Nonprofits Archive

Hunger Relief Alliance, Razorback Foundation Names New Board Members (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Jennifer Martinez Belt has been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in Little Rock.

Lyon College Receives $1M Gift

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/8/2019 10:57 am

Lyon College in Batesville has received a $1 million gift from the John W. Edwards trust — the largest-ever gift for the college from a Batesville resident.

Tommy May Gets 1st 'Legacy of Leadership' Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2019 08:02 am

Dan Williams of Garver and Lynn Blankenship of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic won executive of the year awards, and former Simmons First National Corp. CEO J. Thomas "Tommy" May was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 31st annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Get Tickets for the Arkansas Business Health Care Heroes Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2019 10:03 am

Tickets are available now for the 2019 Arkansas Business Health Care Heroes awards, which honors individuals, companies and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Arkansas.

Residence Inn Marriott Hosts $20.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/4/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Noble Investment Group of Atlanta acquired the 107-room Residence Inn Marriott at 219 River Market Ave. from an affiliate of Starwood Capital of Greenwich, Connecticut.

City of Jonesboro Adjusts Staff Titles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Bill Reznicek and Trever Harvey have been given new titles and positions as part of Mayor Harold Perrin's administration for the city of Jonesboro.

Presenting the 31st Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Accounting Maneuvers Hid Funding Failures at UAMS

by Mark Friedman 2/25/2019 12:00 am

When the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced in April 2014 that Dr. Gareth Morgan would lead the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy, it was cause for a celebration. The cheers didn't last long.

Gender Equality Award to Debut at Arkansas Business of the Year

by Gwen Moritz 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Twelve companies whose executives volunteered to test their own corporate practices against a new “Gender Equity Scorecard” developed by the Women's Foundation of Arkansas and the Clinton School of Public Service will be recognized at next week's Arkansas Business of the Year banquet.

Stephanie Shine Sheds Light on Employment Retention Strategies

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Stephanie Shine, the vice president for Robert Half Finance & Accounting, says soft skills are increasingly important for accounting professionals.

Funding Legacy Supports Arkansas State Parks, Keeps Coffers Full

by George Waldon 2/18/2019 12:00 am

The conservation tax approved by Arkansas voters in 1996 remains a dynamic funding source to help upgrade and maintain the 52 state parks in Arkansas. “Without the conservation tax, we couldn't do what we're doing,” said Grady Spann, director of Arkansas State Parks.

A Champion of Solar Rises In South: Ouachita Electric

by Kyle Massey 2/18/2019 12:00 am

As CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. in Camden, Mark Cayce has seen the light, and it is solar. He has made sun power a cornerstone of innovative programs serving a high-tech corner of Arkansas: the defense manufacturing cluster in East Camden, home to a 12-megawatt solar array that was the largest in the state when it was built three years ago.

As Casinos Come to Arkansas, All Ships Look for Lift

by Marty Cook 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Jim Shamburger owns the Best Western Winner Circle Inn just across the street from Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs. When Oaklawn announced in mid-November its plans for a $100 million expansion on site to include a 200-room hotel, an 28,000-SF casino and a 14,000-SF events center, Shamburger couldn't have been happier.

How to Grow Your Tax Dollars (Rodney Showmar Commentary)

by Rodney Showmar 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Twenty-five other states specifically allow public funds to be deposited in NCUA-insured credit unions — unlike Arkansas, which limits access to public funds to banks only.

AFMC Promotes Gloria Boone, Hires Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Gloria Boone has been promoted to chief of member services at AFMC Service Center in Little Rock.

Doug Ross Named New President at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Dr. Doug Ross has been appointed as the new president of CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs while keeping his duties as chief medical officer of the health system.

Governor, Business Leaders Form New Innovation Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2019 02:58 pm

Key leaders from Arkansas businesses, research universities, philanthropic organizations and state agencies will form the new Arkansas Innovation Council at Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request.

Arkansas Arts Center Will Move to Temporary Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2019 11:10 am

The Arkansas Arts Center will temporarily move to 2510 Cantrell Road in the Riverdale Shopping Center for two and a half years, during its upcoming renovation and expansion project.

Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent

by Jan Cottingham 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017.

Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up.