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Jan Cottingham

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Jan Cottingham is from western Arkansas and is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway. She's always wanted to be a journalist and pretty much always has been, with one detour into the nonprofit world: editing Heifer International's magazine and serving as communications liaison for Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai of Kenya.

Cottingham began her career at the Arkansas Democrat and was the last city editor of the Arkansas Gazette. She was also metro editor at the Dallas Morning News. Her Influences? Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Penn Warren.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Dave & Buster's Grows Closer To Little Rock Landing

Little Rock appears to be growing closer to getting a Dave & Buster's, the restaurant-arcade chain that originated in the city. read more >

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix Expands in Riverdale

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix enterprise has doubled its production space at 2321 Cantrell Road, in a facility near Cajun's Wharf. The company, now occupying 7,500 SF, employs six workers, three in production and three in the office. read more >

Bruno's Little Italy to Open Deli Downtown

Gio Bruno, co-owner of Bruno's Little Italy, has announced plans to open a delicatessen at 308 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the restaurant. read more >

New Heifer Position An Effort to Respond to Donors, Provide Accountability

A year after Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari told Arkansas Business about the nonprofit's increased emphasis on measuring its impact, Heifer has created and filled a position to do exactly that. read more >

Matt Campbell's Greatest Hits: A Timeline of the Blue Hog Report

Matt Campbell has broken a number of important stories that have led to resignations of public figures: Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, Circuit Judge Michael Maggio and interim Little Rock School Superintendent Dexter Suggs. read more >

Matt Campbell of the Blue Hog Report Keeps on Digging

Matt Campbell, viewing Arkansas politics with the eyes of a liberal outsider trained in the law, has brought down three major public officials in the last two years because, he says, he doesn't like bullies and he thinks people should play by the rules. read more >

Local Lime 2? Heights Taco & Tamale Prospering

Heights Taco & Tamale appears to be setting records for Little Rock's Yellow Rocket Concepts restaurant group. read more >

Golden Corral Leads in Last Look at List of Top Restaurant Sales

Act 1102 goes into effect July 21, so the charts below are among the last glimpses for the general public of how restaurants in Arkansas are faring financially. read more >

Summerwood Partners Uses Lessons Learned Over Two Retail Careers

David and Doug Hendrix learned the retail grocery business from the bottom, starting as sackers at Safeway and working their way up to district managers at Harvest Foods Inc. of Little Rock, the company that emerged from the 1989 merger of Safeway and Skaggs Alpha Beta stores. read more >

Riggs Tractor an Example of Teaching Students Their Options

J.A. Riggs Tractor Co. sells heavy construction equipment, things like motor graders and earth movers. But technicians are the biggest segment of its 400-employee workforce, people “working on fairly sophisticated equipment,” said John Riggs, company president. read more >

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