Arkansas Money & Politics is a particularly good read this month as we take a tour of Arkansas startups, highlighting Startup Junkie’s annual event in Fayetteville. If you wondered what industry is budding here, we are on it. As publisher of a statewide magazine that is committed to business and industry, I am always impressed with how Arkansas has room to grow, expand its reach regionally, nationally and globally, and to become a destination for new ideas.
Also this month, we all start asking questions about health care, as employers and employees begin the process of open enrollment. Three of Arkansas’ most prominent providers answer a series of questions from our editor Mark Carter on the topic that might help.
Women in business is a huge theme this month. Both the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas and the NWA Women’s Business Conference will be celebrated. AMP covers honorees of both. We also shine a light on Riceland’s Jennifer James, a woman making strides in Arkansas agriculture.
Finally, as September marks our focus on hospitality in Arkansas, get a “Last Word” from Chuck Magill of the Capital Hotel. He’s a man of many stories!
Philanthropically, we like to help our neighbors in need. Celebrated boxing coach, Ray Rodgers, will be honored September 21 at the Embassy Suites. The recent floods in the state wiped away his boxing club, and many people wanted to help out with a fundraiser. We are the presenting media sponsor and would love to have you join us. Get your tickets while they’re still available at ARMoneyandPolitics.com.
And be sure to read next month’s issue. We are celebrating with Garver for 100 years of engineering in Arkansas. Reach out to me anytime if you are interested in a special publication or section of AMP to celebrate or educate your business to the state’s top industry leaders and readers! Email me at [email protected].