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Talk Business Quarterly is transitioning from a quarterly magazine to a bi-monthly magazine in 2013. With this change comes our new name

Talk Business Arkansas

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Talk Business Arkansas is the most trusted resource for in-depth news, comprehensive analysis and provocative opinion for business and political leaders in Arkansas. With traditional and new media, we provide relevant insight and real-time information to help lead businesses to greater success.

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Talk Business Arkansas is the only business publication that reaches affluent decision makers across the state. The magazine is an essential resource guide for new entrepreneurs and leaders of existing businessess.

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Try crunchy vegetables as a school snack.

WHOLE GRAINS Snack on ready-to-eat, whole grain cereals or whole grain crackers. FRUITS Vary your fruit choices. Fruits differ in nutrient content.

MILK Include fat-free or low-fat milk with meals or snacks.

MEAT AND BEANS Choose lean turkey, chicken, roast beef or ham for sandwiches.

MOMENTS LIKE THESE ARE PRECIOUS. DON’T LET THEM FADE AWAY. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people 55+. Early detection is key to saving your sight. Protect your vision from fading away. Call the Foundation Fighting Blindness for a free info packet about preventing and managing AMD.

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The Buy


Cynthia East Fabrics Audrey Fabric Handbag Luscious textile creations by Offhand Designs

Martinous Oriental Rug Co. Handmade Oriental Rugs. Oriental rugs make a lasting gift. Traditional, Transitional and Contemporary rugs in assorted sizes. Serving Arkansas since 1923.

Get your own high quality handmade handbag in three fun & funky patterns $142 After Christmas Sales - Up to 30% off select handmade Oriental Rugs. 50% off Karastan Rugs.

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Easter Seals Arkansas The Easter Seals Sharon Moone-Jochums Center for Training and Wellness will change the lives of adults with disabilities in Central Arkansas. The state-of-the-art facility will offer opportunities for education, including technology, life skills, art and literacy; employment placement and training; and health and wellness. The facility will also increase the services offered to local businesses through the RENEW Recycling program. Easter Seals is increasing the opportunities for adults with disabilities to realize greater independence in all aspects of their lives.


Increase RENEW Recycling with more Central Arkansas businesses which will create more jobs for adults with disabilities and help our community go green.

Promote preventive healthcare by encouraging our adults to use our new Wellness Center and educate them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Empower our adults with the ability to make the most of every day!

Event Calendar Apr 4 The Fashion Event - Easter Seals children and adults join professional models to highlight Spring fashion from local boutiques. May 10 Arkansan of the Year - George Gleason will be honored for his outstanding service to families in our state. Aug 24 Rollin’ on the River - 5k run and 2k family fun walk in which participants form teams that should be led by an Easter Seals Ambassador.

Easter Seals Arkansas

Sharon Moore-Jochums Center for Training and Wellness 14901 Cantrell Rd. • Little Rock, AR 72223 501-221-8400 •

Historic Arkansas Museum Historic Arkansas Museum communicates the early history of Arkansas and its creative legacy by preserving, interpreting and presenting stories and objects for the education and enjoyment of the community and visitors. The museum collects Arkansas Made decorative and fine art from yesterday to today. Each item in the museum’s collection tells a story about Arkansas — about our hopes, our fears, what we valued and how we lived. When we save these objects, we save a piece of us.

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To raise money for our Arkansas Made fund that enables the museum to preserve our state’s cultural and creative legacy.

To see the Arkansas community taking ownership of its history and historic places — the things that make our state unique.

To increase participation in events, programs, membership, donations and social networking.

Event Calendar Fall 2013 The Candlelight Gala, the museum’s biennial fundraising dinner, raises money to purchase Arkansas Made art, furniture, quilts and pottery, as well as important historic documents and photographs, for the museum’s permanent collection.

