Nonprofits Archive

Chuck Dicus Named Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation President

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2014 11:45 am

Former Razorback Foundation president Chuck Dicus has been named president of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

St. Bernards' Revenue Climbs 8 Percent to $355 Million in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

St. Bernards, which operates the 438-bed St. Bernards Medical Center and clinics in northeast Arkansas, saw its net revenue climb 8 percent to $354.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. It was good enough for No. 26 on Arkansas Business' list of largest private companies ranked by revenue.

Health Care Revenue Rises Slightly in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

While nine of the 11 health care organizations on Arkansas Business' list of the largest private companies reported an increase in revenue in 2013, none of them had an increase of more than 9 percent. And five of the companies had increases of less than 2 percent.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.

I've Got a Tip for You (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Every other year since 2000, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has issued a big, thick study that it calls, ominously, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud.” The eighth Report to the Nations was released this month, and it came to the same conclusion as earlier ones: A typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud.

Methodist Family Health Foundation Gains Three on Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Laura Borg of Little Rock, Rev. Wayne Clark of Conway and Tara Wright of Fayetteville have joined the board of directors of Methodist Family Health Foundation of Little Rock, a 115-year-old nonprofit that provides psychiatric and behavioral health care to children and families in Arkansas.

Export Awards Honor Arkansas Steel, Triangle Engineering, SweepScrub, Harris International, POM

by Mark Carter 5/22/2014 02:11 pm

Five Arkansas companies that do business overseas were honored at the fifth annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade awards luncheon.

Arkansas Business to Honor 21st 40 Under 40 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2014 10:24 am

For the 21st consecutive year, Arkansas Business will honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class.

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 09:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

Dana Mather Named Acting Director of Main Street Rogers

by Marty Cook 5/15/2014 11:26 am

Dana Mather was named acting director of Main Street Rogers on May 12 after the organization's board of directors postponed a search for a full-time executive director.

McLarty Global Partners with Vital Voices Global

by Lee Hogan 5/14/2014 12:00 pm

The McLarty Global Fellows Program and Vital Voices Global Partnership announced a union this week that will provide fellowships for students of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

UALR Gets $1M Endowment for Non-Traditional Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2014 10:57 am

The university on Wednesday announced its selection for the endowment by the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco. UALR is the only institution in Arkansas to offer the Osher Re-Entry Scholars Program.

Office Space: Central Arkansas Vacancy Rate Remains Flat

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

The market for commercial office space in central Arkansas remained relatively flat in first-quarter 2014 with a vacancy rate of 11.3 percent, compared with 11.5 percent in the previous quarter, fourth-quarter 2013, and 11.4 percent in the year-earlier quarter.

Promotions Bloom at Aromatique Inc. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Judy Balderree, previously vice president of retail sales, has been promoted to executive vice president of merchandizing and design at Aromatique Inc. of Heber Springs. Carlton Collier, previously vice president of sales and marketing, has been promoted to EVP of product development and strategic marketing.

Kim Rosson To Lead Nonprofit Raising Funds for North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Kim Rosson as executive director will lead the North Arkansas Medical Foundation of Harrison, which raises money for the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance Offering Board Training

by Lee Hogan 5/8/2014 10:10 am

The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance is hosting a training session to help nonprofit boards navigate upcoming challenges. The training is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus in Conway.

Southern Bancorp: Record Year for Free Tax Prep Services

by Mark Carter 5/7/2014 01:36 pm

Southern Bancorp announced Wednesday that its annual, free tax preparation service resulted in almost 3,000 tax returns and more than $6 million in refunds and credits for underserved individuals and families in Arkansas and Mississippi in 2014.

Video: Here's Video of Kevin Delaney of the Museum of Discovery on 'The Tonight Show'

by Lance Turner 5/6/2014 07:03 am

Kevin Delaney, the director of visitor experience at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, had his big moment in the spotlight last night, appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Delaney performed science demonstrations with host Fallon as his "laboratory assistant."