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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

Shorty Small's Update Includes New Technology

Shorty Small's recent $250,000 renovation of its Rodney Parham location includes iPads allowing servers to send orders to the kitchen while they're taking them from the customer. read more >

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Center Offers Help for Restaurants

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center is offering programming and consulting help to food- or beverage-related businesses in Faulkner, Jefferson, Pulaski and White counties this year. read more >

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018. read more >

Sexual Harassment: Workplaces Must Enforce Boundaries

The establishment of boundaries, education and clear policies regarding behavior in the workplace, according to lawyers and human resources experts, are key for employers. read more >

Rose Building Soon to House Ira's, A.W. Lin's

Restaurateur Ira Mittelman loves the Little Rock area and his excitement about opening his namesake restaurant in the renovated Rose Building at 307 Main St. downtown is palpable. read more >

Bite Squad: The Netflix of Meal Delivery?

Bite Squad, the restaurant meal delivery service based in Minneapolis, is launching its subscription service, called Unlimited, which gives subscribers unlimited meal deliveries for only one monthly payment. read more >

Corrected: Albert Yarnell of Yarnell Ice Cream Renown Dies at 94

Albert Rogers Yarnell, who helped build his father's Yarnell Ice Cream Co. of Searcy into a regional success and a name synonymous with Arkansas and ice cream, died Sunday at the age of 94. read more >

Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation Program

Tax reform proposals wending their way through Congress threaten federal historic tax credits, financial incentives that Arkansas developers, government officials and historic preservationists say have been crucial to economic development efforts in the state. read more >

Presqu'ile Winery a Nod to Way of Life for Murphys

Madison Murphy, chairman of Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, and his family named their 200-acre California winery Presqu'ile as a “tip of the hat” to a family compound destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. read more >

Marshals Museum Task? Create Civic Literacy

The U.S. Marshals Museum being built in Fort Smith has a number of goals, but perhaps the most important is its role in teaching the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. read more >