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Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2018: Kirk Thompson

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

At just 26 years old, Kirk Thompson found himself working as the chief financial officer for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, which was experiencing explosive growth with $20 million in revenue.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2018: Herbert McAdams

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Herbert McAdams’ business acumen extended to several corporate, educational and nonprofit boards, and he also supported several charities.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2018: John Correnti

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

John Correnti was a people person, a positive thinker and loved "pushing production."

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2018: Jim Bottin

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

For some, a business plan to turn a loan of $1,200 into a multi-million dollar company is as basic as ABC.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2017 9:46 am

Four leaders who have made contributions to the finance and banking, fitness, transportation and steel industries make up the 2018 class of inductees for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Walton College to Induct 4 into Business Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2017 11:15 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will honor four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony Friday evening in Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 4 Inductees

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 9:17 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this week announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2015 11:01 am

The selection committee for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees.

Faulkner, McLarty, Reed and Simmons Headed for UA Business Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2014 9:35 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas on Monday announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

UA Business Hall of Fame 2014: Mark C. Simmons

by UA Business Hall of Fame 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Mark C. Simmons has never been one to shy away from a daunting task. Whether taking over the family company when only in his 20s, overseeing one of the nation’s largest privately held broiler processing companies and the largest private label pet food company during economic turmoil or working to keep northwest Arkansas growing while protecting its natural beauty, Simmons accepted the challenge.

UA Business Hall of Fame 2014: Stanley E. Reed

by UA Business Hall of Fame 1/27/2014 12:00 am

In a life dedicated to his family and his farm, Stanley E. Reed also managed to serve his fellow farmers of Arkansas, his state, his country and the world. Many forces pulled at him — practicing law, public service — but the pull that always had a hold on him and the one that won out was the pull to be a dirt-under-his-fingernails farmer. Reed, who died July 15, 2011, became that while managing to also be much more.

UA Business Hall of Fame 2014: Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty

by UA Business Hall of Fame 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Global citizen Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty’s success is rooted in Arkansas soil. His distinguished career has spanned multiple sectors — Main Street to Wall Street, Pennsylvania Avenue to Pan-American and international highways; yet he traces his achievements back to the lessons he learned in Arkansas, and to the people who helped to inspire, support and guide him along the way.

UA Business Hall of Fame 2014: James H. Faulkner

by UA Business Hall of Fame 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Jim Faulkner turned a minor setback in his communications career into years of success with his advertising and publishing businesses Faulkner & Associates, Falcon Productions, Falcon Publications and Jimco, Inc.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2013: Frank Fletcher Jr.

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Frank Fletcher Jr. has built a still-growing string of 20 ultra-successful enterprises in a variety of industries by recognizing the potential in a wide range of situations and anticipating trends to pioneer new businesses.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2013: Bill Cravens

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Somehow, when Bill Cravens tells his story of how a University of Arkansas-trained industrial engineer ended up with a career-spanning relationship with the Oaklawn Jockey Club, spent time working as a certified public accountant, ran and merged banks and then came out of a heart-attack-induced retirement to guide Alltel Information Services and help found a community bank, it all adds up.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2013: Buddy Coleman Jr.

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

W.C. “Buddy” Coleman Jr., as many Colemans had before him, grew up on the family dairy farm on the outskirts of Little Rock. In time, he became president and then chairman and chief executive officer of a family-run Coleman Dairy operation that faced decades of technological and business trends that fundamentally changed the dairy landscape.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2013: Tommy Boyer

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

The life of Thomas E. “Tommy” Boyer consists of many parts. Basketball star. Sales representative. Husband. Father. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Volunteer. Razorback.

The University of Arkansas's 2012 Business Hall of Fame

by Soiree Staff 3/31/2012 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame at the Statehouse Convention Center, where guests enjoyed drinks and dinner as they honored four 2012 inductees.

Previous Inductees of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame by Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2012 12:00 am

A look back at previous inductees of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, beginning with the first class in 1999.