NWA Business Journal

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. 

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.  

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. 

First Tee Northwest Arkansas teaches golf, leadership and more. The new director explains the organization's mission during this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

The latest edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal includes a conversation with Bishop Woosley, the director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, about a financial milestone.

In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling sits down with Wright Lindsey Jennings attorney Meredith Lowry, Founder and CEO of 3E Software Joe Earhart, and J.B. Hunt Senior Director of Engineering and Technology Brad Garrard for a roundtable discussion of blockchain, data privacy and employee recruitment in a business world driven by technology.

Preparations are underway for the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship tournament, a stop on the LPGA Tour, which begins June 24 at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Since 2007, the tournament has grown into a week-long celebration of everything the region has to offer. In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with Tournament Chairman Jay Allen.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Senior Editor Rex Nelson offers his analysis on the state's oldest daily newspaper's decision to go digital six days a week. Plus, a recap of the latest earnings report from Bentonville-based America's Car-Mart in today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

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