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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

Wal-Mart's Job 1 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

When Wal-Mart announced in February that it would raise the hourly pay of its lowest-paid employees to at least $10 within the following 12 months, I thought the company had finally decided its Everyday Low Price strategy might not be the be-all and end-all at Wal-Mart going forward. read more >

Cable TV Adapting To New Realities

Sixty-seven years after its almost simultaneous development in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, cable TV is old-school. The industry and business plan that Arkansas helped create are under pressure from then unimaginable competitors, and the infrastructure developed to deliver a broad menu of programming is being converted to other uses. read more >

Bear State to Buy Missouri Bank for $70M

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock, the publicly traded holding company for Bear State Bank, announced Monday that it will pay $70 million for a bank in Springfield, Missouri. The deal will push Bear State's asset base to about $2 billion and expand its network to 55 branches. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know. read more >

Truth in Billing (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

We have truth in lending and truth in sentencing. Maybe it's time for truth in billing. I'm talking about truth in medical billing, and when I put it that way, you know exactly what I mean. read more >

Simmons Unveils Ad Featuring Justin Moore

A new advertising campaign featuring Justin Moore, the country music artist originally from Poyen, was unveiled Thursday night at Simmons First National Corp.'s annual shareholders meeting. read more >

What Would Marco Do? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The people most likely to excuse Marco Rubio's financial ignorance are the same people who expect perfect financial decisions from people who couldn't well afford professional financial advice. read more >

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list. read more >

Terry Hartwick to Leave Chamber, Will Lead Parks in North Little Rock

Terry Hartwick has informed the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce that he will be leaving as president and CEO at the end of the year to take over management of parks and recreation for the city where he was mayor in the 1980s. read more >

The Ignorant American (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Ignorance is bliss, or so they say, but ignorance can also be dangerous. Ask Luis Lang, a 49-year-old who made a comfortable living as a self-employed handyman, who ignored the law requiring him to buy health insurance — and then discovered what happens to diabetics who don't take care of themselves. read more >

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