Tagged: Cover Story

Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020

Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020

Business ListRestaurants & FoodTransportationCover Story

The COVID-19 pandemic sent hospitality tax collections in Arkansas plummeting last year, and the blow to some tourism bureaus in the state, which rely on the taxes for revenue, was even worse than those figures show. read more >

Momentum Delayed Momentary Museum

Momentum Delayed Momentary Museum

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

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 >

Remote Work Presents Cybersecurity Challenges

Remote Work Presents Cybersecurity Challenges

Technology & TelecomCover Story

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 >

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

LegalTechnology & TelecomCover Story

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 >

The Costs of a Hateful Image

The Costs of a Hateful Image

LegalCover Story

Senate Bill 3, commonly known as the “hate crimes bill,” boils down to a crucial chance to burnish Arkansas’ image and remove a hurdle to recruiting companies and workers, government officials and business leaders say. read more >

Medical Marijuana Use Spread Unevenly in Arkansas

Medical Marijuana Use Spread Unevenly in Arkansas

Business ListHealth CareLegalCover Story

Arkansans spent $181 million on more than 28,000 pounds of medical marijuana in 2020, the first full year of legal cannabis sales in the state, according to data from the state Department of Finance & Administration. read more >

Housing In Northwest Arkansas Presents Challenge

Housing In Northwest Arkansas Presents Challenge

TransportationCover Story

City planners in northwest Arkansas are trying to answer the same question: As the region continues to grow in population, how does a city plan its own growth and where can all the new family homes and other residential units go? read more >

PerfectVision Founder Accused of Abuse

PerfectVision Founder Accused of Abuse

LegalTechnology & TelecomCover Story

The founder of one of Arkansas’ largest private companies stands accused in four civil lawsuits of human trafficking and sexually exploiting younger women. read more >

2020 Rocks Home Loans Amid COVID-19

2020 Rocks Home Loans Amid COVID-19

Business ListBanking & FinanceCover Story

The surprise tandem that made home sales especially memorable for residential realty companies last year made 2020 equally unforgettable for mortgage lenders. read more >