Magazine: Talk Business Arkansas November/December

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Our latest Talk Business Arkansas magazine is out and available to our readers. If you don’t get a mailed copy of the publication, you can read it online at this link.

On this month’s cover: Rush Harding, CEO of Little Rock investment firm Crews & Associates. Read Harding’s life story and what shaped him into the competitor he is today in his business and personal life.

Harding, the son of educators, fell into his profession at the end of his college career after a chance encounter with a bond trader. How did he get his start? What led to his eventual success after a slow start? And what is he focusing on now with his time and attention?

Former Arkansas Attorney General Steve Clark, now the head of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, shares his personal story of redemption. Once the darling of Arkansas politics, Clark’s well-chronicled fall from grace and return to the spotlight is an amazing journey.

On the business front, it has been a rollicking year for Arkansas banks as merger after merger has dominated the landscape. What do experts see in the near-future? Plus, blue collar jobs were once the backbone of the Arkansas economy. Many of them still exist, but you’d be surprised to see how technologically advanced these “blue collar” professions have become.

In health care, we look at how “consumerism” is influencing the sector; meet one of the world’s most renowned eCommerce kings – RetailMeNot’s Cotter Cunningham, formerly of Helena; and how will Wild River Country transform its digs into a winter wonderland? Read more on these stories in our latest issue.

For commentary, the heads of the two major political parties – Doyle Webb and Vince Insalaco – explain why their candidates will win in 2014. His majesty’s consul general Andrew Millar talks British trade. And, attorney Blake Glasgow warns of patent trolls, while UCA’s center for community and economic development director Amy Whitehead crawls inside the numbers of 12 of Arkansas’ largest communities for insight on the economy.

There are many more stories focused on agriculture, retail, marketing, and restaurants in this issue. Click on this link to access the digital version of the magazine.