2016 Arkansas Business of the Year Winners

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. Here are profiles and videos of the best and brightest of the state's business community.

Dhu Thompson Business Executive of the Year Little Rock
Kelley Bass Nonprofit Executive of the Year Little Rock
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas Nonprofit Organization of the Year Little Rock
Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate Category I (1-25 Employees) Jonesboro
C.R. Crawford Construction LLC Category II (26-75 Employees) Fayetteville
Kimbel Mechanical Systems Inc. Category III (76-300 Employees) Springdale

2016 Arkansas Community Foundation
Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Awards

Since 2001, Arkansas Business has partnered with the Arkansas Community Foundation to present the organization's Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Awards, which honors businesses that are committed to good citizenship and worthy philanthropic endeavors.

The 2016 Finalists

Category II
(31-55 employees)

Category III
(56-100 employees)

Nonprofit Executive
of the Year

Executive
of the Year

Previous Arkansas Business of the Year Winners