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George Waldon

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George Waldon joined Arkansas Business in 1985 as an associate editor and has covered a smorgasbord of topics during his tenure, ranging from weighty matters to the absurd. He grew up in Corning (Clay County), graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and worked as a general assignment reporter at the El Dorado News-Times before signing on with Arkansas Business.

Waldon edits Arkansas Business' Whispers column and writes the weekly Real Deals column on Arkansas real estate transactions. He's also one of the state's most experienced banking reporters.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion. read more >

Red Lobster Serves Up $4.2M Transaction (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

A New York company bought the 7,594-SF restaurant in west Little Rock from an affiliate of American Realty Capital Properties Inc. of Phoenix. read more >

Trailer Transaction Hauls in $3.6M (Real Deals)

Michael Rivalto of Memphis acquired the Superior Trailer Sales project at 10600 Maybelline Road from NLR Ark Investments LLC, led by Frank Deel III. read more >

Kennedy Coffee Controversies Brew Grounds for Legal Malpractice

What began last year in Benton County as an action by founder of Kennedy Coffee Roasters to recover money owed for selling part of his business turned into a highly unfavorable judgment rendered against him in Washington County. read more >

Chapel Ridge Project Draws $11M Transaction (Real Deals)

Affiliates of Zimmerman Properties of Springfield, Missouri, bought the Chapel Ridge project at 10401 Brockington Road in Sherwood. read more >

DOJ Seeks Schwyhart Exam In Developer's Chapter 7 Case

The corporate veil protecting Bill Schwyhart from creditors holding millions of dollars in claims is showing further signs of fraying. read more >

Bank OZK Buzz Draws Talk of Class Action

Bank OZK recorded a $74.2 million profit in the third quarter, a 22.7 percent decrease compared with the third quarter of 2017. read more >

Gateway Bank Makes Headway in Saline County

After two years, Rison's Gateway Bank is converting its Bryant loan production office at 6110 Hwy. 5 N. into a full-service branch. The $71.4 million-asset lender has offices in Rison and Malvern. read more >

FNBC Bank Makes Push Into Jonesboro

FNBC Bank of Ash Flat is working its way toward converting the LPO it opened in August at 1118 Windover Road into a full-service branch. read more >

Watershed Acreage Sale Surpasses $3.5 Million (Real Deals)

Central Arkansas Water bought the 460 acres in west Pulaski County from The Woodcrest Co. LLLP, led by James P. Matthews. read more >