Opinion

by Heather Nelson -

Solar empowers agricultural industry

Arkansas’ agricultural industry is no stranger to economic ups and downs. With each planting and breeding season, farmers and ranchers must consider how unpredictable weather patterns, international trade tensions and…

by Jody Dilday -

Do good, give smart

The global pandemic has disrupted every aspect of business, life and society in 2020. From manufacturing and retail to hospitality and the arts, healthcare and civil service to childcare and…

by Regina Young -

Remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic that forced many companies to restructure their workforce has showed that advances in technology have made remote work viable for positions previously considered not suitable for such arrangements. And…

by Jason Hendren -

Never stop in the push for freedom

The All Saints Episcopal Church in Bentonville recently hosted the inaugural Harriet Tubman Memorial Tribute and Trailblazer Awards. A local organization called “The Shame of Bentonville” organized the event, as…

by Stacey Mason -

15 books on my nightstand

Reading is not only my first love but also my true love. I’m happiest with a book in my hand. It’s where I return time and time again to dream,…

by Paul Holmes -

Walking a tightrope

This month may prove in the long run to be the most significant time period so far in our state’s efforts to battle the COVID-19 virus. We hear the numbers…

by Cal Rose -

PPP: What you should know

In less than two weeks, small-business owners claimed all $349 billion allocated to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP officially opened on April 3 and by April 16, the…

by Scott Crossett -

Hiring perspectives from the CPG industry

As recruiters in the consumer goods industry, my colleagues and I have the opportunity to speak with professionals who manage sales, analytics and supply chains for the leading companies providing…

by Angie Garrett -

Are you ‘listening’?

The global pandemic is creating significant disruption for businesses in every industry, which are doing their best to adapt to a still-evolving new reality. Consumer preferences also are rapidly changing,…

by Ben Lincoln -

Retirement planning under COVID–19

From my 12+ years living and working in Washington, D.C. on and off Capitol Hill, I am keenly aware of how quickly major provisions in legislation get lost in the…