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Through The Years: The 2010s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 2010-2019. read more >
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40 Great Whispers (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Whispers, the chatty space devoted to juicy news and informed speculation, has been the most popular feature in Arkansas Business right from the beginning. Here we summarize some of the best. read more >
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Crystal Bridges and The Momentary Launch Wellness Festival

The four-day festival begins May 2 and is set during the opening of an immersive art exhibit by singer-songwriter Jewel. read more >
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‘Where the Money Is’ (Editorial)

Need capital for a new enterprise? Turn your attention to northwest Arkansas. read more >
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Leading Art Bridges Foundation with CEO Anne Kraybill

Kraybill was named CEO of the Bentonville-based organization, which provides financial and strategic support to museums, in December 2023. read more >
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Anne Kraybill Named CEO of Art Bridges Foundation

Kraybill joins the organization from the Wichita Art Museum, where she had been director and CEO since August 2022. read more >
Nonprofits / Tourism

Alice Walton Launches $40M Initiative to Increase US Museum Access

The "Access for All" initiative covers the costs of free admission days and expanded free hours at 64 museums across the country. read more >
Wesley Walls, principal at Polk Stanley Wilcox in Little Rock, is the lead architect for the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine, a 154,000-SF medical school planned for a 14-acre site near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.
Construction / Health Care

Developers Craft a Healing Habitat for Walton’s Medical SchoolLock Icon

Founder Alice Walton’s dream is to remake health care by training prospective doctors to treat patients’ through a “whole health” concept. The marching orders for the medical school’s architecture and landscaping were to complement and emphasize that concept. read more >
Dr. Sharmila Makhija, founding dean and CEO of the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine
Health Care

Walton School of Medicine Names Sharmila Makhija as CEO

She's currently the department chair of women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. read more >
Alice Walton says seeing people engage with the museum has brought her “a new level of joy.”
Construction / Nonprofits

Alice Walton Donates $500K to Bentonville Library Expansion

The library has now raised about 79% of its $16.75 million fundraising target. read more >
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney speaks during a Jan. 6 Committee hearing on Oct. 13, 2022 in Washington, D.C.
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Arkansas PBS to Stream Liz Cheney’s Talk on Democracy

The "evening talk" by Cheney will be held at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. read more >
Dr. Lloyd Minor, dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine and board chair of the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine
Education / Health Care

Stanford Medicine Dean Among 9 Joining Walton School of Medicine Board

Dr. Lloyd Minor, a Little Rock native, was named chair of the board. read more >
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What to Watch in 2023 (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Last year around this time, I identified a few business news items with implications for 2022. And with 2023 on the horizon, it’s time to do it again — and check on a couple of last year’s forecasts. read more >
Alice Walton, founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Art Bridges
Nonprofits

Alice Walton Donates $3.5M to Northwest Arkansas Food Bank

The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank of Springdale receives a $3.5 million grant from the Alice L. Walton Foundation to support two strategic initiatives. read more >
A rendering of the wetlands at the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine
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Alice L. Walton School of Medicine Pioneers a ‘Whole Health’ ApproachLock Icon

The new medical school is set to break ground this spring in Bentonville and will incorporate holistic principles in its teaching. read more >
A rendering of the wetlands at the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine
Construction / Education / Real Estate

New Name, Site Selected For Walton Medical School

The school, announced in March 2021, will be a companion to Alice Walton’s Whole Health Institute, a center for holistic wellness. read more >
Alice Walton, founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Art Bridges
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Money Well Spent (Editorial)

We tend to take news of big donations for granted. read more >
Visitors to the museum view some of its iconic works, including Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter.”
Education / Nonprofits / Tourism

Crystal Bridges Gets $10M Gift to Expand, Diversify Internship Program

The gift from the Alice L. Walton Foundation will help recruit interns from underrepresented communities and evaluate the program's impact. read more >
Northwest Arkansas enjoys a show at the Walmart AMP in Rogers.
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The Vibes Are Free (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Local boosters in northwest Arkansas have been working to ensure that the region offers all the key advantages of choice communities. read more >
Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. The health system has purchased 15 acres of land adjacent to its main campus to expand operations. 
Health Care / Nonprofits

Washington Regional Medical System, Alice L. Walton Foundation Announce Partnership

The partnership will increase access to specialty care services, expand clinical services, train the next generation of health care professionals and more. Expand clinical services. read more >