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GSI receives Impact Image Award

GSI receives Impact Image Award

Sherwood, AR June 19, 2013:  The Impact Zone of Little Rock, Arkansas recently honored local business, Galley Support Innovations Inc., with the Impact Image Award for 2013. This award recognizes local individuals, organizations, and or businesses that make a difference in the lives of people in their communities by volunteering and serving. Wade and Gina Radke, owners of GSI were honored to receive the award at the June 15th ceremony. The Radkes were nominated by their employees.

SBA to help veterans become entrepreneurs

SBA to help veterans become entrepreneurs

Lending commitment will support 2,000 vet-owned businesses, add $475M in capital

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is announcing today the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by five percent per year for the next five years.

Oftentimes, veterans face challenges in raising capital or have trouble receiving a conventional loan. With the support of SBA’s top 20 national lending partners, and approximately 100 additional regional and community lending partners across the United States, SBA expects to assist an additional 2,000 veterans obtain loans to start or expand small businesses by increasing lending by $475 million over the next five years. This equals a five percent increase above historic veteran lending activity by the SBA.

Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

UAMS employees and the public will be bringing papers for shredding and old electronics to be recycled as UAMS celebrates Earth Day. Exhibitors will have displays on recycling resources and environmentally friendly products. The Arkansas Forestry Commission will be giving away 200 trees for planting.

WHO: Robert Airo, director of the UAMS Office of Sustainability, and exhibitors including Allied Waste, Little Rock Recycling, Metroplan, Shred Smart, Entergy and the City of Little Rock.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WHERE: UAMS, outside the Shorey Building entrance and along Campus Drive,  4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock

Free parking is available on the Parking 2 deck.  In case of inclement weather, it will move to the concourse on the ground floor of the Education II building.   

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Join us for the Fourth Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m., starts and ends at the CityGrove Art Park on 5th Street between Main and Maple. Bring your beads, your friends, your masks, and your dogs to join in the parade fun! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Then, LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER et BON APPETITE! For those who do not speak Cajun...Let the Good Times Roll and Enjoy!!!

Argenta's Annual Mardi Gras Party is Monday, Feb. 11, at Starving Artist Cafe. Tickets are $35 per person - includes incredible gumbo, jambalaya, soaked salad, and red beans and rice by Chef Jason Morell, plus all the beads and feather masks you envie!

Fais do do to the jazz stylings of The Bob Boyd Sounds!!!

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED, Febuary 21st, 7p.m., Argenta Community Theater with special guest Bill Courtney, coach of the Manassas Tigers football team.

Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentary UNDEFEATED, winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature, is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Founded in 1899, Manassas High School in North Memphis has never seen its football team, the Tigers, win a playoff game. In recent decades, the last-place Tigers had gone so far as to sell its regular season games to rival schools looking to chalk up an easy win.

Custom Aircraft Cabinets celebrates new Sherwood manufacturing

Custom Aircraft Cabinets celebrates new Sherwood manufacturing

Aerospace company holds grand opening, 150 new jobs created

SHERWOOD, Ark. – Custom Aircraft Cabinets (CAC), a specialized woodworking and upholstery manufacturer supplying private, corporate and head-of-state aircraft companies globally, today held a grand opening for its new and expanded manufacturing plant in Sherwood. CAC is in the process of adding 150 new jobs at the facility.  

On hand to deliver congratulations was Congressman Tim Griffin.  “Arkansas is proud to count Custom Aircraft Cabinets (CAC) as part of its aerospace industry,” Griffin said.  “Today’s grand opening means hundreds of good-paying jobs here in Sherwood, on top of the nearly $6 million investment CAC has made in the community to create a state-of-the-art facility.”