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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.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2015 09:47 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2015 10:58 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Arkansas State University to Hold Women's Business Leadership Conference April 2

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 02:41 pm

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is holding a Women's Business Leadership Conference on April 2 in Centennial Hall at the Carl R. Reng Student Union and at the Delta Center for Economic Development.

Arkansas Baptist's Fitz Hill Sees Education, Urban Revitalization and Investments Intertwined

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Fitz Hill, who was born and raised in Arkadelphia, was named president of Arkansas Baptist College in 2006. He talks to Arkansas Business about his vision for education and urban renewal.

Beall Barclay Adds Two to Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Josh Masters has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay & Co. PLC, and Travis Teague has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay Wealth Management LLC, both in Fort Smith.

Henderson State University Finds Mismanagement at Foundation

by Lance Turner 3/20/2015 03:09 pm

Henderson State University of Arkadelphia said Friday that it has uncovered mismanagement of interest allocations at the nonprofit Henderson Foundation and said it has taken steps to improve how it handles donor money.

Recent Crystal Bridges Acquisitions Believed to Total $64 Million

by Jan Cottingham 3/20/2015 12:11 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Friday announced a number of new acquisitions, bringing to $64.4 million the estimated value of recently announced art purchases.

Saline Memorial Breaks Ground on Bryant Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2015 10:10 am

The campus will be called the Saline Memorial Bryant Medical Campus. It will be located at the intersection of Market Place Drive and Highway 5, just north of the Ashley Furniture Home Store and Wal-Mart in Bryant.

Amazeum Tells Opening Date, Changes Name to Honor Scott Family

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2015 11:12 am

Leaders of the Amazeum, a $21.5 million children's museum under construction in Bentonville, announced that the museum will open July 15 and that it has changed its name to the Scott Family Amazeum.

Walmart Foundation Gives $250K to Jones Center

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 03:28 pm

The Walmart Foundation donates $250,000 to the Jones Center in Springdale.

Four Winners Named at Helena Startup Challenge

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 01:39 pm

Four Helena-West Helena businesses were named winners and split $80,000 in prize money at Southern Bancorp's Helena Startup Challenge.

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