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Walton Family Foundation Gives $250M to Charters in Little Rock, 16 Other Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 11:16 am

The Walton Family Foundation on Tuesday announced it will give $250 million to charter schools in 17 cities, including Little Rock, as it aims to meet "growing demand for high-quality public school options."

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I'm not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough.

A-State's Jason Penry Receives Circle of Excellence Award (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Jason C. Penry, vice chancellor for university advancement at Arkansas State University, was one of six recipients of the 2016 LSU-Shreveport Circle of Excellence Award, honoring alumni for leadership and professional achievements. Ruth Hawkins, director of the Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program, was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 75th annual awards banquet of the Arkansas Historical Association

Arkansas Climbs 8 Spots in National Child Economic Well-Being Rankings

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2016 02:40 pm

For the first time in six years, the number of Arkansas children living in poverty decreased, according to data released Tuesday in the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book.

Arkansas Red Cross Names Board Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/21/2016 02:45 pm

On Friday, June 20, 14 individuals were elected to serve as Board Officers and Board of Director Members of the American Red Cross serving Greater Arkansas.

Update: Downtown LR Montessori School Closed, Parents Told by Email

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 01:02 pm

Urban Garden Montessori, the private school that opened in the fall of 2014 on Main Street in downtown Little Rock, closed last week, according to an email to parents from Vera Chenault, head of school.

EStem Goes East With Warehouse Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

A Shall Avenue property has been purchased by eStem Public Charter Schools as a future location for its new elementary and middle school in Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Former Clinton Museum Store Draws $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/20/2016 12:00 am

610 President Clinton Avenue LLC, led by Mark Dake, bought its namesake property and former home of the Clinton Museum Store from the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Anna Beth Gorman Named New Executive Director at Women's Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Anna Beth Gorman has joined the Women's Foundation of Arkansas in Little Rock as executive director. She has five years of experience working for Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas as membership director, vice president of membership services and chief of membership, volunteer and program officers.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2016 09:45 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization.

Reynolds Foundation Gives Walton Arts Center $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 02:03 pm

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave a $1 million grant to the Walton Arts Center to help with expansion costs and programming at the Dickson Street complex.

Innovation Hub Joins Winrock International

by Alexis Hosticka 6/15/2016 11:31 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is becoming part of Winrock International of Little Rock, which is undertaking a "strategic reorganization of its U.S. and Arkansas programs."

Little Rock Zoo Gets $3M Trust, Largest Donation in Its History

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 03:06 pm

The Little Rock Zoo and the Arkansas Zoological Foundation announced Monday that Jayne Jackson, an animal and zoo lover who died Dec. 17, established a trust for the zoo valued at nearly $3 million.

Summit Addresses How to Treat Poverty in Jonesboro

by George Jared 6/10/2016 01:06 pm

Marcella Wilson came to Jonesboro to raise awareness of how poverty can impact the vitality of a community. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin and chief of police Rick Elliott were among those who attended the summit, a public forum called “Eliminate the Condition of Poverty.”

Riverfest Planners Pleased with Turnout Amid Year of Change

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2016 09:39 am

Riverfest Director Deanna Korte says she's pleased with turnout for last weekend's Riverfest festival, which organizers revamped this year to attract better entertainment.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Maumelle Motel Draws $2.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/6/2016 12:00 am

New Frontier Hospitality LLC, led by Dilep and Vitesh Patel, bought the Quality Suites at 14322 Frontier Drive.

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