Success Stories

Successful businesses combine the owner’s talents with the community that the business serves.   Eddie Vega, president of EZ Spanish Media, uses his musical talent, sales, and communication skills to run a variety of business ventures that include two Spanish language radio stations and an events center in Northwest Arkansas.

The radio stations, known collectively as La Zeta, are 106.3 FM in Little Rock and 95.7 FM in Northwest Arkansas.  Operating with the popular Mexican Regional format, these stations serve the growing Latino market in Arkansas.  The best of Hispanic talent is also featured at his Springdale Civic Center, an events venue in the heart of the community.

Eddie attributes his success to his sales ability and his determination.  “I always believed in what I was doing,” he said.  “I wanted to serve the Hispanic community by delivering good music, sports, and updates on current events.”

Eddie knew that challenges are a part of small business... Read More

P.I. Roofing

 P. I. Roofing has been in business since 2001, focusing on residential customers in Central Arkansas. Joel’s roofing business stands out in the industry because educating the customer is paramount to him.

 Knowing that a knowledgeable customer is a good customer, Joel and his wife, Veronica, wrote “The Roof Leak Detective –Never Pay for Another Roof!” The book’s goal is to educate their customers about their roofs and how contractors think and operate. Joel noted that “[w]hile there are many good, reputable roofing companies, far too many fly-by-night companies have given our industry a bad name.” Joel works with customers to fix roofs that can be repaired and to help them save for the time when a full replacement is necessary.

The roofing business is a tough industry, but P.I. Roofing has met the challenges and survived. In 2008 Joel expanded into Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Revenues increased dramatically but so did expenses. Unfortunately, some of the... Read More

Wallace Resoucre Systems



Earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters leave cleanup challenges that can overwhelm local capabilities.  Dave Wallace, owner of Wallace Resource Systems of Leachville, provides the emergency staffing that effectively and efficiently returns communities to normal life.

Dave started his business in 2009, building upon 20 years of experience in the staffing industry and 21 years of active duty in the army, where he was honored seven times for heroism.  This combination has given him an unsurpassed understanding of the staffing industry and disaster recovery.

“I saw a niche,” he said, “which was not being adequately serviced by existing staffing companies.   Our product is simple. It is people, their skills, and their availability in mass numbers.”    Dave’s success is based on three critical components:  1) long-term relationships within the staffing community that allow labor to be recruited... Read More



Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CFP, owner of Money Magic, Inc., is a committed money educator, consumer advocate, and community leader.  An experienced on-air television and radio personality, she has won two national awards for her Money Magic ETV series on Arkansas public television.  She uniquely combines magic skills with keen business knowledge to create a dynamic and powerful learning experience.


Growing up in Mabelvale, Arkansas, Mary Ann was active in Girl Scouts, 4-H, and Future Homemakers of America. “My participation in these activities taught me skills in organization and leadership,” she noted.


Mary Ann started her business when she was asked to teach a consumer problems class at the local university that turned out to be a course in personal finance, a course she had never taken.  “The college needed someone immediately,” she said, “and I wanted to learn.”  Teaching the class was a learning experience for Mary Ann... Read More