Nonprofits Archive

Arkansas Business to Honor 21st 40 Under 40 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2014 10:24 am

For the 21st consecutive year, Arkansas Business will honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class.

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 09:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

Dana Mather Named Acting Director of Main Street Rogers

by Marty Cook 5/15/2014 11:26 am

Dana Mather was named acting director of Main Street Rogers on May 12 after the organization's board of directors postponed a search for a full-time executive director.

McLarty Global Partners with Vital Voices Global

by Lee Hogan 5/14/2014 12:00 pm

The McLarty Global Fellows Program and Vital Voices Global Partnership announced a union this week that will provide fellowships for students of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

UALR Gets $1M Endowment for Non-Traditional Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2014 10:57 am

The university on Wednesday announced its selection for the endowment by the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco. UALR is the only institution in Arkansas to offer the Osher Re-Entry Scholars Program.

Office Space: Central Arkansas Vacancy Rate Remains Flat

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

The market for commercial office space in central Arkansas remained relatively flat in first-quarter 2014 with a vacancy rate of 11.3 percent, compared with 11.5 percent in the previous quarter, fourth-quarter 2013, and 11.4 percent in the year-earlier quarter.

Promotions Bloom at Aromatique Inc. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Judy Balderree, previously vice president of retail sales, has been promoted to executive vice president of merchandizing and design at Aromatique Inc. of Heber Springs. Carlton Collier, previously vice president of sales and marketing, has been promoted to EVP of product development and strategic marketing.

Kim Rosson To Lead Nonprofit Raising Funds for North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Kim Rosson as executive director will lead the North Arkansas Medical Foundation of Harrison, which raises money for the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center.

ExxonMobil Donates $250,000 to Relief Efforts

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/9/2014 07:40 am

ExxonMobil, the company responsible for a large oil spill that polluted a central Arkansas neighborhood, has donated $250,000 on Thursday to aid recovery efforts in the state from last week's severe storms that included a deadly tornado.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance Offering Board Training

by Lee Hogan 5/8/2014 10:10 am

The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance is hosting a training session to help nonprofit boards navigate upcoming challenges. The training is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus in Conway.

Southern Bancorp: Record Year for Free Tax Prep Services

by Mark Carter 5/7/2014 01:36 pm

Southern Bancorp announced Wednesday that its annual, free tax preparation service resulted in almost 3,000 tax returns and more than $6 million in refunds and credits for underserved individuals and families in Arkansas and Mississippi in 2014.

Video: Here's Video of Kevin Delaney of the Museum of Discovery on 'The Tonight Show'

by Lance Turner 5/6/2014 07:03 am

Kevin Delaney, the director of visitor experience at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, had his big moment in the spotlight last night, appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Delaney performed science demonstrations with host Fallon as his "laboratory assistant."

New Hires Saddle Up at Livestock Show Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Sherman Lites has been hired as livestock administrator by the Arkansas Livestock Show Association of Little Rock, and Will Hornburg has been hired as director of sales and promotions.

Kelley Bass on How Working in Newspapers Prepared Him for Career in Nonprofit Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Before becoming CEO at the Museum of Discovery in December 2012, Bass was assistant dean for external affairs for the Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He remains active in the central Arkansas nonprofit community, serving on the board of Riverfest, for which he chaired the 30th anniversary festival in 2007, and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership.

Museum of Discovery's Kevin Delaney to Appear on 'The Tonight Show'

by Lance Turner 4/30/2014 09:53 am

The Museum of Discovery of Little Rock says its director of visitor experience, Kevin Delaney, will be featured Monday on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Luke Mattingly Moves Up the Chain to President/CEO at CareLink

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

CareLink serves six counties in central Arkansas at the Area Agency on Aging, which provides services like Meal on Wheels, Medicare counseling and respite care.

Get Tickets for Arkansas Business Power Breakfast Panel on Boards of Directors

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/25/2014 04:29 pm

Arkansas Business presents a new event series called Power Breakfast. This program features experts who will share strategies for building an effective board of directors and being an impactful board member. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

Urban Garden Montessori School to Begin Classes in August in Kress Building

by Lance Turner 4/22/2014 10:52 am

Organizers behind the Urban Garden Montessori School said Tuesday that it will begin classes in August in temporary space on the first floor of the Kress Building at 610 Main Street in Little Rock.

CEO Marcy Doderer on Arkansas Children's Hospital Long-term Plans To Stay Ranked, Healthy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2014 12:00 am

Before joining Arkansas Children's Hospital, Marcy Doderer was the vice president and administrator of the Children's Hospital of San Antonio, part of the Christus Santa Rosa Health System. There, she led the facility's change from a multiuse downtown campus into a freestanding, separately licensed children's hospital. She is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and is active in many professional organizations.