Arkansas Business Announces ABOY Finalists

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 11:03 am  

Arkansas Business Publishing Group has announced this year's finalists for the 2006 Arkansas Business of the Year Awards, which honor businesses, nonprofits and executives from throughout the state.

Award winners will be named at a banquet on Thursday, Feb. 22, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center's Wally Allen Ballroom in Little Rock.

Finalists are:

Category I (1-25 employees)
American Data Network
DD&F Consulting Group
Mitchell Communications Group Inc.
New Creature Inc.
Wilcox Group Architects

Category II (26-75 employees)
East-Harding Inc.
FTN Associates Ltd.
Montana Tractors
Snell Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory

Category III (76-300 employees)
American Taekwondo Association
Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.
Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health L.L.C.
EagleOne Logistics
Mountain Valley Spring Co.

Nonprofit Organization
Arkansas Foodbank Network
Lions World Services for the Blind
Methodist Family Health Inc.
Our House
The Arc Arkansas

Nonprofit Executive of the Year
Dr. Steven F. Collier, White River Rural Health Center Inc.
Angela Duran, Southern Good Faith Fund
Phyllis Haynes, Arkansas Foodbank Network
Ellen A. Plummer, Arkansas Arts Center
Sanford Tollette, Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp

Executive of the Year
Phillip Baldwin, Southern Bancorp
Ed Choate, Delta Dental of Arkansas
Jack Moyer, 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa Inc.
Mike Pryor, Lenders Title Co.
Robert Shults, Financial Centre Corp.

Tickets to the banquet are $80, or $800 for a table of ten. Purchase online at or by phone at (501) 372-1443, ext. 335.



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