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 2016: Patricia P. Upton

Patti Upton likes to say Aromatique happened by accident. But the fact that success and Patti Upton found each other was no accident. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2016: Winthrop Rockefeller (1912-1973)

Winthrop Rockefeller's effect on the economy, community and psyche of Arkansas was sweeping, especially after becoming the first Republican governor in Arkansas since post-Civil War Reconstruction. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2016: George K. Mitchell

George K. Mitchell knew in his youth that by becoming a doctor he could improve people's lives. But it was by leaving the practice of medicine and joining Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield that he touched the lives of perhaps all Arkansans and brought about improvements to the health care system nationwide. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2016: William T. Dillard II

Bill Dillard's is a story of opportunities taken and challenges faced. His time leading Dillard's Inc. has seen an Arkansas company maintain its corporate headquarters here and still compete with landmark rivals in the upscale retail market. read more >