Health Care Demands Push Growth of NLR's Travel Nurse

Health Care Demands Push Growth of NLR's Travel Nurse
Gene Scott, CEO of Travel Nurse Across America, offers a remedy for an acute nursing shortage: His company sends nurses where they’re needed, and he’s hiring.

Although it barely missed making it onto this year's list of largest private companies in Arkansas, Travel Nurse Across America appears poised to capture a spot next year as the demand for what it supplies — nurses — soars and the supply dwindles.
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ABC Director Bud Roberts, Two Others Resign

ABC Director Bud Roberts, Two Others Resign

Gary "Bud" Roberts resigned as director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division on Thursday. His resignation is effective in three weeks.
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Simmons First Names Susan Lanigan New Board Member

Simmons First Names Susan Lanigan New Board Member

Simmons First National Corp. on Friday named Susan S. Lanigan of Nashville, Tennessee, to its board of directors.
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The List Largest Private Companies

Arkansas' Largest Private Companies ranked by revenue, mostly provided by the companies themselves. Data also includes previous year's revenue, total employees and total Arkansas employees, year established, business description, top executive, and contact info.

Rank Name 2016 Revenue % Change Revenue
1 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield 2,496,572,480 11
2 Stephens Inc. 2,250,000,000 0
3 Mountaire Corp. 2,000,000,000 -3
4 McLarty Automotive Group 1,763,927,011 24
5 RML Automotive 1,648,758,443 13

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A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas.