Northeast Arkansas

E.C. Barton & Co. Gets Big Man at Top This article is available only in print.

E.C. Barton & Co. Gets Big Man at Top
A Barton’s store on Browns Lane in Jonesboro. The building materials chain has a new CEO, Steven Brimner (inset).

Steven H. Brimner, who stands 6-foot-7 and played college basketball in Montana, has been learning a new playbook since Jan. 1 as the new president and CEO of E.C. Barton & Co., the 102-store building materials chain based in Jonesboro. He also has some big sneakers to fill.
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Sustich Returns to Classroom; Risch to Lead Arkansas Biosciences Institute

Andrew Sustich is returning to the classroom, stepping down from his administrative posts as Arkansas State University's associate vice chancellor for research and technology and as executive director of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at A-State.
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75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B This article is available only in print.

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.
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