Video: Johnny Allison and Wallace Fowler on Their $280 Million Bank Deal

My hastily thrown together segment on that $280 million Home BancShares/Liberty Bank of Arkansas deal, which originally debuted here. Since then, there have been two more big Arkansas banking deals — one by First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas of Harrison, and another involving Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock. Yep, it’s the Summer of Bank […]

Funeral Today for Journalist Bob McCord

The funeral for journalist Robert McCord is set for today. Arkansas Business has details here, which includes an account of McCord’s work to establish the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, which, despite the state Legislature’s best efforts, remains among the strongest in the country. Above is how I first met McCord, on Little Rock CBS […]

Video: The Treatsie Unboxing

With the help of Kickstarter, our friends Jamie & Lisa and Keith & Amanda have founded Treatsie, a delicious monthly subscription service to artisan candies from an ever-changing variety of vendors.┬áTreatsie shipped its first box this week, and as Kickstarter backers, Laura and I rushed home to open it. You can learn more about the […]