The city of Fayetteville will host two studio sessions to discuss design elements for the northern part of the 71B Corridor project, near the Northwest Arkansas Mall. The public meetings will allow attendees to discuss ideas and draw them on maps with city planners and designers for the city’s...
A new startup accelerator in Bentonville has chosen its initial cohort of businesses. Fuel, a 16-week program for supply chain startups, focuses on preparing early-stage companies to work with large enterprises, with the intent to stimulate corporate growth and create high-paying jobs. The nine companies selected for the program are: Ambots –...
The used car industry might be negatively impacted by the government shutdown, tax reform and whether 2019 tax filers made the appropriate adjustments to their 2018 withholdings as used vehicle prices remain 2% higher than they would’ve been without an abnormal price rise as a result of tariffs over...
Paradise Advertising & Marketing has been selected as the agency of record for the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB), the official destination marketing organization for Arkansas’ capital city. St. Petersburg, Florida-based Paradise, an award-winning, full-service integrated advertising agency with experts in the tourism and destination marketing industry, will...
Gulfside Casino Partnership announced Tuesday it will establish the Pope County Education Foundation if granted a license in the state. The Arkansas-based nonprofit would be funded by tax-deductible contributions, including a $20 million commitment from River Valley Casino, Gulfside’s proposed $250 million project in Pope County. The Mississippi-based casino announced at...
State and city leaders celebrated the completion of a segment of Arkansas Highway 265 and honored Dick Trammel of Rogers, outgoing chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission, in a ceremony Friday (Jan. 4) at the Jones Center in Springdale. Construction on a 4-mile segment of Highway 265, between north of...
Centene Corporation has agreed to buy QualChoice Health Insurance. Terri Parker West, QualChoice Health Insurance communications & design manager, confirmed Friday (Jan. 4) that QualChoice’s parent company, Catholic Health Initiatives, had signed a definitive agreement with St. Louis-based Centene. Centene offers Ambetter Marketplace and Allwell Medicare Advantage plans. QualChoice offers QCA...
Longtime Rogers civic leader and former State Rep. Dick Barclay of Rogers died Friday (Jan. 4) in Rogers from health complications due to Alzheimer’s. He was 81. Barclay served as a Republican in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1976 until 1992. He later served as executive director of Budget,...
Prices for crude oil and gasoline were lower at the end of 2018 than they were at the start of the year, marking the first time since 2015 the prices were lower at the end of the year than at the start, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). At the...
Key Fort Smith area news in 2018 included a change in ownership of one of the oldest hospitals in Arkansas, the first Fort Smith Public School millage increase in 31 years, and a push to implement a short-term sales tax to fund completion of the U.S. Marshals Museum. In...