Author - Caleb Talley

Business Magazine November 2018 People

The King & Queen of Vendorville

by Caleb Talley | Photography by Meredith Mashburn In life and in business, Cameron Smith has never met a challenge he wasn’t up to. When he sees an opportunity, he won’t let it pass him. And it was that dog-on-a-bone mentality that earned him a lasting softball legacy, a beautiful family and...

Magazine November 2018

Business is Good: Westwood Gardens

by Caleb Talley The entrepreneurial spirit is much like a tomato seed. If rooted in the right place and watered properly, both will grow and bear fruit. And that’s what the Black family of Prairie Grove did more than three decades ago. Westwood Gardens, Northwest Arkansas’ premier nursery and...

Magazine November 2018

Business is Good: Hounds Lounge

by Caleb Talley Mandy Marshall and Justin Harris were told their idea for a pet resort and spa was a novelty idea that would never work. They didn’t have enough equity. They didn’t have enough experience. But what they did have was determination. And now, the pair has three thriving locations...

Magazine November 2018

Small Business is Big Business

“A good community, as we know, insures itself by trust, by good faith and good will, by mutual help. A good community, in other words, is a good local economy.” – Wendell Berry _______________________________________________________________________ From Our Editor Caleb...

AMP News Elections Opinion Politics

Focusing on the Issues – Issue 3

by Caleb Talley  As we move another week closer to Election Day, it’s time to examine yet another column-worthy ballot measure. For those who are following along, I apologize for making the both of you wait for my next issue. As it turns out, putting magazines together can be a bit taxing. But...