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Monday, July 13, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Deal in place for George’s, Inc. to buy Ozark Mountain Poultry

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Big news that affects the local (and state) poultry industry: Talk Business & Politics is reporting that Springdale, Ark.-based George's, Inc., the nation's 11th largest poultry producer, is in talks to purchase Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP), based out of Rogers, Ark. OMP has facilities in...

Regional overhead door companies merge

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Jonesboro Overhead Door and Tri County Garage Door recently merged under a single ownership, combining two of the top overhead and garage door companies in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.  “As a family-owned business, we keep the families of our customers and the families of...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens Batesville location today

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Fast-casual restaurant concept, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, opens today at 1190 S. St. Louis St. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Freddy's is known for its lean, ground beef steakburgers, "Vienna Beef" hot dogs, crispy shoestring fries, as well as frozen custard treats...

Lopez joins First Community Bank in Hispanic community liaison role

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First Community Bank has announced the hiring of Miguel Lopez. Lopez, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, will use his bilingual talent to serve as a liaison for the Hispanic community. “The Hispanic population is one of the fastest growing in the...

Norfork Brewing Co. opening June 23

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A new brewery is coming to the region. Based out of the renovated former Norfork Post Office and Grocery, the Norfork Brewing Company will have its grand opening celebration Saturday, June 23. Musical guests will perform through the day with the band Rio performing...

It’s the ‘tooth’! ‘Tooth Be Told,’ new pediatric dentistry practice, opens to busy business in Batesville

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The only pediatric dentistry practice in the Batesville area has opened to busy business: Tooth Be Told, located just off Harrison at 930 15th St. Tooth Be Told has seen about 750 patients -- kids from their first tooth to those that are 18 years...

Bakery coming to Main Street Batesville

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On Tuesday, May 8, the Batesville Downtown Foundation signed a lease to a new bakery business. The bakery will be located at 359 E. Main and has a projected opening date of June 1. Extensive renovation of the building has and is taking place...

Wood-Lawn provides UACCB nursing students with uniforms and more this semester

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Wood-Lawn, Inc. purchased all uniforms for practical nursing (PN) students this semester at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). Each student also received $225 to help offset the cost of supplies needed for the nursing program. “We wanted to make an...

Plans for new brick oven pizzeria underway with First Community Bank’s Downtown Batesville Revitalization Program

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First Community Bank says it is continuing to invest in Batesville’s downtown district in 2020. In a media release, the bank says Dr. Doug and Laurie Gottschalk plan to open Stella’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Bistro at 250 E. Main. The project is being financed...

Pasha Alexander joins First Community Bank

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Pasha Alexander has joined First Community Bank as a secondary market loan originator in Batesville according to an announcement from Dale Cole, the bank’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are happy and excited to have Pasha join our team at First Community Bank,”...

Nast achieves certification as Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner at WRMC

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White River Health System (WRHS) has announced the certification of Deanna Nast, as a Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN) Practitioner by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurse (AAHFN), according to Gary Bebow, CEO of WRHS. Certification promotes the highest standards of practice for clinicians...