Tagged: Cover Story

Trio Gathers New Money to Relaunch Capital Bank as Encore

Trio Gathers New Money to Relaunch Capital Bank as Encore

Banking & FinanceCover Story

As chairman and CEO, Chris Roberts is leading the campaign to rebrand and relaunch Capital Bank with a $50 million stock offering. The 50-year-old banker considers his recent move from Simmons Bank to be a curtain call on his 27-year lending career. read more >

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

Banking & FinanceTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Community banks lack the financial and human capital of their larger counterparts to invest in research and development, but they need new technologies all the same. Partnerships with financial technology startups are a practical way to address this need, four of the state’s community bankers told Arkansas Business. read more >

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Health CareLegalCover Story

Pinpointing legally permissible real estate for the state’s first medical cannabis enterprises after a 2016 legalization vote was like plunging into the haystack to find the perfect spot for a needle, those involved in the process say. read more >

Nursing Home Lawsuits Test Nonprofit Immunity

Nursing Home Lawsuits Test Nonprofit Immunity

Health CareLegalCover Story

A company behind about two dozen nursing homes in Arkansas is facing increasing scrutiny over the nonprofit status of its facilities, which plaintiffs have dismissed as a ploy to avoid liability in cases alleging improper care. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Eateries Enjoying Growth

Northwest Arkansas Eateries Enjoying Growth

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Northwest Arkansas’ population is becoming more diverse as it grows, and the area’s restaurant industry is hitching along for the ride. "That is one of the things Arkansas brings to the table: There are unique experiences in every area," said Kalene Griffith, CEO of Visit Bentonville. read more >

Cantrell Hill Tree House Blends Home, Woodlands

Cantrell Hill Tree House Blends Home, Woodlands

Banking & FinanceCover Story

Headed east down Little Rock’s Cantrell Hill, motorists have been able to catch a glimpse of an adventurous construction project that started last year. "Yeah, we were going for something like a natural treehouse," said homeowner Cori Catlett, executive vice president of Motel Sleepers Inc. "You feel like you're floating out in the middle of the woods." read more >

Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Despite a hospitality background, Capi Peck didn’t start out to be a restaurateur. Nonetheless, she opened Trio's in 1986 and has since become a leader not just in the local restaurant industry, but also on the Little Rock Board of Directors. read more >

CEO Erin Kiefer Proud to Follow Dad’s Cart Path

CEO Erin Kiefer Proud to Follow Dad’s Cart Path

Health CareTransportationCover Story

Erin Kiefer knew in high school that she wanted to work at Assembled Products Corp. in Rogers. Why wouldn’t she? Her father, Bill Sage, founded the company in 1983 after he invented a motorized shopping scooter that is now, along with its doppelgangers, found in grocery and retail stores nationwide. read more >

Drilling Industry Waits for Bust to Clear

Drilling Industry Waits for Bust to Clear

TransportationCover Story

Three years after natural gas prices plunged to their lowest point since 1998 — one-sixth the price seen in 2005 — the gas market remains depressed, drilling is dormant, and oil production is flat in the traditional crude belt of south Arkansas. read more >

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for Cannabis

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for Cannabis

Health CareLegalTransportationCover Story

Medical marijuana is now legal in Arkansas and due to hit the market in six weeks. Lawyers, compliance professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management are warning companies to get ready. read more >