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Marijuana Panel Rejects Sale of 2 Dispensary Licenses

Marijuana Panel Rejects Sale of 2 Dispensary Licenses

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The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission rejected the sale of two medical marijuana dispensary licenses Tuesday, signaling frustration with licensees attempting to sell without having made significant progress toward opening their outlets. read more >

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

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One-hundred at New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to walk in May; ceremony set for next year at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. read more >

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

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With medical marijuana expected to boom into a $100 million-a-year business in Arkansas within a year or two, medical clinics specializing in marijuana certifications are cropping up to handle the rush. read more >

I'll Have The Usual (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I'll Have The Usual (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Everyone has been in a situation in which we felt we had no options, and that is never a good feeling. But being overwhelmed or paralyzed by too many choices is even more familiar and almost as miserable. read more >

Paying More for Less (Editorial)

Paying More for Less (Editorial)

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Health care costs in the United States are unsustainable, punitive to every American — except, of course, to those who benefit from this unsustainable system — and a drag on an otherwise robust economy. read more >

Elise Mitchell Makes News With New Year's Greeting

Elise Mitchell Makes News With New Year's Greeting

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“New year, new beginnings,” writes northwest Arkansas PR entrepreneur Elise Mitchell, who led a parade of new year's greetings, big and small, funny and poignant, posted by Arkansas marketing, media and political figures. read more >

Metroplan Report: Fintech Helping Region Grow

Metroplan Report: Fintech Helping Region Grow

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Amid modest overall job growth, the central Arkansas region's financial sector grew jobs at nearly twice the U.S. average from 2017 to 2019, according to Metroplan's 2019 Economic Review and Outlook report released Wednesday. read more >

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2019

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2019

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We approached executives from businesses large and small, nonprofits and even government agencies, and asked them to answer questions about their organizations, their industries and themselves. read more >

In the Workplace 2020: Succession Planning: Avoiding Pitfalls

In the Workplace 2020: Succession Planning: Avoiding Pitfalls

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Succession planning necessitates talking to current key employees about their retirement plans. Planning how you will approach these conversations can help you avoid claims of age bias. Remember, there is no mandatory retirement age (with very few exceptions). read more >

In the Workplace 2020: New Federal Overtime Rules Effective Jan. 1

In the Workplace 2020: New Federal Overtime Rules Effective Jan. 1

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The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that its new overtime rules, which go into effect Jan. 1, will make an additional 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act. read more >

Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

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A brilliant sportswriter, a beloved PR executive, a founder of one of Arkansas' pre-eminent architecture firms, a giant in the field of construction, the creator of “The Fishin' Hole,” a civil rights icon and a pioneering scientist were just a few of the notable Arkansans who died in 2019. read more >

Backward And Forward (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Backward And Forward (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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I realized a long time ago that the things we remember most vividly from childhood are the things that we “always” did — the traditions that are reinforced and become expected — rather than one-off events, no matter how spectacular. read more >

Christmas by the Numbers

Christmas by the Numbers

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Facts and figures which are present behind the economy of the holiday season. read more >

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

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May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence read more >

Arkansas Business Reader's Choice Best of Biz 2019 (Advertising Section)

Arkansas Business Reader's Choice Best of Biz 2019 (Advertising Section)

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The winners and finalists appearing here were chosen not by a group of panelists around a conference table, but by the thousands of busy employees, employers, executives, movers and shakers whose work leads them to use the companies and services listed. read more >