Nonprofits Archive

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.

After 5 Years of Waiting, Ballet Arkansas to Find New Home on Main Street

by Alexis Crowe 10/19/2016 11:21 am

Five years after development began, Ballet Arkansas is finally moving into its new office and rehearsal space on Main Street Little Rock's "Creative Corridor."

Walton Arts Center Awarded $2M Walker Foundation Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2016 10:03 am

The Walton Arts Center announces a $2 million grant from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for its $23 million capital campaign.

Karen Minkel Cites Walton Foundation Work to Improve Delta, Northwest Arkansas

by Alexis Crowe 10/11/2016 04:13 pm

Karen Minkel highlighted the work the Walton Family Foundation is doing in the Delta and northwest Arkansas during a speech Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Little Rock.

UALR Starts Construction on $20.3M Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/11/2016 11:58 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock begins work on its new $20.3 million, 64,600-SF Windgate Center of Art & Design, set to open on Jan. 8, 2018, the first day of the 2018 spring semester.

Cabot's Rockwood Shopping Center Sold in $3M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A 27,000-SF retail center in Cabot, more than 587 acres in Jefferson and Lonoke counties and a 5.5-acre commercial property in southwest Little Rock provide our trio of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Future Bank of the Ozarks HQ Site Draws Deals Totaling $12M-Plus (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc. acquired about 46.2 acres of mostly undeveloped property for a corporate campus in west Little Rock.

Sonya Murphy Selected as Camp Aldersgate CEO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Sonya Schmidt Murphy has been named chief executive officer of Camp Aldersgate in west Little Rock, succeeding Sara C. Wacaster, a 21-year employee of the nonprofit camp that provides year-round programming to individuals with special needs.

AACF Pushes for More Focus on Children in Upcoming Election

by Alexis Crowe 10/5/2016 01:50 pm

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families encourages constituents to consider issues that affect children as they decide who to vote for in the upcoming election.

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