Opinion

by Stacey Mason -

15 time wasters

We do lots of things with time. We keep time, spend time, use time and lose time. We sacrifice time, track time, make time and even buy time. And sometimes,…

by Daniel Weatherly -

Keeping pace with cyber risks

We’re often asked how does Mainstream and other cybersecurity firms keep up with cyber-attacks and evolving cybersecurity risks? And how do we coordinate our defenses so that our clients are…

by Chris Schaechtel -

Regional banks are in a sweet spot for growth

The banking industry has recently navigated a challenging period characterized by bank failures and volatile interest rates. Higher rates and rising costs have created hurdles for businesses and individuals seeking…

by Brad Chambless -

The evolution of consumer payments

Since the beginning of time, people have used some form of payment to purchase goods and services. From the creation of the Mesopotamian Shekel around 2,150 BC, society has always…

by Dave Shideler -

Heartland revs opportunity engine

At Heartland Forward, we advance economic success, being a resource to state and local governments in four focus areas: innovation and entrepreneurship, human capital and workforce development, health and wellness…

by Dan Wright -

We need more ‘FARM’ in the Farm Bill

As president of Arkansas Farm Bureau, I have the privilege of seeing Arkansas’s diverse agriculture industry from a front-row seat. I also understand many of the challenges facing our state’s largest industry,…

by Mark Zweig -

The art of borrowing

As a small business owner and real estate investor, I regularly talk with my friends who are also into it, and what rates we are paying on various types of…

by Chuck Hyde -

Gaps don’t get better with growth

The political season is upon us, and a big part of the narrative is about how things are going and the question, “Are we better off today than we were…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: A strange report

“This seems strange …” That’s how a rep with Turn Key construction began a sentence about his thoughts on a report attempting to reveal the causes of flooding at the…