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Trust Gus to Not Say MuchLock Icon

There was one subject the college football coach was careful to avoid at the annual Arkansas Trucking Association conference. read more >
The long anticipated $100 million expansion of Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, which includes a 200-room high-rise hotel, a 14,000-SF event center and 28,000 SF of new gaming space, is now complete.
Construction / Restaurants & Food

Oaklawn Marks Grand Opening of $100M Expansion

A global pandemic delayed but couldn’t stop the $100 million expansion of Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs. read more >
Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, and Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs
Government & Politics / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

State Hospitality Industry Sees Lifeline in Federal Relief Deal

For Arkansas’ hospitality industry, congressional approval of a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package was a long time coming and much appreciated. read more >
Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food / Tourism / Transportation

Convention Centers Can’t Wait for Legislative SessionLock Icon

Arkansas’ hospitals and other industries have urgent concerns for the Legislature to address in the regular session that will commence on Jan. 11, but a key piece of the hospitality industry has needs that are more urgent. read more >
Jennifer Wolcott

Director of Operations For Hot Springs Convention Center, Arena Named

Visit Hot Springs announced Thursday that it has named Jennifer Wolcott as director of operations for the Hot Springs Convention Center and Bank of the Ozarks Arena. read more >
The Hot Springs Convention Center, adjacent to the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs.
Education / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Governor, Hoops Fans Suffer Space Jam at High School Basketball Championship

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his entourage with some 7,000 other people watched Bentonville’s basketball clash with Cabot’s boys in the Centennial Bank High School Championship Game. read more >
Jim Johnston
Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Jim Johnston Returns to Hot Springs Convention Center

Jim Johnston, the former executive chef at the Hot Springs Convention Center, has returned as the center's chef de cuisine and director of food and beverage. read more >
Arlington Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom

Arkansas’ Iconic Meeting Venues Getting Facelift

Meeting planners, when doing what they do best, now have — or will soon have — some revamped spaces to consider in Little Rock, Hot Springs and Mena. read more >