Historic Arkansas Museum

200 E. 3rd St. • Little Rock, AR 72201 501-324-9351 •

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 47th season in 2012-2013 under the leadership of Music Director Philip Mann. The ASO exists to connect, enrich, inspire and advance Arkansas through the power of music. The ASO performs more than 30 concerts each year and serves central Arkansas through numerous community outreach programs, bringing live symphonic music education to more than 24,000 school children and more than 200 schools.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Performances: Robinson Center Music Hall Box Office: 2417 N. Tyler St. • Little Rock, AR 72207 501.666.1761 •


Jan 26-27 Ancient Airs & Dances Tchaikovsky and Beethoven

Feb 23-24 Truth & Triumph Higdon and Shostakovich

Apr 13-14 Midori & Tchaikovsky Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms

Concerts: POPS LIVE!

Feb 9-10 A Night at the Movies. Hear your favorite hits from the silver screen!

Mar 16-17 American Songbook. Music of some of America’s greatest songwriters - from Irving Berlin to Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael to Gershwin.

May 11-12 Cirque de la Symphonie. The big-top meets classical music at this crowd favorite! This highflying event brings the magic of cirque to the music hall.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Arkansas provides a home away from home that serves and sustains families of children being treated at area hospitals and supports community programs that serve the needs of children. We do this through two primary programs: the Ronald McDonald House® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. Our 28-bedroom house has served more than 20,000 since it began in 1980. The Care Mobile is a 40-foot state-of-the-art mobile unit that provides free, full-service dental care to elementary schools in seven counties.


To provide a home away from home 365 days a year for families of children being served at area hospitals.

To provide a nutritious meal every evening through Supper Club volunteers.

To provide a place to rest, relax and refresh so that parents are better equipped to care for their sick child.

Event Calendar Feb 16 10th Annual Diamond Edition Black Tie Chocolate Fantasy Ball at the Peabody Little Rock. Tickets are $250. Sept 27-30 Ronald McDonald Golf Classic at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little R o c k . Teams are $2,500. Red Shoe A ff a i r — Th e r e ’s N o P la c e Like Our Home Away From Home. Tickets are $50.

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n Bankruptcy

n Garnished wages

n Foreclosures

n Bill Collectors


n Repossessions

n Payday loans

Kyle Havner - Attorney at Law Kathy Havner - Paralegal




Offices located in Pine Bluff & Little Rock


Jonathan McFadden- Attorney at Law

2620 W. 28th Ave. • Pine Bluff, AR 71603 1405 N. Pierce Ste., 207 • Little Rock, AR 72207

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The South,

One Story at a Time

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Retirement looks good



Call Wendy Hudgeons at 501.224.4242 for more information •

Nightly Gourmet Dining • “Happy Hour” Nightly •

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24 Hour Controlled Access • •

Large Apartments with • Balconies/Patios

Scheduled Transportation • Available • •

Weekly Housekeeping • & Linen Service •

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Choices, Choices, Choices A r k a n s a s is a n ide al place to live, w het her you’re mov ing into you r f ir s t place or dow n si zing for you r empt y ne s t . In t he page s t hat follow, you’ll f ind infor mat ion for maintena nce -f re e a nd c a ref re e liv ing at it s b e s t . 46 . January 2013


ircle of Life Hospice. T h e r e s t o f yo u r l i f e. Lived.

Hospice care is recommended when a person is terminally ill with a life ex p e c t a nc y of s i x mo nt hs o r le s s . However, each case is unique. Some patients are on hospice care for a few days or weeks, while many are on hospice care for several months or even years. We have found that when patients c ho o s e ho s p ice c are ear lie r, t hey

We focus on pain and symptom management and on emotional and spiritual

experience a better quality of life. We

support. And we strive to help you have a better quality of life and more time with

believe that life doesn’t stop in the last

loved ones. With Circle of Life, you decide what kind of care is right for you.

weeks, days or even hours.

