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Stephanie Blevins
Education / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Stephanie Blevins Joins Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (Movers & Shakers)

Blevins will serve as director of northwest Arkansas community engagement. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

World Services for the Blind Awarded $750K for Group Home

The home, which is expected to be the only facility of its kind in Arkansas, will serve adults who are blind with a diagnosed intellectual or developmental disability, and older blind people who may not otherwise fit into a traditional assisted living facility. read more >
Kyle Leyenberger and Tori Rogers
Energy / Government & Politics / Nonprofits / Tourism

Downtown Little Rock Partnership Hires 2 New Directors (Movers & Shakers)

Kyle Leyenberger is the new director of communications, and Tori Rogers is the new director of events. read more >
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Business Services / Health Care / Investments / Nonprofits / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Premier Health & Rehab Sells for $6.2MLock Icon

This week, we present a group of nine real estate deals in Pulaski County that top the $1 million mark. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

World Services for the Blind Gets $475K Housing Grant

World Services for the Blind of Little Rock receives a $475,000 Affordable Housing Program grant to help it renovate 51 of its residential units. read more >
Jim Cargill of Arvest Bank.
Banking & Finance / Health Care / Nonprofits

Jim Cargill Recognized by World Services for the Blind (Movers & Shakers)

Jim Cargill, president and CEO of Arvest Bank for central, northeast and southwest Arkansas, will be honored by World Services for the Blind with the organization’s 19th Annual Vision Award. read more >
Nonprofits

New World Services for the Blind CEO Aims to Increase Enrollment

After several leadership changes over the last two years, World Services for the Blind has CEO Sharon Giovinazzo at the helm. read more >
Charles Morgan

World Services for the Blind Foundation Honors Charles Morgan

The World Services for the Blind Foundation has selected Charles Morgan to receive its Vision Award to honor his commitment to community service. read more >
Construction / Investments / Nonprofits / Real Estate

Nonprofit Group Takes a Lick on Hanger Hill Properties

The proposed site for a nonprofit campus in downtown Little Rock was recycled in a $1.5 million transaction. read more >
Stacey Hunter Schwartz
Nonprofits

Stacey Schwartz Resigns as CEO of World Services for the Blind

Stacey Hunter Schwartz has resigned as president and CEO of the World Services for the Blind of Little Rock. Schwartz confirmed the move to Arkansas Business on Monday. read more >
Nonprofits

Budget Problems Force Cuts at World Services for the Blind

The World Services for the Blind of Little Rock said it laid off "approximately" 10 staff members around Nov. 25, due to what it called "budgetary constraints." read more >
Stacey Hunter Schwartz
Nonprofits

World Services for the Blind Hires Stacey Schwartz as CEO, President

World Services for the Blind of Little Rock has its third top executive of the calendar year. Stacey Hunter Schwartz took over the role Nov. 17, replacing Tony O. Woodell, former chief operating officer, who was only appointed to the position in June. read more >
Dean Kumpuris
Construction / Health Care / Nonprofits

Dr. Dean Kumpuris To Receive Vision Award from World Services for the Blind

Dr. Dean Kumpuris of Little Rock is being recognized for his support of various downtown development projects by the World Services for the Blind Foundation. read more >
Tony O. Woodell
Nonprofits

World Services for the Blind Taps Tony Woodell as President, CEO

Tony O. Woodell has a new title, effective immediately at World Services for the Blind. Woodell was unanimously selected as the nonprofit's president and chief executive officer and will succeed Larry Dickerson, who announced his retirement in March. read more >
Larry Dickerson
Nonprofits

Larry Dickerson to Resign as President, CEO of World Services for the Blind

Larry Dickerson, president and CEO of World Services for the Blind, announced his retirement Thursday, effective Aug. 15. read more >
Investments / Legal / Nonprofits

Mutual Agreement Ends Trust Fund Benefiting World Services for the Blind

A $100,000 fund created in 1982 by Carolyn and Bernard Whetstone and had been supplying Little Rock’s World Services for the Blind with funds for 30 years has been dissolved. read more >
Tim Zigler, left in inset, and Brandon Foshee formed Fauxsee to sell Roboglasses, a device that helps the visually impaired avoid head and upper body injury. The original Roboglasses prototype (below), designed by Tim Zigler, was simply a pair of sunglasses with parking aid sensors attached.
Business Services / Education / Health Care / Investments / Manufacturing / Small Business

‘Roboglasses’ from FauxSee Innovations Help Visually Impaired

Ten years after losing his sight, Brandon Foshee and his brother-in-law Tim Zigler are turning tragedy into business with the development of "Roboglasses," a product intended to keep the visually impaired aware of their surroundings and reduce injuries. read more >
Bob Shell, president and CEO of Baldwin & Shell Construction of Little Rock.
Construction / Nonprofits

Bob Shell to Receive Vision Award from World Services for Blind

The award annually recognizes a prominent Arkansan who has demonstrated a personal commitment to community service. read more >