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Sissy's Log Cabin Rings Stone Ward for Ad Buys

Sissy's Log Cabin Rings Stone Ward for Ad Buys
Sissy Jones of Sissy's Log Cabin and Millie Ward of Stone Ward.

Sissy's Log Cabin, the jewelry company with stores in Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Jonesboro and Memphis, has switched its advertising contract from Albright Ideas to Stone Ward.
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In Alcohol Debate, Northeast Arkansas Residents Weigh Social Concerns, Dollars

Beer, wine and spirit sales in northeast Arkansas have always provided residents with a conundrum. The social fabric of the region is steeped with strong religious ties, but alcohol sales account for millions of dollars of economic activity in the area.
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Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur.
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