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…

Top 10 Events in September

1 ALL-STAR SPECTACULAR LITTLE ROCK September 7 Dance the night away at Little Rock’s Dancing with Our Stars 10th Anniversary Spectacular. The fundraising event benefits the Arkansas chapter of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Alumni stars and new stars will compete for this year’s Mirror Ball trophy. Sponsorship prices vary but individual tickets are $200. Voting…

Here’s Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse

No need to watch this astronomical event alone. People are getting together all over the state to watch Monday’s solar eclipse. Plus, with the shortage of eclipse glasses, one of these parties might be your only chance to grab a pair. Northwest Arkansas Winthrow Springs State Park Devil’s Den State Park Lake Fort Smith State…

Shania Twain to Perform in Little Rock

Shania Twain announced Thursday that she’ll stop at Verizon Arena next summer on her Shania Now Tour. Twain will play in North Little Rock on June 12, 2018. Tickets for the show go on sale at the Verizon Arena box office Friday, August 25 at 10 a.m. Prices range from $29.95 to $149.95. To purchase…

Celebrate the King at Elvis Week

Elvis Week 2017, which marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death, kicks off today. Thousands of Elvis fans descend upon Memphis for Elvis Week each year, and Elvis Presley Enterprises expects this celebration to attract the largest crowd to date. For more on the 40th anniversary and tips on where to stay, check out the…