Nonprofits Archive

Bordelon Gift to UA's Walton College Will Support Faculty Innovation

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2014 09:45 am

University of Arkansas alumni Ann and Gene Bordelon have contributed $100,000 to establish the Faculty Innovation Endowed Fund for the benefit of the Sam M. Walton College of Business, the UA announced Tuesday.

Heartland Foundation Donates $97k to Nonprofits in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 02:02 pm

Throughout 2014, the Heartland Foundation of Little Rock, the charitable outlet of Heartland Bank, has donated nearly $100,000 to nine nonprofits.

Downtown Partnership Leader Sharon Priest to Retire

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 01:45 pm

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership said Monday that its executive director, Sharon Priest, will retire at the end of January.

World Services for the Blind Hires Stacey Schwartz as CEO, President

by Lee Hogan 12/8/2014 06:30 am

World Services for the Blind of Little Rock has its third top executive of the calendar year. Stacey Hunter Schwartz took over the role Nov. 17, replacing Tony O. Woodell, former chief operating officer, who was only appointed to the position in June.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance Leads Giving Tuesday Events Across the State

by Lee Hogan 12/3/2014 01:07 pm

The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance spearheaded a philanthropic event Tuesday to raise money and awareness for various causes around the state.

Arkansas Research Alliance Launches ARA Fellows Program

by Mark Carter 12/3/2014 11:05 am

The ARA Fellows program was created to recognize and reward distinguished research talent at the state's five research universities, and is a complement to the ARA Scholars program, which recruits new research talent to the state.

Like Hogs, ARK Challenge Winner Spencer Jones on Upward Trajectory

by Mark Carter 12/1/2014 12:00 am

While the Razorbacks toiled themselves back to respectability in the rugged Southeastern Conference, Spencer Jones developed his Little Rock startup, Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, alongside some of the state's most promising young entrepreneurs at the ARK Challenge.

Charities Prosper Under New Laws, Economy

by Marty Cook 12/1/2014 12:00 am

An improving economy and a state full of philanthropic hearts have meant another good year for Arkansas charities, despite concerns that tax law changes might have caused complications.

No Daily Report, Morning Report or E-newsletters on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2014 11:03 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report, Morning Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sierra Fowler Named Interim Executive Director at Farm & Food Innovation Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2014 01:18 pm

The Farm & Food Innovation Center Inc. of North Little Rock has named Sierra Fowler as its interim executive director.

Nicole Miller Featured Speaker at Baptist Health's Bolo Bash

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2014 12:50 pm

Fashion designer Nicole Miller will be the special guest and featured speaker at the 26th annual Baptist Health Foundation Bolo Bash luncheon in April.

Camp Aldersgate Gets $1M Grant from Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

by Lee Hogan 11/24/2014 10:03 am

Camp Aldersgate Inc. of Little Rock plans to build a 6,000-SF multi-purpose activity center thanks to a $1 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Faulkner County's Sallis Ranch Gives Sanctuary to Horses in Need

by George Waldon 11/24/2014 12:00 am

Greg Sallis has been rescuing horses from bad situations for 30 years. After nursing them back to health, he would train them and resell them to recoup some of his out-of-pocket costs.

Wendy Riggs Named Walton Arts Center's VP of Operations

by Lee Hogan 11/19/2014 04:38 pm

Walton Arts Center named Wendy Riggs as its vice president of operations. Riggs' management will include the oversight of a $20 million renovation of the Walton Arts Center and the newly opened Wal-Mart AMP in Rogers.

Video: ARK Challenge Concludes Fourth Run in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 11/19/2014 11:16 am

The ARK Challenge startup accelerator last week concluded its fourth installment, and first in Little Rock, with Demo Day presentations of company pitches held inside the Clinton Center's Great Hall.

Mid-America Science Museum Renovation on Schedule, Re-opening Set for March

by Mark Carter 11/19/2014 09:53 am

The museum closed in August to begin remodeling and adding exhibits and new features, thanks to a $7.8 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Connect Arkansas Announces Small Business Internet Study

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2014 01:22 pm

Connect Arkansas has plans for a statewide study to help small- and medium-sized businesses develop strategies and be more competitive in the digital economy.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Planning for Future

by Mark Friedman 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Dr. Robert Steele, Arkansas Children's Hospital's senior vice president and chief strategy officer, is orchestrating a group of 120 of the hospital's leaders in a massive strategic planning session that kicked off last month.

KUAR Makes Morning Changes To Allow More Local News

by Sean Beherec 11/17/2014 12:00 am

KUAR-FM, 89.1 has announced some programming changes during its “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” broadcasts to allow the station more flexibility in airing regional news. The station announced it will now air state news headlines in the morning at 20 and 43 minutes past the hour and in the afternoon at 4:34 p.m. and 5:34 p.m.