Author - Kim Dishongh

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Renovations Underway on Hale Bathhouse in Hot Springs

Demolition on the Hale Bathhouse in Hot Springs was completed last week, and renovations have begun in earnest on what will be Hotel Hale. Ellen and Mayor Pat McCabe closed on a $1.25 million loan earlier this month, almost four years after they received a letter of intent from the National Park...

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Merged Lawsuits Challenge Ten Commandment Monument

The merger of two federal lawsuits opposing the replacement of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol will proceed as one case with separate representation. Both lawsuits claim that the monument’s presence is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by the...

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2018 World Woman Summit Set for October

The second annual World Woman Summit, set for October 11 and 12, at the Clinton Presidential Center, will be held in an expanded format to inspire and empower women. Last year’s summit was a one-day conference on economic development for women. “We just wanted to see, in general, the interest...

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Power Couples: Mike & Anne Preston

June 2018 Issue Mike and Anne Preston may be fairly new to Arkansas, but their political and charitable involvement since their arrival in 2015 has made them well-known to Little Rock officials. by Kim Dishongh and Morgan Embry oth born and raised in Florida, the duo met after college on the set...

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Power Couples: Shayla and Scott Copas

Business brought Shayla and Scott Copas together and it remains a common bond for them. “I think it just gives us a chance to get to know each other on a different level and through a different avenue,” says Shayla. “Our relationship has always gone in a business direction. When we met we...

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Growing Grainster

Layne Fortenberry pondered an idea for about seven years before he turned it into a startup, Grainster Inc. Grainster, which is expected to launch a beta test in select global markets in about nine months, was recently named the USA Global Winner Best Idea in the Talent Unleashed Awards during a...

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Startup: Altimize

Altimize, the e-commerce app building startup launched in 2015 by Bryan Howe and his twin brother, Ethan, is growing its niche. “This is going to be a big focus for us and I think it might even be bigger than the retail niche that we currently work with,” says Bryan Howe. “We basically build...