Nine lawyers carrying large files met with Benton County Circuit Judge John Scott on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 18) to sort out the complex legal proceedings facing former Arvest banker Dennis Smiley, his wife and father Henry Dennis Smiley Sr.
Large, expansive liquor stores being built along Interstate 540 on Grand and Phoenix Avenues in Fort Smith may make it appear as though more liquor stores are coming to the city, but that is not the case according to the state official who oversees the alcohol permitting agency in Arkansas.
Fascination with 3D printing continues to brew in the retail industry and toymaker Hasbro is taking a 3D event on the road to 10 Walmart Supercenters, including the store at Pleasant Grove Road in Rogers.
One of the most surprising statistics for many to digest about the booming Northwest Arkansas economy is the number of children and adolescents who are at risk for hunger — one in four locally, compared to one in six people across the nation, according to local hunger relief advocates.
Arkansas’ three largest metro areas showed either improvements or stability during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to The Compass Report’s analysis of second quarter data.
Andy Murray is no stranger to innovation. Long before he began in the last year to manage creative marketing for Wal-Mart, this serial entrepreneur was finding ways to integrate technology and pioneering shopper marketing before smartphones were in vogue.
The rumble of motorcycles may soon be a more regular sound along Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith. A motorcycle parade will take place in two weeks and a planned large-scale motorcycle rally benefitting local non-profits is planned for next year.
An announced settlement in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool Corporation related to property damages from trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination has hit a snag following an objection filed by attorneys representing residents affected by the contamination.
Retail is king in Northwest Arkansas, but the logistics sector is growing. Total Quality Logistics (TQL), one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, announced Tuesday (Sept. 16) plans to open an office in Lowell that could house up to 50 jobs.
With Wal-Mart’s lead spokesman David Tovar’s resignation, the global retailer is challenged now to find a new link to the outside media on important topics such as the looming Federal Corruption Practice Act violations, labor issues and the moves toward smaller-format stores.
Northwest Arkansas’ business development and job production grew by a whopping 5.6 percentage points in 2013 – ranking the area as the 26th fastest-expanding economy in the U.S., according to new statistics released Tuesday (Sept. 16) by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).