People of Conway

Conway is an undiscovered gem among America’s college towns. What is lovely about Conway is it has all the benefits of a great college town while still having that heart and that warm welcome of a small town.” – Bill Tsutsui, Hendrix College President   “We love that we are able to go out on…

Intriguing Women: Sharon Bale

Sharon Bale Children’s Hospital [dropcap]S[/dropcap]haron Bale, an Arkansas native, grew up in North Little Rock and attended Ouachita Baptist University, where she received a political science degree. Bale has a heart to help others. She is involved in various organizations that have continued to impact her life: Arkansas Children’s Hospital, CARTI, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American…

Intriguing Women: Jill Joslin

Jill Joslin CJRW – President [dropcap]J[/dropcap]ill Joslin displays true leadership through her current position as the president of CJRW. She has always lived in Arkansas. She has worked in Arkansas’ advertising industry for 30 years. Her job duties include overseeing agency and client management. This includes supervising different research and demographics. Joslin graduated from the…

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…

Arkansas Chef to Appear on ‘CBS This Morning’

The executive chef of The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville will be featured on CBS This Morning Saturday. Matthew McClure “will share his path, inspiration and approach to refined country cooking” as part of “The Dish,” a series that highlights chefs, according to a news release. McClure, an Arkansas native, is an award-winning…

New Directors Join Ballet Arkansas

A husband-and-wife team started their new positions as artistic and associate artistic directors at Ballet Arkansas this month. Michael Fothergill will serve as the company’s new artistic director, while Catherine Garratt Fothergill will be the new associate artistic director. “Michael and I have hit the ground running and are enjoying getting to know the community…

The Golden Girl: Legendary Little Rock Restaurateur Hasn’t Missed a Step

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ook up the word “lair” in any dictionary and chances are Mary Beth Ringgold’s office will leap off the page. Tucked into a crow’s nest-type cranny in the cavernous Cajun’s Wharf, the room bursts with uniform catalogs, invoices, reams of reports, forms, vendor orders and copious miscellany. Personal photos elbow for wall space amid framed…