Arkansas Business City of Distinction 2011

Info on 2017 Registration! > These Arkansas businesses have earned the distinction of being named among the state’s Best Places to Work. They were picked because they have created an environment for employees that is unique and rewarding. Arkansas Business partnered with the renowned Best Companies Group to gather detailed information about participating companies in the state. Read more in this special report.

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What Does Your Staff Really Think of Your Company?

The survey for the Best Places to Work is one of the smartest investments our company makes, and the results have changed our workplace. read more >

BENCHMARK WINNER: Investment In United Federal Credit Union Employees Pays Big Dividends

“People Helping People” doesn't seem like that profound of a concept, but at United Federal Credit Union, it's both motto and mantra for serving its members and its employees. The company's practices, which have set the bar for its industry, have also earned it the 2016 Benchmark Award designation as a Best Place to Work. read more >

WINNER (Small-Medium Category): Promoting Values Through Fun at Saatchi & Saatchi X

Amid the entertainment value of crawfish boils, Halloween costume contests and charity Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments, Saatchi & Saatchi X is also achieving important team building benefits that show up most clearly during times of stress. read more >

Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers Says Obligation, Ability Equal Productivity

Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers is focused on building lasting relationships and meeting needs. The company believes that if one has the ability to help, they also have an obligation to do so. read more >

C.R. Crawford Construction Profits from People First Approach

Richard Johnson, C.R. Crawford's director of business development, attributes the company's success to leadership from the owners, Cody Crawford, Jason Keathley and Scott Stokenbury. read more >

Clark Contractors Flexibility Fuels Work-life Balance

Clark Contractors' portfolio includes some of the most visible and recognizable of projects, but its most lasting legacy is the impact that the company has had on the professional lives of its 85 employees. read more >

Delta Dental Enjoying The Best of Many Worlds

Delta Dental of Arkansas' success as a company is well-chronicled thanks to progressive group dental insurance products and unparalleled customer service. The firm's 180 employees are central to this success. read more >

Harrison Energy Partners Stands Tall Through Safety, Education

Harrison Energy Partners' focus on the employee begins with creating safe working conditions and policies that help reduce the number of accidents to nearly zero. read more >

Kimbel Mechanical Systems Growing By Developing Leaders

Developing leadership among its 450-person workforce has grown Kimbel Mechanical Systems to six regional offices in three states and a distribution center in Fayetteville. read more >

Optus Cares for Employees Like Family

Technology solutions firm Optus Inc. of Jonesboro, for the second consecutive year, has been recognized among the Best Places to Work. read more >

Perks Takes Expertise to Heart

It could be said that when it comes to being recognized as a best place to work, Perks has a built-in advantage over any company in Arkansas. After all, the firm's business is showing other companies how to motivate and incentivize employees, customers and business partners. read more >

Rainwater Holt & Sexton Thriving Through Individualized Approach

Little Rock-based law practice Rainwater, Holt & Sexton doesn't argue every legal case the same way and it doesn't handle employee matters with a broad brush, either. This individual attention is one reason the 120-employee firm continues to grow. read more >

Unity Revs Up Passion, Growth at RevUnit

Bentonville-born RevUnit provides the latest in digital technology, but the heart of the firm's operating principles is decidedly more old-fashioned: hire the best people, show them a path to contribution and success, then work every day to refine and strengthen the team concept. read more >

Team SI on Creating Camaraderie That's Contagious

At Team SI, brainstorming is what brings team members together. From the management to the new hires, the process is important and bonds employees. But they do it a little differently at Team SI — it's called “beerstorming.” read more >

The Good Earth Garden Center See Employee Directed Earnings Rewards

At The Good Earth Garden Center, employees get to reward each other for their accomplishments. The system is called the You Earned It program and it's just one aspect of what makes the company one of Arkansas' Best Places to Work. read more >

Travel Nurse Across America Buying In To Create Careers

For Travel Nurse Across America, the key to employee satisfaction and retention is level of engagement. Chris Glover, chief operating officer, said engagement and buy-in are what separates a job from a career. read more >

Long-time Leadership By Example at Welsco

The level of attention and investment North Little Rock's Welsco puts into its people is so impressive it's attracted some unexpected resumes over the years. read more >

WINNER (Large Category): Rockfish Giving, Reaping Rewards

Rockfish, the award-winning digital media agency founded in Rogers in 2006 — with offices in Little Rock, Dallas, Cincinnati and Atlanta — is enjoying its fourth consecutive year being recognized as a Best Place to Work. read more >

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Fosters Family Culture Focused on Philanthropy

At Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, most employees spend more waking hours through the week at work than they do with their families; therefore, employees tend to form bonds in the office. By their doing so, the overall company culture has become that of a family. read more >

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Culture Thrives Through Drive

At Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation, employees come first. Rather than focusing on financial profits, the company chooses to provide power that is reliable, affordable and responsible to some of the most rural communities in Arkansas. When AECC does make a profit, it's returned to the 17 distribution cooperatives. read more >

Arkansas Federal Credit Union Engages, Inspires Employees

At Arkansas Federal Credit Union, the sole focus is employees, members and the community. The company culture is directly aligned with AFCU's brand personality traits: happy, entrepreneurial, collaborative and caring. read more >

CaseStack Sees Success Through Service, Experience

CaseStack is centered around making employees happy so that they have happy customers. Happy employees, equate to better and more productive work, which equates to more satisfied customers. read more >

Delta Plastics Empowers Employees To Succeed

From solving day-to-day problems on the job to mapping out long-term goals, Delta Plastics employees are encouraged to always be, in the words of the company mission “part of the solution”. read more >

Enjoying Pride of Place at Rural Sourcing Inc.

For Rural Sourcing Inc.'s Arkansas Development Center, located in Jonesboro, there's no place like home. The center allows local talent to live in the comfort of their hometown while working with Fortune 1000 companies. read more >

St. Bernards Medical Center Providing Tools for Success

Among the many benefits St. Bernards Medical Center provides its 2,256 employees is the example set by its leadership for open communication, genuine caring for others and the willingness to listen. read more >

Can-do Attitude Boosts Hometown Pride in Siloam Springs

Siloam Springs, nestled into the far northwest corner of the state, is as friendly and welcoming as it is scenic. read more >

Total Quality Logistics Puts Value on Wisdom

Teamwork is important in almost any workplace, but at Total Quality Logistics it is put on an even higher pedestal. read more >

Making A Meaningful Difference at USAble Life

Little Rock's USAble Life invests substantial time and resources toward developing employees for future professional and personal success. From the very first day an employee starts, the process of development begins. read more >

ABC Financial Services Obsessed With ‘Raving Fans'

ABC Financial Services Inc. Chief Human Resources Officer Bill Murray said the reason for the firm's Best Places to Work honor is that its employees are obsessed with creating “raving fans” out of its clients. read more >

Success And Growth Starts From Within at VCC Construction

Sam Alley, chairman and CEO of VCC Construction, once explained to an industry publication what had allowed the Little Rock-based firm's rapid growth to the upper echelon of construction firms nationwide. read more >