Medallion Foods laying off workers

Medallion Foods laying off workers

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coin flipper

Newport, AR

#1 Feb 11, 2013
As many of us are aware and concerned about Newport and its economic future, when Medallion was sold several months ago to Con-Agra, there were many questions about Medallion.
Well ladies and gents, our worse nightmares have started: Con-Agra is today, February 11, 2013, laying off all of their temporary work force -- this could be as many as 260 jobs. What's to follow?
This blow to our economic stability certainly impacts the sales tax election for the new jail tomorrow. It also should finally force a discussion on: Are we getting our money's worth from Newport Economic Development Corp. and its executive director John Chadwell? Mr. Chadwell's salary, including benefits, is double what the economic development director in Independence County makes. Mr. Chadwell also arranged a loan from the Industrial Development Commission to his wife to assist with the purchase of Purdy's Flower Shop.
There is NO transparency in the NEDC.
Kat

United States

#2 Feb 11, 2013
When you have money and your white
badbone

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Feb 11, 2013
let the hickernuts fall where they be
YouDoNotKnow

United States

#4 Feb 12, 2013
While you have every right to question the NEDC, in fact their monthly meeting is this Thur Feb 14 at 7 am at the NEDC building and is open to the public. Why don't you attend??
The Economic Developer in Independence makes almost exactly the same thing as Mr. Chadwell and the NEDC did not give his wife a dime to purchase a business. Both of these facts public record. Look them up!
As far as Medallion is concerned - everyone is concerned about the future, especially the NEDC who has extended the offer to ConAgra to work with them to ensure that Medallion jobs are here well into the future. Why not come to the meeting Thir and find out what is really going on.
I am me and glad to be

Batesville, AR

#5 Feb 12, 2013
YouDoNotKnow wrote:
While you have every right to question the NEDC, in fact their monthly meeting is this Thur Feb 14 at 7 am at the NEDC building and is open to the public. Why don't you attend??
The Economic Developer in Independence makes almost exactly the same thing as Mr. Chadwell and the NEDC did not give his wife a dime to purchase a business. Both of these facts public record. Look them up!
As far as Medallion is concerned - everyone is concerned about the future, especially the NEDC who has extended the offer to ConAgra to work with them to ensure that Medallion jobs are here well into the future. Why not come to the meeting Thir and find out what is really going on.
Independence co is more populated and has much more business and industry than Jackson co. Independence co is growing where Jackson co. is definately not. Why should chadwell make the same as the director @ independence co edc? I have not seen any benefit from all the tax $ spent. And please don't reply with an example such as the $$$ given to ppl like the curtners. They used our tax $$$ to paint their store roof. I guess we all benefitted from that, now didn't we? The economic developement in Newport is a joke and so is sheridan and john. I will not ever spend another dime at daiseys and such. My $$ already helps line their pockets each time I "spend my bounty in Jackson county".
christy
#6 Feb 12, 2013
I don't know what the hell your talking about, Mr. Chadwell. I worked for an accountant and you are never to discuss anyones business about their income. Bad bad people ward. Lol go with the hickernut tree.

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