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Awards, highlights from 2014 and a chat with University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long were key features during the 93rd Annual Rogers/Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 5:26pm

Cherokee Nation Entertainment officials have named Chad McReynolds as the new general manager of Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland.

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:55am

Off and on through the years analysts have said they believe Sam’s Club might perform better if Wal-Mart cut it loose. However, few believe it will happen given that the retail founder’s namesake appears to do fine in Wal-Mart’s shadow.

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:40pm

Wal-Mart and the Walmart Foundation announced Thursday (Feb. 26) the initial investment of $16 million to seven national nonprofit organizations.

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:48pm

Arvest Bank Springdale announced two employment changes as Randall Harriman joins the company as a private banking advisor and Andrea Kennedy is promoted to commercial banker.

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:08pm

Combined sales tax revenue in the most recent report for Northwest Arkansas’ four largest cities was up 9.43% – a clear sign of strong consumer confidence in the metro economy.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:46pm

The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas will recognize Joan Johnson, co-founder and president of Fayetteville-based White River Hardwood  as the 2015 Woman Business Leader at its third annual Power of the Purse Luncheon.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:24pm

There have been many executive changes at Wal-Mart Stores in recent months, including a new management team at the retailer’s mammoth U.S. division. And while some say all has seemed quiet on the retailer’s push to return manufacturing jobs to the U.S. since the departure of former Walmart U.S.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:35pm

The corporations deemed to be “Most Admired” by Fortune Magazine this year included two locally-based companies – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Tyson Foods.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:43pm

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton announced today that it has been unable to find a viable suitor for its Fayetteville Shale operations, and is no longer seeking to sell the conglomerate’s unconventional natural gas in play in Arkansas.

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:13pm

It’s been more than a decade since Wal-Mart Stores publicly began its sustainability journey, and while there have been notable accomplishments, the greater work is yet to be done, according to Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon.

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:54pm

Springdale-based Career Academy of Hair Design is expanding into Fort Smith thanks in part to an estimated $1.35 million renovation by FSM Redevelopment Partners of property near the 40-acre site that was once a crumbling Phoenix Village Mal

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:05pm

The expectations for Wal-Mart’s e-commerce business is high coming off of 22% sales growth last year. This accomplishment was deemed “solid but not quite as strong as we wanted,” Wal-Mart Stores CEO Doug McMillon said in pre-recorded earnings call Feb. 19.

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:52am

More than 80 ships sitting in the harbor and hundreds of containers stacked in empty parking areas at most of the western ports will take months to sort through now that a deal has been reached between labor and port management after months of negotiations.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:06pm

Memphis native Jennifer McCullough – aka, Chef Jenn – is reeling with excitement as her signature seafood entrees have found their way into 800 Wal-Mart stores just seven months after she first pitched the products at Wal-Mart’s Open Call in

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:30pm

The Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project will reportedly deliver more than 3,500 megawatts “of low-cost wind power from the Oklahoma Panhandle region to utilities and customers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and other markets in the Mid-South and Southeast,” according to the project websit

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:41pm

Mall and online retailer Dillard’s capped off a healthy year with a mighty fourth quarter as the Little Rock-based company reported rising sales, profits, and gross margins.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:11pm

An effort by Fort Smith city officials to update mobile food vendor regulations that one city official says are “antiquated” and “too restrictive” is welcomed by such vendors and a majority of downtown Fort Smith property owners who participated in a recent survey on the issue.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:57pm

Arvest has promoted Don Walker to regional executive allowing him to assist a group of Arvest banks throughout Arkansas. In this role he will work with management teams and boards of directors in overseeing expansion opportunities, business plan execution, asset quality and budgeting.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:42pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College will offer the first of several monthly culinary personal enrichment classes to the public. In a partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, the college is offering the Born2Cook Inspired classes.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:37am

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