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George Waldon joined Arkansas Business in 1985 as an associate editor and has covered a smorgasbord of topics during his tenure, ranging from weighty matters to the absurd. He grew up in Corning (Clay County), graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and worked as a general assignment reporter at the El Dorado News-Times before signing on with Arkansas Business.

Waldon edits Arkansas Business' Whispers column and writes the weekly Real Deals column on Arkansas real estate transactions. He's also one of the state's most experienced banking reporters.

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COVID-19 Cramps Arkansas Camping Season

COVID-19 Cramps Arkansas Camping Season

Cover Story

For now, the camping ban through April 30 extends to overnight stays in lodges, cabins and group lodging in the Arkansas State Parks system. Where it goes from there is undetermined. read more >

Industrial Building Receives Historic Makeover

Industrial Building Receives Historic Makeover

The 21,750-SF building at 1222 Garland St. in downtown Little Rock has a well-established association with storage. A $1 million redevelopment effort to transform it into a 180-unit urban self-storage facility will add to that legacy. read more >

Arkansas Banks Ready for Opportunity Amid Chaos

Arkansas Banks Ready for Opportunity Amid Chaos

Banking & FinanceHealth CareCover Story

The three publicly traded financial companies headquartered in Arkansas were jolted last month by the global market uncertainty, but executives are looking past the daily market prices to the future opportunities that could shake out of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >

Bank Offers Go Viral In Pandemic

Bank Offers Go Viral In Pandemic

Banking & Finance

The rollout of temporary deals for business and consumer borrowers alike are all over the board as banks adjust their products to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. read more >