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Whitney Wellborn Joins Arkansas Foodbank
Whitney Wellborn

Whitney Wellborn Joins Arkansas Foodbank

Whitney Vandiver Wellborn, former development coordinator for Our House in Little Rock, has joined the Arkansas Foodbank as its major gifts office.
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UAMS Gets $2M in Donations, Grants for Northwest Campus Programs

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences marked $2 million in donations and economic development grants to fund program at its campus in Fayetteville.
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St. Vincent Announces Dates for Tour de Paul 2014

The St. Vincent Foundation announces dates for Tour de Paul, its annual series of wellness and fitness events. This year's events include tennis and golf tournaments and a 5K.
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CEO Marcy Doderer on Arkansas Children's Hospital Long-term Plans To Stay Ranked, Healthy

Before joining Arkansas Children's Hospital, Marcy Doderer was the vice president and administrator of the Children's Hospital of San Antonio, part of the Christus Santa Rosa Health System. There, she led the facility's change from a multiuse downtown campus into a freestanding, separately licensed children's hospital. She is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and is active in many professional organizations. read more >

Central Arkansas Medical Centers Collaborate, Compete in Tight Health Care Market

Hospitals in central Arkansas must collaborate to survive, according to St. Vincent Health System President and CEO Peter Banko, who says he doesn't think Little Rock can support three hospitals. read more >

$42.6 Million Transaction Visits Foothills Apartments (Real Deals)

A 540-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $42.6 million, and a 16.8-acre tract in west Little Rock weighed in at $1.2 million. read more >

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks. read more >

Simmons Name Appears on Arkansas' Tallest Building

The new logo of Simmons First National Bank appeared over the weekend on the south side of Little Rock's tallest building, an installation timed specifically so that a photo of the high-profile branding could be shown at the Simmons First National Corp. annual shareholders meeting. read more >

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated. read more >

A Wet State of Mind (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I used to think I was just so darn clever, but that was before I saw Little Rock attorney David Couch in action. He did the math and realized that it would be easier and cheaper to collect the 78,000 signatures needed to get an amendment making Arkansas counties wet to the state Constitution on the November general election ballot — just 10 percent of voters in the last gubernatorial election — than to collect 38 percent of registered voter signatures in one county after another. read more >

Jobless Rates Fall in All Arkansas Metros

Unemployment rates dropped year over year in all seven Arkansas metropolitan areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to data released Wednesday. read more >

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas. read more >

Nontraditional Benefits, Unusual Perks Growing In Popularity

Increasingly, companies are looking to offer benefits that fall outside the normal range: flexible hours, paid lunches, ice cream on Fridays. These perks might not be mentioned in the company handbook, but they're becoming more important in attracting a new generation of employees and keeping the old ones. read more >

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