Category: Featured

Dog Days? Pretty Paws!

Breckenridge Village

Is your pooch looking a little unkempt during these “Dog Days” of summer? Well, our newest tenant at Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Pretty Paws Pet Grooming, can get your fur baby looking and feeling great again. Tabbitha Taber and Dominick Maida opened this boutique pet grooming salon on May 20th of this year.

Tabbitha and Dominick make a great team. She handles all the pups in the front of the shop, while he handles all the biz in the back. Of course, Dominick will often step out of the office to play with a pup or two. Can you blame him?

Tabbitha has been grooming dogs for about seven years, and in spite of the daily occupational hazard of a dog bite, she absolutely loves what she does. She says, “I love all animals!” At home she has four dogs, four cats, and a rabbit.

Tabbitha started her pet grooming journey as a bather at a shop in Bryant and as she observed the groomers, she knew right away that she had found her passion. Anxious to learn, she spent the next year training in Bryant with a groomer who specialized in show poodles. Since then, she has worked at a number of veterinary clinics and grooming salons before the opportunity to open her own place presented itself. One evening the couple was visiting Angie Creal, owner of Axis Salon in Suite A7 of Breckenridge Village when they noticed the “For Lease” sign in the window of the space downstairs. “It just happened to be the perfect size and had some other features which were exactly what I was looking for to open Pretty Paws,” says Tabbitha.

Working with leasing agent, Brooke Miller and property manager, Missy Cherry, Tabbitha and Dominick signed a lease and got to work. The result is a fun, colorful space designed to keep the animals happy and safe. “It’s all about the animals,” she says. Of course, she loves to please her two-legged clients too, but Tabbitha readily admits, “If I didn’t have to have money to live, I would do this [job] for free!”

Pretty Paws is located in Breckenridge Village Shopping Center at 10301 N. Rodney Parham, Suite A3. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are currently offering a 20 percent discount to customers who send a referral. Military and senior citizens (65+) always receive a 10 percent discount.

Arkansas Osteopractic Thrives in Breckenridge Village

Ben Milholen, Arkansas Osteopractic

In October of 2019, physical therapist Ben Milholen opened Arkansas Osteopractic in Breckenridge Village at the corner of N. Rodney Parham and Interstate 430. After four short months, and working through the challenging ups and downs of starting a new business, Milholen had surpassed his plan for growth — and then the pandemic hit. His practice was essentially shut down for two months and he found himself starting over six months after opening. “However, once things got going again, they really took off,” said Milholen. Arkansas Osteopractic now manages a full schedule of patients every day and Milhollen, pending approval, is looking to add therapists representing multiple therapy disciplines to the practice.

Milholen, a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas’s DPT program, has been a practicing physical therapist since 2011. Prior to opening his practice, he was at CHI St. Vincent.

In January, the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy named Arkansas Osteopractic the 2020 Clinic of the Year. Milholen expressed gratitude to his patients for their support and the confidence they have in him.

The clinic offers a wide range of services from electrical stimulation to therapeutic and functional exercises. “ … the clinic is evolving into more than what I had imagined … ,” said Milholen.

Kelley Commercial Partners congratulates Ben Milholen for his tenacity and success during a challenging time. Arkansas Osteopractic is located at 10301 N. Rodney Parham, Suite B-3 in Little Rock and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A full list of services and pricing are available on the website. Call (501) 615-8046 to schedule an appointment.

Hank Kelley: featured keynote speaker

Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy

Hank Kelley joins Scott Ford, Myron Jackson, Marta Loyd, and Darrin Williams as a keynote speaker at the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy Spring 2021 Program. The five-session program is designed to encourage personal development and professional growth for the state’s emerging business and nonprofit leaders. Participants will benefit from personal and professional strength assessments, on-on-one coaching, and mentoring from some of the state’s top CEOs and nonprofit executives.

Kelley will be the featured speaker for the April 16 session. Having led the company through a recent ownership and name change, he will share his expertise on “Leading through Organizational Change.” In May 2020, Kelley finalized an amicable stock purchase from former partner John Flake and the firm was renamed Kelley Commercial Partners.

Applications for the Spring 2021 sessions must be completed by February 22. The first session will be held March 5 and the final session on April 30.

UPDATE: Hank Kelley recognized by UALR School of Business

UALR School of Business Distinguished Alumni

UALR School of Business Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, Friday, March 12

 

In June 2020, the UALR School of Business announced that Kelley Commercial Partners’ CEO, Hank Kelley, and Whitney Burgess, vice president of client services and strategy at Team SI, would each receive the Dean’s Award for Excellence. Awards were to be presented at a luncheon in October which was postponed due to Covid-19. The Distinguished Alumni Luncheon has been rescheduled and will be held Mar. 12 at Little Rock Marriott. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available online or by contacting Shannon Gwinn at 501-916-5788 or sldrobena@ualr.edu.

Kelley Commercial Partners Northwest Adds New Shareholder Partners

Kelley Commercial Partners Northwest office is pleased to announce the appointment of two new shareholder partners, Jay Pearcy and Matt Strom. They will be joining existing partners Jordan Jeter and Philip Schmidt, and CEO Hank Kelley Jr.

“I am thrilled with the continued growth in our Northwest Office and delighted that Jay and Matt could join our other partners, Jordan Jeter and Philip Schmidt in Northwest Arkansas.  I appreciate the hard work of these partners and associates during 2020. Their leadership in this office made the difference in 2020 and we look forward to a bright future working together to serve the needs of our clients throughout the state and region,” said Kelley.

Jay Pearcy

Jay Pearcy, NWA Principal Broker, Partner

Jay Pearcy began his real estate career in 2005 as a sales associate at Pinnacle Realty Group, a subsidiary of Hunt Ventures. He joined Kelley Commercial Partners in 2016 as property manager. In 2020 he became the principal broker. Pearcy is the lead property manager and oversees the management of 1,500,000 square feet and 35 commercial properties.

A native of Texarkana, Texas, Jay has lived in Northwest Arkansas for more than 20 years. He serves as a board member for the Washington County Planning Commission and is an active member of Cross Church Fayetteville.

“It is great to work for a company that has supported me along the way and helped me reach my professional goals,” said Pearcy.

Matthew Strom

Matthew Strom, CCIM, NWA Agent, Partner

Matt Strom graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Finance and an emphasis in Real Estate. After graduating, Strom moved to Denver, Colo. where he earned his Series 7 and Series 63 license to sell non-traded REIT investments. After returning to northwest Arkansas, he continued his commercial real estate career as an agent at Kelley Commercial Partners in 2016. He received his CCIM designation in 2018. Strom’s extensive sales experience with real estate investments has made him a great asset to our team.

“It has always been a goal of mine to become a member of the leadership team here at Kelley Commercial Partners NW. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and look forward to our company’s future,” said Strom.