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Walmart Foundation's Kathleen McLaughlin to Deliver 'Food for Thought' at UA
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Walmart Foundation's Kathleen McLaughlin to Deliver 'Food for Thought' at UA

Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and senior vice president for Walmart Global Sustainability, will provide a "Food for Thought" lecture at the University of Arkansas on March 3, the university announced Monday.
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100 Girls of Code Lands in Arkansas, Aims to Address Gender Gap

An initiative called 100 Girls of Code that aims to close the gender gap that currently exists in STEM-related fields officially has come to Arkansas.
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Making Change: Social Entrepreneurs on a Mission (Whitney Horton Commentary)

Businesses have had social impact for a long time, creating jobs and tax revenue for their communities. Yet social entrepreneurs are not content with the rising tide lifting all boats; instead, they go into business with a specific cause in mind.
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Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.
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Walmart Foundation Grant to Support Diabetes Treatment

The Walmart Foundation has announced a $194,200 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to support diabetes treatment in the Marshallese community in northwestern Arkansas. read more >

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >

UA to Host Alley Scholars Business Plan Challenge

Undergraduate teams of minority students will compete in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Business Plan Challenge on Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. read more >

Merger Match Brings on Ken Clark as 'Chief Storyteller'

Clark will consult with co-founders Bridget Farris and Alese Stroud and lead the development of strategic relationships for Merger Match's proprietary corporate acquisitions assessment tool. read more >

Mel Coleman of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Elected President of National Group

Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem, has been elected president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board of directors, the organization announced Monday. read more >

Ozark Regional Land Trust Says Property Left in Landowner's Will Shouldn't Have Been Sold

The nonprofit conservation group Ozark Regional Land Trust has filed a lawsuit against the estate of a Pulaski County man arguing that he planned to leave land to the trust after his death that was later sold. read more >

Investors Scoop Up Former Dollar Generals (NWA Real Deals)

An investment group bought two former Dollar General buildings in northwest Arkansas for a total of $775,900. Raymond Merrill paid $1.9 million for University Village Center at 1545 W. 15th St. in Fayetteville. And Adam Yates, owner of Razorback Awning & Ironworks, bought the former home of Dennis Home Furnishings at 3525 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. read more >

Wal-Mart to Give Nearly 40 Percent of US Workers Pay Raises

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs. read more >

Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production. read more >

Central Arkansas Commercial Vacancy Rate Drops

The vacancy rate for commercial office space in central Arkansas declined in the fourth quarter, Central Arkansas Commercial Data Exchange said in its latest report. read more >

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