Paul Gatling

Contributing Reporter

Contributing reporter from Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and Talk Politics.

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On today's show, we head to Hobbs State Park where staff and volunteers are working with the Ozark Chinquapin Foundation to bring back a tree that had been abundant in the region until a devastating blight in the 1950s. Plus, more on why Ozark Regional Transit is facing a bus driver shortage. And, we hear from the Escape Tones about their new beat tape.

The oldest bank in Benton County, the Bank of Gravett, which was chartered in 1898 gets a new name, sort of. Paul Gatling explains in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal report. 

A Northwest Arkansas team of surgeons and dietitians is being recognized for excellence in bariatric weight-loss surgery.  That story and more are included in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report with Paul Gatling.

This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes a survey of recent economic news with Mervin Jebaraj, Director, Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Thirty Years at Arvest

Jul 25, 2019

This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes a conversation with Steven Plaisance, President & CEO of Arvest Mortgage Company.

In today’s Northwest Arkansas Business Journal report, Paul Gatling introduces us to Silicon Valley business accelerator Plug and Play, which will be establishing itself in Bentonville in partnership with Walmart, Tyson and J.B. Hunt and will focus on emerging supply chain and logistics technologies. 

We find out why the three federally recognized tribes of Cherokee people have declared a state of emergency for the Cherokee language. Plus, for the first time in 19 years, voters have passed a fee increase for the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department. And, we go to Siloam Springs where historic American Legion Post 29 is celebrating its centennial.

In today’s Northwest Arkansas Business Journal report, Paul Gatling discusses the expansion of United Federal Credit Union in the region with long-time mortgage lender Scott Jeffus, who has been hired to be the company’s Director of Mortgage Sales in Arkansas.  

Since 2014, This Is My Brave has been fighting mental health stigma by producing shows across the country that feature storytellers sharing personal experiences of mental illness. We speak with the producers about the Northwest Arkansas version. Plus, we go to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge where their rescue bears are getting a taste of the wild in their new habitats. And, we stop by the state's only cidery, which has now grown into Central Arkansas.

Today’s Northwest Arkansas Business Journal report focuses on a coalition of Arkansas doctors that is deploying a ballot measure referendum to knock a 2019 law off the books. Act 579 allows optometrists to perform eye surgeries and other surgical procedures once limited to medically-trained ophthalmologists.