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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

Wehco Media Drops Insurance Bombshell

Wehco Media dropped a bombshell on its employees two weeks ago: Effective Sept. 1, one week after the announcement, they had a choice of having their annual health insurance deductible triple to $3,000 or paying 100 percent of the cost of keeping a policy with a $1,000 deductible. read more >

Cranford Co. Joins Tenants in Arkansas Building on Main Street in Little Rock

Cranford Co., the advertising agency founded by brothers Jay, Ross and Chris Cranford, announced Thursday plans to move into office space in the Arkansas Building at 524 Main St. in Little Rock. read more >

The Computer Hut, UrbanLAN Merge

Northwest Arkansas' UrbanLAN, an information technology services provider, has merged with The Computer Hut of Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Opening Retail Store in Hot Springs

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield is opening its third health insurance retail store, known as ArkansasBlue, across the street from CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. read more >

AMHC's Idonia Trotter Takes New Post in Houston

Idonia L. Trotter, executive director of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, has accepted a position as the new executive director of nonprofit health care collaborative Gateway to Care in Houston. read more >

$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

With a declining population and an unstable job market, the city of El Dorado is investing in quality of life in an effort to boost its economy. read more >

Parks & Tourism Debuts Wedding Publication

The arrival in the market of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism's new publication, My Arkansas Wedding, came as a surprise to the for-profit publishers of magazines. read more >

Whittington To Receive $1.6 Million in Cash Upon Exit From Windstream

Brent Whittington, who this week submitted his resignation as chief operating officer of Windstream Holdings Corp., will leave with a severance package that includes $1.6 million in cash, the company revealed Friday. read more >

Windstream Spinoff Hits Dividend Even More Than You Think

On July 29, Windstream Holdings Inc. sent shock waves through Wall Street when it announced it would spin off most of its physical assets — mostly copper wires and fiber-optic cables — into a separate, publicly traded real estate investment trust. read more >

Report Finds Illegal Use of Diesel in Fracking; Companies Point to Changing Definitions

The Environmental Integrity Project says some oil and gas companies have continued the illegal injection of diesel fuel during hydraulic fracturing, including Southwestern Energy and ExxonMobil subsidiaries in the Fayetteville Shale. read more >