Northeast Arkansas


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 >

Executive Academy Offers Next Step on Path to Leadership

Executive Academy Offers Next Step on Path to Leadership

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Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy, which includes sessions with Curtis Barnett, Ed Choate, Amy Fecher, Terry Mohajir and Darrin Williams. read more >

College Funding Formula Makes Outcomes Key to Money

College Funding Formula Makes Outcomes Key to Money

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The financial impact of the new outcomes-based state funding formula on individual Arkansas universities and colleges has been a mixed bag, but the program is having the desired effect, and overall funding has increased. read more >

Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

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Carlisle farmer Don Kittler looked out at his 18-acre field east of Lonoke, beaming at row after row soaking up the sun. But these weren't the usual rows of corn, soybeans and rice he farms on 10,000 acres of in Lonoke and Prairie counties. read more >

Shoulda Known Better (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Shoulda Known Better (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Marijuana is one of the few growth industries we have right now. Of course, I'm referring to the new industry of legal marijuana. Weed has been a profitable enterprise for the most risk-tolerant entrepreneurs for decades. read more >

Restoring Trust in The Medical Board (Bill Witty Commentary)

Restoring Trust in The Medical Board (Bill Witty Commentary)

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It was 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2015, when the Boone County deputy knocked on our door. He had come to tell us of our 24-year-old daughter's death in Hill County, Texas. Jill's mother and I got dressed, packed a few things and began the drive to Texas. And thus began a four-year journey into the abyss of the opioid epidemic in Arkansas. read more >

Jonesboro Thinks Green Ahead of Scrapyard Move

Jonesboro Thinks Green Ahead of Scrapyard Move

Alter Trading Corp., doing business as TRG Jonesboro, will move its scrapyard from Flint Street downtown to the former Jonesboro Recycling Team site on Vance Drive, and the city is looking at the property to be vacated for a green space project. read more >

Educational Television (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Educational Television (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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On Amazon's Prime Video service I recently rediscovered “The Closer,” a series that I loved during its original run on TBS from 2005-12. Here are some of the great lessons to be learned from Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. read more >