Despite persistent inflation and come to expect higher prices and shoppers aim to maximize their are adjusting their holiday spending accordingly,” said Nick Handrinos, vice chairman of Deloitte LLP, who oversees the consulting firm’s U.S. retail, wholesale and distribution and consumer products. “We expect to see shoppers make their lists and check them twice for […]
By Dwain Hebda -- Marcus Guinn, executive vice president and loan manager at Arvest Bank, is one of central Arkansas's most respected and well-known bankers. Over a nearly 40-year career, the native of Gurdon has steadily created a solid reputation as he climbed the ranks through changing times, consolidation and mergers. He’s shuffled loan papers […]
Wall Street investment giant Goldman Sachs is venturing out from the friendly confines of Wall Street fund small businesses across rural America. The revered financial colossus on Sept. 22 announced a $100 million Investment in Rural Communities across the country to support job creation and economic growth. The new initiative, first launching in North Dakota […]
The state’s first Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration forged a key partnership on Sept. 15 at the headquarters of Communities Unlimited (CU), the rural Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) headquartered in Fayetteville. The U.S. Department of Commerce first announced in September 2022 that CU would be one […]
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