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3 theaters to tap into alcohol sales

Subscriber onlyEarly next year, at three Malco Theaters in Northwest Arkansas, patrons will be able to kickback in VIP seating, eat a meal from an expanded dining menu and wash it down with a cocktail, a glass of wine or cold beer. Continue reading...

Dealer in used cars tops forecasts

Quarter’s profit $5M at Car-Mart

Subscriber onlyPointing to strong sales growth and improved operations at its dealerships during its second quarter, America's Car-Mart reported higher profits and revenue late Thursday, beating analysts' estimates for both metrics. Continue reading...

Gondola lift in plans for Branson stretch fraught with traffic

It’s to cost at least $160M, firm says

Subscriber onlyTourists and locals in this city who want to avoid the city's traffic snarls might soon be traveling by gondola -- think enclosed ski lift, not a guy in a boat with a long pole. Continue reading...

Arkansas mint's coins in 'Game of Thrones' sets

Springdale firm picked to produce collectibles

Subscriber only When it came time to select treasures for collectors' sets marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of the novel Game of Thrones, it was likely coins by Shire Post Mint in Springdale would become part of the bounty. Continue reading...

Berryville-based apparel-maker's sales soar 92% in 3 years

Subscriber onlyChristian apparel-maker Kerusso has come a long way from its start selling T-shirts out of a garage in Eureka Springs nearly 30 years ago. Continue reading...

On new Forbes richest Americans list, Waltons miss top 10

Subscriber onlyMicrosoft co-founder Bill Gates kept his top spot on the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans; presidential hopeful Donald Trump saw his overall wealth decline, dropping his ranking 35 places; and no members of the Walton family made the top 10 this year. Continue reading...

ScaleUp Ozarks offers businesses path to expansion

Subscriber onlyFor Jeff Charlson, one of the founders of Bike Rack Brewing Co. in Bentonville, the chance to participate in the first ScaleUp Ozarks program couldn't have come at a better time. Continue reading...

Virtual reality takes off at Rogers arcade

Bistro, showroom add to experience

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- A visitor entering Virtual Game World & Event Center sees a scene reminiscent of the cantina in Star Wars, mixed with a European cafe and an old-school video arcade. Continue reading...

Solar-cell project nets $2M U.S. grant

Subscriber onlyPicasolar Inc. in Fayetteville received a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to move forward with a pilot manufacturing program for the company’s solar-cell technology, the company announced Wednesday. Continue reading...

Firm helps customers pack

Entrepreneur finds niche in concealed-carry market

Subscriber onlyWorking his way through college, Chris Tedder thought it wise to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun while pulling late nights as the assistant manager at a pizza restaurant, but he couldn't find a holster that met his needs. Continue reading...

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