Tagged: joe ford

For Arvest, Bear State The Biggest Buy Ever

by George Waldon 9/11/2017 12:00 am

The proposed $391 million cash purchase of Little Rock’s Bear State Financial Inc. represents a historic acquisition for Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.

Stephens Inc. Capitalism Series Features a Familiar Face, Jack Stephens

by Kyle Massey 6/30/2017 11:56 am

Stephens Inc., which launched a multimedia series in May dedicated to bolstering the image of capitalism, is focusing on one of its own — Jack Stephens — in its latest short film in the series.

Trade Association To Induct Alltel's Joe Ford into Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2016 9:34 am

The Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association's announced Wednesday that former Alltel Corp. CEO Joe Ford will join its Telephone Hall of Fame next year.

Fords Set Up New Hedge Fund Under Westrock Umbrella

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Joe Ford and Scott Ford, the father-and-son team that built Alltel Corp., have a new asset management firm that recently launched a hedge fund.

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.

Leadership in Free Enterprise Award

by Staff 6/30/2015 12:00 am

Economics Arkansas held a luncheon at the Little Rock Marriott to honor the Ford Family legacy and their economic impact in the state. Joe Ford and Scott Ford accepted the Leadership in Free Enterprise Award. Warren Stephens delivered the keynote address.

Westrock Coffee Chases ‘Social Impact’ in Rwanda

by Kate Knable 2/4/2013 12:00 am

When Scott Ford, former CEO of Little Rock’s Alltel Corp., founded Rwanda Trading Co. in 2009, he was still a telecom guy. Now he oversees a growing African coffee business. Ford created Westrock Coffee Holdings, owner of his current African coffee companies, after negotiating the $27 billion sale of telecommunications company Alltel Corp. to Verizon.