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Kathleen Turner Named Honorary Chair of 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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Two-time Golden Globe winner Kathleen Turner will serve as Honorary Chair of the 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and will help present the festival’s opening-night film, LADDIE: The Man Behind the Movies, on Oct. 6. Turner won Golden Globes for her roles in Romancing the Stone and Prizzi’s Honor. She was also nominated for Body Heat, War of the[...]

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the AHA Vendor Showcase & Convention

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The Arkansas Hospitality Association (AHA) aims to "ensure the growth, success, education and image of the restaurant, lodging, and tourism industries in the state of Arkansas," according to the organization's website. Join other professionals, network and have fun at the AHA Vendor Showcase & Convention at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock[...]

Family Business: Cavender's

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Cavender's Harrison, AR 870-741-2848 www.greekseasoning.com -C Seasoning Company, Inc. is the manufacturer of Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. The family business is now in its third generation. Husband and wife Lance and Cara Wohlgemuth run the business with Cara’s sister, Lisa Cavender. Spike Cavender and his son, Steve Cavender, started the business ne[...]

Family Business: Martinous Oriental Rug Company

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Martinous Oriental Rug Company Little Rock, AR 501-224-0313 www.martinous.com avid Martinous, owner of Martinous Oriental Rug Company, has been heavily involved in his family-owned business for the past 51 years. Martinous says his business is based on high ethics, strong morals and great service. “Our family business is unique because of the years o[...]

Family Business: FAB&T

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FAB&T Jacksonville, Sherwood, Cabot & Austin, AR 800-982-4511 www.fabandt.com irst Arkansas Bank & Trust Senior Vice President and COO Mark T. Wilson says his family-owned business carries on the legacy of his grandfather, Pat Wilson. “We aren’t flashy and we aren’t trying to impress people with anything more than good, honest banking and [...]

Family Business: Gaston's White River Legacy

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Gaston's White River Legacy Lakeview, AR 870-431-5202 www.gastons.com he legacy began in 1958, when Al Gaston bought 20 acres on the White River. When his son Jim Gaston inherited Gaston’s White River Resort a few short years later, there were six small cottages and six boats. Today the resort sits on more than 400 acres, with 79 cottages and a state-of-[...]

Family Business: Mercedes-Benz of Little Rock

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Mercedes-Benz of Little Rock Little Rock, AR 501-666-9457 www.mercedesbenzoflittlerock.com ercedes-Benz of Little Rock General Manager Kevin Wilson says the business is locally owned and has been serving Arkansas for over 40 years now. Wilson says the family-owned business is unique because the owners truly care about their employees and customers. [...]

Family Business: Cooper Family Dentistry

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Cooper Family Dentistry Jacksonville, AR 501-982-7547 www.coopersmiles.com n 1977, Dr. James Cooper established Cooper Family Dentistry in Jacksonville. This year, the family business celebrated its 40-year anniversary. Today, Dr. James Cooper's son, Dr. Jordan Cooper, runs and operates the business full-time. He joined Cooper Family Dentistry in 2006 fo[...]

Family Business: Diamond Center

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Diamond Center Fort Smith & Fayetteville, AR[ 479-452-0246 | 479-445-6646 www.diamondcenterjewelers.com im Cash III owns and operates the Diamond Center, a fine jewelry shop located in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Cash says the store is unique because it is a Preferred Retailer with Preferred Jewelers International. He explaine[...]

Family Business: Daniel

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Daniel Little Rock, Bryant, & Benton, AR 501-223-8442 www.danielortho.com r. John Daniel, an Arkansas native, started Daniel Orthodontics in August of 1990. Dr. Daniel got started in his line of work because of his dad, who was also an orthodontist. “He continued the tradition from there,” Josh Seaman says. Seaman is the director of operations [...]