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Jim Shamburger

Media & Marketing / Small Business / Tourism

Diamond Lakes Tourism Conference Set for Oct. 17

The conference will include a job fair and breakout sessions providing information to help small business owners in the tourism and hospitality industry. read more >
The historic Arlington Hotel in downtown Hot Springs announced a $50 million renovation plan last year, before Arkansas voters approved casino gambling, which is coming to Hot Springs’ Oaklawn Racing & Gaming.
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As Casinos Come to Arkansas, All Ships Look for LiftLock Icon

Jim Shamburger owns the Best Western Winner Circle Inn just across the street from Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs. When Oaklawn announced in mid-November its plans for a $100 million expansion on site to include a 200-room hotel, an 28,000-SF casino and a 14,000-SF events center, Shamburger couldn’t have been happier. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Judges Named for Tourism Ad Contract Competition

The Office of State Procurement reveals a preliminary list of judges for awarding the state's largest advertising and marketing assignment, the $14.4 million-a-year contract for promoting Arkansas as a tourist destination. read more >
Big Creek Golf & Country Club in Mountain Home.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Tourism

Lean Times Leveling Off, But State’s Golf Industry Still Scrambling

More than 10 years after the formation of the Natural State Golf Trail, the sport is struggling to regain its popularity, especially with a younger generation that seems more interested in smartphones than sand wedges. read more >