Changes announced with Talk Business Magazine

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Roby Brock, owner and editor-in-chief of Talk Business Arkansas, has ended his publishing arrangement with Vowell, Inc. and is moving the popular magazine back in house where it has previously been produced.

The Talk Business Arkansas magazine was first published as a quarterly in January 2008, but has expanded to six times a year. In 2012, the magazine began a publishing arrangement with Vowell, Inc. – publisher of Active Years (AY) magazine.

Brock and Vowell ended their business arrangement earlier this month.

Brock said he looks forward to again producing the Talk Business Arkansas publication through his company, River Rock Communications. Brock also said he will continue to work exclusively with the team of talented writers he has assembled across the state, including The City Wire that provides unique coverage of business in the Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith areas.

“The good news is that we will not miss a beat as we bring the magazine back into the River Rock shop,” Brock said. “We will continue to produce the same first-class publication we always have since its beginning. Readers can continue to expect the same high-quality, insightful and fair business and political coverage we have built our reputation on for the past 15 years.”

Talk Business Arkansas will remain a six times a year magazine publication and the next issue will be out in March 2014.

“We’ve got a few growth strategies that we’ll be putting in place by the time our next issue is published,” Brock said. “I look forward to sharing those ideas with our readers and advertisers on that occasion.”

Readers wishing to subscribe to the publication for free or advertisers wishing to be in upcoming publications can email Brock for assistance at [email protected].

Talk Business Arkansas enters its 15th year in 2014. The popular statewide business and political newsmagazine can be seen on TV, heard on radio, viewed online and in local newspapers, and read through the magazine published six times a year.

Talk Business Arkansas, hosted by Roby Brock, interviews business and political decision-makers who are shaping the Arkansas news landscape. Talk Business Arkansas can be found through the following media channels:
• TV – KLRT Fox 16 Sunday nights at 10 pm

• Radio – KUAR 89.1 FM (central Arkansas) Monday nights at 6 pm; KUAF 91.3 FM (northwest Arkansas) weekdays at noon; KASU 91.9 FM (northeast Arkansas) Saturdays at noon.

• Magazine – Talk Business Arkansas is produced six times a year and is directly mailed to 12,000 influential business and political decision-makers.
Newspapers – Brock writes a weekly business column for Stephens Media newspapers and their affiliates across the state distributed by the Arkansas News Bureau.

• Web site – or

• Social media – Talk Business Arkansas news can also be received by email or by following Brock on Twitter or Facebook.