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Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 28th Annual Business of the Year Awards

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Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state’s top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

The winners will be announced at a special banquet Feb. 25 at the Statehouse Convention Center inside the Wally Allen Ballroom. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Leslie Gordy at (501) 372-1443, ext. 336; clicking here for the online form or by contacting Events@ABPG.com.

Click on the links below to read profiles of each of this year’s finalists, or go here to see the special section and find past finalists and winners.

Business of the Year – Category I

Goss Management Co. LLC
Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate & Development
Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters
Rogers Paint Co. Inc.
Shirley’s Flowers Inc.

Business of the Year – Category II

C.R. Crawford Construction LLC
Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa
Team SI

Business of the Year – Category III

DataPath Inc.
Kimbel Mechanical Systems Inc.
Pinnacle Hotel Group
Rainwater Holt & Sexton PA
Travel Nurse Across America

Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance
AR Kids Read
Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas
Junior League of Little Rock
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas

Nonprofit Executive of the Year

Kelley Bass, Museum of Discovery
Edward Clifford, Jones Trust
Bill Plunkett, Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas
Keith Vire, Arkansas Support Network Inc.
Kathy Webb, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

Business Executive of the Year

Joshua Brown, Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate & Development
Dick Cisne, Hudson Cisne & Co. LLP
Leslie Davis, Harbor Environmental & Safety
Brad Smith, Kimbel Mechanical Systems Inc.
Dhu Thompson, Delta Plastics/Revolution Bag

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