Best & Worst of 2009

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 12:00 am  

Worst Delay for Art Lovers in Arkansas

It was the Best Museum-in-the-Making on last year's list of Best & Worst, but in 2009, officials with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art acknowledged that the museum would open at least a year later than scheduled - in 2011 instead of 2010, possibly later.


Best 25th Anniversary Issue of an Arkansas Periodical

OK, we'll acknowledge that this category is kind of narrow, but we here at Arkansas Business are proud of our 25th anniversary issue, which contained 25 lists in different categories - from Living Legends to Great Whispers to Outlaws, Scoundrels & Posers - each with 25 entries. The issue was a hit, if we do say so ourselves, and we had fun, but we have to be honest: We were glad to see that big sucker detailing 25 years of Arkansas business and political history go out the door and to the printer. Our favorite headline from yesteryear: "A celluphone in every car?"


Best Homecoming

That would have to be the welcome given in May to Kris Allen of Conway, winner of "American Idol." Throngs gathered at Little Rock's Riverfest Amphitheatre and in Conway's downtown to hear, see and congratulate the state's newest celebrity, an aw-shucks fellow with a pleasant voice and an even sweeter demeanor.







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