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Mack McLarty

Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, chairman of The McLarty Companies.
Business Services / Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Transportation

Mack McLarty to Receive ‘Legacy of Leadership’ Award

The chairman of The McLarty Companies and onetime White House chief of staff for President Bill Clinton will be recognized at the 35th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >
Mark Middleton
Business Services / Energy

Central Arkansas Business Leader Mark Middleton Dies at 59

He helped turn the family business, Middleton Heat & Air, into one of the largest HVAC companies in the state. read more >
Duke McLarty 
Nonprofits / Real Estate

Northwest Arkansas Council Hires Duke McLarty For Housing Lead

McLarty currently serves as the director of government affairs and community relations for AIR Communities. read more >
Franklin McLarty, executive chairman of MDH Acquisition, says it seeks high-quality businesses.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Public Companies

Investors Rush for Chance to Put Cash Into Special PurposesLock Icon

Franklin McLarty's MDH Acquisition Corp. finds a crowded field in the SPAC market, which has grown exponentially in the past couple of years. read more >
A train car sits on a loading dock at the Little Rock Port Authority.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

Planes, Trains and Barges: Little Rock Port Authority Turns 60

Lance Fritz, the head of Union Pacific Railroad, said last week during a Q&A panel celebrating the Little Rock Port Authority's 60th anniversary that he had cautionary words for President Trump regarding the country’s trade war with China. read more >
Mack McLarty
Government & Politics

Mack McLarty to Rotary: Globalization Is the Reality

Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, speaking at the Little Rock Rotary Club, stressed the importance of globalization, noting that Americans are "living in a much more interconnected world than ever before." read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Insurance / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Bowman Curve Draws $7.1M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Bowman Curve I & II LLC, an affiliate of Cooper Realty Investments Inc. of Rogers, sold its 60,779-SF retail center in west Little Rock. read more >
From top left: Greenbrier property purchased by an affiliate of Mark McLarty and Heights property bought by a John Stephens affiliate, both in Little Rock.
Construction / Real Estate

Two Little Rock Homes Produce Million-Dollar TransactionsLock Icon

An affiliate of Mark McLarty purchased a 3-acre spread from his parents, Mack and Donna McLarty, for more than $1.6 million. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Investments / Real Estate / Retail / Small Business

NLR’s West Scenic Apartments Tops $3.9 Million Mark (Real Deals)Lock Icon

West Scenic Partners LLC of St. Louis purchased Scenic Hill Apartments at 605 and 1207 W. Scenic Drive. The seller is Scenic Hill Properties Ltd., led by James Kincannon. read more >
West Scenic Apartments in North Little Rock
Investments / Real Estate / Retail

NLR’s West Scenic Apartments Sold in $4 Million DealLock Icon

A 140-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock, an automotive development in west Little Rock and undeveloped land in Little Rock’s Riverdale area provide a trio of multimillion-dollar transactions. read more >
Mark McLarty, chairman and founder of McLarty Automotive Group, has focused his energies building U.S. operations during the past three years.
Investments / Retail / Transportation

Dealership Acquisitions Fuel McLarty Automotive GroupLock Icon

Three years after returning home to Arkansas, Mark McLarty has assembled one of the largest auto dealership groups in the nation. read more >
North Point Ford at 4400 Landers Road in North Little Rock.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Investments / Real Estate / Retail / Tourism

Auto Dealership Buys Surpass $41 Million (Real Deals)

Affiliates of Little Rock’s McLarty Auto Group bought four auto properties from affiliates of Asbury Automotive Group of Duluth, Georgia. read more >
Robert L. Johnson
Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Retail

BET Founder Robert Johnson Aims to Help Others With Good Ideas

Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and America's first African-American billionaire, tells tales from a charmed business career during a humor-filled talk at the annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. read more >
Holiday Inn Express at 4306 E. McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock.
Construction / Real Estate / Tourism

NLR Holiday Inn Express Checks in With $5.1M Deal

A Holiday Inn Express in North Little Rock, undeveloped land in north Pulaski County and two Little Rock homes form a quartet of multimillion-dollar transactions this week. read more >
Beau Blair, left, managing partner of McLarty Capital Partners, and Franklin McLarty, co-founder of the $225 million small business fund.
Business Services / Investments / Real Estate / Retail / Small Business / Transportation

McLarty Capital Partners Makes Loans, Invests Equity

As an SBIC, McLarty Capital has the flexibility of working with a business as a lender or as an equity partner with a minority or majority position. The seven deals it has closed to date represent a mix of each kind. read more >
Blake Rutherford
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Blake Rutherford Named Chief of Staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General

Blake Rutherford, a former chief of staff for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, has been hired as chief of staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, Kane's office announced Tuesday. read more >
Mack & Donna McLarty

Mack, Donna McLarty Launch Global Fellows Program

Thomas F. "Mack" and Donna McLarty have launched an initiative to bolster international engagement and participation though a few academic partnerships. read more >
Steve Landers Sr.
Investments / Media & Marketing / Retail / Transportation

Steve Landers Sr. Pumps Brakes Pedal, Looks Forward to Future

Steve Landers Sr. has sold his remaining one-third interest in Steve Landers Auto Group to Luther Auto Group of Minneapolis. read more >
Mack McLarty
Education / Nonprofits

McLarty Global Partners with Vital Voices Global

The McLarty Global Fellows Program and Vital Voices Global Partnership announced a union this week that will provide fellowships for students of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. read more >
Mack McLarty
Energy / Government & Politics / Investments / Nonprofits

Mack McLarty Receives Rector Award, Designates Donation for Centers for Youth & Families

Mack McLarty was presented the Rector Award at a Little Rock luncheon Jan. 17 held by Fifty for the Future, a civic organization of business leaders in central Arkansas. Named in memory of the late William Rector, the award comes with a charitable donation of $1,000, which McLarty designated for the Centers for Youth & Families. read more >