Nonprofits Archive

Arkansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 09:53 am

The state's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, reflecting a revised rate for February. According to DWS, the state's civilian labor force rose by 4,900 from January to February, a result of 5,800 more employed and 900 fewer unemployed Arkansans.

Arkansas Heart Foundation Pumps Lance Armstrong Fundraiser

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

The foundation is holding a fundraising event, the Cardiac Classic bike ride, on Saturday, April 25. On the preceding night, Friday, April 24, the foundation is holding “An Evening With Lance Armstrong.”

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

by George Waldon 4/20/2015 12:00 am

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

New Owners Reviving Batesville's Melba Movie Theater

by Mark Friedman 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Janelle Shell said the curtain will rise again for the Melba Theater in Batesville. But before the doors open to the historic one-screen theater on the city's Main Street, a long list of repairs has to be made.

UAMS Unveils Dr. Joycelyn Elders Portrait, Launches Endowment Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the former U.S. surgeon general, has been honored with a portrait commissioned by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Advisory Council. The portrait was unveiled in a ceremony April 7 at UAMS.

McDaniel Promoted at UAMS Communications Office, Epoch Adds to Staff in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Angi McDaniel has been promoted to associate director of marketing in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Communications & Marketing.

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 11:31 am

Tickets are now available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Mentoring Program Lifehouse Created for Hot Springs Youth

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 06:52 am

In an effort to develop more leaders for Hot Springs youths, Amos Gray, youth pastor at First Lutheran Church, has created the Lifehouse mentoring program.

Bridgeway Hospital Sells for $17.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/13/2015 12:00 am

A North Little Rock psychiatric hospital weighed in at $17.3 million. A west Little Rock bowling project scored a $3.02 million transaction. And a 7,605-SF medical office building in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.6 million.

Arkansas State University Leaders to Approve Limited Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 01:30 pm

Leaders of Arkansas State University have approved alcohol sales in limited areas during athletic and entertainment events.

Employees at Wal-Mart, Sam's Raise $1.3M for Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2015 10:55 am

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised nearly $1.3 million for Arkansas Children's Hospital, according to the hospital's foundation.

Fort Smith Retakes Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Mark Carter 4/7/2015 09:36 am

The index is a comprehensive measure that provides a snapshot of economic activity in Arkansas cities. It encompasses a labor index, housing market index, construction index and retail sales index.

HR Director Michele Burns on the Soft Skills Employers Want

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Michele Burns is the state director for the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management and is the director of classification and compensation with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Tech Talent Development the Next Phase for Innovate Arkansas

by Mark Carter 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Public and private resources such as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Innovate Arkansas program have helped bolster tech-based startups by providing quality and sustained mentorship to assist in business and financial model development, along with guidance in preparing those startups to present their products to investors.

ArkansasGives Raises $2.3M for Arkansas Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2015 10:47 am

A one-day online giving program to help Arkansas nonprofits raised $2.3 million from more than 7,500 people on Thursday, the Arkansas Community Foundation said Friday.

ArkansasGives Event to Benefit Nonprofits on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2015 03:39 pm

On Thursday, Arkansans can donate online to help the Arkansas Community Foundation reach its goal of $1 million raised for nonprofits statewide through the ArkansasGives event.

Heifer Regains Star in Charity Rating

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Charity Navigator reported a fall by Heifer from three stars to two as of July 1, 2013. That rating has rebounded to three stars again, as of Dec. 22.

Niel Crowson Appointed to A-State Board of Trustees (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Niel Crowson has been appointed to a five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees. Crowson currently serves as president and CEO of E.C. Barton & Co. in Jonesboro.

Arkansas Labor Force Rises by 9,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

As the unemployment rate in Arkansas is falling the size of the labor force is increasing, as these charts by Michael Pakko, the state's economic forecaster, show.