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Through The Years: The 2020s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 2020 until now. read more >
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Maternal Health: A Critical Call to Action (Anna Beth Gorman Commentary)

Implementing parental leave policies is an investment in your business’ health and reputation. read more >
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Raises $301K at Power of the Purse Event

Fund support the nonprofit's mission of empowering the economic mobility of Arkansas women and girls. read more >
Amanda Hoelzeman
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The Peacock Group Hires Amanda Hoelzeman as PR Manager (Movers & Shakers)

Hoelzeman has nearly 20 years of experience in media relations, nonprofit communications, multimedia content strategies and crisis communications. read more >
Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Jonesboro.
Government & Politics / Small Business

Anti-Affirmative Action Bill Clears House Panel

A bill to end affirmative action in education hiring and outlaw state goals for steering procurement contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses in Arkansas gained approval Monday night. read more >
Longtime Little Rock businessman and community leader Sherman Tate accepts the Legacy of Leadership Award at the 34th Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.
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Tate, McReynolds, Head Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock presents the awards each year to recognize businesses, nonprofits and executives in Arkansas. read more >
April Roy is the founder and CEO of FemPAQ in Bentonville.
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Women’s Stunted Capital Blocks Better EconomyLock Icon

Arkansas is missing out on tax revenue, jobs, wealth building, new products and services that could improve lives, business diversity and community investment, all because women struggle to access business capital. read more >
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Foundation Offers Grants to Women-Owned Businesses Affected by Virus

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas launches Women Owned, an assistance fund for women-owned small businesses experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
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Campaign Encourages Women to Save 10%

A statewide campaign is calling on Arkansas women to take control of their futures by changing how they think about retirement. read more >
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A Movement to Save the Future (Commentary)

Action must be taken now to ensure long-term economic security for women. That is why organizations such as the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, Southern Bancorp Community Partners, Southern Bancorp Bank and others are promoting Save10. read more >
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Women’s Foundation to Host Girls of Promise Conference

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas will host its annual Girls of Promise Conference on Thursday and Friday at the Arkansas 4-H Center and the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in Little Rock. read more >
David Avery, vice president of corporate affairs for Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, accepts the inaugural Olivia Farrell Gender Equity Leadership award from the Women's Foundation of Arkansas. He is joined by Farrell (left); Anna Beth Gorman, executive director of the Women's Foundation; and Mitch Bettis, publisher of Arkansas Business.
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Gender Equity Award Winner Windstream Learns From New Assessment

A “deeper dive” into gender equity, inclusivity and diversity was already underway at Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock when the publicly traded telecommunications firm filled out the new “gender equity scorecard” that netted it the inaugural award. read more >
J. Thomas May, chairman of Simmons First Foundation
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Never More Important (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

If you missed last Wednesday’s Arkansas Business of the Year banquet, you missed the feel-good event of the year. And I needed it. read more >
David Avery, vice president of corporate affairs for Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, accepts the inaugural Olivia Farrell Gender Equity Leadership award from the Women's Foundation of Arkansas. He is joined by Farrell (left); Anna Beth Gorman, executive director of the Women's Foundation; and Mitch Bettis, publisher of Arkansas Business.
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Tommy May Gets 1st ‘Legacy of Leadership’ Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

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. read more >
Anna Beth Gorman, executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas.
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Gender Equality Award to Debut at Arkansas Business of the Year

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. read more >
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Women’s Foundation Names Three New Board Members

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas announces Wednesday the election of three new members to its board of directors: Katherine Berry, Yolanda Hughes and Kim Lane. read more >
Debbie Reynolds
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Debbie Reynolds Named FNBC Bank Branch Manager (Movers & Shakers)

Debbie Reynolds has been hired as branch manager of FNBC Bank’s new office in Jonesboro. read more >
Laura Landreaux President and CEO of Entergy Arkansas
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Laura Landreaux on Helping Power Entergy’s Generation of Inclusion

Laura R. Landreaux was named president and CEO in July by Entergy Arkansas, which serves more than 700,000 customers as the state’s largest investor-owned electric utility. read more >
Scott DurhamSt. Bernards Foundation
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Scott Durham New Board Chairman for St. Bernards Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Scott Durham, senior vice president and branch manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Jonesboro, is the new chairman of the board of directors of the St. Bernards Foundation read more >
Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl, principal and president of Mangan Holcomb Partners and Team SI.
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One-Take Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl Now Taking a Bow

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl reminisces and ponders her selection as the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas’ 2017 Woman of the Year in Business. read more >