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Budget Problems Force Cuts at World Services for the Blind

Budget Problems Force Cuts at World Services for the Blind

The World Services for the Blind of Little Rock said it laid off "approximately" 10 staff members around Nov. 25, due to what it called "budgetary constraints."
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Bordelon Gift to UA's Walton College Will Support Faculty Innovation

University of Arkansas alumni Ann and Gene Bordelon have contributed $100,000 to establish the Faculty Innovation Endowed Fund for the benefit of the Sam M. Walton College of Business, the UA announced Tuesday.
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Through Connect Arkansas, Nevada County Launches New Website

Connect Arkansas, in partnership with the Information Network of Arkansas, announced Monday the launch of the official Nevada County website, NevadaCounty.Arkansas.gov.
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Downtown Partnership Leader Sharon Priest to Retire

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership said Monday that its executive director, Sharon Priest, will retire at the end of January.
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Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November. read more >

Apple CEO Tim Cook Donating to Gay Rights Campaign in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi

Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday. read more >

Venture Center, Tech Park Offices to Move Into Block 2 Building

Leaders of the Arkansas Venture Center and the Little Rock Technology Park will set up offices in the former ARK Challenge space on the ground floor of the Block 2 building in the 100 block of East Markham in downtown Little Rock. read more >

FDA's $1.2M Grant Extends ARA, NCTR Research into Graphene

The Arkansas Research Alliance announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $1.2 million contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that will extend a collaborative research program focused on graphene-based nanomaterials. read more >

David Allan Pivots from Acorn Hours to Tagless Style

David Allan, who founded Little Rock startup Acorn Hours and guided it through the 2014 fall installment of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator, has pivoted. Allan is the new CEO of Tagless Style, another Little Rock startup that participated in the ARK this fall. read more >

Sherwood Walgreens Tops Million-Dollar Quartet of Sales in Pulaski County

A Walgreens in Sherwood is the leader of this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions in Pulaski County. read more >

SAU President David Rankin on the Importance of Economic Literacy

David Rankin was named the president of Southern Arkansas University in January 2002 and plans to retire next June. read more >

Sing Their Praises (Editorial)

Women are caught in a double bind: Brag on themselves, and they may be seen as pushy. Fail to brag on themselves, and they may be seen as pushovers. That's just one of the reasons that last week's launch of the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group, is a welcome development. The Hall of Fame's purpose is to recognize the many contributions of women in the state. read more >

Arkansas Baptist Gets $30M to Repay Debt, Get Back on Track

Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College recently secured a $30 million funding agreement that has helped calm its troubled financial waters. The deal is a significant event to restore order at the 130-year-old private college after 18 months of trial and tribulation. read more >

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday. read more >

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