Gwen Moritz, Arkansas Business

Gwen Moritz

Arkansas Business

Big Rock Township, AR, United States

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Recent articles by Gwen:

How Will You Be Different? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Everyone seems to be talking about how the world is going to be different after the coronavirus pandemic. I'm notoriously bad at predictions, but some things seem like sure bets. → Read More

Anthony Timberlands Cutting Production by Half at Malvern, Bearden

Anthony Timberlands Inc. is preparing to cut production in half at its Malvern and Bearden pine mills, idling about 200 employees, CEO Steve Anthony said Thursday morning. → Read More

Virus Diaries: Chenal Family Therapy Founder Encourages Execs to Get Vulnerable

Ken Clark's business has already taken a hit, and it will get worse. But unlike too many other executives, Clark already knows techniques for navigating the psychological stress of making business decisions during a crisis. → Read More

The Last Epidemic (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Every graph is still showing exponential spread of the coronavirus in the United States. South Korea seems to have been the only country that got ahead of this thing, but that's easier to do when your land mass is about 70% the size of Arkansas. → Read More

Generous Unemployment Benefits May Tempt Arkansas Employers and Employees

Assuming the U.S. Senate's hard-fought language is approved in the House today, employers will face this good news/bad news: Many of their employees could benefit financially from being laid off. → Read More

Anthony Lumber Mills Keep Running, For Now, Despite Hoax Report of Virus

An ambulance was deployed Saturday morning to the Anthony Timberlands lumber mill in Bearden after some "twisted" anonymous hoaxster reported that the mill was "full of people with coronavirus," according to owner Steven Anthony. → Read More

The Paradox of Thrift (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Saving money is good for the individual but bad for the overall economy because it reduces aggregate demand. → Read More

Virus Diaries: CustomXM Prepares to Cut Employee Hours

Reduced hours is a management technique Custom XM owner Paul Strack has occasionally used for past slowdowns, but it was not something he expected to do this year. → Read More

Stephens Inc. Employees Told to Work From Home

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock tells employees to work from home if possible "until further notice" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Virus Diaries: NLR Yoga Studio Takes Precautions, Upgrades Online Offerings

Stacey Reynolds marked the 10th anniversary of her North Little Rock yoga studio, Blue Yoga Nyla, just last month. Now she's scrambling to offer online services to keep the clients to pay a regular monthly fee engaged during the COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

Slowly They Turn (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

As of last week, Arkansas' 17 publicly traded companies had 170 directors and 32 of them were women. That's almost 19%. → Read More

Left Hand, Meet Right Hand (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I've been trying to lay off national politics in this space, but while the Democratic Party seems dead set on crushing my soul, Republicans seem determined to turn me into the living embodiment of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. → Read More

SKU Overload (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Folks, we have a lot of overwhelmed consumers. It should not be this hard or frustrating to spend money. → Read More

The Medium Is the Message (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A good book will always be better than a bad podcast, of which there are many. → Read More

Arkadelphia Leaders Prepare to Market Sun Paper Site to Other Prospects

The Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance announced on Facebook that it's preparing to market a 1,000-acre industrial property described as "the former Sun Bio site." → Read More

The Chinese Century (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

As China becomes technologically independent, Eurasia Group predicts tensions that have been left to simmer will be allowed to boil: national security, global influence, fundamental values. → Read More

Tastes Are A-changin' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

North Little Rock businesswoman Gina Radke was featured last week in a Wall Street Journal story about the conflict young women feel about the fur coats that were a coveted status symbol for their grandmothers' generation. → Read More

Victimless Crime (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

For years Rhea Lana Riner offered her consignors the opportunity to shop her sales first in exchange for putting in a few hours helping organize and operate the sales. → Read More

Future Shock (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

BlackRock won't be betting on climate change denialists — or on companies that refuse to plan for a future economy that is different from the one we're all accustomed to. → Read More

AFCU Buys FamilyLife Building for $12M, Will Move HQ from Jacksonville

Arkansas Federal Credit Union says it purchased the FamilyLife building in west Little Rock for $12 million and plans to move its headquarters there over the next 18-24 months. → Read More