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Gwen Moritz

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Gwen Crownover Moritz was born in Conway, reared in North Little Rock and graduated from Harding University at Searcy. She worked at the Pine Bluff Commercial, the Arkansas Gazette and the Nashville (Tenn.) Business Journal, with stints at the Tennessee Health Care Association and the Nashville Bar Association thrown in.

Moritz has been editor of Arkansas Business since 1999. She and her husband, Rob Moritz, have two sons. They live in North Little Rock.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Update: Baptist Health-NLR Agrees to $2.7 Million Settlement for Medicare Billing Dispute

The U.S. Attorney in Little Rock announced Friday that Baptist Health's North Little Rock hospital had agreed to settle claims it was falsely reimbursed for "short stay" patients in 2008 and 2009. read more >

Simmons First Completes Missouri, Tennessee Aquisitions

The acquisition of Liberty Bank of Springfield, Missouri, and First State Bank of Union City, Tennessee, pushes the holding company's assets to $7.6 billion. read more >

What's It Worth to You? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

There's a big difference between Chinese buyers of high-end wines and their Western competitors, according to documentarian Warwick Ross: The Western buyers bought wines as investments, which limited the prices they were willing to pay. The Chinese bought them to drink and to give as gifts. read more >

The Perfect Arkansas Business Story (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I was reminded of David Allan Coe's recording of Steve Goodman's perfect country and western song when I saw the truly astonishing traffic to the ArkansasBusiness.com website generated by last week's story on the Dunklin family land feud. read more >

Simmons First Gets Approval for 2 Acquisitions

The Federal Reserve has approved two previously announced acquisitions by Simmons First National Corp., the publicly traded bank holding company revealed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission on Thursday. read more >

eVersity and The Innovator's Dilemma (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Utah publishing CEO Clark Gilbert has delivered a directive that's astounded other publishers: You have to separate your online news — your disruptive technology — from your legacy print news. You have to treat it like a different company. You have to staff it with people who have digital DNA. Online news and print news are different products with different business plans, he said, and their staffs have different jobs to do for different customers. read more >

Attorney General Approves Wording for Statewide Alcohol Proposal

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has given approval to the wording of an amendment to make all counties in Arkansas wet — the same proposal that failed in the November General Election. read more >

Good Luck With That (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The news that new vehicles, especially SUVs, are flying off the dealers' lots fills me with mixed emotions. If people were using the fuel savings to replace an older car with a more fuel-efficient model, it could make sense even when fuel prices inevitably rise again. read more >

How A Trans-Atlantic Investment Scam Ensnared Credit Union President Joyce Judy

The following story of how the president of a small credit union in Little Rock was ensnared in an international investment scam was pieced together from depositions and exhibits filed in the North Carolina civil case and from official documents filed in the criminal cases. read more >

Jacksonville Funeral Home License Suspended in Emergency Action

The Arkansas State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors votes for an emergency suspension of the licenses of Arkansas Funeral Care of Jacksonville and its manager, LeRoy Wood, after an inspector testified that she was "taken aback" by the conditions under which bodies were being held. read more >