Magazine: Talk Business Arkansas July/August 2013

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The latest magazine edition of Talk Business Arkansas is out.

In this issue, you’ll find our cover story on Stephens Inc. CEO Warren Stephens, whose Alotian Golf Club will be host to the Western Amateur Open. Stephens discusses his passion for golf and how it has shaped his family, his business perspective and his world view. Plus, Stephens weighs in on a number of relevant financial issues of the day.

Energy and architecture – it’s no longer a pipe dream to make buildings energy efficient. It’s mandatory – and not just because it is good for the environment; it actually saves money for tenants, taxpayers and residents.

We go inside the rapidly accelerating Hugg & Hall Mobile Storage with owner Jim Hugg as well as pick the brain of developer Greg Nabholz, who is leaving his fingerprints all over downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta district. Mary Kay cosmetics turns 50 years old. We introduce you to some local Mary Kay sales reps who have achieved tremendous success.

On the politics front, former President Bill Clinton offers his “Hope for the Delta” in a guest commentary.

We explore gender and justice with exclusive interviews with the three female justices on the Arkansas Supreme Court. Our story looks at how times have changed dramatically in the state’s legal system and what these justices think of the role of women in the law.

Former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker and soft drink industry spokesman Dennis Farmer offer countering viewpoints on the necessity of the Soft Drink Tax, which has been on the books for 20 years now.

Our roundtable on higher education features a discussion between University of Arkansas system president Dr. Donald Bobbitt, Dr. Ed Franklin who heads the Arkansas Association of Two-year Colleges, and Department of Higher Education Director Shane Broadway. These three men share their thoughts on the future of collegiate learning in Arkansas.

And, there are more trend stories and analysis. Click on this link to access the digital version of the magazine.