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Cameron Smith: “There’s going to be a lot of people to step up. It’s a lot of people laid off at the same time. These people need help now. However they want to do it, we’ll do it.”
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‘I Had A Vision’ (Editorial)

Cameron Smith had charm. We’d like to think we’re immune to charm, but the plain fact is that we’re not. read more >
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Cameron Smith, Recruiter and NWA Business Leader, Dies at 71

Forbes named his company, Cameron Smith & Associates, one of America’s Best Executive Search Firms in 2017. read more >
Brian Rudisill of Zipline Studio in Fayetteville.
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Rudisill Puts Freelancers on Zipline to Success

After 22 years in ad agency marketing, Brian Rudisill stepped off into the void, tethered to an idea. read more >
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Arkansas Business Concludes 2018 Executive Leadership Academy, Sets 2019 Dates

Leaders from a mix of business, nonprofit and policy sectors concluded the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy on Oct. 26. read more >
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Cameron Smith & Associates Launches Commercial Construction Division

Recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers is expanding into recruiting for the commercial construction industry. Steve Lockwood will lead the firm's new division. read more >
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Cameron Smith Launches International Division

Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers announced Monday that it has hired two former Walmart Inc. executives and will launch an international division of its corporate recruiting operation. read more >
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Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales NationwideLock Icon

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn’t the first such effort and it won’t be the last. read more >
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Cameron Smith & Associates Expanding

Cameron Smith, founder of the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers, says business has been good, so good that the firm has opened an office in San Antonio and is looking at offices in Chicago and Nashville, Tennessee, as well. read more >
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Cameron Smith Considers Medical Recruitment for Northwest Arkansas

Cameron Smith, founder of the executive recruitment firm of Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers, is considering going into medicine. read more >
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Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results. read more >
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Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business. read more >
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Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. read more >
Susan Chambers
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Chambers Appointment to USA Truck Board Product of Search for Gender Diversity, IT Experience

USA Truck Inc. retained Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers to source candidates for open board position. read more >
Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon says the retailer is already seeing benefits from raising worker pay.
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Wal-Mart Puts Squeeze on Suppliers to Share Pain as Earnings Sag

Suppliers are already being squeezed for price cuts and cost sharing by Wal-Mart. Now they're bracing for the pressure to ratchet up even more after a shock earnings warning from the retailer last week. read more >
Prairie Grove’s 14,000-SF Walmart Express was one of the 154 stores across the country that Wal-Mart closed last month.  The Bentonville retailer closed  all of its 102 Express stores.
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Wal-Mart Going Small in Small-Town Arkansas

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced a few years ago it planned to open a prototype 13,700-SF Express store in Gentry, Mayor Kevin Johnston said concerned citizens feared that the coming of the retail giant would crush competitive commerce in the city. Johnston said there were town meetings with small-business leaders to discuss the situation. read more >
Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers accepted the award for Arkansas Business Executive of the Year Thursday night at the Arkansas Business of the Year awards ceremony held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Karen Fetzer, executive director of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, won the Nonprofit Executive of the Year award.
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Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >
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NWA’s ‘Vendorville’ Lets Down Guard as Millennials Blend In

Cameron Smith, whose efforts to place women on corporate boards of directors was the subject of a front-page story last week, says it’s not always easy persuading denizens of New York and Silicon Valley to move to Vendorville, the Bentonville-Rogers-Springdale-Fayetteville metroplex that’s home to 1,390 suppliers to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. read more >
Cameron Smith with Catherine Corley, left, and Denise Natishan, the Cameron Smith & Associates team leading the effort to place women on corporate boards of directors. | (Photo by Beth Hall)
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Cameron Smith & Associates’ Mission To Put More Women in Public Company Boardrooms

Diversity on corporate boards has been an issue for years. Most companies recognize that having directors from varied backgrounds isn’t simply a theoretical matter of equity; it’s a matter of performance. Cameron Smith wants to use the contacts built up over 20 years of helping to put women on corporate boards. And women — particularly in Arkansas — could use his help. read more >
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Wal-Mart to Expand Online Savings Tool Nationwide

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is expanding its online tool that compares prices on thousands of products with those of some of its competitors to cities nationwide in the next few months. read more >
Cameron Smith, of Rogers recruiter Cameron Smith & Associates, says "the best definition of an employment contract is it protects the promises made during the courtship and offer stages."
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Employment Contracts Protect the Promises

The employment contracts of top executives across Arkansas specify performance-dependent bonuses, salaries and other benefits. Such legally binding contracts protect both employer and employee. read more >