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People & Business News

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said his office has approved enough signatures to allow a constitutional proposal to expand alcohol sales to all 75 counties to appear on the November ballot.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:37pm

Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairwoman Colette Honorable has been nominated to serve on the five member board of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

The announcement came from a slew of appointments and nominations released by the White House.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:40pm

Sharif Omar has been appointed as CEO of Northwest Health System, replacing Dan McKay who recently took over as CEO of Sparks Medical in Fort Smith.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:44pm

Fayetteville-based Picasolar was selected from hundreds of startups across the country to present at the SXSW Eco’s Startup Showcase, an entrepreneurial pitch competition held Oct. 6-7, in Austin, Texas.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:19pm

Social marketing firm Collective Bias has inked new deals with some of the world's leading brands seeking to connect with consumers in the U.K. and Hispanic markets.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:29pm

Newk’s Eatery is coming to Northwest Arkansas making its first stop in Fayetteville. The restaurant will be located at 637 E. Joyce Blvd. in a space at Spring Creek Center, Fayetteville. A grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 17.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:05pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith received a $734,000 grant by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services that will be used to train veterans and unemployed area residents in commercial driving, medical billing and coding and industrial maintenance.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:42pm

Drivers along a section of Interstate 40 in far eastern Oklahoma will have a slower commute for much of the next year as construction will reduce the number of drivable lanes.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:41pm

More than 100 regional small businesses have lined up to meet with Sam’s Club buyers for a chance to have their products featured in retailer’s clubs around the country.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:24am

New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $55.3 billion, or 22.6% to $300.1 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau report.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:04am

Sterne Agee analyst Peyton Green recently lowered his earning estimates for BancorpSouth for fiscal 2014. Young expects the regional bank to earn $1.26 per share, about 7 cents less than previously noted. He shaved 14 cents off of his 2015 earnings forecast of $1.48 per share.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:06pm

The Walton Family Foundation’s investment strategy through 2020 includes $302 million to be spent in Northwest Arkansas as well as the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. The money will go toward economic development and creating more education opportunities.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:18am

Clycia Hammonds of Magazine has been named the full-time instructor of the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Adult and Continuing Education.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:09pm

• Bumble Bee Foods up for sale
Tuna and sardine processor Bumble Bee Food said it plans to launch a sale process this fall and is already reportedly drawing interest from at least two suitors.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:00pm

Do-it-yourself home improvement retailer Home Depot announced Thursday (Aug. 21) Craig Menear will be succeed Frank Blake as CEO effective Nov. 1.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:51pm

Tyson Foods lost its bid before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals this week to overturn the $503,000 in damages awarded to employees who were underpaid for the time they spent donning and doffing required protective work clothing.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:55pm

Investors of America’s Car-Mart saw their profits mount on Thursday, (Aug. 21) as shares rallied more than 15% to $42.90 on strong volume, nearly seven times the normal shares trading hands.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:14pm

Dollar General has been jilted by Family Dollar as the discounter has opted to hold firm with Dollar Tree’s $8.5 billion deal.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:57am

Pet specialty retailer PetSmart announced this week that it has been working with J.P. Morgan Securities and law firm Wachell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to explore several alternatives to increase shareholder value including a sale of the company.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:11pm

Horses for Healing (HFH) seeks volunteers across Northwest Arkansas to help make a positive difference in the lives of children with special needs across the region. HFH’s next session begins Sept. 16. Children will attend therapeutic riding lessons Tuesdays through Fridays for 12 weeks.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:23pm

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