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O zark G ateway


elocating? Ready for a change? The Ozark Gateway Region is well worth considering. From Pocahontas to Mammoth Spring, Newport to Calico Rock, the region boasts picturesque communities that let you escape the hustle and bustle of city life and embrace the natural beauty, charming downtowns, outdoor activities, and slower pace of this diverse region. The Ozark Mountains are well known for live music, a burgeoning arts scene, world-class golf courses and outstanding restaurants. The cost of living is surprisingly low, as are the crime rates. Music lovers and craft enthusiasts will appreciate Mountain View, home of the Ozark Folk Center, Arkansas Craft

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Guild, music on the Courthouse Square and unique places to dine. Mammoth Spring is a community busy with fun activities and is the beginning point of the beautiful Spring River. Just a short drive from Mammoth Spring is the vibrant town of Hardy, a strong arts and crafts community with a vintage car museum and the popular Spring River. Golf enthusiasts will feel right at home in the Ozarks, with fun yet challenging courses in Horseshoe Bend, Batesville, Cherokee Village and Melbourne. The eight-county region has smaller courses as well. Visit our region’s state parks and private outfitters for camping and fishing. Batesville, the largest town in the Ozark Gateway Region with a population over 10,000, is home to the White River






medical facility. The oldest existing city in Arkansas, Batesville offers a rich lineup of annual events and festivals, including the Ozark Foothills FilmFest, the White River Water Carnival and the Arkansas Scottish Festival. It’s all here, waiting for you, in the Ozark Gateway!

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t Robinson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center



a home away from home for your loved one. Our tagline, “where your loved one becomes our loved one,� is so true for our facility. Robinson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a licensed, 110-bed, skilled nursing facility, conveniently located in North Little





Medicaid, and private pay residents. Come see our newly-remodeled facility offering three spacious dining rooms, a secured observation unit, separate Rehab





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R iviera


ife is better at the top. From sophisticated and elegant homes to the best urban life has to offer, the Riviera Condominiums has it all! Located in Riverdale—with a number of premiere restaurants, hot dance spots and boutiques—the Riviera is a short drive from the River Market with its live music venues, micro breweries, burgers, homemade Moon Pies and lots of fun. The Riviera is located next to several spacious recreational areas, with golf courses at Rebsamen and Burns parks, hiking/biking trails at Two Rivers Park and the Big Dam Bridge, as well as breathtaking views of the Arkansas River. Speaking of views, the Riviera has some of the best in Little Rock! While its central area is critical to Riviera residents’ lifestyle, their high-rise tower offers homes in various sizes and prices, from an 832 sq. ft. one-bedroom for $199,900 to a move-in ready 1,700 sq. ft. three-bedroom for $399,900. Also, there are a number of financing options available, from a leaseto-purchase plan to 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, and unfinished

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units can be customized. Each home has its own private balcony, and owners enjoy quite a few of perks, including on-site security and maintenance, covered parking, storage, a fitness center and swimming pool.


he Nursing & Rehabilitation programs at Good Shepherd offer many regularly planned activities designed to meet the physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional needs of each resident. We welcome you to stop by and visit with one of our qualified staff members who will assist you with obtaining information to meet your loved one’s needs and concerns. Nursing & Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd offers a welcoming environment for visiting friends and family as well. Large visiting areas are available indoors and out with comfortable sitting rooms,

patios and gazebo areas and more. Continental breakfast and restuarant style dining are offered in the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere of one of our three spacious dining rooms. Our Rehabilitation Team offers Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Amenities Provided: State-Of-The-Art Rehab Suites

We Accept: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Pay.

Visiting Areas with a cozy atmosphere.

Contact Us Today!

Experience Rehab in a whole new way.

Lynette Beard, Administrator

Financial Considerations

501-217-9774 Fax: 501-217-9781

Experience Rehab in a whole new way... Nursing & Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd is a skilled Arkansas Facility licensed by the state for 120 beds. Certified by Medicare and Medicaid and dually certified for long term care and short term rehabilitation stays this facility offers: • • • • • • •

Daily housekeeping and laundry services Beauty/barber shop on site Physicians visits Spacious climate controlled rooms Cable television 1 courtyard, secured and therapeutic Transportation

The amenities of a luxury hotel The best in clinical care The Comfort of Home NursiNg & rehabilitatioN at

