2017 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.

Rusty Mathis Business Executive of the Year North Little Rock
Betsy Broyles Arnold Nonprofit Executive of the Year Fayetteville
Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter Nonprofit Organization of the Year Fort Smith
Fort Thompson Sporting Goods Inc. Category I (1-25 Employees) Sherwood
Edafio Technology Partners LLC Category II (26-75 Employees) North Little Rock
Tiger Correctional Services Category III (76-300 Employees) Jonesboro

2017 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.


North Little Rock

The 2017 Finalists

Category II
(31-55 employees)

Category III
(56-100 employees)

Nonprofit Executive
of the Year

of the Year

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