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People & Business News

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum has received the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gulf States Region Merit Award at the Gulf States Regional Reception and Honor Awards during the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:02pm

Zilkha Biomass Energy, a producer of biomass solutions to electric utility customers, today announced Wednesday (July 30) its plan to build a $90 million pellet production plant in Monticello, Ark., that will employ 52.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:32am

An opinion from the Arkansas Attorney General will not change action already taken by the Sebastian County Election Commission, but its chairman said the commission would likely take a new vote to ensure it follows the letter of the law after closing and in some cases consolidating polling sites

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:59am

WalmartLabs announced Tuesday (July 29) the acquisition of Luvocracy, a social marketplace startup based in Silicon Valley.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 4:24pm

Wall Street analysts at Goldman Sachs took a long look at big-box discounters this week and downgraded Wal-Mart Stores to neutral from buy, while upgrading competitor Costco to a buy.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:57pm

Acosta Sales & Marketing, an in-store merchandising and marketing agency in the consumer goods industry, is being acquired by The Carlyle Group, according to a company release.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:58pm

U.S. consumer confidence increased four index points in the second quarter of 2014 to a score of 104. This marks an upward trend that began in the first quarter of 2013.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:11pm

During its regular meeting Monday evening (July 28), the Fort Smith School Board approved a contract with an insurance company to provide liability insurance for the district's pre-k programs even though the district is seeking a court ruling to determine whether the insurance is necessary for th

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:47pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art employees Manuela Well-Off-Man and Chad Alligood have been promoted to curator, and Mindy Besaw has joined the museum as a curator. She previously worked at the Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, Wyo.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:41pm

Dave Robertson has been named director of the Center for Business and Professional Development at the The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. The position was open following the retirement of Pat Eller.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:55pm

The Jones Center is offering free dental services for those with no private health insurance starting on Monday, July 28 as part of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Dental Outreach program and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:45pm

Dollar Tree announced Monday (July 28) it plans to acquire rival Family Dollar Stores for an estimated $8.5 billion in cash and stock for a total of $9.2 billion, including debt.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:57am

Englander dZignPak, a retail display and packaging provider, recently announced a relocation of its Northwest Arkansas office to 3607 SE Metro Parkway near I-49 and Walton Boulevard in Bentonville.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:54am

Sales Tax DataLINK of Bentonville received a new patent for sales tax software that is titled: “System and Method for Tax Filing, Data Processing, Data Verification and Reconciliation.”

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 5:30pm

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:

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:53pm

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.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:11am

A coalition of 82 organizations signed a letter sent to the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday (July 24) opposing the antitrust process of Tyson Foods’ planned take over of Hillshire Brands.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:31am

The Board of Directors of Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp. (formerly Arkansas Best) announced Thursday (July 24) of 3 cents per share payable Aug. 21 to shareholders of record Aug. 7.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:37pm

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.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:17pm

Kelly Hughes has been promoted to vice president, mortgage operations manager at Signature Bank.

Hughes, a 20-year veteran banker, is responsible for the daily management of work flow in Signature’s mortgage operations, in addition to managing the bankers in that department.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:52am


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