Author - Caleb Talley

February 2019 Magazine

Ark Tank

Arkansas Tourism, in partnership with Innovate Arkansas, is gearing up for the first ever Ark Tank startup pitch competition, which will bring together some of the brightest ideas to promote state tourism. by Caleb Talley For the purposes of this competition, a tourism-related business is defined...

February 2019 Magazine

Hall of Famer: Claiborne Deming

By Caleb Talley | Photo by Jamison Mosley A year-in-a-box calendar rests on Claiborne Deming’s desk in his expansive sixth-floor office in downtown El Dorado. It’s a Murphy’s Law calendar – not a code of conduct for the Murphy Oil Corporation, but a play on the old humorous adage...

Business February 2019 Magazine People

Hall of Famer: Warren Stephens

By Caleb Talley | Photography by Jamison Mosley If you didn’t know any better, you might think Warren Stephens was born to lead Stephens Inc. After all, the highly regarded, Little Rock-based investment bank and private-equity firm was founded by his uncle, Witt, and run by his father...

February 2019 Magazine People

Hall of Famer: Joe M. Steele 1905 – 1976

By Caleb Talley | Historic photos courtesy of Shiloh Museum of Ozark History During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, canning was a successful and growing industry in Northwest Arkansas, and Joe M. Steele was quick to get in on the action. In 1924, while still a teenager, Steele began a...

February 2019 Magazine People

Hall of Famer: John W. Tyson 1905 – 1967

By Caleb Talley | Historic photos courtesy of Shiloh Museum of Ozark History John W. Tyson was born in the northwest Missouri community of Mound City. In 1931, during the height of the Great Depression, Tyson moved his family south to Springdale in search of new opportunities. According to Tyson...

People Politics Uncategorized

From Our Editor: America Deserves Better

By Caleb Talley As I began the ancient practice of putting pen to paper to draft this column, I wasn’t yet sure in which direction I should take it. I weighed the merits of each topic swirling around inside my head. Horse race election coverage. The border wall debate. The government shutdown...

January 2019 Magazine

From Our Editor: Caleb Talley

“You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.” – Lyndon B. Johnson ____________________________________________________________ January...