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DECEMBER 17, 2014
Thrive Turns Five!
This past November marked five years since we started working in the Delta, and it’s been nothing short of an incredible ride.
We’ve met amazing people who welcomed us into this community with open arms and went out of their way to offer words of wisdom, moral support, and true friendship. Our programs are going strong; the Cherry Street Fair drew upwards of 500 visitors per event this past season, the Helena Entrepreneur Center continues to foster the start and growth of new businesses in Phillips County, and the Helena Community Garden has been restored to a state of full usability and will yield its first of many harvests next year.
Additionally, we’ve been honored to work with a long list of wonderful clients—large and small, near and far— from Southern Bancorp Community Partners to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas.
We believe in designing opportunity in Helena and the Delta, and we are so very grateful to those who share that vision with us. Your support means the world to us, and we truly wouldn’t be here without it.
So, from all of us at Thrive to you, thank you. Here’s to the next five years.
JUly 31, 2014
2014 Class Photo
Today we took our 2014 staff photo! Always a fun event.
From left to right: Terrance Clark, Will Staley, Abby Carr, Maria Burke, and interns Ruth Linford, Jordan Daniels, & Sonja Meighan.
december 17, 2013
Shelwes Tools and Body wins big at national SEMA trade show
We’re extremely proud to announce that Shelwes Tool and Body has won two extremely prestigious awards in the process of unveiling their Automatic Contour Sander product.
Shelwes is a tenant of the Helena Entrepreneur Center program managed by Thrive. Shelwes unveiled their product at the Las Vegas based SEMA automotive trade show.
december 17, 2013
Thrive receives regional Community Advancement Award
Thrive received the 2013 Pat Audirsch Community Advancement Award at the East Arkansas Crossroads Coalition 2013 Dinner.
November 25, 2013
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
Thrive's birth & passion captured in Talk Business Arkansas magazine
“I knew when I first came here that there was something mysterious and even romantic about this city on the Mississippi River,” said Staley. “I saw potential for growth.”
july 22, 2013
Thrive mentioned in the New York Times
Our Board President, Doug Friedlander, is featured in this article which examines the presence of Teach For America in the Delta.
Towards the end of the article, Co-Founder of Thrive Terrance Clark and our graphic design services for small business and non-profits are mentioned. Please read the article to get a sense of what life is like where we live and work.
june 13, 2013
Will Staley interviewed by Insight Labs
Thrive Co-Founder Will Staley offers his perspective on community design in an interview with Andrew Benedict-Nelson from Insight Labs.
MAY 24, 2013
Thrive & Kiva Zip partnership announced in Huffington Post
"Strategic partnerships at home and across the country are at the heart of Thrive's work. Its newest partnership as a Trustee for Kiva allows Thrive to expand its offerings to [business incubator] participants, and makes Helena an environment that is friendly to entrepreneurs and innovators."
january 30, 2013
Helena Second Saturdays recognized at Delta Byways banquet
Helena Second Saturdays was recognized at the Arkansas Delta Byways Awards for its efforts.
Thrive’s program was recognized in the “Boot-Strap” category for accomplishing much within a tight budget. The evening was shared with supporters and partners of the program.
august 6, 2012
Thrive awarded grant by Arkansas Community Foundation
Arkansas Community Foundation recently announced a total of $60,000 in grants to five organizations serving the Arkansas Delta region.
These grants were awarded from the Arkansas Delta Endowment for Building Community, established at the Foundation in 2009 to provide a source of funding for innovative, community-based projects that will improve social and economic conditions for children and families in 26 Delta counties in Arkansas.
We were funded for the implementation of the Design Measures Fellowship Program which will provide marketing and design support to entrepreneurs in the Arkansas Delta region.
We are thrilled that we have received this funding and will now begin the process of hiring two mission-driven graphic designers to be with us here in Helena for a one-year fellowship position.
OCtober 19, 2012
Just launched: The Phillips County Voter Guide
Today, Thrive, with a partnership of the Leadership Goal Team of the Phillips County Strategic Plan (Delta Bridge Project) and the Helena Daily World launched the Phillips County Voter Guide.
It’s our responsibility to be informed voters, right? And, like it or not, the people we vote for on the local level can make a big difference on our quality of life. Early voting begins October 22nd! Pick up the paper at the Daily World's office or check it out digitally. Go vote!