Business & Politics

Getting It Right

We know little in youth, and often that is a good thing. We are impulsive, we can be arrogant and we certainly do not know enough about the world to make big decisions. That being said, the current generation of young people happens to be one of the most motivated and politically active since the civil rights movement of the 1960s. In my time within the political realm, I have learned four important lessons, and they are lessons people in politics should always keep in mind. … The small stuff matters. … The fall of 2020 was an enormous opportunity for everyone in politics.


Start a Business with Relationship Banking

Do you have a great idea you think would be a profitable business but are unsure of where to start? Are you overwhelmed with the business side of getting your innovative product out in the world? Is not having enough capital keeping you from making your dream a reality? You are not alone. Many people face the same obstacles in starting a new business.

Watch the Pitches

Watch the pitches this Thursday, March 31, at Texarkana's inaugural Pitch It Texarkana! Pitch It Texarkana was created by a group of Leadership Texarkana graduates and current students who joined forces. The competition focuses on igniting the entrepreneurial spirit and is specifically for Texarkana USA. The winner of the competition will win $5,000 and other prizes. … Pitch It Texarkana is turning strategic thinking into strategic doing. This unique Texarkana program aims to inspire startup companies and promote entrepreneurial synergy within our community.

Texarkana Money Makers 2022

Behind every successful individual you will likely find a trusted advisor—or team of them. For the best results you need a professional managing and advising your finances. Professional experts inform you about your options, help you explore new ideas and work with you to navigate the road ahead. Wherever you are in your financial journey, these local finance specialists can set you on a path toward a profitable future. For wealth management, investment management and financial strategy, invest with a Money Maker in the local area.


Pitch It TXK!

Some of the most successful companies in America began with a single person and an idea. Thomas Edison had the right idea when he said, “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.” Texarkana, USA is full of businesses that have started with a unique idea and a passion to grow our community. Maybe you have an idea that you feel would greatly benefit the community of Texarkana. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had a way to get a jump start on making that idea a reality?

Grit and Determination

photo by Matt Cornelius
Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” Looking at the life of Greg Francis, you can see the truth of this sentiment brought to fruition. “This quote speaks volumes to me,” he said. “Getting up, being responsible and dedication are the things that get you what you want. You can dream of success, but if you do not put in the man hours to make it happen, then it won’t.” … Greg was born and raised in Texarkana with his mom, his dad and his brother Chad, who is ten years older.

A Boozy Business

photo by Matt Cornelius
Dating back to ancient times, wine has been a mainstay of societies around the world. It was used for centuries for its medicinal properties and even now is chosen for its rich antioxidants. It may be selecting the perfect wine to complement their favorite dish for some. For others, it is a way to relax after a long day. Wine is celebratory and used to toast a bride and groom. It evokes feelings of romance, elegance and timelessness. Champagne, a sparkling wine, is used to christen new ships and launch them on their maiden voyage.

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