The University of Arkansas Bookstore, its shops at the Garland Center and all of its Razorback Shops will observe the Arkansas “sales tax holiday” on Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3. State and local sales tax will not be collected during this 48-hour period on the following items:
Many of the nation’s industrial sectors saw major declines in the first quarter of 2014 as 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.9% decrease in U.S. economic activity, according to a quarterly report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
First National Bank of Rogers announces it is rebranding its name to First National Bank of NWA. A new logo is also being introduced to reflect the new name. This name change is effective Aug. 1 with signage being changed in the coming months.
This year the four major cities in Northwest Arkansas have reported yo-yo tax revenue month-to-month, but in July revenue bounced higher topping $4.936 million reported by Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville. The cumulative gain is up over the $4.406 million in July 2013.
Downtown Bentonville retailer Klōthe Boutique and local clothing designer Nancy Martin are coming together to raise funds and provide in-kind donations to benefit Dress for Success® Northwest Arkansas.
Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon is stepping down after more than four years in the job and eight years with Wal-Mart. Greg Foran, 53, was named the new Walmart U.S. CEO and the transition is effective Aug. 9.
A recent study by the website Wallet Hub lists Arkansas as among the nation's most inexpensive states when it comes to energy consumption, but an official with a local electric cooperative said that could change if proposed federal environmental policies are fully enacted.
Regional business and civic leaders who responded to an informal survey by The City Wire do not share the pessimism exhibited in a recent Rasmussen Poll in which only 29% said America’s best days like ahead.
Mercy is rolling out a new way for patients of all ages to access convenient, local health care. Mercy Mobile Health, a $650,000 motor coach, is part of a $1 million investment to reach underserved and rural communities and provide easy access for diagnostics testing.
Northwest Breast Imaging Center is now offering the 3D mammography for breast cancer screening. The 3D mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.
Tyson Foods has agreed to pay workers in its Goodletteville, Tenn., beef and pork processing plant a $7.75 million settlement. A federal judge has given preliminary approval of the donning-and-doffing settlement reached this week.