Nonprofits Archive

Conway Fundraiser Nets $108K For Boys & Girls Club

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2018 01:49 pm

The 24th annual Black & White Affair Event on Thursday raised $108,700 for the Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County.

Lack of Funding Continues To Sideline Interstate 49

by Marty Cook 7/30/2018 12:00 am

A lack of funding continues to hinder the completion of Interstate 49, a highway seen as a boon to economic development in western Arkansas.

Pine Bluff's Hotel Pines Undergoing a Transformation

by Jan Cottingham 7/30/2018 12:00 am

Some people view a derelict hotel and see what has been lost. Others possess a different kind of vision: They see beyond what was lost to what remains and what can be again. Stuart Hee and his partners in the nonprofit Pine Bluff Rising are in the latter camp.

Methodist Publication Takes History Digital

by Kyle Massey 7/30/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas United Methodist newspaper is no longer selling advertising as it launches into the digital age.

VonOhlen Takes VP Role at USAble Life (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/30/2018 12:00 am

Jane-Alyse VonOhlen has been promoted to vice president of human resources and organizational development at USAble Life in Little Rock.

New Site for Arkansas Federal Credit Union Tops Recent Real Estate Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2018 09:07 am

Transactions totaling $18.6 million includes sales of land, apartments and church's building.

Walmart Pledges $2M to Fund Diversity Internships

by Associated Press 7/25/2018 06:45 am

Walmart plans to donate $2 million to two congressional minority caucus foundations to fund programs for students and young professionals.

Arkansas Foundation Has Donated $13M Over 30 Years

by Associated Press 7/23/2018 08:46 am

The Western Arkansas Community Foundation has given out $13 million in its district since being formed in 1988. An affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, it now has $13.5 million in assets and growing.

Joe Quinn Joins Arkansas Good Roads Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2018 12:00 am

Joe Quinn has been named executive director of the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation in Little Rock.

Former SAYS Director Jerry Walsh Pleads Guilty to Scheme with Rusty Cranford

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2018 03:27 pm

Federal prosecutors say Jerry Walsh, the former longtime director of the South Arkansas Youth Services Inc. of Magnolia, pleaded guilty to conspiring to misapply more than $380,000 from the now-defunct organization.

Jonesboro Salvation Army Leaders Suspended Amid Allegations

by Associated Press 7/19/2018 10:58 am

Two officers of the Salvation Army of Jonesboro have been relieved of their duties after officials began investigating them for financial wrongdoing.

Southern Bancorp Community Partners President Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2018 02:33 pm

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Little Rock announced Tuesday that, following a nationwide search, Karama Neal, Ph.D., was selected to serve as president of Southern Bancorp Community Partners.

Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

by Associated Press 7/16/2018 06:59 am

Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.

Arkansas Population 65 and Over Stands at 16 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2018 12:00 am

At 19 percent, Florida, Maine and Montana had the greatest concentration of residents 65-plus.

Howard Walker Takes On Development Role at IFB Solutions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2018 12:00 am

Howard Walker has been named manager of development and awareness at IFB Solutions of Little Rock, the nonprofit formerly known as Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind.

NLR Apartments Attract $6.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/16/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Zieben Group in Houston, Texas, purchased the 120-unit Summertree Apartments at 5100 Summertree Drive and the 112-unit Valley View Apartments at 5125 Velvet Ridge Road.

CEOs Aren't Talking to Customers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 7/16/2018 12:00 am

Given the truth that CEOs are ultimately responsible for the growth of the enterprise, one detail stands out: “Most of our CEOs were dismayed to discover how little time they spent with their customers — just 3% on average.”

Arkansas Arts Center Director Todd Herman Resigns

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2018 11:17 am

The Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees announced Friday that Todd Herman has resigned as the center's executive director, effective Aug. 10.

UA Little Rock Raised $18M in Private Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2018 09:45 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock finished the 2018 fiscal year with $18 million in private gift support, surpassing its annual goal and making this the third-best year in the university's fundraising history.

Benton, Craighead Counties Top Arkansas List of Incoming Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York, considered a number of factors to create its listing of the counties in Arkansas that have the most incoming investments