Nonprofits

Junior League Starts Work on Nonprofit Center

Junior League Starts Work on Nonprofit Center

The Junior League has started work on a nonprofit center that it hopes will help several up-and-coming nonprofits. The center is set to open in February.
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Couple Helps Community with Shaved Ice Business

A systems programmer, real estate appraiser, homemaker and construction company co-owner have joined forces to cruise the Arkansas River Valley this summer with a cause.
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Alma Firm Receives Federal Grant for 'Quad Rider'

InvoTek, a research and development firm from Alma, has received a $175,000 federal grant for development of the "Quad Rider," a gear and braking device that helps people with disabilities safely operate a handcycle.
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Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon. read more >

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly. read more >

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It's a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints). read more >

Rob Noirot, Chris Green Join DataPath (Movers & Shakers)

Rob Noirot has been hired as business relationship manager at DataPath Inc. of Little Rock, and Chris Green has been hired as national sales executive. Noirot previously worked in business banking and treasury management at U.S. Bank. Green was formerly a regional manager for George R. Douglas & Associates in Memphis. read more >

Dustin McDaniel Reaches Settlement with National Police Defense Foundation

The New-Jersey-based National Police Defense Foundation has agreed to pay $120,000 in restitution to Arkansas donors and to permanently stop fundraising activities in the state. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced the settlement Tuesday. read more >

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Teams With Aledade To Arm, Reward Docs

Aledade is what's called an ACO, an accountable care organization, a relatively new type of entity established by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act for the purpose of improving health care quality while controlling unnecessary spending. read more >

Population Rises in U.S. Poverty Areas, Arkansas Up Nearly 15 Percent

One in four residents of the United States live in “poverty areas,” according to federal data. That's an increase from less than one in five in 2000. read more >

Geovanni Leiva Brings Family Coffee from Guatemala to Leiva's Coffee in Sherwood

Leiva's Coffee of Sherwood is brewing up a philosophy of generosity, combining homegrown coffee with a belief in helping the less fortunate. The way to accomplish this: offering coffee bean growers a greater percentage of profits to allow for reinvestment in underserved communities. read more >

Georgia Hale Promoted at UA-Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

Georgia Hale has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, where she was most recently associate provost. Hale joined UAFS in 2004 as associate dean of the College of Business, becoming dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology in 2009. read more >

Ballot Initiatives: No for Medical Marijuana, Yes for Expanded Alcohol, Minimum Wage Hike

A measure to legalize medical marijuana falls short of the signatures required to be placed on the November ballot, while initiatives to expands alcohol sales and raise the state minimum wage appear headed to the ballot. read more >

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