Workplace diversity is a passion for Shelley Simpson, president of the trucking and integrated brokerage operations for logistics giant J.B. Hunt Transport Services. It’s career she’s built over the past two decades which began as a customer service representative right out of college.
The head of the Arkansas Research and Technology Park said Thursday that the “town and gown” collaborative effort between the city of Fayetteville and University of Arkansas has been the key ingredient to the success of the region’s research park over the past decade.
The September labor market report for the Fort Smith area shows two consecutive months of workforce gains and rise in the number of employed. Such gains will need to continue to erase an almost 9% loss in regional jobs from an employment peak in October 2008.
El Dorado oil giant Murphy Oil Corp. saw third quarter earnings fall 10.8% from a year ago as sliding crude prices and weaker international oil demand cut into the company’s bottom line and flattened the company’s profit margins for the fifth straight quarter.
The building at 318 Garrison that was the home of Varsity Sports Grill for more than 20 years may have not served up a cold brew and a hot meal in months, but it does not mean the site was without activity as crews did a more than $500,000 renovation of the building in preparation for the opening
Walmart Savings Catcher, a mobile app that compares local sale prices of branded grocery items within a particular region, is being expanded to include toys and perhaps other merchandise for the upcoming holiday season.
Kentucky native Stephen Brooks was headed north in his corporate marketing career with Chick-Fil-A when he jumped off the bandwagon and ventured south to Fayetteville to launch a career in real estate.
The crowded banking sector in Northwest Arkansas continues to draw interest from outside the region evidenced by the recent deal struck between Simmons First National to sell five of its empty branches to First Paragould Bankshares.
As BHP Billiton begins the difficult job of marketing its Fayetteville Shale assets, a top Wall Street analyst says prospective suitors will definitely have an advantage in negotiations with the Australian industrial giant – especially in the current low-price environment for natural gas.
As the Fort Smith Board of Directors continues searching for a solution to its budgetary woes, more ideas continue to come from the group and the latest could have voters deciding on a reallocation of an existing sales tax.
September marked four months straight that Fort Smith sales tax collections have surpassed the same month last year, but the increase in collections has not helped the city improve its revenues enough to be even with budget projections for the year.