Nonprofits Archive

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.

Central Arkansas Medical Centers Collaborate, Compete in Tight Health Care Market

by Mark Friedman 4/21/2014 12:00 am

Hospitals in central Arkansas must collaborate to survive, according to St. Vincent Health System President and CEO Peter Banko, who says he doesn't think Little Rock can support three hospitals.

$42.6 Million Transaction Visits Foothills Apartments (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/21/2014 12:00 am

A 540-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $42.6 million, and a 16.8-acre tract in west Little Rock weighed in at $1.2 million.

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

by Mark Carter 4/16/2014 01:30 pm

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks.

Simmons Name Appears on Arkansas' Tallest Building

by Gwen Moritz 4/16/2014 11:02 am

The new logo of Simmons First National Bank appeared over the weekend on the south side of Little Rock's tallest building, an installation timed specifically so that a photo of the high-profile branding could be shown at the Simmons First National Corp. annual shareholders meeting.

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

by Mark Carter 4/16/2014 09:46 am

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated.

A Wet State of Mind (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/14/2014 12:00 am

I used to think I was just so darn clever, but that was before I saw Little Rock attorney David Couch in action. He did the math and realized that it would be easier and cheaper to collect the 78,000 signatures needed to get an amendment making Arkansas counties wet to the state Constitution on the November general election ballot — just 10 percent of voters in the last gubernatorial election — than to collect 38 percent of registered voter signatures in one county after another.

Whitney Wellborn Joins Arkansas Foodbank

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2014 10:23 am

Whitney Vandiver Wellborn, former development coordinator for Our House in Little Rock, has joined the Arkansas Foodbank as its major gifts office.

Jobless Rates Fall in All Arkansas Metros

by Mark Carter 4/9/2014 09:11 am

Unemployment rates dropped year over year in all seven Arkansas metropolitan areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to data released Wednesday.

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas.

Nontraditional Benefits, Unusual Perks Growing In Popularity

by Luke Jones 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Increasingly, companies are looking to offer benefits that fall outside the normal range: flexible hours, paid lunches, ice cream on Fridays. These perks might not be mentioned in the company handbook, but they're becoming more important in attracting a new generation of employees and keeping the old ones.

Government, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods Remain Atop Largest Arkansas Employers List

by Marty Cook 4/7/2014 12:00 am

The names of Arkansas' largest employers remain mostly unchanged from a year ago — and every year. State government is still atop the list with nearly 57,000 employees.

UAMS Gets $2M in Donations, Grants for Northwest Campus Programs

by Lance Turner 4/3/2014 11:32 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences marked $2 million in donations and economic development grants to fund program at its campus in Fayetteville.

Jo Luck at Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday

by Lee Hogan 3/31/2014 09:10 am

Jo Luck, the former president and CEO of Heifer International, will be the featured speaker at the Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series this week.