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Walton Family Foundation Names Radhika Fox as Environment Program Fellow (Movers & Shakers)

She is the former assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water. read more >
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Alzheimer’s Arkansas Appoints 3 to Board of Directors (Movers & Shakers)

They are Rick Jones, Tori Leigh and Michael Squires. read more >
Alan Turner, national communications director for Be Pro Be Proud
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Alan Turner Named National Communications Chief by Be Pro Be Proud

Turner was previously vice president of marketing at Staley Inc. of Little Rock and had key posts at the Stone Ward advertising agency. read more >
Students use a virtual reality headset at a station inside a "Be Pro Be Proud" mobile workshop
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‘Be Pro Be Proud’ Launches in 4th State

The program's two mobile workshops, which offer hands-on experience with skilled professions, began traveling across North Carolina earlier this month. read more >
The "Be Pro Be Proud" mobile workshop parked outside the Arkansas State Capitol on Jan. 24, 2022. The state has awarded a grant funding a duplicate of the workshop.
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$1.4M Grant Awarded for 2nd ‘Be Pro Be Proud’ Mobile Workshop

The workshop is part of a broader initiative aimed at encouraging Arkansans to consider technical training. read more >
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Driver Scarcity Isn’t New, but It’s Bad as EverLock Icon

In a tight labor market, filling the driver’s seat is back as a top challenge for trucking companies. A complicating factor: COVID-19 temporarily shut driving schools. read more >
Montrell Thornton of Be Pro Be Proud in Little Rock.
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Thornton in Driver’s Seat for State Tech Initiative (Movers & Shakers)

Montrell Thornton has been hired as a tour manager for Be Pro Be Proud in Little Rock. read more >
The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce unveiled its second generation "Be Pro Be Proud" workshop. The new 78-foot mobile unit is designed to showcase skilled trade professions.
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On the Road Again: ‘Be Pro Be Proud’ Shows Off Next-Gen Mobile Workshop

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas unveils its second-generation “Be Pro Be Proud” mobile workshop, which will begin touring thanks to sponsorships that include $200,000 from Union Pacific Railroad. read more >
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Governor: Reorganization Plan Includes New Inspector General Office

Gov. Asa Hutchinson touted his plan to remake state government on Wednesday, a reorganization that would include adding Arkansas' first Department of Inspector General. read more >
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Delta Regional Authority Invests $2M in 12 Projects

The Delta Regional Authority will invest $2 million to provide safe and sanitary sewer and water service to rural families, increase economic development opportunities, enhance workforce training and development and improve healthcare. read more >
Cindi Marsiglio, vice president of U.S. Sourcing and Manufacturing at Wal-Mart, said the retailer has invested in domestic manufacturing education and experience.  
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State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce. read more >