The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas hosted the 2016 Small Business Week Awards Luncheon on Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock.
The 26th annual event honored businesses and individuals from around the state. Award winners included:
- Arkansas Small Business Persons of the Year — Gina and Wade Radke, owners of Galley Support Innovations of Sherwood.
- Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Center Award – Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas Tech University, Russellville.
- Small Business Exporter of the Year – William Burgess of AIA member firm Power Technology Inc. of Alexander.
- Women Small Business Champion of the Year – Haley Dawn Cleous of Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville.
- Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year – Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville.
- Top 7a Lender for FY 2015 – Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.
- Top Certified Development Company – Six Bridges Capital Corp. of Little Rock.
- Arkansas SCORE District Chapter of the Year – Little Rock SCORE.