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Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 2024 Inductees

The honorees will be recognized for their contributions to the agriculture, poultry, sustainability and entertainment industries in Arkansas and the region in an induction ceremony at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on Feb. 16, 2024. read more >
Government & Politics / Tourism

Sanders Appoints 3 to Parks, Recreation & Travel Commission

Eric Jackson, Trey Berry and Rebecca Lentz will serve terms that expire on Jan. 14, 2029. read more >
Brian Walker of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Education / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

UA Little Rock Professor, Directors Honored (Movers & Shakers)

Brian Walker is named Central Arkansas Professor of the Year by the Central Arkansas American Chemistry Society. Darius Maize and Patrick Walsh of the athletic department also earn high marks. read more >

Hendrix Board Adds 4 Alumni

Four new members have been named to the Hendrix College Board of Trustees: Dr. John Byrd, Latoya Goree, Eric Jackson and Dr. Marquita Norman. read more >
Eric Jackson, general manager of Oaklawn.

Oaklawn Sets Fast Pace With Construction, Legislation

Eric Jackson, vice president of Oaklawn Racing and Gaming, told the Rotary Club of Little Rock Tuesday details of the horse track’s history and its immediate future. read more >
Terry Wallace, on the job at Oaklawn Park.

‘Voice of Oaklawn’ Terry Wallace Dead at 74

Terry Wallace, the longtime race announcer at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs, died at age 74, track officials confirmed Thursday. read more >
Wayne Smith

Oaklawn Names Wayne Smith As General Manager

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming announces that Wayne Smith will be its sixth general manager, as longtime leader Eric Jackson steps down. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Tourism

A tourism resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
Michael Pakko
Business Services / Education / Health Care / Tourism

Tourism Strong in Hot Springs; Arkansas Economy Continues to Recover

Although Arkansas' economic recovery has lagged the rest of country since the recession, growth here has increased over the last couple of years. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Oaklawn Receives OK to Add 2 Days to Racing Season

The Arkansas Racing Commission has unanimously approved a request by Oaklawn to add two Wednesdays to its 2015 racing season to compensate for days lost to weather. read more >
Since their introduction in 2006, electronic games of skill have consistently generated more wagers (and, therefore, payouts) at Southland Park in West Memphis than at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.  (Source: Arkansas Racing Commission)
Construction / Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Study: Oaklawn, Southland Racetracks’ Impact on Arkansas Economy Near $900 Million

Arkansas’ two racing and gambling venues, Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Southland Park in West Memphis, contributed almost $900 million to the state’s economy in 2012, or so a new study concludes. read more >
Eric Jackson
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Media & Marketing / Real Estate / Tourism

Oaklawn’s Eric Jackson Sees Hot Springs Tourism Staying on Track

Eric Jackson has worked in an administrative capacity at Oaklawn since 1978. In the 1980s, he helped develop the park’s interstate full-card simulcasting with merged pool wagering system. Simulcasting of this type now accounts for 80 percent of wagering placed on horse racing in North America. He became Oaklawn's general manager in 1987 and has served on Oaklawn’s board of directors since 1994. read more >
Eric Jackson, general manager of Oaklawn.
Construction / Tourism

Oaklawn Expansion Approved But Completion Date Remains Uncertain

Eric Jackson, the general manager of Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, says the completion date of an expansion project is uncertain because of the park's live racing schedule. read more >
Some of the world’s best Thoroughbreds have raced at Oaklawn, including Smarty Jones, the 2004 winner of both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
Construction / Tourism

Hot Springs Planning Commission Approves Expansion at Oaklawn

City planners in Hot Springs have approved a major expansion for the casino area at Oaklawn Park. read more >
Eric Jackson, general manager of Oaklawn.
Construction / Tourism

Eric Jackson: Oaklawn Park Plans 58,000-SF Expansion

The Hot Springs Planning Commission is scheduled to vote this week on a 58,000-square-foot expansion of Oaklawn Park's gaming area. Eric Jackson said Oaklawn has seen "organic growth" since the state legalized electronic gambling machines. read more >
Media & Marketing / Tourism

Oaklawn Promotes David Longinotti to Racing Director

Oaklawn is promoting its assistant general manager to racing director. The Hot Springs thoroughbred track announced the promotion on Thursday, naming David Longinotti to the position. read more >
Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

FTC Subpoena Puts Mercy Hot Springs Sale to Capella On Shaky Ground

The Federal Trade Commission has issued at least one subpoena involving an investigation into the planned purchase of Mercy Hot Springs by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn. read more >
Mercy Health System in Hot Springs.
Health Care

In Hot Springs, Capella Healthcare, Mercy Sign Merger Agreement

Capella Healthcare and Mercy Health say they have signed an asset purchase agreement for the two Hot Springs organizations to merge under Capella's ownership. read more >