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

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2014 09:35 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.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: Wayne Cranford

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

An innovator in advertising and marketing communications, Wayne Cranford recently celebrated 50 years of his iconic Little Rock agency. His and the agency's history are dotted with enough firsts to fill the pages of several scrapbooks – first Arkansas agency to create and place a local color television advertisement, the first Arkansas agency to win a national Addy award, the first to buy a national network program, just for example.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: John Ed Anthony

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

John Ed Anthony's family name has been associated with lumber and timber in south Arkansas for over 100 years, and he has been a key part of that formula for the past 50.

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.

2012 Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Celebrates 14th Induction

by Dan L. Worrell 1/30/2012 12:00 am

It is our great fortune at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas to host the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame celebration. Founded in 1999 to highlight the important and lasting contributions of Arkansas' talented business leaders, the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame celebrates its 14th year.

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