Arkansas Startups

Arkansas has a number of daring startups and hardworking entrepreneurs. Read all about 10 of these brilliant idea makers below, and visit Arkansas Money & Politics for more startup stories. Bourbon & Boots Altimize Lineus Medical Lauren James Engine Metova Apptegy Grainster Startup Junkie Tacos 4 Life

Funding the Governor’s Cup

Since 2001, the Arkansas Governor’s Cup has bolstered the state’s college students in bringing their entrepreneurial ideas to life. But it would not have been possible without the hard work of Arkansas Capital Corporation, through its nonprofit Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, and the contributions of key sponsors. This year’s Governor’s Cup title sponsor is Delta…

Mending Broken Hearts

At one time, replacing a faulty heart valve meant one thing: open-heart surgery followed by an extended hospital stay and a lengthy recovery. That’s no longer the case. Newer technologies have made surgery less invasive and recovery times much shorter. Hundreds of patients have undergone transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR for short, at CHI…

Calico Rock

Perched on an eye-catching limestone bluff overlooking the White River in north central Arkansas, Calico Rock can claim one of the prettiest settings of any city in the state. Yet this quaint Izard County community isn’t often on the tip of the tongue when Arkansans are asked to name their favorite hill country towns, with…

It's Pee-Kahn Month!

By Kristy Alpert | Photography by Jamison Mosley We’re all a bit nuts in Arkansas, especially during National Pecan month! April is National Pecan Month, and we’re going nuts for these native Arkansas nuts. An estimated 2.6 million pecans are harvested from orchards around Arkansas each year, earning the pecan the spot as our state’s…

Bolo Bash Luncheon & Reception Set the Table for a Good Cause

Baptist Health Foundation’s annual Bolo Bash Luncheon is the state’s premier luncheon event. And it continues to be one of the most sought-after affairs of the year. Each year, the luncheon raises funds for worthy causes throughout the community, while presenting guests with world-class, nationally recognized entertainers and guest speakers. This year’s Bolo Bash Luncheon…

CALS and Concerts: The Arkansas Literary Festival

The 15th annual Arkansas Literary Festival’s lineup includes award-winning authors, dynamic musicians, acclaimed filmmakers and more. From April 26-29, more than 70 authors and presenters will descend on Little Rock for a smorgasbord of book-themed events that include panels, workshops, signings, discussions, film screenings, parties and concerts. Around 20 of the presenters hail from Arkansas,…

True Grit and the Man Who Wrote It

“People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day.” Charles McColl Portis, known to his friends as Buddy, was born in El…

My Favorite Plants to Use for Borders

By P. Allen Smith | Photography by Mark Fonville and Jane Colclasure I like to structure gardens so that there’s something eye-catching on each level. I find that it’s often easy to forget about the plants right at your feet. So when you’re planning your garden, consider these plants for forming borders, either in a bed…