Alltel — er, Verizon Arena, 10 Years Later, In This Week’s Arkansas Business

This week’s Arkansas Business is online now. Among the highlights:

Alltel Arena Verizon Arena marks its 10th anniversary next month and everyone from its general manager to those who helped build it consider it an unqualified success. What began with talk of cracked raker beams and postponed events and become an all-purpose facility operating happily in the black.

Gwen Moritz continues a discussion on health care reform, this time through civil discourse with a reader. The first question she answers: “Does business favor socialism?”

Former Alltel CEO Scott Ford gets into the coffee business with a brand of “tummy-friendly” java.

Here it is! A look at a 61-year-old grain brokerage in Arkansas – a family business billing itself as “the nation’s leading cash grain and soybean meal brokerage firm.”

Another contractor gets in line to be paid for work on that $30 million Welspun Pipes plant.

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