Intriguing Women: The Class of 2017

You can’t buy your way into AY’s list of “Intriguing Women.” Our editors sort through numerous nominations and contact industry leaders in order to produce the list. AY’s 2017 “Intriguing Women” are beautiful, intelligent women who make a difference in our state. From philanthropists to finance gurus, these women are at the top of their…

Publisher’s Note: The Beautiful is Coming

When taking nominations and researching potential Intriguing Women for our October issue, I was fascinated and overwhelmed by the accomplishments of so many strong women in our state. While it’s not a surprise, seeing the long list we created of strong, wise and talented women was humbling. Narrowing down the list to the small group…

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson to Receive Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Career Achievement Award

Documentarian Stanley Nelson will be at the 26th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival on Saturday, October 14th to add another award to a film career already steeped in recognition. He has six Emmys, including one for Lifetime Achievement, a Peabody Award, and received the National Medal for the Humanities from President Obama. When Nelson…

Family Business: Cavender’s

Cavender’s Harrison, AR 870-741-2848 www.greekseasoning.com [dropcap]S[/dropcap]-C Seasoning Company, Inc. is the manufacturer of Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. The family business is now in its third generation. Husband and wife Lance and Cara Wohlgemuth run the business with Cara’s sister, Lisa Cavender. Spike Cavender and his son, Steve Cavender, started the business nearly 50 years ago, in…

Family Business: Martinous Oriental Rug Company

Martinous Oriental Rug Company Little Rock, AR 501-224-0313 www.martinous.com [dropcap]D[/dropcap]avid Martinous, owner of Martinous Oriental Rug Company, has been heavily involved in his family-owned business for the past 51 years. Martinous says his business is based on high ethics, strong morals and great service. “Our family business is unique because of the years of experience…

Family Business: FAB&T

FAB&T Jacksonville, Sherwood, Cabot & Austin, AR 800-982-4511 www.fabandt.com [dropcap]F[/dropcap]irst Arkansas Bank & Trust Senior Vice President and COO Mark T. Wilson says his family-owned business carries on the legacy of his grandfather, Pat Wilson. “We aren’t flashy and we aren’t trying to impress people with anything more than good, honest banking and a desire…