Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

August 18, 2014

Co-op Ozark Natural Foods Preps for Whole Foods Competition in Fayetteville

Co-op Ozark Natural Foods Preps for Whole Foods Competition in Fayetteville
Photo by Beth Hall

When Whole Foods announced its plans in the spring to locate a store in Fayetteville, it elicited cheers from fans of the high-end grocery store and concern from supporters of Fayetteville's own organic Ozark Natural Foods, the state's only grocery co-operative. read more >

New Regulations a Pain in the Neck for Chiropractic 'Runners'

A combination of regulation and enforcement has begun to chip away at the lucrative business plan that has generated so many complaints that the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners had to add another full-time staff position. read more >

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be. read more >

This Week's List

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be. read more >


Executive Q&A

Shannon Newton on The Public's 'Blind Spot' Toward Trucking

Shannon Newton on The Public's 'Blind Spot' Toward Trucking

Shannon Newton was named president of the Arkansas Trucking Association on June 11 to replace Lane Kidd, who stepped down after 22 years. read more >

Spotlight: Boards of Directors

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Whatsoever Things Are of Good Report (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Whatsoever Things Are of Good Report (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Sometimes newsworthiness isn't cut and dried. But things that are true and honest and just — I actually get paid to think on these things and to decide whether they are newsworthy, whether or not they are pure and lovely and praiseworthy. read more >

Disruptive Innovation vs. the Hedgehog (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Disruptive Innovation vs. the Hedgehog (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

As a leader you have a plan for your organization. Your vision is clear and your plan well developed. The last thing you want is distraction. read more >

When Discipline Is Required (Robert F. Wayland Expert Advice)

When Discipline Is Required (Robert F. Wayland Expert Advice)

Understanding the arbitrator's viewpoint on disciplinary actions can provide employers guidance even before corrective action becomes necessary. read more >

On Private Clubs (Editorial)

On Private Clubs (Editorial)

When savvy entrepreneurs see a need going unfilled, they form businesses. When those businesses successfully meet that need, they thrive. You know, America. Now the Little Rock Board of Directors is considering stepping between businesses and their customers. read more >