Media & Marketing Archive

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.

No Decline in Donations to Heifer Since Downgrade

by Jan Cottingham 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Only extremely conscientious donors and people inside the nonprofit world likely noticed that Charity Navigator, a charities rating organization, downgraded Heifer International's three-star (out of four) rating to two as of July 1, 2013.

The Road to Professional Passion (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

The popular idea that the only path to professional satisfaction is doing something you already love is not realistic for everyone — maybe not even for most people — nor do we have to be destitute because the market doesn't value our passions. We can match our skills to the market and, with time and effort, develop the mastery that leads to satisfaction.

Tired of eBay? IRS Has Its Own Online Auction Website

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

If you're interested in bidding on assets seized by the Internal Revenue Service, auction items are just a click away.

Popcorn Sales Slide at Little Rock Movie Theaters

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

The biggest drop in concession sales came from the Colonel Glenn 18, which was once known as the Rave Motion Pictures. It reported sales of $2.8 million in 2013, down 11.2 percent from the previous year, according to Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission data.

Barbara Graves Ready To Give Retail The Slip

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Barbara Graves, who for many years has reigned as queen of the high-end lingerie scene, says the last day for her eponymous store, Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions, likely will be June 28.

Radio's Ron Breeding Dies at 54

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2014 04:00 pm

Ron Breeding, a familiar voice as news and program director for KUAR radio from 2000 to 2012, was found dead at his home on Thursday, the Little Rock NPR affiliate reported Friday. He was 54.

Noble Impact Introduces Entrepreneurship Program to eStem Third Graders

by Mark Carter 6/13/2014 11:23 am

After successfully introducing its student entrepreneurship program to Little Rock's eStem Public Charter High School, Noble Impact decided to take on third graders.

Arkansas Trial Lawyers President George Wise on Technology, Tyranny and Tort Reform

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

George Wise is the 51st president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, which was incorporated in 1963.

Wild River Country Turns Cold Shoulder on Snow Maker

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Wild River Country's attempt at bringing snow rides to the park resulted in “substantial additional costs and expenses and [it] suffered catastrophic damages, both financially and to its reputation," according to court filings by its attorney, David Grace of North Little Rock.

Numbers Doom Starving Artist Cafe

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Starving Artist Cafe, the North Little Rock restaurant that hosted the “Tales From the South” radio show, closed recently after almost nine years in business.

James Hendren to Kick Off AVC's Entrepreneurial 'Build It' Series

by Mark Carter 6/6/2014 09:07 am

Arkansas "techpreneur" pioneer James Hendren will kick off the Arkansas Venture Center's Build It program on Tuesday from the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

CJRW Names Bill Fitzgerald, Nancy Ferrara to Creative Division Posts

by Lee Hogan 6/4/2014 02:47 pm

Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods has named Bill Fitzgerald and Nancy Ferrara to key positions in its creative division.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces First Class, Host Companies

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 12:21 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship is a program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies.

Little Rock Tech Park Offers Director Job to Brent Birch

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 11:42 am

Brent Birch, chief information officer for Arkansas Business Publishing Group, has been offered the director's job for the planned Little Rock technology park.

Oaklawn Opens Gate to Online Gambling

by Mark Friedman 6/2/2014 12:00 am

In late December, Oaklawn launched OaklawnAnywhere.com, which allows Arkansas residents to place bets on Oaklawn races as well as races at other U.S. and international tracks from their computers, tablets or smartphones. Arkansans can be anywhere in the world when they place their bets.

Study: Oaklawn, Southland Racetracks' Impact on Arkansas Economy Near $900 Million

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' two racing and gambling venues, Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Southland Park in West Memphis, contributed almost $900 million to the state's economy in 2012, or so a new study concludes.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Fights Falling Sales

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

While the state's two gambling venues are predicting green pastures and growth, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is resigned to a second consecutive decline in annual revenue.

Crain Media Launches New Sports Station

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Crain Media Team of Sherwood has launched a new sports-centric station for its Searcy market. KRZS-AM, 1300, “The Champion,” began broadcasting in mid-May, according to Mike Horne, Crain's general manager.