Arkansas Business City of Distinction 2011

The Sam M. Walton College of Business established the first Arkansas Business Hall of Fame in 1999 recognizing Arkansans - by birth or by choice - who have been successful business leaders. The Hall of Fame is designed to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of business leaders who have brought lasting fame to Arkansas. For more information or to nominate someone for the honor, please visit the official website.

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UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Charles E. Scharlau

Charles E. Scharlau began working at Southwestern Energy as an attorney and worked at the company in many different positions before eventually becoming its chairman, president and chief executive officer. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Thomas B. Schueck

Tom Schueck, a newly graduated civil engineer, moved to Little Rock in the 1960s to work on the Murray Lock and Dam. But it didn't take him long to form Schueck Steel Products in his converted garage — a company with $800 to its name and one employee, Tom's pregnant wife, Marge. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Sherman E. Tate

Sherman Tate has stacked up a pretty good record of being “the first” at a number of things in his long career in business and government in Arkansas. But while breaking barriers was never something Tate shied away from, it wasn't really his goal, either. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Gus M. Vratsinas

Gus Vratsinas is a builder of award winning shopping malls, theatre complexes, university buildings, office and residential towers, hotels, and much more. read more >