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Presenting the 32nd Annual Arkansas 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 March 11 at the Little Rock Marriott Ballroom inside the Statehouse Convention Center. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. 

Profiles of each of this year’s finalists are listed below.

You can also go directly to the special section and find past finalists and winners.

LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP

Wallace Fowler

CATEGORY I (1-30 EMPLOYEES)

The Cashion Co.
Consolidated Admin Services LLC
Evo Business Environments
Fort Smith Brewing Co.
Seal Solar

CATEGORY II (31-55 EMPLOYEES)

The Computer Hut
Metro Disaster Specialists
MidSouth Orthopedics / Arthrex
Stone Ward
TeleComp

CATEGORY III (56-100 EMPLOYEES)

B-Unlimited
Entegrity
Harvest Group
Medic One LLC
RevUnit

CATEGORY IV (101-499 EMPLOYEES)

Atlas Asphalt / White River Materials
Big River Steel
Garver
Koontz Electric Co.
Nabholz Construction

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by AT&T

Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches
CARE

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas
Thea Foundation
Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence

NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by AT&T

Marcy Doderer, Arkansas Children’s
Larry Freeman, Synergy Saturday
Ben Goodman, Our House
Marta Loyd, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Janell Mason, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas
Wayne Miller, Venture Center

BUSINESS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Ryan Kibler, Medic One LLC
Ashley Knight, Harvest Group
Mike Rainwater, Rainwater Holt & Sexton
Bill Sowell, Sowell Management

SMART GIVING AWARDS
Sponsored by Arkansas Community Foundation

Albemarle Corp.
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Ghidotti Communications


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