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Rich Huddleston: Improving Welfare Will Benefit Arkansas' Future

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

Before being named the executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families in July 2004, Rich Huddleston was the research and fiscal policy director for the nonprofit and was the lead program staff for its State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.

Emily Gassman Joins Arkansas Foodbank (Movers & Shakers)

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

Emily Gassman has been hired as the community development coordinator at the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock. She was most recently the communications director for Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas.

Reynolds Foundation Gives $1.5M for New UAMS Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2016 11:32 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences $1.5 million to establish a distinguished chair.

In Little Rock, Alzheimer's Association President Calls for More Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/1/2016 11:27 am

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns says the number of those diagnosed with the disease is on the rise, as is the cost of care, and more federal research dollars are needed.

UALR Gets $300K for Student Success Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2016 12:07 pm

Money from an anonymous donor will be used to establish a student emergency support fund and to support the funding of a master's level social worker responsible for implementing academic success initiatives.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Our House Using New $1M Career Center for Increased Job Training

by Alexis Hosticka 5/26/2016 11:16 am

Our House opened a new, $1 million new Career Center on Wednesday, May 18, quadrupling the capacity of the previous space and allowing for as many as 120 people to participate daily in job training and career education.

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

by Alexis Hosticka 5/25/2016 08:36 am

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.

Goodwill Promotes Northeast Arkansas Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 03:02 pm

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday that Jennifer Francomano has been promoted to the northeast Arkansas career services manager.

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 02:37 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc.

United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas Adds 8 to Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Rev. Bruce Bennett of Texarkana and seven others have been elected to the board of directors of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

US Marshals Museum Announces CDI Contractors as Consultant

by Alexis Hosticka 5/18/2016 11:43 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum today announced it has named CDI Contractors of Little Rock as the construction consultant for its 50,000-SF facility and is working to complete the building's schematic architectural design.

Winrock Director Annett Pagan Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2016 03:26 pm

Winrock International announced Thursday the retirement of Annett Pagan, director of U.S. programs, on May 13.

Wal-Mart, Walmart Foundation Give $8M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Mark Friedman 5/9/2016 01:10 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walmart Foundation are donating $8 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $10M to Wilmerding Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Walton Family Foundation donated a $10 million grant to the National Gallery of Art to establish the John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art.

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur.

UCA Promotes Kale Gober to VP Slot (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Kale Gober has been hired as vice president of institutional advancement at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He was formerly assistant athletic director for development at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Susan Harriman To Lead ForwARd Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Susan Bonesteel Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a partnership of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education that aims to improve public education in Arkansas.

Ronald McDonald House Gets $1.2M From Mabee Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2016 10:24 am

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas said Monday that it received $1.2 million from The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation.

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