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Our House Unveils New Logo As $16M Expansion Nears Completion

Our House, the Little Rock nonprofit that helps homeless and near-homeless families, unveiled a new logo and brand identity as work continues on a $16 million expansion project. read more >
Pace Burt of Albany, Georgia, has made a career of redeveloping historic properties like the old VA Hospital in Little Rock.
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Old VA Hospital Redevelopment Poised for Final Push

Pace Burt of Albany, Georgia, is entering year three of the $25 million redevelopment of the old Veterans Affairs Hospital in Little Rock, set to finish by Dec. 31, 2023. read more >
7773 Sloane Drive in the Port Industrial Park, now owned by the city. 
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City of Little Rock Purchases Office Building in Port Industrial Park for $2.2MLock Icon

Offices, homes, warehouses and more in this week's million-dollar deals and construction read more >
A rendering of Our House's "Family Support Center" that is being built as part of a plan to double the nonprofit's capacity to serve the homeless and near-homeless in central Arkansas. 
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Our House Embarks on $16M Expansion

The project received board approval in 2019 but was delayed by the pandemic. read more >
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Our House Gets $244K Grant to Expand Reach

The money will bring 35 AmeriCorps members to the nonprofit who will provide support and services to people experiencing homelessness. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc.
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Arkansas Bankers Seize a National MomentLock Icon

George Floyd’s death in May in Minneapolis set off protests against police brutality and racism nationwide, but it had an unforeseen effect on Arkansas banking. read more >
Ben GoodwinExecutive Director of Our House of Little Rock
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Ben Goodwin of Our House on Where Nonprofits, Businesses Can Meet

Our House Director Ben Goodwin reveals how a deeply personal experience affirmed his commitment to serving the homeless. read more >
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Walmart to Award $1.12M in Grants Wednesday

Walmart will host a “Day of Giving” in Little Rock at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to award Walmart Foundation Arkansas State Giving grants totaling $1.12 million to 11 nonprofits. read more >
Georgia Mjartan
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Some Things We Know (Editorial)

From people we'll miss to people we hope never come back, here are five things we sincerely hope most of us in Arkansas can agree on. read more >
Georgia Mjartan, outgoing Our House director, and Ben Goodwin, incoming director. 
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Georgia Mjartan to Leave Our House

Little Rock nonprofit Our House announced that its longtime executive director, Georgia Mjartan, will resign effective Sept. 15, and that Ben Goodwin, its assistant director, will replace her. read more >
Our House clients talk with potential employers at a job fair at the Career Center's grand opening. 
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Our House Using New $1M Career Center for Increased Job Training

Our House opened a new, $1 million new Career Center on Wednesday, May 18, quadrupling the capacity of the previous space and allowing for as many as 120 people to participate daily in job training and career education. read more >
Ben Goodwin
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Our House Produces Short Films to Share Personal Stories of Homelessness

In an effort to offer a window into the issues of poverty and homelessness through individual stories, Our House homeless shelter has released "Project Voice," a 12-part video series. read more >
Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers accepted the award for Arkansas Business Executive of the Year Thursday night at the Arkansas Business of the Year awards ceremony held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Karen Fetzer, executive director of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, won the Nonprofit Executive of the Year award.
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Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >
Second-phase construction at The Pointe at Broadie Creek.
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Wooded Acres Sell In $1.59 Million Deal (Real Deals)

More than 945 acres in the Hensley area of southeast Pulaski County tipped the scales at $1.59 million. read more >
Georgia Mjartan, executive director of Our House.
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Our House Meets $3.8M Goal for Children’s Center; Construction to Begin May 9

Our House, the Little Rock nonprofit that helps the working homeless, has met its $3.8 million fundraising goal and will begin construction of a new Children's Center in May. read more >
Georgia Mjartan, executive director of Our House.

Our House Shelter Announces $3.8M Capital Campaign

Representatives of Little Rock homeless shelter Our House announce a campaign to raise the final funds needed to pay for construction of a new children's center. read more >
Chuck Wilks, left, and Darryl Ellis work at a Snyder Environmental job on Main Street in Little Rock. Snyder is offering Our House clients like Wilks and Ellis stipends so they can pursue asbestos training. 
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Snyder Environmental, Our House Join To Match Jobs, Training

Like well-matched couples, program partners sometimes just seem to come together. Such is the case with a new construction job training program scheduled to launch in January that joins homeless shelter Our House of Little Rock and contractor Snyder Environmental to meet complementary needs. read more >
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Video: Inside the Our House Job Training Program

Joe Carter, CEO of a contractor Snyder Environmental, talks to Arkansas Business about a new construction job training program created with homeless shelter Our House of Little Rock. read more >
Journalist Ann Curry of NBC interviews an Our House resident on camera in Little Rock for the national network’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams.”
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Our House Shelter To Be Featured on NBC’s ‘Rock Center With Brian Williams’

NBC’s “Rock Center With Brian Williams” is scheduled to air a feature that includes interviews with residents of a Little Rock homeless shelter at 9 p.m. Thursday on the national network. read more >