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Four to Join Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Four to Join Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

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Four business leaders who have made contributions to the banking, construction, publishing and real estate industries will be inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame on Feb. 7 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2019: Warren Stephens

UA Business Hall of Fame 2019: Warren Stephens

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Warren Stephens grew up watching father, Jack, and his Uncle Witt expand Stephens Inc.’s influence and holdings, and was proud of the impact the business was having, especially in their home state of Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2019: Joseph M. Steele

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2019: Joseph M. Steele

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

In the 1950s, several business leaders saw the need for a reliable source of water for Northwest Arkansas. One innovative trailblazer – Joseph Marion Steele – led the charge to secure a large water source for the residents and industry in Benton and Washington counties. read more >

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2019: Claiborne P. Deming

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2019: Claiborne P. Deming

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Claiborne Deming is an educated man. But his legacy won’t be his own academic pursuits. It will be those of students in the town of El Dorado, Arkansas, – home to Murphy Oil Corporation – through a program Claiborne dreamed up and named The El Dorado Promise. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Sherman E. Tate

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Sherman E. Tate

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Sherman Tate has stacked up a pretty good record of being “the first” at a number of things in his long career in business and government in Arkansas. But while breaking barriers was never something Tate shied away from, it wasn’t really his goal, either. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Thomas B. Schueck

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Thomas B. Schueck

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Tom Schueck, a newly graduated civil engineer, moved to Little Rock in the 1960s to work on the Murray Lock and Dam. But it didn’t take him long to form Schueck Steel Products in his converted garage — a company with $800 to its name and one employee, Tom’s pregnant wife, Marge. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Charles E. Scharlau

UA Business Hall of Fame 2017: Charles E. Scharlau

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Charles E. Scharlau began working at Southwestern Energy as an attorney and worked at the company in many different positions before eventually becoming its chairman, president and chief executive officer. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2016: William T. Dillard II

UA Business Hall of Fame 2016: William T. Dillard II

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Bill Dillard’s is a story of opportunities taken and challenges faced. His time leading Dillard’s Inc. has seen an Arkansas company maintain its corporate headquarters here and still compete with landmark rivals in the upscale retail market. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2016: George K. Mitchell

UA Business Hall of Fame 2016: George K. Mitchell

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

George K. Mitchell knew in his youth that by becoming a doctor he could improve people’s lives. But it was by leaving the practice of medicine and joining Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield that he touched the lives of perhaps all Arkansans and brought about improvements to the health care system nationwide. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2015: Donald E. “Buddy” Wray

UA Business Hall of Fame 2015: Donald E. “Buddy” Wray

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

In early 1965, Buddy Wray moved to Tyson’s first Springdale processing plant and began managing both plants. He was still sales manager too. As the business grew, Wray was an integral part of expanding it into cut chicken parts, deboned chicken meat and one of Tyson’s early expansions into the Cornish game hen business. That was the beginning of Tyson’s sales and marketing as we understand it today. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2015: Millie Ward

UA Business Hall of Fame 2015: Millie Ward

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Millie Ward is at the center of things. As president and co-founder of Stone Ward, a full-service advertising agency with offices in Little Rock and Chicago, she is at the center of the group’s ethos of intelligent thinking, committed service and creative drive. read more >

UA Business Hall of Fame 2015: Stephen L. LaFrance Sr.

UA Business Hall of Fame 2015: Stephen L. LaFrance Sr.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Twenty-six dollars went a lot farther in 1968 than it does today. Even then, that was a small amount for a business to take in on a single day. But $26 is exactly what Stephen L. LaFrance Sr. put in the cash register on his first day in business at the pharmacy at Gibson’s Department Store in Pine Bluff. From that rather modest beginning, LaFrance built that single drugstore into USA Drug, which grew to be the largest privately owned chain of drugstores in the United States. read more >