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Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization.
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Reynolds Foundation Gives Walton Arts Center $1M

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave a $1 million grant to the Walton Arts Center to help with expansion costs and programming at the Dickson Street complex.
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Innovation Hub Joins Winrock International

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is becoming part of Winrock International of Little Rock, which is undertaking a "strategic reorganization of its U.S. and Arkansas programs."
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Nettleton Baptist Buys Fairgrounds in Jonesboro for $6.65M

Nettleton Baptist Church has closed on a $6.65 million purchase of the Northeast Arkansas District Fairgrounds property at 7001 E. Johnson Ave. in Jonesboro. read more >

Walton Family Foundation Gives $250M to Charters in Little Rock, 16 Other Cities

The Walton Family Foundation on Tuesday announced it will give $250 million to charter schools in 17 cities, including Little Rock, as it aims to meet "growing demand for high-quality public school options." read more >

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s. read more >

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I'm not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough. read more >

A-State's Jason Penry Receives Circle of Excellence Award (Movers & Shakers)

Jason C. Penry, vice chancellor for university advancement at Arkansas State University, was one of six recipients of the 2016 LSU-Shreveport Circle of Excellence Award, honoring alumni for leadership and professional achievements. Ruth Hawkins, director of the Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program, was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 75th annual awards banquet of the Arkansas Historical Association read more >

Arkansas Climbs 8 Spots in National Child Economic Well-Being Rankings

For the first time in six years, the number of Arkansas children living in poverty decreased, according to data released Tuesday in the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book. read more >

Arkansas Red Cross Names Board Members

On Friday, June 20, 14 individuals were elected to serve as Board Officers and Board of Director Members of the American Red Cross serving Greater Arkansas. read more >

Update: Downtown LR Montessori School Closed, Parents Told by Email

Urban Garden Montessori, the private school that opened in the fall of 2014 on Main Street in downtown Little Rock, closed last week, according to an email to parents from Vera Chenault, head of school. read more >

EStem Goes East With Warehouse Buy

A Shall Avenue property has been purchased by eStem Public Charter Schools as a future location for its new elementary and middle school in Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know. read more >

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