Nonprofits Archive

HIPPY USA Names Staci Croom-Raley Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 09:51 am

The board of trustees of Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters has named Staci Croom-Raley as its new executive director.

Pebble Peak Ridge in Hot Springs Sold for $5.8 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

A portfolio of duplexes in Hot Springs, undeveloped commercial land in Benton, elbow room for a Benton congregation, a Little Rock mansion and a cold storage facility in North Little Rock provide this week's five-count of million-dollar transactions.

Women & Infants Center Opens at Washington Regional Medical Center

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Washington Regional Medical System's $65 million Women & Infants Center in Fayetteville will start taking patients on Monday.

Boy Scouts Elect David Briscoe President of Quapaw Area Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Briscoe has served on the board of the Quapaw Council for the past 22 years.

UALR Recognizes Appointments, Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

UALR Assistant Professor Glenn Anderson has been appointed to the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education, the national accrediting board for interpreter education programs.

UCA Announces $1M Endowment for Study Abroad Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2016 02:48 pm

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway announced on Friday that Bunny and Carol Adcock have established a $1 million endowment for study abroad opportunities.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Beebe, Brooks, Hubbard Join UAMS Foundation Fund Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 10:24 am

Seven new members have been elected to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Foundation Fund Board.

Bentonville Ready for Epic Biking Bonanza

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Bikes, Blues & BBQ is an annual motorcycle festival in Fayetteville, but a much quieter bike summit is set to kick off in Bentonville on Thursday.

Steve Owen Recognized for Steering Hoga to North Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Steve Owen, president of Complete Care Inc. of North Little Rock, has received the Casper J. Knight Jr. Award from the Historic Naval Ships Association.

Phil Baldwin, Susan Miller Receive Lifetime Honors at CFO Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2016 11:38 am

Phil Baldwin, president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Batesville, and Susan M. Miller, a partner at BKD LLP of Little Rock, receive lifetime achievement honors at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards.

Walton Family Foundation Gives NWACC $2M for Springdale Campus

by Marty Cook 10/31/2016 04:12 pm

The Walton Family Foundation has donated $2 million to Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville to help fund the construction of the college's Springdale campus.

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Church Friendship Collapses Along With Building Plans

by Mark Friedman 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Was an ex-con seeking to improve his life taken advantage of by a couple from his church, or were the couple just more victims of a man with a history, before and after prison, of taking money for construction work that was never completed?

US Marshals Museum Aims for Opening Date in 2019

by Sarah Campbell 10/27/2016 03:46 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum plans to open on Sept. 24, 2019, and it has launched a $60 million fundraising campaign to pay for the 50,000-SF museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith.

Camp Siloam Gets $1M Donation for Dining Hall Campaign

by Alexis Crowe 10/27/2016 10:30 am

Camp Siloam, a Christian camp for youth and families in Siloam Springs, announces a $1 million donation from Charles and Genevieve Bonner toward the camp's $3.4 million Feed My Sheep Campaign.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.