Arkansas Business: Best Quotes of 2012

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 12:00 am  

— UA Chancellor G. David Gearhart on the reassignment of Vice Chancellor Brad Choate, who had overspent the Division of University Advancement by more than $3 million in 2011-12 and was on track to overspend by almost $4.4 million in the current fiscal year

“A few letters on the jug. That’s all it is.”

— Mike Flagg, general manager of Coleman Dairy, on the rebranding of the 150-year-old company by owner Hiland Dairy

“We have not abandoned these audacious ambitions.”

— Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson on pushing forward with a $22 million facilities plan after football coach Gus Malzahn left for Auburn after one season

“If you’re a teetotaler, you’re not going to start drinking just because there’s a store near you.”

— Stan Hastings, CEO of alcohol distributor Moon Distributors of Little Rock, on the drinking habits of residents in dry counties that recently turned wet

“You have to take it as a compliment.”

— U.S. Pizza Co. founder Judy Waller on former employees who have started competing pizzarias

“When the world ended in 2008, we had to go out and diversify ourselves.”

— Sam Alley, CEO of VCC, on the general contractor’s move to survive and thrive in the post-recession market

“There was a method to our madness and why we’re doing what we’re doing.”



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