Month: March 2021

Two businesses with Hearne at the helm

What is there to say about Garbo Hearne that hasn’t already been said? Grace, tenacity, well-educated and vastly so. A business owner driven by her convictions that art should be accessible and attainable. And dedicated to the idea that art in the African American community is something that should be celebrated.


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Barriers to capital cause for discussion

A recent study released about Arkansas small business owners and how they access capital to build and grow their businesses has raised some eyebrows and some questions. In a three-year study of small businesses, it was found that the barriers to capital for Arkansas business owners is a two-fold problem.


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What are you reading, Bryan Day?

Bryan Day has been involved with state and local government for over thirty years; the positions he has held have allowed him to focus on building and strengthening communities.

Bryan was appointed Executive Director of the Little Rock Port Authority in June 2014.  The Little Rock Port Authority’s mission is to “drive economic development by providing a world-class transportation hub that connects Arkansas to the global economy.”  

Prior to assuming this position,


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Branch manager named “Sherwood Woman of the Year”

Ginann Swindle is the branch manager of the Amy Sanders Library. She has worked for the Central Arkansas Library System for twenty-six years.  Ginann grew up in North Little Rock and Searcy, Arkansas, and attended Harding Academy and Harding University.  After graduation she accepted a job with the Jonesboro Public Library as Mobile Outreach Librarian.  


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MOBIUS- A world of books at your fingertips

CALS is proud to offer Interlibrary Loan (often called ILL) services to all cardholding members. ILL refers to the ability to borrow books, media and PDFs of articles from other libraries outside of our current system. As a member of MOBIUS, CALS offers the option of borrowing books from a consortium of 70+ public,


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