Nonprofits Archive

Girl Scouts Tag Along to New WLR Headquarters

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

The Diamonds Council, which serves Girl Scouts in most of Arkansas and parts of Oklahoma and Texas, is moving from North Little Rock to Arcade Drive in Little Rock.

Making Change: Social Entrepreneurs on a Mission (Whitney Horton Commentary)

by Whitney Horton 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Businesses have had social impact for a long time, creating jobs and tax revenue for their communities. Yet social entrepreneurs are not content with the rising tide lifting all boats; instead, they go into business with a specific cause in mind.

100 Girls of Code Lands in Arkansas, Aims to Address Gender Gap

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 01:43 pm

An initiative called 100 Girls of Code that aims to close the gender gap that currently exists in STEM-related fields officially has come to Arkansas.

EAST Initiative Unveils New West Little Rock Digs

by Mark Carter 2/12/2015 04:08 pm

EAST Initiative unveiled its new west Little Rock location on Thursday afternoon. The nonprofit partners with schools to provide project-based, service-oriented programs with a focus on high-end technology.

Arkansas Foodbank Hires Jayne Ann Kita as Chief Program Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 11:31 am

Kita will oversee strategic planning and oversight of all program activities to ensure that food is distributed equitably to member agencies throughout the agency's 33-county service area, according to a news release.

Landers Dealership Properties Add Up to $17.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of auto properties in west Little Rock weighed in at a combined $17.8 million. The sale of a 44,337-SF hangar at Clinton National Airport tipped the scales at more than $8.2 million. And a former USA Drug project in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.95 million sale.

Don Weaver of El Paso Elected To Chair National Transportation Nonprofit

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Don Weaver has been elected chairman of the board of The Road Information Program (TRIP), a national transportation research nonprofit organization based in Washington. He has been a member of TRIP's board of directors since 2004 and was appointed to its executive committee in 2008.

Michael Hocutt Selected To Head General Contractors Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Hocutt, president of Clark Power Corp. of Little Rock, has been chosen to lead the Associated General Contractors of Arkansas as 2015 president. Hocutt represents the utility division and has 37 years of industry experience.

NWA Job Market Calling for Soft Skills

by Marty Cook 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Mike Harvey, the COO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, says job growth in the area is impressive but work has to be done to help today's students prepare for tomorrow's jobs. It's a sentiment echoed by other experts in the economic field.

Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge's Payment Ruling

by Mark Friedman 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge's ruling last month that ordered the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to stop paying chambers of commerce and related entities for economic development programs sent shock waves through chamber offices across the state.

Rockfish Announces 2015 Corporate Giving Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2015 09:18 am

Rockfish, the digital marketing agency based in Rogers, has announced the recipients of its corporate giving program for 2015: the Children's Safety Center of Northwest Arkansas and ToolBank USA in Atlanta and Cincinnati.

WR Foundation Awards $35k to EAST Initiative, Innovation Hub for Entrepreneurship

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2015 10:43 am

The matching grant will complement a recent $35,000 donation from AT&T and assist with the procurement and setup of technology and equipment to be used in the EAST Initiative's STEAM Lab at the Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

Museum Store at Crystal Bridges Wins National AIA Honor Award

by Jan Cottingham 2/2/2015 10:09 am

The retail store at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has received a 2015 national Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.

Entergy Arkansas Elevates Three to Economic Development Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Clarissa McWherter, Chris Murphy and Russell Harris have joined Entergy Arkansas in Little Rock as members of the economic development team.

John Waters, Charles Morgan on Tap for 12th Arkansas Literary Festival

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2015 10:16 am

The 12th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, hosted by the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), is set for April 23-26. Speakers include filmmaker John Waters and "Divine Sisters of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" author Rebecca Wells.

ForwARd Arkansas Report Sees Progress, Room for Improvement at State Schools

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2015 11:37 am

ForwARd Arkansas releases a report it says confirms that while achievement gaps still exist in state education, Arkansas has been successful in improving access to education.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Spatial Office Transaction Tops $1.6 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

A 14,000-SF office project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.65 million. A 6,164-SF medical office building in North Little Rock drew a $1.04 million foreclosure sale. And a 125,522-SF industrial facility in southwest Little Rock sold for $850,000.

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Moses Tucker Real Estate Looks to Next Generation, Plans for Future

by Sean Beherec 1/26/2015 12:00 am

What appears to an outsider as the simple passing of the family business from one generation to the next wasn't the plan from the beginning.