Nonprofits Archive

WRI Partners to Launch Uncommon Communities Program in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 10:32 am

Five counties in Arkansas will benefit from an economic development initiative led by the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, the UA Cooperative Extension Service and Sandy and Vaughn Gresham of Oxford, Mississippi.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance to Host Annual Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 10:36 am

The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance's annual meeting will take place on Sept. 9 at the Clinton Presidential Library.

Little Rock Chamber Receives Chamber of Valor Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 10:13 am

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced on Tuesday that the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce has been honored by Hiring Our Heroes with the three-star Chamber of Valor award.

Financial Quarter Planned to Revitalize More of Downtown Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 8/18/2015 03:20 pm

With hopes of revitalizing more of downtown Little Rock, studioMAIN is leading an effort to create the Financial Quarter, an area stretching from Sixth Street to the Arkansas River and Main Street to Broadway.

Buddy Philpot Stepping Down as Walton Family Foundation Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2015 01:44 pm

Philpot grew the Walton Family Foundation from $40 million in annual grants to $374 million in 2014, and from a four-person staff to more than 75 employees.

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Names New Board Members

by Alexis Hosticka 8/14/2015 10:05 am

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute says Latriece Watkins of Wal-Mart and Rich Hillman of Arkansas Farm Bureau have been named to the Institute's board of directors.

Batesville Chamber, Citizens Bank Plan Women in Business Leadership Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 09:36 am

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that Citizens Bank will present the area's first Women in Business Leadership Conference in October.

Arkansas Fellowship Launches Speaker Series with Serial Founder Steve Clark

by Mark Carter 8/10/2015 09:38 am

The Arkansas Fellowship program will launch its Speaker Series with Arkansas serial entrepreneur and investor Steve Clark of Propak, Rockfish and Noble Impact.

Rockfish Adds Three to Rogers Office (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Kayla Neja, Erika Henry and Aaron Horton have all been hired by the Rogers office of Rockfish, a marketing and advertising firm in Little Rock.

The Telling Detail (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/10/2015 12:00 am

It's one thing to know that Scott Reed hadn't paid his big bills. One might even imagine that the big bills could get paid once tenant revenue starts flowing. It's another thing entirely to understand that, even as summer turned to fall and winter and then spring, he couldn't come up with a relatively small amount of money in order to turn on the lights — something that has to be done before any tenants can move in and start paying rent.

Ameris Faces Hurdles With Crittenden Regional Hospital

by Mark Friedman 8/10/2015 12:00 am

It might be as late as March before the Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis will be reopened, according to Ameris Health CEO Robert Bauer.

Jeff Stinson Joins Innovation Hub as Silver Mine Director

by Mark Carter 8/4/2015 11:11 am

Jeff Stinson will leave his position as director of UALR TechLaunch, but will remain executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, a private angel fund.

Lawsuit, Liens Hit Scott Reed's Main Street Projects

by George Waldon 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Contractors have more than $1.5 million in claims for unpaid work on two unfinished Main Street redevelopments in downtown Little Rock. The liens and lawsuit add to a track record of overreaching, underfinanced, subsidy-supported development in the city.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Doctors Encourage End-of-Life Talks

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2015 12:00 am

By the time most doctors talk to terminally ill patients about end-of-life care, it's already too late. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hopes to change that. On July 8, CMS proposed paying doctors for their time spent talking with Medicare patients about end-of-life planning.

Marie Gieringer Proudly Wears CFO Badge for Regional Girl Scouts

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

As chief financial officer of Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas, the position Marie Gieringer assumed in February, she manages the accounting, business systems, retail and troop financial accountability divisions of the organization, which is headquartered in Little Rock. With the help of about 10 staff members, Gieringer also prepares monthly financial statements and budget reports.

Sean Rochelle to Leave Executive Director Post at Razorback Foundation

by Lance Turner 7/30/2015 11:53 am

Sean Rochelle is stepping down from his post as executive director of the Razorback Foundation Inc., effective Sept. 1, according to a statement from the foundation on Thursday.

ALB Plans to Expand Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/30/2015 10:54 am

Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind plans to expand its workforce by 40 percent and is looking to add "dozens" of full-time jobs in its sewing operations department for people who are blind or visually impaired, it said.

A Depressing Motivator (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Chances are students aren't being taught good economics principles at home. Their parents very likely don't understand money — and this is true even of parents who have adequate income. If parents don't budget, don't plan, don't prioritize, then children don't even know that they should — much less how to do it. Many families never discuss money with their children, even though money is a factor in virtually every facet of family life and the root of much household stress.

Noble Impact, Minnijean Brown Trickey to Talk Education Opportunity Gap

by Mark Carter 7/23/2015 01:45 pm

Noble Impact, the Little Rock nonprofit that introduces social entrepreneurship to primary- and secondary-school students, will join Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey on Saturday for a discussion of education opportunity gaps facing minority and under-represented students.