In 2014, AY About You’s 25th year in publication, the May issue touted the results of the “Best of Arkansas” reader’s poll. The list had fewer than 100 categories, about half of which were related to food and beverage.

 

In the decade since, “Best Of” has grown into a preeminent reader’s poll in the state. This year’s slate includes more than 200 categories, and the following pages represent the largest collection in the 36-year history of the magazine. Favorite food and drink are still represented, as well as many other fields, from cardiac surgeons to funeral services, dog groomers to salons and radio personalities to children’s clothing.

 

The process of becoming a “Best Of” honoree starts with a simple nomination process from the field. Companies, nonprofits and individuals statewide that receive the most nominations make up the five-name ballot during the voting round in March. Hundreds of thousands of votes are cast during that window, making “Best Of” one of the largest and most comprehensive reader’s polls in Arkansas.

 

Once online voting closes and tallies, the top three vote-getters are compiled as listed on the following pages. Making it that far is a major accomplishment because the finalists represent a very slim fraction of all businesses, organizations and individuals in their categories statewide.

 

Consider that there are about 250,000 companies of all sizes doing business in Arkansas, the Small Business Administration states. Of those, 99.3 percent meet the definition of small businesses, which supply about half of the state’s total employment. That not only gives an idea of how crowded the field is in some of the “Best Of” categories, it also shows how imperative it is for the state that smaller companies get it right, deliver excellent products and services, make payroll, and support local economies.

 

For years, much of the day-in, day-out work went unsung except within local communities. “Best Of” changed all that, providing from the beginning a means for the best service providers, physicians, places to work, retailers, hospitality, media, nonprofits, automotive companies, construction firms and many other businesses to stand out and receive statewide recognition. Best of all, the accolade is determined by the most important component of these organizations: their loyal and satisfied customers.

 

The impact of “Best Of” on companies, entrepreneurs and organizations is palpable. Drive through any community of any size in Arkansas or leaf through the pages of AY About You and the pride “Best Of” finalists and winners feel about the designation is readily visible. On billboards, on the sides of company vehicles and in print, honored companies have earned the right to display the coveted “Best Of” badge, which they do eagerly. The emblem denotes their status as best in their field in the state of Arkansas. Companies cannot buy the badge for any amount of money; it must be won via “Best Of” polling, and more than that, it is earned every single day with every single customer transaction.

 

In next month’s issue, AY About You will reveal the winners of “Best of 2024,” but in May, we honor tradition by allowing the top three in each category to get their due and take a bow. Only one can win, but making it into the top three is an honor in itself worth celebrating.

 

The entire staff at AY Media Group salutes these outstanding Arkansas businesses, nonprofits and individuals for the work they do, the customers they serve and the standard of excellence they uphold. Their commitment to their cause in good times and bad inspires us all, and the impact on their communities strengthens the state we all love, making it the wonderful place it is to work, live and raise a family.

 

Congratulations!

 

Beauty and Health

 

Aesthetic Nurse

• Sidney Bennett Selakovich, R.N. – Radiant Wellness

• Rebecca Perkins – THE SPA’AH

• Paige Kelly, R.N., BSN – Wright Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

 

Allergy Clinic

• Advanced Allergy & Asthma

• Jackson Allergy & Asthma Clinic

• Little Rock Allergy & Asthma Clinic

 

Assisted Living Facility

• Fox Ridge Luxury Senior Living

• Good Shepherd Community

• Presbyterian Village

 

Audiology Clinic

• Miracle-Ear

• Pinnacle Hearing

• Wolfpack Hearing Clinic

 

Cardiology Clinic

• Arkansas Cardiology

• Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic

• Conway Regional Cardiovascular Clinic

 

Chiropractor

• Bledsoe Chiropractic

• Shawn McGehee, D.C. – Lamey Chiropractic

• Pain Care Associates

 

Cosmetic Dentist

• Arkansas Family Dental

• Smile Dailey General and Cosmetic Dentistry

• Smile Hot Springs

 

Cosmetic Surgeon

• Michael Devlin, M.D. – Devlin Cosmetic Surgery

• Suzanne Yee, M.D. – Dr. Suzanne Yee Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center

• Byron Wilkes, M.D. – McFarland Eye Care

 

Dental Practice

• Arkansas Family Dental

• Jolly Family Dental

• Smile Dailey General and Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Dentist

