Nonprofits Archive

AARP Arkansas Names New State President

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2016 04:11 pm

AARP Arkansas on Thursday announced that Charlie Wagener, who lives near Beebe, has been selected as its new state president, the organization's highest volunteer position.

2nd Challenge Filed to Arkansas Lawsuit Limits Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/1/2016 01:38 pm

Opponents have asked Arkansas' highest court to block votes for an initiative to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits, the second challenge filed against the proposed ballot measure.

Urban League Report Examines Hispanics, African Americans in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 9/1/2016 11:34 am

The Urban League of the State of Arkansas releases its first yearly report examining the "State of African Americans and Hispanics in Arkansas."

Walton Arts Center Announces Hiring of New Executive

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/30/2016 04:09 pm

The Walton Arts Center announced on Tuesday that Scott Galbraith will join its staff as vice president of programming and executive producer.

SPONSORED: Looking At Leadership Through A Different Lens

by 8/30/2016 12:00 am

Key principles in employee management will help achieve much more than bottom-line success.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

Hendrix College Raises $2M to Make Goal for Mabee Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 11:07 am

Hendrix College of Conway says it has reached its goal to meet a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa.

Harding Football Coach to Join Advancement Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2016 11:10 am

Ronnie Huckeba, head football coach at Harding University, will join the university's advancement office in January. Huckeba announced Aug. 10 that he would be stepping down as head coach at the conclusion of this season.

Harrison Hospital Fights Assessor's Tax Ruling

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

North Arkansas Medical Services Inc. of Harrison has appealed the Boone County assessor's decision not to grant tax-exempt status for one of its medical clinics.

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it's corporate welfare.

Mike Malone Stepping Down As Northwest Arkansas Council CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:41 pm

Mike Malone announced he will leave the Northwest Arkansas Council where he has served as president and CEO of the nonprofit since 2006.

University of Arkansas Raises $131.6M in FY 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 10:02 am

The University of Arkansas announced on Thursday that it has finished the 2016 fiscal year with $131.6 million in private gift support, surpassing its $115 million goal and making this year the third best in its fundraising history.

Crystal Bridges Hires Lauren Haynes As Contemporary Art Curator

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2016 08:45 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art hired Lauren Haynes as its Curator of Contemporary Art, the museum announced Tuesday. Haynes will start at the museum in October. As curator, she will help the museum's contemporary art program with exhibits, presentations and publications.

The Rep Names John Miller-Stephany Producing Artistic Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/16/2016 10:59 am

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre on Tuesday named John Miller-Stephany as its new producing artistic director. Miller-Stephany will begin work in mid-October.

UA Community Colleges Get $900K for Geospatial Technology Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 10:20 am

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas gets a three-year grant for $898,073 from the National Science Foundation.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Walmart Foundation Gives $750K to Northwest Arkansas Residency Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 11:30 am

The Walmart Foundation has given $750,000 to support the Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Paula Rader Named CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2016 04:30 pm

Paula Rader has been named the new president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas, UCP announced Thursday.

Delta Region Health Care Providers Get $1.75M in Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2016 10:45 am

ARcare and the Greater Delta Alliance for Health Inc. are getting $1.7 million in grant funding to reduce chronic diseases that disproportionately affect Arkansas residents.