Nonprofits Archive

Direct Sales Growing in Popularity, Concerns

by Mark Friedman 9/7/2015 12:00 am

The number of people who are involved in direct selling, or multi-level marketing, has been climbing since 2011. The direct sellers pitch everything from jewelry to face creams to vitamin supplements, and usually their network of friends and family are the first to be pitched.

Mark Barnett Added To Manage Audits at Jones & Co.

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Mark P. Barnett Jr., a certified public accountant, has been hired as an audit manager with Jones & Co. Ltd. in Jonesboro. Barnett's areas of expertise include external audits of small businesses, construction companies and financial institutions as well as small business consulting.

Tyson Pledges $50M to Help End Hunger

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/3/2015 08:56 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years in the fight against hunger, after donating 100 million pounds of food over the past 15 years.

Southern Bancorp Community Partners Raises $2.5M to Expand Loans

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2015 10:38 am

Southern Bancorp Community Partners has raised $2.5 million toward a $5 million goal to expand its revolving loan fund for underserved communities in Arkansas and Mississippi.

Inaugural Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Alexis Hosticka 8/28/2015 09:12 am

The new Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame inducted its first members, 11 women and one group, during a ceremony Thursday night at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame to Honor First Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 10:12 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate its inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

McKibbon Partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2015 03:58 pm

McKibbon Hotel Group is partnering with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas in a joint effort to build a new Ronald McDonald house in Little Rock, slated to open November 2016.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Gives $7.9M to UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2015 10:04 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $7.9 million grant to the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Bingo Numbers Continue to Slide for Some Nonprofits

by Mark Friedman 8/24/2015 12:00 am

In Arkansas, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 78.8 million bingo “faces” —the individual game cards — were sold. That's more than 25 for every man, woman and child in the state.

No Vacancy at Fayetteville's Evelyn Hills Shopping Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Matthew Dearnley said the 131,000-SF Evelyn Hills Shopping Center at 1554 College Ave. in Fayetteville is 100 percent occupied after recent leases were signed.

Judicial Accountability Lets Judges Get Judged

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:00 am

A new site from the American Foundation for Judicial Accountability promises to be a legal “game changer.”

Being Interesting to Buyers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The rules of customer engagement have changed dramatically in recent years: Your potential buyers know more — or at least believe that they know more — than ever.

WRI Partners to Launch Uncommon Communities Program in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 10:32 am

Five counties in Arkansas will benefit from an economic development initiative led by the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, the UA Cooperative Extension Service and Sandy and Vaughn Gresham of Oxford, Mississippi.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance to Host Annual Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 10:36 am

The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance's annual meeting will take place on Sept. 9 at the Clinton Presidential Library.

Little Rock Chamber Receives Chamber of Valor Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 10:13 am

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced on Tuesday that the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce has been honored by Hiring Our Heroes with the three-star Chamber of Valor award.

Financial Quarter Planned to Revitalize More of Downtown Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 8/18/2015 03:20 pm

With hopes of revitalizing more of downtown Little Rock, studioMAIN is leading an effort to create the Financial Quarter, an area stretching from Sixth Street to the Arkansas River and Main Street to Broadway.

Buddy Philpot Stepping Down as Walton Family Foundation Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2015 01:44 pm

Philpot grew the Walton Family Foundation from $40 million in annual grants to $374 million in 2014, and from a four-person staff to more than 75 employees.

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Names New Board Members

by Alexis Hosticka 8/14/2015 10:05 am

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute says Latriece Watkins of Wal-Mart and Rich Hillman of Arkansas Farm Bureau have been named to the Institute's board of directors.

Batesville Chamber, Citizens Bank Plan Women in Business Leadership Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 09:36 am

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that Citizens Bank will present the area's first Women in Business Leadership Conference in October.

Arkansas Fellowship Launches Speaker Series with Serial Founder Steve Clark

by Mark Carter 8/10/2015 09:38 am

The Arkansas Fellowship program will launch its Speaker Series with Arkansas serial entrepreneur and investor Steve Clark of Propak, Rockfish and Noble Impact.


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