• Dean Dental Solutions

• Heathman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

• Smile Arkansas

 

Dermatology Clinic

• Arkansas Dermatology

• Franks Dermatology

• Pinnacle Dermatology

 

Doctor-Owned Hospital/Facility

• Arkansas Surgical Hospital

• Cabot Emergency Hospital

• OrthoArkansas

 

Esthetician

• Ashley Cooper – Pamper Me Pretty Aesthetics

• Madie Massey – Radiant Wellness

• Maegan Whitehead, L.E. – Wright Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

 

Family Dentist

• Bryan Austin, DDS – Austin Family Dentistry

• Meg Dunn, DDS – Dunn Family Dental

• Jeff Wisener, DDS – Wisener, Cooper & Fergus

 

Family Practice

• Autumn Road Family Practice

• Conway Regional Health System

• Little Rock Family Practice

 

Foot & Ankle Surgeon

• Jesse B. Burks, DPM – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• Larry L. Nguyen, M.D. – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• James Head, M.D. – Conway Regional Health System

 

Gastroenterology Clinic

• Conway Regional Gastroenterology Center

• Brian McGee, M.D. – Digestive Care

• GastroArkansas

 

Hair Salon

• Entanglements Salon

• Salon Jádore

• The Fix Salon

 

Hand Surgeon

• David M. Rhodes, M.D. – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• Jesse D. Abeler, D.O. – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• Bryan Head, M.D. – Conway Regional Health System

 

Health Coach

• Ablaze Fitness

• Hunter Little – Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center

• Meg Green, M.S., RDN, L.D., IFNCP

 

Hormone Therapy

• Beyond Wellness

• Pamela Volner, APRN, FNP-C – Painted Rock Health and Wellness

• Anne Trussell, M.D. – Sei Bella Med Spa

 

Hospice

• Arkansas Hospice

• Baptist Health Hospice

• Hospice Home Care

 

Hospital

• Arkansas Children’s

• Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

• Conway Regional Health System

 

In-Home Care

• Conway Regional Home Health

• Elder Independence Home Care

• Superior Senior Care

 

Long-Term Care Facility

• Greenbrier Nursing & Rehabilitation

• Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab

• Parkway Village, A Baptist Health Community

 

Massage Therapist

• Brooke A. Slais, LMT, MTI

• Rooted in Wellness

• Michelle Christen – The SPA’AH

 

Medical Spa/Nonsurgical Cosmetic Clinic

• Ageless Aesthetics of Arkansas

• Painted Rock Health and Wellness

• Sei Bella Med Spa

 

Memory Care Facility

• Parkway Village, A Baptist Health Community

• Pinnacle Place Memory Care (formerly Avenir Memory Care at Little Rock)

• Willow Grove of Maumelle

 

Mental Health Facility

• Argenta Counseling and Wellness

• Levi Hospital

• Renew Mental Health and Wellness

 

Neurologist

• Brad Thomas, M.D. – Arkansas Surgical Hospital

• Keith Schluterman, M.D. – Conway Regional Health System

• Tim Freyaldenhoven, M.D. – Conway Regional Health System

 

Neurosurgeon

• Ali Krisht, M.D. – CHI St. Vincent

• Regan Gallaher, M.D. – Conway Regional Neuroscience Center

• Dominic Maggio, M.D. – Legacy Spine & Neurological Specialists

 

Nurse Injector

• Brande Daniels, R.N., BSN – Ageless Aesthetics of Arkansas

• Sidney Bennett Selakovich, R.N. – Radiant Wellness

• Paige Kelly, R.N., BSN – Wright Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

 

Nurse Practitioner

• Rhonda Dixon, APRN – Conway Regional

• Pamela Volner, APRN, FNP-C – Painted Rock Health and Wellness

• Danielle Lynch – Renew Mental Health and Wellness

 

Nursing Home

• Briarwood Nursing & Rehabilitation

• Good Shepherd Community

• Russellville Nursing & Rehabilitation

 

OB-GYN Clinic

• Conway Regional Renaissance Women’s Center

• The Woman’s Clinic

• University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Health Women’s Center

 

Oncologist

• Rhonda Gentry, M.D. – CARTI

• Brad Baltz, M.D. – CHI St. Vincent

• Cesar Giancarlo Gentille Sanchez, M.D. – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

