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Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy

Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy

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Up in Your Business is a weekly radio show and podcast with Kerry McCoy, owner of FlagandBanner.com. Kerry interviews business owners and other professional leaders who share their story of ambition, entrepreneurship, and luck. It airs as a live radio show every Friday and as a podcast available for download. Guests inspire listeners with their insights and life experiences. Join Kerry for this personal, provocative, and candid hour of engaging conversation centered around business advice, e ...
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William Asa Hutchinson II was born in Bentonville, AR in 1950. Attending law school at the University of Arkansas, Asa practiced as an attorney and businessman for 21 years. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Hutchinson as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. At the age of 31, Hutchinson was the nation's youngest U.S. att…
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Christina Lecuyer is a confidence coach living in Conway, AR. Previously a professional golfer turned television personality, Christina soon realized that her wealth hadn't brought her happiness. After years of battling low self-confidence, an eating disorder, and tying her worth to external validation, Christina has created what she refers to as “…
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My guest today on Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy is the First Lady of Arkansas, Susan Hutchinson. I loved hearing her recount the charming story of how she first met and courted Governor Asa Hutchinson at Bob Jones University in South Carolina.But don’t be fooled by Ms Hutchinson's demeanor. She is brilliant. She is also a classically trained…
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Aired 5/21/2020Today on Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy, you’ll hear from a young man who is leading a double life, Mr. Samuel Ellis. Mr. Ellis is an environmental scientist by day, a fiddler in a country band by night and has turned his passion for rivers into a business by founding Rock Town River Outfitters, in Little Rock’s River Market Di…
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This week, tune in for Kerry’s conversation with Janet Huckabee, political figure and former First Lady of Arkansas. Perhaps best known for spearheading the renovation of the Arkansas governor’s mansion, Janet has done it all; from campaign tours to jumping out of airplanes. Listen to hear a humorous, straight-forward reflection on her life, includ…
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Raeann Wilson was born in Cabot, AR. As a breast cancer survivor, IV therapy was an integral part of Raeann’s recovery, and she became passionate about giving the same level of care to other post-operation patients. As the surgical coordinator at Shewmake Plastic Surgery, Raeann has extensive knowledge in surgical processes and patient care. This a…
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Since starting Cooking in Bloom back in 2018, Denise Albert has given thousands of children hands-on cooking experience and nutritional education, imparting life skills contribute to their ongoing health and well-being throughout their lives.Even back in her days working in cardiac rehab, Denise knew that food is a powerful tool for learning. She s…
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Chelsea Wakefield, Ph.D., LCSW is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist, couples therapist, dream worker, and workshop/retreat leader who works with individuals, couples and groups. For over twenty years, she has helped people move beyond the wounds of the past, access their archetypal potential, and live more vibrant and meaningful lives. Chelsea dra…
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Bemis Family Farms is a family-owned and operated holding company for three Bemis Family businesses. In 1992, Tracey and Donna Bemis purchased a tree farm and established Bemis Tree Farm with their two sons, Nathan and Jeremy The tree farm specializes in a variety of residential and commercial shade trees, evergreen trees, ornamental trees and shru…
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Hank Kelley grew up in Heber Springs, AR. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he graduated with honors. In the late 1970s he went to work in the northwest Arkansas real estate market and during that time met and married former Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey’s sister, Stephanie Dai…
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Born in a small delta town in Mississippi, Percy Malone has lived and understands the problems of the poor; those often overlooked and forgotten. That is why, while serving in both Arkansas houses (first as a representative and later as a senator) Malone sponsored no less than 50 bills with a focus on protecting children, caring for the sick or inc…
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Paul Allen Smith Jr is the oldest of four children, was born on March 12, 1960, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He grew up in McMinnville, Tennessee, in the Cumberland Mountains, where his father’s family had farmed for several generations and also operated an ornamental plant business. Smith calls himself a fourth-generation nurseryman and horticulturis…
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This week Kerry sits down for an interview with Mr. Tommy Foltz, editorial writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Tune in to hear about the big business of natural gas, Tom's pivot from sports to politics to writing, and about the rocky journey of recovering from personal tragedy.By Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy
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Today on Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy I sit down for a conversation with a power couple that has deep roots in Arkansas: the 2019 Farm Family of the Year, Jamie Anderson and his wife Elizabeth Burns Anderson.There are not many businesses that last past the second generation, and certainly not the third. But Anderson Farms, a fish hatchery, …
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In 2015, before Dr. Sybil Hampton’s mother died, she said to Sybil, “Your whole life has been being in these places that people don’t expect you to be.”Never truer words spoken about my guest Dr. Sybil Hampton, whose first unexpected claim to fame (and she has many) is being among the second group of African American students to integrate Central H…
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This week, listen to Kerry’s conversation with Dr. David Montague, professor of criminology at UALR. Tune in as they dive into some of the most fascinating parts of his life and career, including the legacy of his mother, Raye Montague, his work busting white-collar drug crimes, and, perhaps most interestingly, his time on the JFK Assassination Rec…
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Originally Aired 6/24/2022This week on Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy, we interview Mr. Arlo Washington, president of PEOPLE Trust Loan Fund, a financial institution offering small loans to neighbors in need.Arlo is a self-made man with a Cinderella story. He is the epitome of a hardworking, creative entrepreneur, who sees opportunities and l…
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Randy Hankins was born in 1950, growing up in Warren, AR. Going by his stage name, Craig O'Neill has spent 50 years in the broadcast business, with the last 24 of those being at Little Rock, Arkansas’s THV11. O’Neill officially signed off for the last time as news anchor on December 29, 2023. Before TV, Craig had a successful radio career on KKYK a…
