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Through The Years: The 2010s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 2010-2019. read more >
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The Little Rock Port: An Engine For Growth (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A rainy Wednesday morning could not dampen the spirits at the Little Rock Port, which is having a moment. read more >
The Yancopin rail bridge on the Arkansas River.
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Arkansas Gets $20.5M Grant to Fund Completion of Delta Heritage Trail

The grant is set to trigger a $20 million matching pledge from the Walton Family Foundation, the biggest ever for the state Department of Parks & Tourism. read more >
"American Greed" is scheduled to feature John Rogers as the subject of its Oct. 1 episode.

‘American Greed’ Scheduled to Air John Rogers EpisodeLock Icon

The episode of “American Greed” that we’ve all been waiting for — the tale of North Little Rock’s own John Rogers — will air Monday night, Oct. 1, on CNBC. read more >
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ABPG Wins 5 Awards for Excellence at AABP

Arkansas Business, ArkansasBusiness.com and Greenhead magazine received five awards for editorial excellence in 2017 at the Alliance of Area Business Publishers conference held in Washington last week. read more >
The Arlington Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs
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Saving The Arlington (Editorial)

The continued operation of the Arlington Hotel is in everyone’s interest, but safety must come first. read more >
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Arkansas Business Wins National Awards for Investigative Reporting, Scoop

Arkansas Business Senior Editor Mark Friedman was recognized Saturday with a gold award for investigative reporting for his expose of the class-action legal strategy for which John Goodson of Texarkana and 15 other attorneys will be sanctioned by a federal judge next week. read more >
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The Telling Detail (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

It’s one thing to know that Scott Reed hadn’t paid his big bills. One might even imagine that the big bills could get paid once tenant revenue starts flowing. It’s another thing entirely to understand that, even as summer turned to fall and winter and then spring, he couldn’t come up with a relatively small amount of money in order to turn on the lights — something that has to be done before any tenants can move in and start paying rent. read more >
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The Perfect Arkansas Business Story (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

I was reminded of David Allan Coe’s recording of Steve Goodman’s perfect country and western song when I saw the truly astonishing traffic to the ArkansasBusiness.com website generated by last week’s story on the Dunklin family land feud. read more >
George Gleason II was barely in his 30s when he was featured on the cover of Arkansas Business. (Photo by Andrew Kilgore)
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George Gleason II: The Wizard of Ozark Bankshares

When a restless George Gleason II turned his energies from securities law at the Rose Law Firm toward banking, he also met the familiar face of success. Working with business veteran Carl Holt and a young staff, he built the Bank of Ozark with 35 employees and total assets of $28 million into today’s Ozark Bankshares Inc., with more than 100 employees and assets totaling $150 million. read more >