Ophthalmologist

• Christian Hester, M.D. – Baptist Health Little Rock Eye Clinic

• Evan Newbolt, M.D. – McFarland Eye Care

 

Ophthalmology Clinic

• BoozmanHof Eye Clinic

• Little Rock Eye Clinic

• McFarland Eye Care

 

Optometrist

• Tiffany Brown, O.D. – Little Rock Eye Clinic

• Shelby Brogdon, O.D. – McFarland Eye Care

• Russell “Rusty” Simmons, O.D. – Simmons Eye Care

• Stephanie Willett, O.D. – McFarland Eye Care

 

Orthodontist

• Carmella Knoernschild, DDS – Knoernschild Orthodontic Clinic

• Vondran Orthodontics

• David Wardlaw, DDS – Wardlaw Orthodontics

 

Orthodontic Clinic

• Daniel & Jones Orthodontics

• Hall Orthodontics

• Knoernschild Orthodontic Clinic

 

Orthopedic Group

• Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• Conway Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center

• OrthoArkansas

 

Orthopedist

• Samuel A. Moore, D.O. – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• William F. Hefley, Jr., M.D. FAAOS – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• Thomas Roberts, M.D. – Conway Regional

 

Pain Center

• Conway Regional Advanced Pain Management Center

• Natural State Pain and Wellness Clinic

• Pain Treatment Centers of America

 

Pain Specialist

• Ahmed Ghaleb, M.D. – Advanced Spine and Pain Centers

• Mikio Ranahan, M.D. – Conway Regional Advanced Pain Management Clinic

• Jill Flaxman, M.D. – Natural State Pain and Wellness Clinic

 

Pediatric Clinic

• Central Arkansas Pediatric Clinic

• Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic

• Little Rock Pediatric Clinic

 

Pediatric Dentist Clinic

• Aaron Forrester, DDS – Groovy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

• Kitchens Pediatric Dentistry

• Leap Kids Dental

 

Permanent Cosmetics

• Blush Ink & Beauty Studio

• Painted Rock Health and Wellness

• Sweet Grass Beauty

 

Physical Therapy Clinic

• Advanced Physical Therapy of Little Rock, North Little Rock and Benton

• Conway Regional Therapy Services

• Peak Performance Physical Therapy

 

Physician Assistant

• Eva Barlogie, P.A. – Arkansas Children’s

• Brooke Money, P.A. – Conway Regional

• Tim Shipp – Radiant Wellness

 

Place to Have a Baby

• Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

• Conway Regional Health System

• University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

Plastic Surgeon

• Zachary Young, M.D. – Arkansas Plastic Surgery

• Michael Spann, M.D. – Little Rock Plastic Surgery

• Eric Wright, M.D. – Wright Plastic Surgery

 

Podiatrist

• Jesse Burks, DPM – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• Cody Gaupel, DPM – Foot & Ankle Associates of Central Arkansas

• Aaron Seiter, DPM – Seiter Foot & Ankle Specialists

 

Prosthetics Clinic

• Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics

• New Hope Prosthetics & Orthotics

• Snell Prosthetics & Orthotics

 

Radiology Clinic

• Arkansas Surgical Hospital

• Conway Regional Imaging Services

• Radiology Associates

 

Rehabilitation Hospital

• Arkansas Surgical Hospital

• Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute

• Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital

 

Retirement Community

• Chenal Village

• Cherokee Village

• Hot Springs Village

 

Spa

• Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa — Turtle Cove Spa

• Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort — Astral Spa

• THE SPA’AH

 

Specialty Hospital

• Arkansas Heart Hospital

• Arkansas Surgical Hospital

• Cabot Emergency Hospital

 

Sports Medicine Clinic

• Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• Conway Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center

• OrthoArkansas

 

Surgeon

• Mike Stanton, M.D. – Conway Regional Surgical Associates

• Lewis Porter, M.D. – Saline Health System

• Logan Lynch, M.D. – St. Bernards Healthcare

 

Surgeon (Lower Extremity)

• Jesse B. Burks, DPM – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• William F. Hefley Jr., M.D., FAAOS – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• James Head, M.D. – Conway Regional Health System

 

Surgeon (Upper Extremity)

