Arkansas Startups: Bourbon & Boots

Bourbon & Boots has been celebrating unique Southern charm since it was founded in Little Rock in 2012. Rod Ford, current CEO, says the company distributes over 1,500 handcrafted, Southern-inspired products through its brand website, and also operates a wholesale and corporate gifts business. Ford says Bourbon & Boots was originally founded as a peer-to-peer…

There’s Something in the Water

By Omar Kasim | Photography by Meredith Mashburn, Nataly Lorenzo and Raleigh Woods The first time I visited Fayetteville was my orientation day in May of 2012. Although I was aware of the national ranking of Walton College’s exceptional business school, I never seriously considered attending the University of Arkansas. I only applied as a…

Past Governor’s Cup Winners

Andrew Miles GROX INDUSTRIES University of Arkansas 2017 by Kody Ford Andrew Miles, CEO of Grox Industries, cares about windows. Given that windows account for over 20 percent of all energy lost in our home and office buildings, finding a way to improve the efficiency of this has become the company’s goal. Grox has utilized…

Arkansas Capital

Sixty years ago, Winthrop Rockefeller, Harvey Couch, Herbert Thomas, John Tyson, Raymond Rebsamen, and over one hundred other individual business leaders and utility companies from all over Arkansas made contributions as founding shareholders of First Arkansas Development Finance Corporation, established as a special purpose nonprofit finance company. Going strong today as Arkansas Capital Corporation (ACC),…

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…