Arkansas businesses now have a new resource to utilize as they confront the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
UpLift Arkansas is a new free online resource to find local businesses, restaurants, services and other important information amid the coronavirus crisis. It is a community-service project developed by Mangan Holcomb Partners and Team SI in collaboration with the Little Rock Visitors and Convention Bureau (LRVCB).
Many small businesses and nonprofits have been severely impacted by the unprecedented pandemic. They are doing their best to serve and uplift our community while also trying to persevere and provide employment.
The goal of UpLift Arkansas is to provide businesses with much-needed support. Organizations across the state can keep the community updated on their availability by claiming or adding a business listing or job posting. Furthermore, UpLift Arkansas empowers consumers to learn more about how they can support these organizations.
“Innovative technology is the best way to help bring Arkansans together in a time of uncertainty,” said Tim Whitley, CEO and Founder of Team SI. “Our team has been working hard with LRCVB and Google to bring our communities something that will enable us to band together during this challenging time.”
Bill Fitzgerald, the vice president of marketing and communications for LRVCB, sees UpLift Arkansas as a “comprehensive, reliable list of the most accurate information available.” With situations changing quickly in this unpredictable time, “[UpLift] is our best attempt to collate and curate information in one spot for everyone.”
You can use your phone or computer to:
- Submit, edit or claim a listing of your own.
- Add listings for relevant businesses and nonprofits you love!
- Search for and add the Uplift “frame” to your Facebook profile photo. Click edit on your Facebook profile photo, and click Add Frame and search for “Uplift Arkansas”. It will show up as an option to add this frame to your profile!
- Share on social media! Utilize this “partner toolkit” to share how you are joining the cause to support your community!