• Jesse D. Abeler, D.O. – Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

• Jay Howell, M.D. – Conway Regional Health System

• Lewis Porter, M.D. – Saline Memorial Hospital

 

Tattoo Parlor

• 7th Street Tattoos & Piercing

• Black Cobra Tattoos

• Love Spell Tattoo

 

Therapist

• Kellee McCoy, LPC, LMFT – Argenta Counseling and Wellness

• Maureen Skinner, LPEI – Catalyst Counseling

• Mindy Moore – Mindy Moore Psychotherapy

 

Urology Clinic

• Arkansas Urology

• CARTI

• St. Bernards Healthcare

 

Clothing

 

Children’s Clothing

• Clara Jane and Jax

• Doodlebugs & Grow Children’s Boutique

• The Toggery

 

Local Men’s Clothing

• Domestic Domestic

• J. Duke & Co.

• Mr. Wicks

 

Local Women’s Clothing

• BARBARA/JEAN

• OAK Boutique

• Willow + Grace Boutique

 

Dining

 

Asian Fusion

• Kemuri

• Mt. Fuji Japanese Restaurant

• Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co.

 

Bakery

• Ambrosia Bakery Co.

• Dempsey Bakery

• The Croissanterie

 

Barbecue

• McClard’s Bar-B-Q

• Ouachita Bar & Grill

• Whole Hog Café North Little Rock

 

Breakfast

• Big Bad Breakfast

• Stoby’s Restaurant

• The Croissanterie

 

Brunch

• Lost Forty Brewing

• Taco Mama

• The Croissanterie

 

Burger

• Big Orange

• Crissy’s Pub Style

• Deluca’s Pizza

 

Caterer

• DownHome Catering

• Rx Catering

• The Croissanterie

 

Catfish

• Bubba’s Catfish

• Eat My Catfish

• Riverside Grocery

 

Cheese Dip

• Baja Grill

• El Porton Mexican Restaurant

• Heights Taco & Tamale Co.

 

Chef

• Aaron Bradshaw – Crissy’s Pub Style

• Jamie McAfee

• Jill McDonald – The Croissanterie

 

Cocktails

• The OAK room & bar – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

• RŌBER :: Cocktails + Culinary

• Sauced Bar & Oven

 

Coffee Shop

• Kollective Coffee + Tea

• Mugs Coffee Co.

• Petit Jean Coffeehouse & Mercantile

 

Creole/Cajun

• Copper Mule Table & Tap

• Mike’s Place

• The Faded Rose

 

Dessert

• Charlotte’s Eats and Sweets

• Red Oak Steakhouse – Saracen Casino Resort

• Trio’s Restaurant

 

Dining for Kids

• All Aboard Restaurant & Grill

• Shotgun Dan’s Pizza

• The Purple Cow Restaurant

 

Fine Dining

• Cache Restaurant

• The Bugler – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

• Red Oak Steakhouse – Saracen Casino Resort

 

Food Truck

• Crissy’s Pub Style

• Ouachita Bar & Grill

• The Prickly Pickle

 

Italian

• Bruno’s Little Italy

• J&S Italian Villa

• Pasta Grill

 

Mexican

• Baja Grill

• Local Lime

• Taco Mama

 

Pizza

• Deluca’s Pizza

• Different Dough Pizza Co.

• U.S. Pizza Co.

 

Restaurant (General)

• Cypress Social

• Holly’s Country Cookin’

• The Bugler – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

 

Restaurant (NEWLY OPENED)

• DONS Southern Social

• Lefty’s

• Ouachita Bar & Grill

 

Salad

• Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

• U.S. Pizza Co.

• ZAZA Fine Salad + Wood Oven Pizza Co.

 

Seafood

• Fisherman’s Wharf Steak & Seafood

• Oceans at Arthur’s

• The Oyster Bar

 

Special Occasion

• Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse

• RŌBER :: Cocktails + Culinary

• Sonny Williams’ Steak Room

 

Steak

• Doe’s Eat Place

• Red Oak Steakhouse – Saracen Casino Resort

• The Butcher Shop Steakhouse

 

Sushi

• Kemuri

• Rock N Roll Sushi

• Umami Sushi Lounge & Grill Fusion

 

Wine Bar

• Ciao Baci

• Splash Wine Bar

• Zin Wine Bar

 

Entertainment & Leisure

 

