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Millie Ward of Stone Ward on 40 Years in Advertising

Millie Ward of Stone Ward on 40 Years in Advertising

Millie Ward, president of Stone Ward of Little Rock, has been in the advertising business for 40 years and she was recently inducted into the University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. But spend any time with her and you'll see — it's subtle, noticeable only in retrospect — that she'd rather tell her clients' stories than her own.
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Design Group's Myron Jackson on Why Businesses Who Ignore Multiculturalism Should Soon Be a Minority

Myron Jackson directs day-to-day activity at The Design Group and is the firm's strategic thought leader.
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Soul of the South Faces Money Woes, Lays Off Some Workers

Less than two years after the launch of Soul of the South — backed by nearly $2 million awarded by the state — the television network is struggling to pay its bills, laying off employees and fighting at least one lawsuit.
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