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Gauger, Lee Advance at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

Gauger, Lee Advance at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

Tim Gauger has been promoted to senior vice president and chief legal officer for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock, and Sherri Lee has been named manager of clinical services and population health for BlueAdvantage national accounts.
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Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.
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Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.
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