Art Gallery

• Art on the Square

• Legacy Fine Art Gallery

• Red Door Gallery

 

Bike Shop

• Angry Dave’s Bicycles

• Phat Tire Bike Shop

• Spokes Giant Little Rock

 

Casino

• Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

• Saracen Casino Resort

• Southland Casino Hotel

 

Cigar Lounge

• Cigar Republic

• The 1836 Club

• The Humidor

 

Concert Venue

• Murphy Arts District

• Reynolds Performance Hall

• Simmons Bank Arena

 

Event Venue

• C&C by the Lake

• Rusty Tractor Vineyards

• Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery

 

Family Attraction

• Little Rock Zoo

• Mid-America Science Museum

• Museum of Discovery

 

Festival/Fair/Event

• Arkansas State Fair

• Wild Wines – Little Rock Zoo

• The World’s Shortest St Patrick’s Day Parade

 

Happening/Entertainment Restaurant

• Murry’s Dinner Playhouse

• Revival :: restaurant + beer garden

• The Rail Yard

 

Hotel

• Capital Hotel

• Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

• The Waters Hot Springs, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

 

Live Theater

• Argenta Contemporary Theatre (formerly Argenta Community Theater)

• Arkansas Repertory Theatre

• The Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic

 

Local Musicians

• Bad Habit

• Cliff & Susan

• Jacob Flores

 

Local Tourist Attraction

• Garvan Woodland Gardens

• Little Rock Zoo

• Magic Springs Theme and Water Park

 

Museum

• Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

• Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

• Mid-America Science Museum

 

Out of State Travel

• Big Cedar Lodge

• The Titanic Museum Attraction

• Viking Cooking School

 

Resort

• Gaston’s White River Resort

• In the Trees

• Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa

 

Seasonal Attraction

• Garvan Woodland Gardens

​• GloWild at the Little Rock Zoo​

• An Old Time Christmas – Silver Dollar City

 

Whiskey Bar

• 501 Prime Bourbon Bar

• Rock Town Distillery

• Red Oak Steakhouse – Saracen Casino Resort

 

Home, Home Services & Finance

 

Accounting Firm

• Bell & Co.

• Denman, Hamilton & Associates

• Todd & Associates CPAs

 

Bank

• Centennial Bank

• First Security Bank

• Stone Bank

 

Cabinetry

• Duke Custom Cabinets

• Kimberly Cabinets

• Smedley Cabinets

 

Countertops

• Countertop World

• Emcar Marble & Granite

• Granite Transformations

 

Credit Union

• Arkansas Federal Credit Union

• Hope Credit Union

• Telcoe Federal Credit Union

 

Design-Build Team

• Bennett’s Handyman Services

• Sandy Sutton and Justin White

• Scott Lucas Construction

 

Development/Neighborhood

• Chenal Valley — Little Rock

• Hurricane Lake Estates — Bryant

• Pinnacle Heights — Rogers

 

Electrical Company

• Browning Electric

• Gary Houston Electric Co.

• Thompson Electric

 

Fabrics, Draperies & Window Treatments

• Debi Davis Interior Design

• Made in the Shade

• Sandy Sutton Design Center

 

Fireplace & Patio

• Congo Fireplace & Patio

• Ken Rash’s Arkansas

• Ouachita Hearth & Patio

 

Furniture Upholstery

• 12th Street Upholstery

• Robby Chism Upholstery and Furniture Repair

• White Furniture Co.

 

Gutters

• Excel Roofing and Restoration Corp.

• High Caliber Exteriors

• LeafGuard of Arkansas

 

Home Accessories

• Art of Design — Sha Davari

• Debi Davis Interior Design

• Howse

 

Home Automation

• HomeTronix

• Omnitech Automation

• Sound Concepts

 

Home Builder

• Household Solutions

• Parkinson Building Group

• Schrader Homes

 

Home Contractor

• Household Solutions

• Menco Construction

• River Rock Builders

 

Home Glass

• Jones Glass

• Pella Windows & Doors of North Little Rock

• West Little Rock Glass

 

Home Security

• Advanced Alarm Technologies

• Natural State Security

• Triple-S Alarm

 

Insurance Firm

• G&G Independent Insurance

• S&P Insurance Partners

• State Farm — Charlotte Potts

 

Interior Designer

• Debi Davis Interior Design

• Sandy Sutton Design Center

• Shine Interior Design Studio

 

Investment Firm

• Edward Jones — Cassandra Rector

• Gadberry Financial Group — Jay Gadberry

• GenWealth Financial Advisors

 

Kitchen Store/Supply

• Eggshells Kitchen Co.

