Nonprofits Archive

Kays Foundation Contributes $50K to Museum at ASU

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2016 10:10 am

The Kays Foundation has awarded a $50,000 gift commitment to the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University

Southern Bancorp Community Partners Names New Policy Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 11:25 am

Southern Bancorp Community Partners announced Monday the hiring of Jennifer Johnson as the organization's new director of public policy.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Oaklawn, Mid-America Museum Make Moves in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Brad Keller has been named controller for Oaklawn Racing & Gaming while Harmony Morrissey has been named director of development for the Mid-America Science Museum

Beck PRIDE Center Receives $25K from Walmart Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 02:23 pm

The Beck PRIDE Center for America's Wounded Veterans at Arkansas State University received a grant for $25,000 from the Walmart Foundation.

Marvin Childers Elected to Lead National Poultry Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 02:16 pm

Marvin Childers, president of The Poultry Federation, has been elected to lead the State Poultry Executives Association.

Rosanne Cash to be Featured at Fundraising Event at Governor's Mansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2016 01:56 pm

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash will be in Little Rock Thursday, March 3, for “An Evening with Rosanne Cash” at the Governor's Mansion.

Ballet Arkansas Names Ganelle Blake Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2016 09:38 am

Ballet Arkansas announced Thursday that Ganelle Blake will lead the state's only professional ballet company as its new executive director.

QualChoice Medicare Product Adds 1,000 New Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 01:58 pm

QualChoice said Tuesday that its QualChoice Advantage product added more than 1,000 new members during the Medicare annual enrollment period for 2016.

Southwest Power Pool Adds 2 New Board Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 11:01 am

Graham Edwards and Bruce Scherr were elected to the SPP board at a meeting in Oklahoma City. The appointments are effective immediately, the company said, and expand the board to nine members.

American Cancer Society Appoints Bobby Harris to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 03:09 pm

The American Cancer Society announced Monday the election of Bobby Harris of Little Rock to the American Cancer Society Mid-South Division Board of Directors.

National Association of Economic Educators Elect Sue Owens as President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Sue Owens, executive director of Economics Arkansas, a private non-profit educational organization in Little Rock, has been elected to serve as the 2016 president of the National Association of Economic Educators. Owens served as president-elect in 2015 after serving three years on the NAEE executive committee.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

New World Services for the Blind CEO Aims to Increase Enrollment

by Alexis Hosticka 1/19/2016 03:56 pm

After several leadership changes over the last two years, World Services for the Blind has CEO Sharon Giovinazzo at the helm.

PRSA Elects 2016 Officers

by Mark Carter 1/18/2016 09:16 am

Taking over the top leadership role for PRSA is Becca Green, director of public engagement at Rock Region Metro.

Dillard's Donates $850K to Ronald McDonald House Charities

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 09:03 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock announced Monday that it will contribute more than $850,000 to local chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Rockefeller Institute Hires Janet Harris (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Janet Harris began work last week as director of program for the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton.

Heartland Foundation Gives $105K to Nonprofits

by Alexis Hosticka 1/13/2016 10:17 am

Heartland Foundation, the charitable outlet of Heartland Bank, contributed $105,00 dollars to 13 nonprofits in 2015.