News from Economics Arkansas
February 2019
Celebrity Read-Alouds | Sponsor Highlights |
Spring Training |
Join Us to Honor Warren Stephens with LIFE Award
Celebrity Read-Alouds Inspire Students to Read and Save  
The end of February finds us in the midst of America Saves Week. We're celebrating with four Celebrity Read-Alouds of the children's book "Sammy's Big Dream" across the state to inspire young students to read and save. 
Many thanks to our celebrities: 
A-State Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse | Valley View Elementary School, Jonesboro
Craig O'Neill of THV11 |  David O'Dodd Elementary School, Little Rock
Officer Tommy Norman | Crestwood Elementary School, North Little Rock
Chuck Barrett, Voice of the Razorbacks, and Chelsea Helms of Fox 24 | Jones Elementary School, Springdale
Sponsor Highlights
Generous Support Makes Economic and Personal Finance Education a Reality
Our work is made possible through the generous support of our friends and advocates, and we gratefully acknowledge two special experiences this month:
  • First Financial Bank promoted Economics Arkansas all month long with a special exhibit table at their Prospect Building/Little Rock branch. Even Congressman French Hill stopped by!
  • The Blue & You Foundation (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas) presented us with a check for $12,350 for our new Professional Development series Take 2: Healthy Meals on a Tight Budget
 Thank you!
Spring Training is Here
March marks the beginning of our busy PD time 
While we offer Professional Development (PD) training for teachers year round, spring marks the beginning of our busy time. Kicking off our 2019 spring and summer training is Econ in the Rock on March 14 with "White House: Green Building" in Little Rock. This series invites participants to discover economics on location in Central Arkansas to find economics here, there and everywhere. Destinations include the Clinton Presidential Library, Barnes and Noble, the Arkansas Heart Hospital, the Thea Foundation and Dickey Stephens Ballpark. Teachers receive PD credit, snacks, resources and curriculum and a $25 stipend. 
Guests are welcome with advance notice. Come join us on these 2-hour outings to share the love of economics. Check out our Event Calendar and let us know when you'd like to tag along.
We'd love to have you.  
Register for LIFE Award Luncheon Honoring Warren Stephens
Sponsorships and individaul seating are available for our signature fundraiser, the Leadership in Free Enterprise award luncheon. Our 2019 honoree is Warren Stephens of Stephens Inc. Please join us Tuesday, March 26, at the Little Rock Marriott to recognize this visionary entrepreneur. 
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More News on Social Media
We are posting to Facebook and Twitter almost daily, so please visit often for news and sponsor acknowledgments. We always welcome your thoughts and input. 
Your support is making our work possible and we are truly grateful. Thank you. 

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