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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

Federal Reserve Orders Allied Bank to Improve Equity Capital or Sell

Allied Bank of Mulberry has been ordered to take action to improve its equity capital or strike a deal to sell during the next 30 days. read more >

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper's first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020. read more >

Holiday Inn Express Sale Checks In at $5.1 Million (Real Deals)

A limited liability company led by Ishverbhai Govind purchased the 1.5-acre, 69-room hotel on East McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock. read more >

Sale of Former Remington College Exceeds $4.3 Million (Real Deals)

EAI Realty Inc., an affiliate of Education America Inc. of Heathrow, Florida, sold the 35,000-SF building in west Little Rock. read more >

Business Icons: Warren Stephens Steers Company Into Growth, Expansion

Warren Stephens has done more than just safeguard the fortunes of a company birthed during the Depression and founded on entrepreneurial moxie. The second-generation CEO and stakeholder took it to another level and solidified his status as a billionaire along the way. read more >

FedEx Development Delivers $31.7M Deal (Real Deals)

Wilark LLC, an affiliate of Realtech Construction Co. of Los Angeles, bought the 311,684-SF FedEx Ground facility in southwest Little Rock. read more >

Loan Loss Models Vary Bank-by-Bank

Proportionally, no other Arkansas bank committed more to its loan loss reserves during the first quarter than DeWitt Bank & Trust. read more >

NLR Bowling Project Rolls Out $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

Millennium Bowl of Little Rock LLC, led by Anil Nayar, Aziz Pabani, Akbar Pabani and Kairunnisa Khan, bought its namesake project at 7200 Counts Massie Road. The seller is Millennium Bowl Inc., led by James Moore. read more >

Chambers Bank Lands $2 Million Golden Judgment

The latest ruling is one in a string of lawsuits spawned by the bankruptcy of Acme, the parent company of Allied Bank of Mulberry. Under the Golden family's ownership and management, the bank has lost more than $14 million since 2010. read more >

North Little Rock Apartment Land Draws $2.8M Sale (Real Deals)

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased the undeveloped 64.5-acre tract adjoining Foothills Apartments at 2401 Lakeview Road. read more >