Nonprofits Archive

UAMS Gets $2M in Donations, Grants for Northwest Campus Programs

by Lance Turner 4/3/2014 11:32 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences marked $2 million in donations and economic development grants to fund program at its campus in Fayetteville.

Little Rock Diocese Says Former Bishop Andrew McDonald Has Died

by Associated Press 4/1/2014 12:27 pm

The Diocese of Little Rock says former bishop Andrew McDonald has died. He was 90.

Jo Luck at Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday

by Lee Hogan 3/31/2014 09:10 am

Jo Luck, the former president and CEO of Heifer International, will be the featured speaker at the Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series this week.

Flashbacks of Arkansas Business' First 30 Years (Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/31/2014 12:00 am

To celebrate Arkansas Business' 30th anniversary, the staff decided to pull out and reprint some of the stories that we felt were the most important, the most interesting and the most fun. Arkansas Business is still reporting on the state economic scene with business executives as its readership, sticking to its mission of providing the revealing, memorable and important business news available in Arkansas.

Harvey & Bernice Jones Trust ‘Frost' Bitten?

by John Haman 3/31/2014 12:00 am

H.G. “Jack” Frost Jr. was only a part-time employee of the Harvey and Bernice Jones Charitable Trust 1 in his position as trustee, but in fiscal year 1994 his salary tripled, giving him an annual compensation package of more than $350,000 in salary and consultation fees.

International Swindle Guts Old Southwest

by Michael Whiteley 3/31/2014 12:00 am

A sham transfer gutted the reserves of the four-decades-old Old Southwest of Jacksonville and made Arkansas a minor player in a scandal that has broadened to include $350 million in missing insurance assets, ensnared Catholic charities tied to the Vatican and spawned an international manhunt.

Andrew Kilgore: Portraits in Black and White

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Beginning with the last issue of 1984 and continuing into 1988, Andrew Kilgore photographed business legends and up-and-comers for the cover of Arkansas Business.

John Glasgow to Dillard's: ‘Call Off the Dogs'

by Gwen Moritz 3/31/2014 12:00 am

The relationship between the management of CDI Contractors LLC of Little Rock and half-owner Dillard's Inc. was under tremendous stress in the days before CDI's chief financial officer disappeared on Jan. 28.

An Interview with Alice Walton: Crystal Bridges An Expression of Love

by Jan Cottingham 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Articles about Alice Walton and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art have tended to focus on big numbers: an $800 million endowment, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of artwork, 200,000 SF of museum space, 250,000 visitors expected to visit the Bentonville showplace yearly. What the stories haven't done is explain why Walton, the only daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, chose art as her way to give not just to northwest Arkansas but to the entire world.

St. Vincent Announces Dates for Tour de Paul 2014

by Lee Hogan 3/27/2014 10:30 am

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.

Farmers Markets Sprout In Arkansas' Urban Areas

by Jan Cottingham 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Farmers markets have mushroomed in Arkansas in the last couple of decades. "The whole buying local concept was just starting to take off," says Zachary Taylor of the Arkansas Agriculture Department. "Now, it's really grown by leaps and bounds."

Women Can — And Men Can, Too (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/24/2014 12:00 am

There may be a few jobs out there in which every man — person — for himself is a winning strategy, but a rising tide generally does lift all boats. All of us should ask: Am I protecting myself to my own detriment? Would I be more successful or happier or richer or less stressed if I shared the opportunity?

Larry Dickerson to Resign as President, CEO of World Services for the Blind

by Lee Hogan 3/20/2014 02:57 pm

Larry Dickerson, president and CEO of World Services for the Blind, announced his retirement Thursday, effective Aug. 15.

Tenants on Main Street in Little Rock See Progress

by Lance Turner 3/19/2014 10:07 am

Our all-new sister site, Little Rock Soirée, is checking in on progress along Main Street in Little Rock, where millions of dollars in renovation is promising a new "creative corridor" of arts, culture and tech.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance CEO Hopes Board Institute Becomes Annual Event

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 04:12 pm

Stephanie Meincke, president and CEO of the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, talks to Arkansas Business about the Nonprofit Board Institute taking place in April.

Mike Beebe Names 36 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 03:08 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday announced a judicial appointment as well as 36 appointments to state boards and commissions.

Fellowship Program Aims to Attract, Keep Entrepreneurial Talent

by Mark Carter 3/17/2014 01:30 pm

A new entrepreneurship program called the Arkansas Fellowship has been launched as part of an effort to keep and attract entrepreneurial talent to the state.

Sustainability as a Business Strategy (Nancy Landrum Commentary)

by Nancy Landrum 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Sustainability in business is, at its core, about returning to old-fashioned business values: knowing your customers and neighbors, frugality and efficiency, doing the right thing and being accountable for your actions.

Mack McLarty Receives Rector Award, Designates Donation for Centers for Youth & Families

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Mack McLarty was presented the Rector Award at a Little Rock luncheon Jan. 17 held by Fifty for the Future, a civic organization of business leaders in central Arkansas. Named in memory of the late William Rector, the award comes with a charitable donation of $1,000, which McLarty designated for the Centers for Youth & Families.

Arkansas Business Seeking 40 Under 40 Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2014 08:15 am

The 2014 class of 40 Under 40 honorees will be profiled in the June 23 issue of Arkansas Business. Included in this issue will be a listing of their accomplishments within their businesses, organizations and/or community.