Nominations Open for 2018 Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame board is accepting nominations for the 2018 class of leaders who have made a lasting contribution to business and their communities.

The nomination deadline is July 15.

The 2018 class, which will join the 78 business leaders now in the Hall of Fame, will be inducted at a gala dinner Feb. 9, 2018, in Little Rock.

In selecting inductees, the committee considers outstanding leadership in establishing, building or running a business; improving his or her community; and displaying the highest level of ethics.

Equal consideration is given to nominees born in Arkansas whose business achievements have been outside of the state and to nominees whose accomplishments have been based primarily in Arkansas. Nominations are not limited to Walton College or University of Arkansas graduates.

Specific criteria for selection and a list of past honorees can be found at

Nominations can be made by completing and submitting the form found on the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame website or sending a letter of nomination including information that illustrates to the selection committee why the nominee deserves recognition.

Nominations can be submitted electronically to or by mail to the Office of External Relations at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development, Office of External Relations, Room 219, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201.