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Through The Years: The ’90s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 1990-1999. read more >
Longtime "Arkansas Week" host Steve Barnes, center, in a photo from 1988. His guests were, left to right, original host Tom Grimes, reporter Joan Duffy, editor Max Brantley and Pine Bluff Commercial and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial writer Paul Greenberg.
Media & Marketing

‘Arkansas Week’ Celebrates 40 Years on Educational TV

Arkansas PBS will mark the milestone with a six-minute montage of clips from the program over the decades, along with recollections from journalists who regularly appeared with Barnes and other hosts, including longtime Arkansas Business Editor Gwen Moritz. read more >
Chip Culpepper, left, principal at MHP/Team SI, presents the PRSA Diamond Award to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Senior Editor Rex Nelson.
Media & Marketing

PR Awards Honor Rex Nelson, Markham Howe, and Top Work of 2021

The Communications Group and MHP/Team SI, both of Little Rock, were among the night’s big winners. read more >
Media & Marketing / Small Business

A News Entrepreneur Steps Up in Arkadelphia

Siftings Herald and GateHouse veteran Joel Phelps has stepped up with Arkadelphian.com. He’s promoting it as a professionally edited 24/7 community news source, and he hopes to make it profitable. read more >
Rex Nelson, senior editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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Rex Nelson Steps Up to the Plate for Classic Restaurants

Columnist Rex Nelson shares how Arkansas can better promote its culinary heritage and iconic eateries. read more >
Kevin Sexton, Hot Springs Village’s Director of Tourism and Community Affairs, says new home construction has boomed throughout 2020, the development’s 50th anniversary.
Construction / Investments / Media & Marketing / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Hot Springs Village Still Turning Heads at 50Lock Icon

At 26,000 acres, Hot Springs Village is the largest gated community in North America, with a golf course, lake or hiking trail practically a stone’s throw from any spot within those gates. read more >
Phyllis Brandon

Phyllis Brandon, Pioneering High Profile Editor, Dies at 84

Phyllis Brandon, a pioneering newswoman who made the High Profile section an enduring Sunday read, died Saturday at her home in Little Rock. She was 84. read more >
The daily “paper” now arrives at Arkansas Business mainly on an iPad.
Government & Politics

Clinton, Parade of Journalists Celebrate Arkansas Gazette’s 200th

Bill Clinton and a parade of venerable newspaper folks throw a 200th birthday party for a state treasure, the old Arkansas Gazette. read more >
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Holiday Cheer: Give the Gift of Arkansas

Several old and new friends, people who write knowledgeably and passionately about food, shared some of their favorite gifts to give — and receive. read more >
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Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek ‘Critical Mass’Lock Icon

The Arkansas Delta Council, a nonprofit economic development organization still in formation, hopes to raise money and entice investors to a region that has been losing population, unevenly but inexorably, for half a century. read more >
Pam Jones
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Is LR at Tipping Point After Shooting? PR Voices Weigh In

Arkansas media and public relations professionals fear that negative perceptions of the capital city are reaching a critical mass after the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge downtown. read more >
Rex Nelson
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Rex Nelson, Who’s Done it All, Is Back as a Face of the D-G

Rex Nelson is "home again," doing what he likes best. "That's traveling around and writing about Arkansas," he says. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies / Transportation

Simmons First Not Cooling Its JetsLock Icon

Simmons First National Corp. purchased a second jet last fall, a 1997 Dassault Falcon 2000, but don’t expect a fleet. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Simmons Drops Banquet; Home BancShares Adds Board MembersLock Icon

Simmons First National Corp.’s annual banquet at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, catered by the Pine Bluff Country Club and often featuring background music by the Pine Bluff High School symphony, is no more. read more >
Caroline Morgan Ford
Health Care / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Caroline Morgan Ford Named New Executive Director of Wolfe Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

The Wolfe Street Foundation board of directors has named Caroline Morgan Ford the new executive director of the foundation after a regional search conducted upon the resignation of Markey Ford, longtime executive director (and no relation to Caroline Ford). read more >
George Makris
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Public Companies

Simmons Bank to Lead Conference on Declining Delta Population

Simmons Bank will sponsor "The Arkansas Delta: Why It Still Matters," a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta region. read more >
Rex Horne
Education / Nonprofits

Rex Horne to Leave OBU, Lead Arkansas’ Independent Colleges & Universities

Rex Horne has announced his resignation as president of Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia to become president of Arkansas' Independent Colleges & Universities. read more >
Rex Nelson
Banking & Finance / Media & Marketing / Public Companies

Rex Nelson Joins Simmons First as Director of Corporate Communications

Rex Nelson will leave his job as president of Arkansas Independent Colleges & Universities at the end of May to become director of corporate communications for Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff. read more >
Martha Shoffner, ex-State Treasurer, walked away from a plea deal in favor of taking her bribery case to trial. (Photo by Mauren Kennedy)
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The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014. read more >
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AY Drops Publication of Talk Business

A shakeup has occured between former publication partners Vicki Vowell and Roby Brock. Since 2012, Vowell Inc., which publishes Little Rock’s AY Magazine, had also been printing Brock’s bimonthly Talk Business Arkansas publication. But late last month Brock announced that he and Vowell were no longer working together. read more >