Northwest Arkansas' Best & Worst of 2012

by Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Staff  on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 2:43 pm  

 – Fayetteville attorney Hugh Jarratt, after his invention, The Taco Plate, was featured in a segment of the show on NBC in July.


“Some days I would get soaked through to my boxers in chicken goo.”

— Joey Rumsey, one of this year’s Fast 15, who spent summers as a teen working at the family business, Zero Mountain Inc.


“He was real top-heavy on testosterone.”

— Rogers architect Collins Haynes describing Gary Combs, the outspoken and often controversial developer who died in August.


“We’ll take it one game at a time and I’m not going to promise anything, but I will tell you I’m here because I want to give you something you’ve never had.”

 — New University of Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema, at his first news conference Dec. 4. He later clarified he was referring to a Southeastern Conference championship.


“I tell people I buy toilet paper and chicken domes.”

— Caroline Clarke, VP of realty procurement services for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., describing her job, which makes her responsible for securing GNFR (goods not for resale) products for every store in the chain.



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