Tag: Business

Sales tax collection sees modest improvement in May report

JONESBORO, Ark. – The sales tax reports for both Craighead County, Jonesboro, and the combined saw a modest improvement for the month of May, a report from the City of Jonesboro showed on Wednesday.

For the reporting period of May, 2017 – reflecting two months back – $2,649,183.78 in combined sales and use taxes for the City of Jonesboro and Craighead County were collected. That is a 2.63 percent increase from the same period the prior year. This number is almost $100,000 over budget for budgeted receipts for 2017, a 3.87 percent increase. So far in 2017, all months have come in above budget for the expected receipts vs. actual for the combined county and city sales and use tax collections. Continue reading “Sales tax collection sees modest improvement in May report”

Keller group gives back money, won’t ask for more until completion, letter says

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Northern Arkansas Hotels & Convention Center, LLC, represented by Christopher Keller, will not ask for any more money from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion commission until the convention center project is complete.

That is according to a letter hand delivered to the City of Jonesboro Finance Office on Friday, May 19, from Chris Keller, himself.

The letter addresses recent requirements by the A&P Commission put on the company, due to the organization falling behind on planned construction of a hotel and convention center in Jonesboro. Addressing each requirement, Keller wrote in the two-page memo a numbered list to outline his satisfying of the requests. Continue reading “Keller group gives back money, won’t ask for more until completion, letter says”

Business brings escape room to you

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – One of most fun activities in 2017 is taking a group to an escape room – a thrilling live-action adventure puzzle – where parties try to solve clues and escape entrapment.

It’s an exhilarating experience for participants and a new business is taking that experience on the road – giving people the option to have an escape room – and more – in their next birthday bash or party experience.  Continue reading “Business brings escape room to you”