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South Arkansas Timber, Proximity to Texas Attracts Conifex
Ken Shields, President and CEO of Conifex Timber

South Arkansas Timber, Proximity to Texas Attracts Conifex

Ken Shields, Conifex's president and CEO, spoke to Arkansas Business late Wednesday about why the Glenwood plant in the southern part of the state was an attractive buy.
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Governor With the President, But Cautions Against Trade War

Gov. Asa Hutchinson cautions against inviting a trade war that would hurt Arkansas, but said he supports the president's efforts to solve trade deficit with tariffs.
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CEOs Aren't Talking to Customers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

Given the truth that CEOs are ultimately responsible for the growth of the enterprise, one detail stands out: “Most of our CEOs were dismayed to discover how little time they spent with their customers — just 3% on average.”
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