distribution center in North Little Rock and create 65 to 100 full- and part-time jobs by this holiday season.

Conifex Puts Brett Bray in Charge of U.S. Plants

by Lance Turner 8/14/2018 10:18 am

Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver appoints Brett Bray as vice president of U.S. operations, overseeing Conifex's sawmill in El Dorado and its recently acquired plants in Glenwood and Cross City, Florida.

2 Firms Name New Creative Directors: O'Brien at Mangan, Mosler at Agency501

by Kyle Massey 8/13/2018 02:43 pm

Two growing Little Rock marketing firms have appointed new creative directors, Chris O'Brien at Mangan Holcomb Partners and Travis Mosler at Agency501.

Alter Trading Corp. Buys Tenenbaum Recycling Group Assets

by Lance Turner 8/13/2018 11:04 am

Alter Trading Corp. of St. Louis agrees to purchase all the assets of Tenenbaum Recycling Group of Little Rock.

Ouachita Baptist Raises Record $17.2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 09:35 am

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia announced Monday that it received a record $17.2 million in private support in 2017-18.

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Has Covered Parking Deck

by Associated Press 8/13/2018 06:54 am

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport has opened its $35 million covered parking deck.

First Security Moves Forward Against Lauren James Following Foreclosure Sale This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Now that the foreclosure sale of Lauren James' merchandise is over, First Security Bank of Searcy wants to move forward and have a judgment placed against the women's clothing company and its owners for defaulting on a loan.

John Rogers' Counterfeit Bats Redeemed in Youth Baseball League This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Among the evidence that came into FBI possession during the John Rogers investigation were two batches of baseball bats bearing forged autographs.

River Park Apartments Sold for $7.1M This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

An apartment project in Little Rock's Riverdale area and agri acreage in southeast Pulaski County were at the heart of two recent real estate transactions.

'Triangle' Suit Says Lawyer Had Conflict

by Mark Friedman 8/13/2018 12:00 am

An ongoing legal malpractice lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court highlights an issue commonly known as the eternal triangle: the relationship between the insured, the attorney and the insurance company.

Your Duty To Your Employees (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Here's the thing: 401(k) plans managed with care, skill, prudence and diligence are as good for executives, who may be paying fees on higher balances, as for rank-and-file workers, who can't afford an expensive mistake.

Former Razorback, His Career Ended by Injury, Sues Insurer This article is available only in print.

by Mark Friedman 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Former Arkansas Razorback Rawleigh Williams III thought a $1 million sports disability insurance policy would protect him financially if an injury derailed what promised to be a lucrative pro football career.

Arkansas Tourism Website Reborn, With Advertising This article is available only in print.

by Kyle Massey 8/13/2018 12:00 am

For all its images of scenic rivers, brooks and waterfalls, the most striking new feature on the state's overhauled tourism website may be a revenue stream.

Fed Finds Inequality in Wealth Distribution Growing

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has grown increasingly unequal, according to the Federal Reserve.

´╗┐Fox 16 Sports Chief Wess Moore Joins 'The Buzz'

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2018 01:10 pm

While keeping his main job as sports director of KLRT in Little Rock, Sports Director Wess Moore is joining another lineup.

Inuvo Reports $800K 2Q Loss

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2018 11:07 am

Advertising technology and digital publishing firm Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock on Wednesday reported a net loss of $800,000, or 3 cents per share, for the quarter that ended June 30.

Amid Clean Air Debate, Entergy To Halt Coal-Burning at Redfield in 2028

by Kyle Massey 8/10/2018 10:58 am

A state agency has finalized new regulations covering emissions standards for power plants in Arkansas, drawing objections from environmentalists who say the rules are weak, and revealing in the details that Entergy Arkansas will cease to burn coal at its plant in Redfield in 2028.