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ince 1985, Parkway Village has offered a worryfree, comfortable lifestyle for those 64 and older. Located in west Little Rock, this private community offers seniors premier independent living along with the conveniences of security, maintenancefree care of their home, recreation — and most important — wonderful friends and neighbors. Residents can choose from apartmentor cottage-style living. Parkway Village offers 12 different floor plans including studio, one- and two-bedroom options. Square footage ranges from 475 to 2,400 square feet, and all homes include appliances. The community offers a

variety of recreational opportunities including planned social, cultural, recreational and spiritual activities. Residents can also enjoy the beautiful grounds, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, lounge area, game room, chapel and library. Residents don’t have to worry about preparing every meal, as certain meals are available in the community dining room. Making life a little easier, Parkway Village takes care of routine maintenance, lawn care, pest control, most utilities and also provides transportation to medical appointments. For those needing a higher level of care, Parkway Village is pleased to offer Parkway Heights assisted living, Parkway

Health Center nursing care, and our newest facility, The Ginny and Bob Shell Alzheimer’s Center. All are conveniently located on the campus of Parkway Village.

There has never been a better time to consider a move to Parkway Village. We are now offering even more reasons to join our family. New choices are available with REDUCED or NO ENTRANCE FEE on all apartments or cottages. In addition, Parkway Village is pleased to announce that pets are welcome! Call today for more details.

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F ox R idge


ox Ridge is Arkansas’ premier assisted living community offering a worr y-free lifestyle in a quiet, luxurious setting. A variety of options in living arrangements at three locations — Bryant, Chenal and North Little Rock — ensures a fit for everyone. The Br yant communit y features beautiful garden homes designed for fully independent, active residents who desire a home without all the responsibility. Bryant and Chenal offer deluxe rooms, suites and studio apartments that provide a variety of independent living arrangements. These are affordable options for individuals or couples wanting to live on their own, with the added peace of mind knowing help is there if needed.

Residents enjoy all the social events and luxury amenities — like housekeeping and chef-prepared meals — while embracing their independence. Fox Ridge’s most advanced level of care is state-licensed assisted living, with 24-hour nursing care available to administer medication and monitor the health of our residents. Assisted living residents at all three locations enjoy all the social events and conveniences, as well as assisted bathing and dressing and escort to dining and activities. Fox Ridge Chenal and North Little Rock offer a fully licensed assisted living memory center. In addition to extensive services, amenities and exceptional care in comfortable and luxurious apartments, Memory Care residents dine in a family-

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Fine Dining Upstairs

Mon-Sat 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Mon-Sat 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

301 S. Main St. • Jonesboro, AR • 870.336.300. •

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Live Music Thurs. 6:00 pm to CLOSE

*Happy Hour mon.- Fri.

2 pm to 5 pm *Domestic beers on tap and House Margaritas only.

Mon - Thur: 11 am to 10 pm Fri - Sat: 11 am to 10 pm Sun: 11 am to 9 pm

Jonesboro 311 B S. Main St. • 870-932-1333 2200 Wilkins St. • 870-933-1211 Paragould 2803 W. Kingshighway • 870-236-8414 3506 Linwood Dr. • 870-240-8600 . 65

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Custom Cut Meats

Swift All Natural Pork Certified Angus Beef

Sanderson Farm All Natural Chicken

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Cancer doesn’t work 9 to 5. Neither do we. When a cancer diagnosis strikes, the American Cancer Society is there. We are your source for cancer information and support through the National Cancer Information Center (1.800.ACS.2345), the Cancer Survivors Network and This support is made possible through donations to Relay For Life in your community.

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Being the Best is Something We Work Toward Everyday.

Dr. Bev. Foster

Dr. Bev. Foster has been one of Central Arkansas’ favorite Chiropractic physicians for 30 years and was voted “Best Chiropractor” by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the Arkansas Times and AY Magazine. Board certified in Chiropractic Orthopedics, Dr. Foster has been a guest lecturer at UAMS and has served the Arkansas and National Chiropractic examining boards in various capacities.

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AY January 2013  

Joe Cripps has not only entertained audiences as a professional musician, he’s taught others, passing on his love for the craft. Join us as...

AY January 2013  

Joe Cripps has not only entertained audiences as a professional musician, he’s taught others, passing on his love for the craft. Join us as...