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Michelle Corbet

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Michelle Corbet joined Arkansas Business in July 2014 as the marketing/media and technology/energy reporter. Before joining Arkansas Business, Michelle worked for the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway where she served as a staff writer with a business news emphasis.

Michelle has also worked in a freelance capacity and served an internship with The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. She has a B.A. in Journalism from The University of Memphis where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Helmsman independent student newspaper.

Michelle is from the suburb of Bartlett, Tennessee. She currently lives in Conway with her boyfriend, Benjamin Rieben, and their tomato plants. She is on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Trash Bag Alternative on Fayetteville Shelves

Fayetteville's grocery co-operative Ozark Natural Foods is now carrying a compostable substitute for the traditional plastic trash bag created by two University of Arkansas graduates. read more >

Education Broadband Issue Goes Down to the (Fiber Optic) Wire

While the message may be getting lost in the clutter of political ads ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm election, FASTERArkansas isn't asking for your vote. It's asking the public to pressure legislators to tweak, preferably through a special session before Gov. Mike Beebe's term ends in January, a state law that sailed through the Legislature almost unnoticed in 2011. read more >

Windstream to Roll Out TV Service Called 'Kinetic'

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has partnered with Ericsson of Stockholm, Sweden, to create Kinetic, billed as a next-generation television service. read more >

Texas Tourism Turns Down Oxford American

When Oxford American first started focusing its music issues on Southern states, the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism funded the issue's accompanying CD in an advertising partnership valued at $33,000. read more >

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Betting on Graduates

The direct link between college scholarships and gambling was something Arkansas' first state lottery commissioners weren't eager to point out, but a new class of commissioners is hoping to remind Arkansans of that link each time they attend a football game. read more >

Developers Reimagine Conway's Oak Street

Conway's downtown has traditionally ended where Oak Street intersects with bustling Harkrider Street, but city planners and commercial developers are attempting to push that historic envelope further to the east. Developers plan to link historic downtown Conway with additional options of dining, shopping and health care along Conway's reimagined vision for Oak Street. read more >

KATV Sweeps Little Rock Nielsen Ratings Again

It was Christmas in July again for Sinclair Broadcast Group's ABC affiliate KATV-TV, Channel 7, as the station swept Nielsen household ratings in all but one broadcast for the third consecutive July ratings period. read more >

'Marketplace Morning Report' Moves to New Time on KUAR

Starting Monday, KUAR-FM, 89.1 listeners will have twice as many chances to hear American Public Media's “Marketplace Morning Report.” But they'll have to catch it earlier or later as the program, formerly at 6:51 a.m., is moving to 5:51 and 7:51 a.m. read more >

Eric Rob & Isaac Tapped To Lead UTeach Arkansas Campaign

The $240,000 contract will consume the bulk of the College Access Challenge Grant, which the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas at Conway are using to encourage more college students to pursue degrees that qualify them to teach math and science. read more >

South Arkansas Formation Proves Disappointing So Far

The Lower Smackover Brown Dense formation has, so far, been a disappointment for exploration companies, mineral rights owners and state regulators hoping for a 21st century oil boom in south Arkansas and north Louisiana. read more >