Business

Home Care Assistance provides elder care solutions

Five years after the start of the recession, economic recovery is still in the early stages and job growth has been inconsistent. In search for a better solution, economists and entrepreneurs alike have looked at those high-flying industries that not only remained stable, but actually grew throughout the recession. A recent Huffington Post piece highlighted several of these lucrative businesses -- from fantasy sports to pet pampering to family movies -- but the real winner has been the senior care industry. Home care is one of the most successful, fastest-growing business sectors in the country, even though it already employs 2 million Americans, according to the release. According to the Department of Labor, demand for senior care will expand by 70 percent between 2010 and 2020, adding more than 1.3 million jobs to the U.S. market. And the rest of the world is not far behind.

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Posh Studio & Lounge a multi service business

"Mac Story presents the first state-of-the-art, 21st century studio and lounge to ever grace Hot Springs, Ark.," said Christopher Minniefield in his press release. Posh Studio & Lounge, at 2100 Albert Pike Road, Suite G, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This facility will not only provide entertainment and media services with its Pro Tools HD setup, Red Cam cameras for movies, and commercials final cut pro and premiere pro, it is also a vacation booking office for tourists worldwide catering to Hot Springs' three major lakes and rivers, water parks, museums and more. Giving tourists the vacation experience of a lifetime with airport shuttles, limo service, hotel discounts, boat rentals, etc.

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Cycles N Rodz respects American flag

Cycles N Rodz recently held an actual Flag Day Ceremony performed by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Hot Springs. Local Assistant Scout Masters Larry Neiman and Don Arnedt performed the opening and closing ceremonies, along with the younger Scouts to help with the handling of the flags.

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The Austin has a 'waitress with a following'

When thinking of the term "groupies," people think of rock stars or professional athletes. The service industry is probably not at the top of the list. However, The Austin Convention Hotel & Spa is fortunate enough to have just such a "rock star" among its list of employees, and Betty Dunn shines.

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Gildner Ford staff recognized

General Manager Allen Cansler and senior sale representative Wayne Neel, of Gildner Ford-Lincoln in Arkadelphia, were recently congratulated for achieving Level 3 status in the 2014 Ford Employee Excellence Program. Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer, said in a letter, "Your performance distinguishes you as one of the very best in the nation within our Ford Dealer Network, in both sales and customer satisfaction. Excellence is achieved through passion, tenacity and, of course, hard work."

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Kota Cancer Clinic opens

Medical oncologist-hematologist Dr. Manjusha Kota is opening her new office at 180 Medical Park Place, Suite 201 in Hot Springs, across from National Park Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at Guntur Medical College and completed her internship with the Government General Hospital in Guntur, India. She completed an allergy and immunology externship with the Michigan State University Department of Internal Medicine at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich., and an externship with the Middle Tennessee Orthopedic and Pediatrics Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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Just Swanky's stocked for ladies

"Well. Ain't that just swanky," said Grady Pitts, when his young daughter, Shelia Scott, came home and told him about something cool that had happened that day. So when Sheila Scott and her daughter, Jamie Scott, opened a resale clothing store in October 2009, the name seemed to fit, and Just Swanky Consignment Boutique was born. "Mother and I needed to have a garage sale, so we filled the first store by emptying our closets," said Jamie Scott in the release.

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Design services, classes at Casa Bella

Christopher Koch (pronounced Cook) has been involved in the visual retail industry for the past 15 years. His accomplishments include Z-Gallerie, Home World and Habitat Home and Gifts. He graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with bachelor's degrees in design and culinary arts. "This truly makes his degree unique because he is only one of 25 students to graduate with, when combined, this master," according to the release.

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