NWA Business Journal

Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, tells us about a proposal for new management at the Fort Smith Convention Center and discusses home sales in the Arkansas River Valley, which have gone up during the pandemic.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is term-limited in her current job. She tells Roby Brock, with our parter Talk Business and Politics, she's seeking the Governor's Mansion in 2022. That conversation is part of this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

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Today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes an interview with Jacob Hudson, the new Arkansas market president for BOK Financial, formerly known as Bank of Arkansas. Hudson discusses the challenges of working in the banking business during a pandemic, one of which is a national shortage of coins.

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In today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling catches up with Brad Hammond, who leads the Fayetteville office of Olsson, a nationally-recognized engineering firm based in Nebraska. Hammond joined Olsson when the firm acquired McGoodwin Williams & Yates in 2018.

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In today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics speaks with Mervin Jebaraj, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, about the state's economy, which he says has faired better than expected during the pandemic.

In today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with Graham Cobb, the president and CEO of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, about a virtual pitch competition with a focus on minority business owners.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders left her job as President Donald Trump's press secretary last year and returned to Arkansas for what many speculate could be a run for governor. On this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, she discusses a new nonprofit venture aimed at helping businesses during the pandemic.

Stacy Hurst, who is the secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks Heritage and Tourism, says she knows many are ready even for state parks to reopen the features that were shut down during the height of the outbreak. She discusses the process of reopening on this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

In today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with Eric Pianalto, the president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, about how the lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic will stick with healthcare providers for a lifetime.

This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes a discussion about how landlords of commercial properties are working with their tenants during a historic retail shutdown.

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