Understanding LLCs: Do You Need One for Your Business?

SEP 27 2023 The Canopy Entrepreneurship team works with business owners and entrepreneurs all across our region with ideas to begin brilliant businesses to serve this community. We have been thrilled to have the opportunity to support so many immigrant business owners as they bring vibrant new ideas to NWA! Thinking about starting a business?…

Read More

From Marshall Islands to NWA Entrepreneurial Success

SEP 27 2023 In the dynamic and diverse landscape of Northwest Arkansas, stories of entrepreneur triumph continue to inspire and uplift. Salome Riklon, or Sal, embodies the spirit of resilience and determination as she establishes her successful business, Sal’s Cleaning Services LLC. Hailing from the Marshall Islands, Sal, along with her husband Timothy, has overcome…

Read More

How a Local Entrepreneur is Bringing a Piece of Home to NWA

APR 25 2023 Sanya is a local entrepreneur in our community and a member of the thriving Marshallese community in Northwest Arkansas. She decided to serve her community by providing foods and products that cannot be found anywhere else and that feel like home. Her market, Alele Mart, which is a word for a “basket…

Read More

Canopy’s 2023-2025 Strategic Plan

FEB 20 2023 The Strategic Plan Canopy NWA is pleased to introduce our strategic plan for 2023-2025, developed through key stakeholder interviews with people resettled as refugees through Canopy, Canopy staff, board members, partner organizations, and local faith leaders. The strategic planning process was facilitated by the refugee resettlement and organizational development experts at Multicultural…

Read More

A Visit from the Governor

NOV 22 2022 Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson visited the Canopy team at our Fayetteville office in October. We had the incredible opportunity to thank him for his crucial vocal support of our Afghan Allies and his ongoing support of Canopy over the last several years. Clint Schnekloth, the Chairman of Canopy’s Board of Directors, wrote…

Read More

Forced To Flee | Art of Welcome Gallery

OCT 20 2022 Hamida’s Story Wardak Province, Afghanistan After the collapse of the government in Afghanistan, Hamida was one of the many professional women who were sequestered in their homes by the Taliban, unable to leave unless accompanied by a male relative. Hamida, unmarried at the time, was the sole bread winner for her family–her…

Read More