Nonprofits Archive

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

US Marshals Museum Announces $1M Donation

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 10:25 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum announced it would receive a $1 million contribution from Donnie Pendergraft and family in honor of her late husband Ross Pendergraft.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Everything Old Is New Again (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

The news that a former Fort Smith pastor had ripped off church members with an investment scam reminded me of a column I wrote 10 years ago in which I suggested a separation of church and business.

Alma's InvoTek Part of $5M Research Project

by Mark Carter 9/17/2015 10:39 am

Alma research and development company InvoTek is one of four organizations partnering on a project to help improve the ability of those with physical disabilities communicate using technology.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Southern Bancorp Awarded $2M by Treasury CDFI Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2015 09:34 am

Southern Bancorp Inc. is awarded $2 million, the maximum available under the Financial Assistance program of the U.S. Treasury's CDFI Fund.

Crowley's Ridge Youth Camp Works on Family, Business Appeal

by Associated Press 9/14/2015 07:15 am

The Crowley's Ridge Youth Camp is a 35-acre camp situated in the rolling topography of the ridge for which it is named. The camp is now going through a transition period.

Arkansas Community Foundation Elects Three to Board of Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Ramsay Ball of Bentonville, Don Greenland of Conway and Andy Peeler of Jonesboro have been elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Community Foundation of Little Rock.

Rodney Parks Steps in as Senior Director at UAFS

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

As senior director of major and planned gifts, Rodney Parks leads a staff of five at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Foundation. He is responsible for growing the university's donor base in the areas of planned giving, major gifts, annual giving and advancement services.

Arkansas Municipalities Left to Clean up After Property Owners Leave Mess

by Mark Friedman 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Dealing with property owners who neglect dilapidated commercial buildings is becoming a growing problem for cities, especially when they crumble, Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said. Other officials in cities and towns in Arkansas agree with her.

Storage Development Draws $1.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A 240-unit mini-storage project in west Pulaski County weighed in at $1.4 million, and a 24-unit loft project in downtown Little Rock is under new ownership after a $455,000 foreclosure sale.

AR Kids Reads Looks for More Volunteers

by Alexis Hosticka 9/11/2015 03:35 pm

AR Kids Read announced a $70,000 matching grant from the combined efforts of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Fifty for the Future, Arkansas Community Foundation and The National Christian Foundation at an event on Sept. 8.

Crystal Bridges Announces Major Purchases, Including Works by Whistler, Maya Lin

by Jan Cottingham 9/11/2015 12:31 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces several major acquisitions, including a painting by James McNeill Whistler and a special commission to Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

UA System Gets $5M From Former Southwestern Energy CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2015 09:46 am

Charles E. Scharlau, former CEO of Southwestern Energy Co., will donate $5 million to create an endowed chair in presidential leadership at the University of Arkansas System.

Scott Ford, CEO of Westrock, to Speak at UA

by Alexis Hosticka 9/10/2015 09:34 am

Scott Ford, CEO of Westrock Group LLC, will speak to the Logistics of Capitalism class at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas on Sept. 15.

A Decision To Make (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/7/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of an opinion issued by state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas property owners and tenants — including individuals, churches and businesses — have another decision to make: Will you allow the open carry of firearms?

Direct Sales Growing in Popularity, Concerns

by Mark Friedman 9/7/2015 12:00 am

The number of people who are involved in direct selling, or multi-level marketing, has been climbing since 2011. The direct sellers pitch everything from jewelry to face creams to vitamin supplements, and usually their network of friends and family are the first to be pitched.

Mark Barnett Added To Manage Audits at Jones & Co.

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Mark P. Barnett Jr., a certified public accountant, has been hired as an audit manager with Jones & Co. Ltd. in Jonesboro. Barnett's areas of expertise include external audits of small businesses, construction companies and financial institutions as well as small business consulting.

Tyson Pledges $50M to Help End Hunger

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/3/2015 08:56 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years in the fight against hunger, after donating 100 million pounds of food over the past 15 years.