Newly Insured 'Private Option' Arkansans Present Challenges, Opportunities

Newly Insured 'Private Option' Arkansans Present Challenges, Opportunities
From left: David Wroten, executive vice president of the Arkansas Medical Society; Ray Montgomery, CEO of White County Medical Center in Searcy. | (Photo by Jason Burt)

Whether thoroughly successful, a total failure or something in between, this much is sure: Roughly a quarter-million Arkansans who did not have health insurance in 2013 are now insured, mostly because of the private option, and this historic deluge of new health care customers bring with them challenges and opportunities.
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Car-Mart Stays the Course in Low-Interest Environment

Car-Mart Stays the Course in Low-Interest Environment

Fiscal 2014, which ended April 30, was ‘a pretty stout year' for America's Car-Mart Inc., where sales were up but earnings were down 34 percent. Fortunately, the new year is looking better.
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Greenway Picks 7 John Deere Dealerships in $112M Buy

Greenway Picks 7 John Deere Dealerships in $112M Buy

Greenway Equipment Inc. of Newport purchased a string of John Deere dealerships in Grady, England, Pine Bluff, Bryant, Conway, DeWitt and Stuttgart.
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The List Largest Chambers of Commerce

Arkansas Chambers of Commerce list ranked by numbers of members. Also includes market area, budgeted annual revenue, year founded, director, president or CEO, website, and contact info.

Rank Name Number of Member Accounts (not total number of individual representatives) Year Founded
1 Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce 2,282 1866
2 Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce 2,157 1922
3 North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce 1,600 1946
4 Conway Area Chamber of Commerce 1,304 1891
5 Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce 1,300 1928

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Baptist Health CEO Troy Wells on Best & Worst of Obamacare

Troy Wells has been the president and CEO of Baptist Health of Little Rock since July.