Finalists Announced for 35th Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Finalists Announced for 35th Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
Arkansas Business of the Year Awards logo (Arkansas Business)

Arkansas Business is thrilled to recognize 30 top businesses, nonprofit organizations and executives from around the state at the annual Business of the Year Awards.

Finalists in each category were selected by an outside panel of judges and will be celebrated at an awards ceremony, presented by The Hatcher Agency and UnitedHealthcare, on March 8, 2023, 7-9:00 p.m., at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

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The finalists in each category are:

Category I (1-30 Employees) 
AMR Architects
Gentry Professional Services
Majestic Park Portable Kitchens (PK Grills)

Category II (31-55 Employees)
ARMI Contractors
Envirotech Vehicles Inc.
Evo Business Environments

Category III (56-150 Employees) 
Keith Smith Company Inc.
TOLM Group (Formerly Crow Group)

Category IV (151-499 Employees) 
Benchmark Group Inc.
First Orion Corp.
Pafford Medical Services

Category V (500+ Employees) 
ArcBest Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Pediatrics Plus
Rock Dental Brands
Travel Nurse Across America (TNAA)

Nonprofit Organization of the Year 
Arkansas Support Network Excellerate Foundation
Goodwill Industries Arkansas
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro
Immerse Arkansas

Business Executive of the Year 
Bradley Gentry, Gentry Professional Services
Dr. Bruce Murphy, Arkansas Heart Hospital
Jamie Pafford-Gresham, Pafford Medical Services
Jordan Franklin, Stratice
Levi Bauer, OrthoArkansas

The winners of each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony and published in a special supplement of Arkansas Business to be distributed on Feb. 27, 2023.

For more information on the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards program, visit the event page or contact Event Operations Lead Lindsey Castrellon at