Nonprofits Archive

Poverty Rate Drops to 17.2 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The official poverty rate in the United States stood at 12.7 percent in 2016. In Arkansas, the poverty rate stood at 17.2 percent.

McGehee Opens $2.7M Health Clinic

by Mark Friedman 10/30/2017 12:00 am

McGehee Hospital opened its $2.7 million rural health clinic last month, following a $10 million hospital expansion completed just last year.

When Little Rock Jilted Amazon: Tale of a Breakup Letter

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The whirlwind week of #lovelittlerock started when Millie Ward got a call from Little Rock Regional Chamber's Jay Chesshir, who thought that while 238 cities were pitching to land Amazon, Little Rock could make some noise by saying no.

Auto Parts Warehouse Hosts $3.6 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/30/2017 12:00 am

River Mountain Investments bought the Ozark Automotive Distributors facility at 4350 Stockton Drive in North Little Rock.

Stanley Nelson Recognized at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Stanley Nelson, the documentarian behind “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities,” received the Career Achievement Award in Documentary Film during the 26th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival earlier this month.

Luke Story to Lead Arkansas Broadcasters Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2017 09:42 am

Luke Story has been named executive director of the Arkansas Broadcasters Association.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

Recalling the Infancy of Public Radio in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A recent panel of broadcasters noted several milestones, including the 50th anniversary of legislation funding the CPB, the 50th year of AETN and the 60th anniversary of KASU, the state's oldest public media outlet.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Makes High Profile Change

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Rachel O'Neal enjoyed being business editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a role she's held since April 2013, but she missed writing. Last week, she took back her old job as the paper's High Profile editor, her haunt from 2009 to 2012.

Huff Named to Ranir Board; United Way Hires Three (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Scott Huff, who retired as executive vice president of the consumables and health and wellness divisions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, has been named to the board of directors of Ranir LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a manufacturer of private label consumer oral care products.

Arkansas Access to Justice Commission Pushes to Unbundle Legal Services

by Mark Friedman 10/23/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission hopes changing the rules on attorneys taking a small part of a client's case, instead of the whole thing, will give Arkansans wider access to legal counsel.

In Helena-West Helena, Thrive Redesigns Its Strategy for the Future

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/18/2017 11:39 am

After receiving a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant in 2015, Thrive is ready to start a new chapter in its story of redesigning the Delta.

SPONSORED: Arkansas Is Open for Business, But Are We Ready?

by 10/16/2017 08:00 am

Businesses and schools are partnering with programs to prepare students to join the workforce of the future.

Builders Association Looks at House of Incarcerated Former EVP

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The former executive vice president of the Arkansas Home Builders Association, who helped herself to $100,000 of the association's money, began serving her 12-year prison sentence in August.

Charitable Giving in the US Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Fewer Americans appear to be giving to charity, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2017 report on charitable giving, “How America Gives Special Report: Breaking the Charity Habit.”

Majestic Death Looms Over Spa City

by George Waldon 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The destruction of the Majestic Hotel left an indelible scar on the psyche of Hot Springs officials and residents.

Alice Walton's Art Bridges Puts Art On Road 'For All'

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Art Bridges, the nonprofit founded by Alice Walton will partner with museums and other institutions throughout the United States to share works of American art.

Go Fund Me: Medical Bills Spur New Ways to Pay

by Marty Cook 10/16/2017 12:00 am

In an era of soaring medical costs, more and more people are turning to fundraising platforms like GoFundMe to help defray their expenses.

Pro Bono Work Can Also Be Good For Business, Bill Waddell Says

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/16/2017 12:00 am

When Little Rock attorney Bill Waddell found himself in the national spotlight in August, he embraced it to spread the word on the first rural legal-medical partnership in Arkansas.

New Partnership in Delta to Focus on Kids in Need

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock attorney Bill Waddell is helping organize Monroe County Children in Trust, a one-of-a-kind partnership that will be housed at the Mid-Delta Health Systems clinic in Clarendon.