Tagged: Spotlight

New Life for Old VA Hospital?

New Life for Old VA Hospital?

Health CareCover Story

The former 1,234-bed Veterans Administration hospital at 300 E. Roosevelt Road in downtown Little Rock is awaiting a new name to accompany a change of ownership. read more >

Natural Capital Adds 850 Affordable Units

Natural Capital Adds 850 Affordable Units

Cover Story

Natural Capital’s new commercial real estate entity wears its heart in its name, Heartland Affordable Housing. But the private investment group’s motives aren’t just altruistic. read more >

Colony West Center Sells for $8.5M

Colony West Center Sells for $8.5M

Restaurants & Food

While helping Natural Capital get into the affordable housing market, Cushman & Wakefield/Sage Partners also brokered an $8.54 million sale of Little Rock’s Colony West Shopping Center in late January. read more >

Quapaw Audit Asks a $34 Million Question

Quapaw Audit Asks a $34 Million Question

LegalCover Story

The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma, owner of the Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, says a forensic audit expected to be completed this month indicates that $34 million in tribal casino profits from Oklahoma were misspent by the previous tribal business administration. read more >

COVID-19 Stresses Apartment Renters

COVID-19 Stresses Apartment Renters

Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent unemployment have put stress on renters and apartment properties in the United States, the National Association of Realtors Research Group noted in its February 2021 “Commercial Market Insights” report, released March 1. read more >

Momentum Delayed Momentary Museum

Momentum Delayed Momentary Museum

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The Momentary opened to great fanfare in February 2020 in Bentonville, celebrating itself as the relaxed “living room” contemporary art satellite museum of the famed Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. read more >

East Arkansas Tourist Byway Pedals Toward 2025 Finish

East Arkansas Tourist Byway Pedals Toward 2025 Finish

TransportationCover Story

The stage is set for an especially busy year of progress on the Delta Heritage Trail. Construction will be complete or in motion on more than 24 miles of biking-hiking pathway in east Arkansas backed by an estimated $9.4 million during 2021. read more >

Tourism Declines to 1990 Levels

Tourism Declines to 1990 Levels

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International tourist arrivals fell 74% in 2020 compared with 2019, according to the World Tourism Organization. That’s equal to a decline of about 1.1 billion international arrivals, a level not seen since the late 1980s and early 1990s. read more >

Remote Work Presents Cybersecurity Challenges

Remote Work Presents Cybersecurity Challenges

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The work-from-home model many employers rushed to adopt during COVID-19 and are expected to keep post-pandemic requires a rethinking of cybersecurity measures, communication strategies and employee work-life balance. read more >

Private Cloud Offers Predictable Bills, Security, Customization

Private Cloud Offers Predictable Bills, Security, Customization

Business ListTechnology & Telecom

Private cloud users stand to gain more predictable pricing, better security that’s the result of knowing where their data is and having more control over it, and greater customization, according to three providers of private cloud service in Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Mortuaries Busy Serving In Surge of Grief

Arkansas Mortuaries Busy Serving In Surge of Grief

Health CareTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Death is always a sensitive topic, but particularly so a year into a pandemic that has killed nearly half a million Americans. Jeff Smith of the growing Smith Family Funeral Homes chain tackles it head-on. read more >

In Wake of Unemployment Scams, Tax Forgiveness

In Wake of Unemployment Scams, Tax Forgiveness

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The Arkansas General Assembly is expected to pass legislation to forgive taxes on unemployment benefits paid to Arkansans in 2020 and 2021, in part because unemployment scams ran rampant. read more >