Less Is More: Boutique Hotels in Arkansas
Nebraska transplant and hotelier Bhu Makan leans back in his seat and applies a liberal dose of fresh berries to his morning oatmeal. He’s seated in the first-floor bistro of The Burgundy Hotel, a boutique property he owns in west Little Rock.
At nearby tables, well-heeled business guests chat about the upcoming day’s itinerary as the wait staff circulates unobtrusively among the gleaming marble-topped tables. Read the full story here.
For Danny West, HawgSports Was Inevitable
Growing up in Rison, young Danny West would read aloud for his grandfather the content of each new issue of Hawgs Illustrated, the fan publication from Clay Henry.
“Every time a new issue would come in the mail, he would tell me, ‘Sit down right there and read that book out loud,’” West says. Read the full story here.
Stacy Hurst Talks New Role as Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary
In 2019, Stacy Hurst assumed command of the newly formed Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Under the new department, Hust heads up 52 parks, 10 marinas and eight restaurants on more than 54,000 acres with 1,700 full- and part-time workers.
She recently sat down to talk with Natalie Ghidotti on The Ghidotti Podcast about her new role and the challenges that have had to be overcome in recent months. Read the full story here.
Arkansas Heart Hospital Restructures, Citing ‘Efficiency’ Measures
The Arkansas Heart Hospital is reportedly making employment changes, with Arkansas Money & Politics learning of at least one employee whose lengthy tenure for the organization recently came to an end.
According to the hospital, any job displacements are not lay offs, but rather, standard restructuring. Read the full story here.
Arkansas Research Alliance Academy Inducts Two New Members
Biophysicist Teresita Bellido and big data researcher Justin Zhan were announced Thursday as the newest inductees into the Arkansas Research Alliance Academy of Scholars and Fellows. Read the full story here.