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Tide Dry Cleaners Opens 2 Sites in Little Rock

Tide Dry Cleaners Opens 2 Sites in Little Rock
Tide Dry Cleaners seeks to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner.

Scott Thibault, president of J&M Foods of Little Rock, has entered into a franchise outside of the familiar gourmet cheese straw and cookie business. He and a partner have opened two Tide Dry Cleaners locations in Little Rock with plans to expand into outlying cities of the metro area.
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A Closer Look: Arkansas Unemployment and Employment

The unemployment rate in Arkansas fell in June to 6.2 percent, but the number of people employed “continues to be a source of concern,” state economic forecaster Michael Pakko noted recently.
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LR Dietician Offering Virtual Coaching

For individuals seeking health advice, registered dietician Robin Burks Reynolds has launched a virtual health coaching service aimed at encouraging healthier lifestyles.
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