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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

Artisan Food Sees Growth In Arkansas

These retailers — who sometimes are also wholesalers — make food in part to make connections and to preserve local culture and traditional methods. In the process, they've turned into employers and a source of jobs. They're business people; they're entrepreneurs. read more >

More Moe's On the Way, Owner Says

Melanie Hoggard, owner of six Moe's Southwest Grill locations in Arkansas, is planning to roll out three more Moe's in the next two years: in Fayetteville and Jonesboro with the third location to be determined, but potentially Fort Smith. read more >

Chef Shuttle Beefs Up Its Catering

Chef Shuttle is investing heavily in its catering service, adding three dedicated catering managers to its staff of more than 25. read more >

‘A Lot of Fun,' Says Juanita's Founder Mark Abernathy

Juanita's Mexican Café & Bar broke culinary and musical ground when it opened at 13th and Main streets in 1986, as a visit with one of its founders, Mark Abernathy, reminded us. read more >

Fred Poe, Founder of Poe Travel, Dies

Fred Poe, founder of Poe Travel of Little Rock, Arkansas' best-known travel agency, died Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 81. read more >

Pro Window & Door Sells Energy Efficiency

Pro Window & Door asks customers to view windows as an appliance. Appliances these days are all about energy efficiency, and that's where the Little Rock maker of vinyl windows and patio doors puts its focus: producing the most energy-efficient products possible. read more >

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc. read more >

QualChoice Self-Insurance Plan Targets Small Employers

Obamacare is causing employers to rethink the health insurance plans they offer workers, and QualChoice has a new product to take advantage of the flexibility companies are seeking. read more >

Crystal Bridges Announces Chief Strategy Officer

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Tuesday announced several appointments relating to museum development and fundraising, including that of chief strategy officer, a new position. read more >

Utilities' Programs Offer Businesses Incentives for Saving Energy

Energy is money, and businesses in Arkansas are saving both by taking advantage of energy-efficiency programs sponsored by the state's electric and gas utility companies. read more >