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8 of Arkansas' Most Enduring Families

by Todd Traub and Mark Carter 10/11/2015 8:00 am

For generations these Arkansas families have made vital contributions to the state’s economic landscape, while also maintaining a commitment to giving back through numerous philanthropic endeavors.

First Tee Closer To Making It On Its Own

by Jim Harris 4/21/2014 12:00 am

As any course owner will tell you, golf is an expensive business. Even with the largess of the Stephens family in Little Rock, golf has been a costly endeavor at the First Tee of Central Arkansas.

Warren Stephens: Inside the Wal-Mart Culture

by Gwen Moritz 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Wal-Mart's corporate culture has kept alive Sam Walton's style of frugality.

Wal-Mart Big for Stephens, Bigger for Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Wal-Mart long ago outgrew any need for the Little Rock investment bank that took it public in 1970, and that initial offering was so small as to be unthinkable today. But Wal-Mart boosted Stephens Inc.’s cachet considerably, and its importance to the state of Arkansas has been immeasurable, according to Stephens CEO Warren Stephens.

Wal-Mart IPO Set the Stage for Global Expansion

by George Waldon 7/2/2012 12:00 am

In preparation for the IPO, a hodge-podge of ownership interests in different stores was consolidated under one corporate banner: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The corporation represented the merger of 78 partners that owned pieces of 32 stores, with the Walton family owning a majority stake in each. The stores also were a mixed bag of Wal-Mart Discount City, Ben Franklin, Walton’s Family Center and Ben Franklin Family Center.

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

by Eric Francis 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go.

Jim Harris: Little Rock's First Tee Golf Facility Calls on House Speaker-elect Williams

by Jim Harris 6/13/2012 2:59 pm

As state Rep. Darrin Williams prepares to ascend to the role of Speaker of the House in the Arkansas legislature, he also assumes the role of honorary chairman of an ambitious, new fund-raising effort by the First Tee of Central Arkansas. We visited with the Little Rock lawyer and relatively new golfer about his role with the fund-raising.

Soiree In Memorium: 18 Legacies We Won't Forget

by 3/1/2012 12:00 am

Gone but not forgotten. Sounds trite but true. I decided to put all of the Soirée magazines in order from 2002 to 2012, look at every page and write down the names of Little Rock philanthropists who are no longer with us. You probably realize our huge losses by now.

George W. Bush Honors Warren, Harriet Stephens at The First Tee

by Lance Turner 5/27/2011 4:26 pm

Former President George W. Bush speaks at a private event marking the 10th anniversary of the nonprofit The First Tee of Little Rock Jack Stephens Youth Golf Academy in Little Rock.

Arkansas Business: Former President Bush To Appear At 10th Anniversary First Tee Event

by 5/12/2011 9:30 am

The Alotian, an exclusive, west Pulaski County course is welcoming a dignitary of a different kind. Former President George W. Bush will appear in Little Rock May 27 to hep celebrate the 10th anniversary of the First Tee of Little Rock. Here’s more from Arkansas Business on Bush’s appearance:

Jim Harris' Notebook: Crenshaw, Caddie Carl Jackson Get a Special Surprise at Masters

by Jim Harris 4/8/2011 2:22 pm

Golf Channel reported during its "Live From the Masters" broadcast Friday morning that two-time Masters winner Ben Crenshaw and his longtime caddie, Little Rock's Carl Jackson, were feted with surprise party Thursday night to honor three significant anniversaries at Augusta National Golf Club: Crenshaw's 40th Masters as a competitor, Jackson's 50th to carry a bag in the first major of the year, and the pair's 35th year together.

Alotian Caddy Manager Carl Jackson Relishes Upcoming Masters Milestone at Augusta National

by Jim Harris 3/28/2011 12:00 am

Carl Jackson will work the bag at his 50th Masters in April. Jackson learned his trade as a teen caddying at Augusta National and returns each spring for one of golf’s most storied tournaments.

Silver Heritage: All About The City of North Little Rock

by Central Arkansas Newcomers Guide Staff 10/1/2008 12:00 am

North Little Rock entertains and educates visitors and residents alike, adding restaurants, hotels, museums, sporting events and a premier entertainment venue to the city’s roster of attractions.

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