Family Business: Hopkins

Hopkins Searcy & Heber Springs, AR 501-268-2000 | 501-362-2006 www.hopkinsorthodontics.com [dropcap]D[/dropcap]r. Jonathan Hopkins is a family-oriented, driven individual who started Hopkins Braces in 2006. The practice grew to have offices in Searcy and Heber Springs, and Melissa Sparks, the office manager for both Hopkins Braces locations, says the business itself continues to be extremely family-oriented.…

Family Business: Gwatney Chevrolet

Gwatney Chevrolet Jacksonville, AR 501-982-210 www.gwatneychevrolet.com [dropcap]G[/dropcap]watney Chevrolet General Sales Manager James Miller says the Jacksonville dealership is one of the top low-price leaders in Arkansas. “If they want the best price in Chevrolet they think of Gwatney Chevrolet first. We’ve always been committed to being that dealership, we haven’t changed that,” he says. Harold…

Family-Owned Businesses

AY Magazine is honored to feature family-owned businesses across Arkansas. These businesses work hard to make sure they have organized and personable customer service skills, along with possessing strong ethics. Many of these Arkansas family-owned businesses have been passed down through the generations. Each business has changed and evolved throughout the years, mainly due to…

Survivor Stories

Karen O’Dell Age: 59 | Years Survived: Went through final radiation treatment Aug. 18 2017 Karen O’Dell is a strong, family-oriented cancer fighter. Her experience with Highlands Oncology Group has been absolutely wonderful. She says her family has constantly prayed for her and that has been her biggest blessing. “We are very thankful this happened…

Runway for a Cause Celebrates 15th Year

Sissy Jones has supported Komen fundraisers for years. In 2015, she became part of the cause. “I never thought I would be one of those people benefiting from it,” says Jones, founder of the iconic, family-owned jewelry store chain Sissy’s Log Cabin. Sissy’s is a presenting sponsor of this year’s Runway for the Cure, a…

Dream Factory: NLR’s Regional Innovation Hub

A Showpiece for Inventors and Entrepreneurs [dropcap]T[/dropcap]ouring the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock’s Argenta District is very much like wandering through an oversized toy box. In one corner rests a three-foot-wide Millennium Falcon scale model, constructed entirely of cardboard. In another, a row of 3-D printers stands in formation. Down a hallway,…

Savvy Shields Says Goodbye

Arkansas’ Miss America reflects on a year of travel and service as she prepares to pass on her crown. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]rkansas native Savvy Shields’ reign as Miss America began last September in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and that is where it will end this month when the 22-year-old Fayetteville native returns to crown the next lucky…