Arkansas Business of the Year Profiles, Tickets Available

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 11:31 am  

Arkansas Business will hold its 2010 Arkansas Business of the Year Awards tonight at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The event is presented by Centennial Bank.

Award winners will be named at the banquet that begins at 6:15 p.m. in the Wally Allen Ballroom. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $90 each and $900 for a table for 10. To reserve a seat, contact Susan Cohen at (501) 372-1443 ext. 334 or visit

Below are the finalists by category for Arkansas Business of the Year awards. Click here to read profiles on each.

Executive of the Year (presented by Hudson Cisne & Co., LLP)
Jim Gaston, Gaston's White River Resort
Alan Hope, Powers of Arkansas
Elise Mitchell, Mitchell Communications Group
Paul Strack, CustomXM
Kenny Tomlin, Rockfish Interactive

Nonprofit Executive of the Year
Dr. Steve Collier, ARcare
Jackie Fliss, Independent Living Services
Georgia Mjartan, Our House
Laura Rhea, Arkansas Rice Depot
Steve Straessle, Catholic High School for Boys

Category I
American Data Network
Carson Physical Therapy
Doyne Construction Co.
The Learning Institute

Category II
Competitive Cyclist
Flake & Kelley Commercial
Mitchell Communications Group
Rivertowne BBQ
Superior Senior Care

Category III (presented by DD&F Consulting Group)
Apex Communications LLC
Garver LLC
Powers of Arkansas
Rockfish Interactive
TME Inc.

Nonprofit Organization
Arkansas Rice Depot
Our House
Youth Home Inc.

Arkansas Community Foundation Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Awards
Texarkana Commuity Journal, Texarkana (Small Company)
Teleflora LLC, Paragould (Mid-Sized Company)
Tyson Foods Inc., Springdale (Large Company)

Sponsors for this year's ceremony are Centennial Bank, the Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, ARCF, Bank of America, DDF, the Hatcher Agency, Hudson Cisne, Metropolitan National Bank, Rose Law Firm, Simmons Bank and St. Vincent.



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