Author - Sydne Tursky

Magazine November 2018

Business is Good: Riffraff

by Sydne Tursky At the beginning of 2009, Kirsten Blowers was a senior at the University of Arkansas, and the country was in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. With a degree in interior design, she didn’t have high hopes of securing a job after graduation. So in...

Magazine November 2018

Business is Good: SupplyPike

by Sydne Tursky When people think of Arkansas, the first thing that comes to their mind probably isn’t technology and software innovations, but SupplyPike President Greg Kessman is ready to change that perception. SupplyPike develops and sells supply chain management software to consumer...

AMP News Business Startup AR

1 Million Cups Empowers Arkansas Entrepreneurs

by Sydne Tursky 1 Million Cups, a nationwide organization with a chapter in Bentonville, is helping Arkansas entrepreneurs make connections and improve their business strategies. The organization began in Kansas City in 2012 as a project of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The program is...

AMP News Politics

Thousands Can Legally Carry Guns on College Campuses

More than 3,000 completed enhanced carry training since February by Sydne Tursky Training programs required for the concealed carry of handguns on college campuses have gone into full effect. And while state officials tout the law’s success, some university professors and students are concerned...

Business Startup AR

Startup Junkie is Paving the Way in NWA

by Sydne Tursky Startup Junkie, a Fayetteville-based company headed by University of Arkansas alums Jeff Amerine and Haley Allgood, aims to use its unique business model to help other small businesses and boost economic development and quality of life in the greater Northwest Arkansas...