New statewide hub UpliftArkansas.com bolsters local business, nonprofit efforts in Arkansas

Written by Team SI on Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Team SI/Mangan Holcomb Partners (SI/MHP) and the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) announce the launch of a statewide, one-stop resource that provides a comprehensive, reliable list of information on local businesses, restaurants, services, and other essential information for Arkansans called UpliftArkansas.com.

“In these unprecedented and challenging times, LRCVB is doing everything we can to support our community businesses. There’s never been a better time for cooperation and strategic thinking,” said Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of LRCVB. “We’ve seen the people in our community come together in inspiring ways to help each other. Uplift Arkansas is a strategic and practical way to share community resources and pull together.”

SI/MHP and LRCVB partnered their resources to help Arkansans serve their communities. UpliftArkansas.com is a community-wide hub of information that businesses and nonprofits can use to update consumers and donors with their availability, and the public can get updates on their favorite stores and charities. Users can quickly and easily claim existing listings or create new listings to keep communities informed about the efforts of local organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Claimed listings can be updated in real-time, which makes this resource particularly user-friendly and an asset for local businesses and nonprofits to provide immediate updates to consumers.

“The local business and nonprofit communities make up the heart of our state,” said Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl, principal and president of MHP/SI. “We are proud to do what we can as an agency to support these partners.”

Team SI received direct assistance from Google for costs associated with Google Maps and Google Places APIs, naming the organization as part of its Crisis Response Team.

“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.”

UpLiftArkansas.com is a free website dedicated to uplifting local businesses and nonprofits. The community service project was created by Arkansans to help Arkansans in need. No profits are being made, no ads are being sold and no premier listings are being promoted. For more information, visit UpliftArkansas.com.

About Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI

An award-winning marketing agency, Mangan Holcomb Partners and Team SI is a fully integrated communications firm providing clients with results-oriented strategies for marketing, advertising, public relations and online/digital. The firm has more than 130 team members across sister companies and a presence in eight markets nationally. The agency has represented local, national and international clients in the 529 plan, banking, higher education, agriculture, arts, automotive, equipment, government, health care, nonprofit, technology, telecommunications, tourism and transportation industries leveraging its own proprietary system called Doppio® that pairs the best data-analytics platforms with the insights and instincts of its certified professional staff to optimize campaign effectiveness. They’re best known for coining the term “TraDigital”: the art of blending traditional and digital marketing. MHP is a longtime member of the prestigious American Association of Advertising Agencies and has been named Business of the Year by Arkansas Business. Team SI has also been named Business of the Year by Arkansas Business and has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. magazine. A Google Premier Partner, Team SI is listed among the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. The company is praised for its innovation and entrepreneurship by Silicon Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360.

About the Little Rock Conventions & Visitors Bureau

The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Little Rock, charged with marketing and selling the city as a meeting, sports and leisure travel destination. The LRCVB also manages the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, River Market and multiple parking facilities. For more information, visit LittleRock.com.

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