Category: Small Business

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.

Morrilton — Small City. No limits.

Downtown Morrilton

Our vice president of government relations, Jim Dailey, made a recent trip to the City of Morrilton and visited with Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer. This charming, historic city in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley is located in Conway County, just 50 miles northwest of Little Rock and about 20 minutes from Petit Jean State Park.

Mayor Lipsmeyer has been in office since 2015 and has dedicated himself to improving housing, employment, and business opportunities in Morrilton. Some of the city’s major employers include Green Bay Packaging, South Conway County School District, Walmart, and the University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton.

The residential real estate market in Morrilton is booming. One of the newest subdivisions has already sold every home built so far and further development is still in the works. Lipsmeyer is proud of this small town and the sense of community it offers its residents and visitors alike. The historic downtown includes the Rialto Community Arts Center, a venue for stage performances, concerts, and other events. Their first Thursday Farmer’s Market will reopen this Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. as a drive-thru market on the 100 block of Commerce.

On your next trip west on interstate 40, take a break and spend some time in Morrilton. Small city. No limits.

US Congressman French Hill holds town hall discussion live on Facebook

US Congressman French Hill

Yesterday afternoon US Congressman French Hill joined Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston for a town hall discussion held live on Facebook with central Arkansans. Participants were able to ask questions in real time. Highlights include information regarding the federal tax rebate eligibility, benefits available to the suddenly unemployed, interest and repayment of federal student loans, and relief for homeowners and renters.

The CARES Act provides a reprieve until July 25, 2020 from eviction for renters residing in properties with federally backed mortgage loans. Renters affected by the Covid-19 public health and economic crisis living in multifamily properties financed by federally backed mortgages are eligible for relief from eviction if their landlord receives loan forbearance.

Flake & Kelley is currently assisting clients, landlords, and tenants to determine eligibility and complete necessary applications. If you would like to speak to one of our agents or property managers, please contact us.

SBA to Provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Coronavirus Related Economic Disruptions

Small Business Administration

SBA released a summary providing valuable information regarding basic filing requirements, eligibility information, and lender deferral information for small businesses and financial institutions suffering economic disruptions related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Applicants may apply directly to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Program. Free assistance also is available from any SBA partner. To find the office nearest you, visit: https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance

More information concerning SBA and its programs.