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Born in landlocked Little Rock, AR, Olivia Wyatt moved to Rockaway Beach in New York after college and fell deeply in love with sailing. Today, she's captain to Juniper, a 34-ft haunted sailboat moored in the Soloman Islands of the Pacific Ocean, in addition to being an award-winning filmmaker, TV producer, and writer. Olivia has worked on racing b…
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Today on Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy I’ll be talking with a fellow North Little Rock, Ridge Road Junior High graduate, Mr. Val Hansen. If you grew up in North Little Rock, then you’ve eaten at what was once perhaps the only hamburger joint in town and Val’s family business, Hansen Hamburgers.Today, mom and pop burger joints have been repla…
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Today on Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy we're looking back on my interview with Charles Morgan, the founder, chairman and CEO, from 1972 – 2008, of Acxiom, the pioneering and leading data base company headquartered in Central Arkansas. An extraordinary entrepreneur and visionary, he is also really fun, outspoken, and a racecar driver.While ma…
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My guest today on Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy is the renowned trumpeter, musician and performer, Mr. Rodney Block.If you live in Little Rock, or close by, then chances are you may have had the pleasure of hearing this gifted musician blow his horn, all while slipping in some of his encouraging and uplifting words about humanity and compass…
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Chelsea Wakefield, PhD, LCSW is a Jungian oriented psychotherapist, couples therapist, dream worker, workshop and retreat leader who works with individuals, couples and groups. She has spent twenty five years facilitating people in moving beyond the wounds of the past, accessing their archetypal potential and living more vibrant and meaningful live…
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This week Kerry talks with Jim Keet, and his son Jake, about their string of successful restaurant ventures from Wendy's, to Taziki's, to Cypress Social, and more! Learn what it takes to operate a franchise and hear their prediction about the future of fast food.By Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy
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My guest today on Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy is Little Rock restaurant royalty, Mr. Louis Petit.Chef Petit’s Arkansas folklore began in 1975, when Jacque and Suzanne Treton decided to bring their European cuisine to Little Rock. Their restaurant was aptly, and now famously, called Jacque and Suzanne’s on the top floor of the First Commerc…
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Vicki Calhoun grew up in a military family then married into the military. She has lived in five different countries and six states. She was born into a military family. Her mother was from England U.K. and her father was from Kentucky. They met when he was in the Air Force and was stationed in England as an Air Traffic controller.Vicki began her f…
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Kerry talked with General Wesley Clark, founder and CEO of Wesley K Clark & Associates. During his 38 years of service in the United States Army, Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Since retiring from the military in 2000, he has become an investment banker, businessman, commentator, au…
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This week on Up In Your Business we revisit my interview with Kate Askew, owner of the Yella Dog Press in Little Rock, AR. Kate is a native of Little Rock who graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1985. She worked for many years as a book, paper, and ephemera specialist for estate sales, and in 2002, she started her own business buying and sellin…
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Kerry hosted 2 guests on her radio show “Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy”. Kerry says, “Originally we just had Rett schedule but when his daughter Kathryn called Arkansas Flag and Banner to purchase some custom street pole banners for her up-coming Cinematic event, I thought, hmmmmm like father like daughter and invited her to join him on toda…
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This week, tune in for Kerry’s conversation with long-time local TV and radio personality Lisa Fischer, who has become an integrative nutrition health coach, and host of her new show “Lisa Fischer Said.” Listen to learn how Lisa has overcome a lifetime of chronic illness and six autoimmune diseases by making adjustments to her diet; and how she’s h…
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Born in 1952, Walter C. Coleman III was the 5th generation to run Coleman Dairy, in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 2001 his family business was listed in Family Business Magazine as the United States 75th oldest family-run business, having been founded in 1862. In 2007, Coleman Dairy became a division of Hiland Dairy. Though he inherited a dairy juggern…
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his week on Up in Your Business I had the pleasure of interviewing (to quote from the Dos Equis ad campaign) “the most interesting man in the world,” Mr. Bob Traylor. If you are from North Little Rock, you will know exactly who and what I am talking about. My friend, Bob, is a 96-year-old man who sired 7 children, held the office of Arkansas state …
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This week, listen to Kerry’s conversation with Dr. David Montague, professor of criminology at UALR. Tune in as they dive into some of the most fascinating parts of his life and career, including the legacy of his mother, Raye Montague, his work busting white-collar drug crimes, and, perhaps most interestingly, his time on the JFK Assassination Rec…
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Our guests today on Up In Your Business are Renie Rule and Charlie Mack, from Arkansas Restore Hope: A non-profit founded in 2016 by Governor Asa Hutchinson to solve the problems of incarceration, recidivism, and over-abundance of children in foster care.Having known Ms. Rule for years, I can think of no one more capable to execute such important s…
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Tune in this week as we revisit one of Kerry’s very first interviews, a conversation with financial advisor and author Barry Corkern. Even now, much of the advice Barry gives in this interview on financial literacy, retirement savings, and unexpected circumstances still holds true. Listen to learn how to save for a long retirement, how to create a …
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Billy Mitch Chandler, Jr, was born in Little Rock, AR and raised in North Little Rock. Like his doctor father, Mitch is smart. But unlike his father, Mitch has been unable to settle on one career. In school he studied many areas of interest. In work, the same.In chronological order: His beginning career, and longest, was as program director and pro…
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This week Kerry sits down for an interview with Mr. Tommy Foltz, editorial writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Tune in to hear about the big business of natural gas, Tom's pivot from sports to politics to writing, and about the rocky journey of recovering from personal tragedy.By Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy
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This week on Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy we are speaking with Chris Tanner, co-owner/operator with his wife of three successful Little Rock restaurants: Samantha’s Tap Room, Cheers Restaurant, and The Oyster Bar. We will ask him what it has been like to be restauranteurs during the COVID -19 pandemic. How did they manage to successfully co…
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