Opinion

by Kristi Dannelley -

Marketing for the new normal

The coronavirus has sent our nation into a financial tailspin. Mandatory closures have impacted every sector of the economy, but particularly the restaurant, fitness, nonprofit, event and public-facing industries. In…

by Dr. Chad Rodgers -

It’s dangerous to delay childhood vaccines

The coronavirus pandemic has had several unforeseen consequences, including a dramatic decline in routine trips to the doctor’s office. Annual physicals, checkups for chronic conditions and especially childhood vaccines have been…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: Starting from tourism scratch

Moments presenting an opportunity for change are maximized when considering all options to change opportunities. Which is why we should assess new directions for the Fort Smith Convention and Visitors…

by Ray Hanley -

What determines your health?

The strongest determinants of your health are not your genes, gender, how far you can walk or even if you have good health insurance. The strongest factors that shape your…

by Mark Zweig -

Burned-out business owners

I was talking the other day with a friend of mine who owns a business in Northwest Arkansas. He has been luckier than most through this thing and has managed…

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…