Nonprofits Archive

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.

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.

Innovation Hub Will Host Maker Faire Event in Argenta on May 2

by Mark Carter 3/12/2015 08:00 am

The event will run in conjuction with the fourth-annual Argenta Arts Festival and will take place on about three acres of property surrounding the Hub at Poplar and Broadway in downtown North Little Rock.

Karen Minkel to Replace Retiring Rob Brothers at Walton Family Foundation

by Marty Cook 3/10/2015 09:29 am

Karen Minkel will replace Rob Brothers as director of the Home Region program for the Walton Family Foundation, the foundation said in a news release Monday.

Arkansas Senate Backs Planned Parenthood Defunding Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 03:19 pm

The Arkansas Senate has voted to cut off public funding to abortion providers and entities that perform abortion referrals, a move aimed at blocking grants Planned Parenthood has received for sex education programs.

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Dan Stevens has been named director of provider network operations with Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock and Joy Evans has been named director of internal operations training.

Walton Family Awards $5M Challenge Grant for Walton Art Center Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 12:08 pm

The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $5 million challenge grant in support of a capital campaign to add 30,000-SF of space to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

Arkansas Senate Panel OKs Cut to Planned Parenthood Funding

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 11:57 am

Arkansas would bar state funding for Planned Parenthood under a bill endorsed by a Senate panel.

Foundation Grant Will Buy Equipment for SAU Simulation Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 10:20 am

The Blue & You Foundation has given a $149,128 grant to Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia for the purchase of equipment for the university's Health Sciences Simulation Center.

Charles Morgan to Entrepreneurs: Surround Yourself with Good People

by Mark Carter 3/4/2015 09:32 am

Former Acxiom Corp CEO Charles Morgan has some advice for entrepreneurs: surround yourself with good people, secure adequate funding, learn from your mistakes and believe in yourself.

Group Touts Arkansas Businesses Promoting LGBT Diversity

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 01:22 pm

A national group is touting more than 100 Arkansas businesses that it says are promoting diversity for gays and lesbians as it fights "conscience protection" legislation that critics say would justify discrimination.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2015 05:14 am

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 11:37 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

UA to Host Alley Scholars Business Plan Challenge

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 09:31 am

Undergraduate teams of minority students will compete in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Business Plan Challenge on Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Merger Match Brings on Ken Clark as 'Chief Storyteller'

by Mark Carter 2/23/2015 10:17 am

Clark will consult with co-founders Bridget Farris and Alese Stroud and lead the development of strategic relationships for Merger Match's proprietary corporate acquisitions assessment tool.

Walmart Foundation's Kathleen McLaughlin to Deliver 'Food for Thought' at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 09:47 am

Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and senior vice president for Walmart Global Sustainability, will provide a "Food for Thought" lecture at the University of Arkansas on March 3, the university announced Monday.

Mel Coleman of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Elected President of National Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 09:37 am

Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem, has been elected president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board of directors, the organization announced Monday.

Ozark Regional Land Trust Says Property Left in Landowner's Will Shouldn't Have Been Sold

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

The nonprofit conservation group Ozark Regional Land Trust has filed a lawsuit against the estate of a Pulaski County man arguing that he planned to leave land to the trust after his death that was later sold.

Investors Scoop Up Former Dollar Generals (NWA Real Deals)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

An investment group bought two former Dollar General buildings in northwest Arkansas for a total of $775,900. Raymond Merrill paid $1.9 million for University Village Center at 1545 W. 15th St. in Fayetteville. And Adam Yates, owner of Razorback Awning & Ironworks, bought the former home of Dennis Home Furnishings at 3525 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville.