Author - Dwain Hebda

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Arkansas Business is Prime for Expansion

Arkansas is open for business, and business is good. That’s the assessment experts give the state’s current business climate, citing favorable financial elements and readily available resources directly targeting the health of companies of all sizes. “Just say this: It’s an...

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2018 Arkansas Governor’s Cup Finalists

The Arkansas Governor’s Cup was established to help educate college students to the role and process of entrepreneurship in the state’s economy. Over the years, it has developed into a key element of business education for its participants. “Before we started this thing, there was not one...

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Possible Ebby Steppach Sighting Reported

The family of Ebby Steppach, a Little Rock woman missing since 2015, received word March 28 of a possible sighting, as-yet unconfirmed. The report comes just days before Steppach’s 21st birthday. “A sighting was called in from I don’t know who,” said Laurie Jernigan...

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Arkansas Angel Investor Ranks Growing

The ranks of high net worth individuals participating as angel investors in Arkansas is growing, which is good news for the state’s entrepreneurs. Angel investors are particularly valuable to the health of Arkansas’ startup community, as they most often provide capital for small, but...

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Power Couples: Wes Ward and Lauren Waldrip Ward

Wes Ward and Lauren Waldrip Ward couldn’t be more dyed-in-the-wool Arkansan if they tried. Each grew up on the rural plains of eastern Arkansas, they spend their free time together hunting and fishing the Natural State and generally give off that giddy aura of the recently wedded soulmates...

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Newsmaker: J.R. Davis

Keeping Arkansas informed, one media outlet at a time   by Dwain Hebda If you didn’t know better, it would be easy to mistake J.R. Davis for an eager young intern in Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s office. The governor’s communications director is barely into his 30s and looks younger than...