• Haynes Ace Hardware

• The Kitchen Store & More

 

Lawn Care

• Dave’s Turf Management

• Orange Lawn Service

• Top Notch Turf

 

Mortgage Lender

• Arvest Bank

• Bank of England

• Signature Bank of Arkansas

 

Real Estate Agent

• Kassi Bell – Back Porch Realty

• Dione Jessup – Century 21 Parker & Scroggins Realty

• April Findlay – The Charlotte John Co.

 

Real Estate Company

• Adkins & Associates

• The Charlotte John Co.

• The Janet Jones Co.

 

Repair/Remodeling

• Hartness Construction Co.

• Household Solutions

• Menco Construction

 

Solar Power

• Delta Solar

• Seal Solar

• Today’s Power

 

Swimming Pools

• Diamond Pools

• Household Solutions

• Luxury Pool & Spa

 

Title Company

• Commerce Title & Closing Services

• First National Title Co.

• Lenders Title Group

 

Kids & Education

 

Community College

• Arkansas State University-Beebe

• National Park College

• University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College

 

Private College

• Harding University

• Lyon College

• Ouachita Baptist University

 

Private School

• Catholic High School for Boys

• Episcopal Collegiate School

• Little Rock Montessori School

 

Public School

• Conway Public Schools

• Little Rock School District

• Pulaski County Special School District

 

Public University

• Arkansas State University

• University of Arkansas

• University of Central Arkansas

 

Special Education School

• ACCESS Group

• Arkansas School for the Deaf

• Easterseals Arkansas

 

Media

 

Advertising Agency

• Agency GWL

• SixtyOne Celsius

• Stone Ward

 

Columnist/Reporter

• John Allen French – Pocahontas Star Herald

• Kevin Shalin – The Mighty Rib

• Dwain Hebda – Ya!Mule Wordsmiths

 

Marketing Consultant

• Dan Sawyer – Agency GWL

• Amanda Propst

• Turnbow & Winning Local

 

Marketing Firm

• Dave Creek Media

• SixtyOne Celsius

• The Communications Group

 

Radio Personality

• David Bazzel

• Justin Moore

• Poolboy

 

Social Media Specialist

• Jeff Turnbow

• Rock City Digital

• Synergetic Social

 

TV Personality

• Kevin Kelly – Fox 16

• Ansley Watson – KATV

• Melinda Mayo – KATV

 

Weather Person

• Melinda Mayo – KATV

• Tom Brannon – THV11

• Todd Yakoubian

 

People & Places

 

Chamber of Commerce

• Cabot Chamber of Commerce

• Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce

• Little Rock Regional Chamber

 

CVB (Convention & Visitors Bureau)

• North Little Rock Tourism

• Visit Bentonville

• Visit Hot Springs

 

Fundraiser

• Arkansas Duck Derby – Conway Regional Health Foundation

• Hot Springs Prohibition

• Wild Wines – Little Rock Zoo

 

Person of the Year

• Jim Keet

• Pastor Mark Evans

• Butch Rice – Stallion Transportation Group

 

Place to Worship

• Calvary Baptist Church

• Pulaski Heights United – Methodist Church

• The Church at Rock Creek

 

Wedding Venue

• Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa

• Rusty Tractor Vineyards

• The Venue at Oakdale

 

Services

 

Architect

• Bram Keahey – Taggart Architects

• Charley Penix – Cromwell Architects Engineers

• Reese Rowland – Polk Stanley Wilcox

 

Auction

• Blackmon Auctions

• I-40 Auto Auction — Gaylen McGee

• Wilson Auctioneers

 

Customer Service

• Conway Regional Medical Center

• David’s Burgers

• Superior Senior Care

 

Dog Groomer

• Dat Pooch

• K9 Kleaners

• Schnazzy Grooming

 

Doggy Day Care

• Chenal Pet Palace

• Hounds Lounge Pet Resort & Spa

• The Barking Lot

 

Dry Cleaner

• Hangers Cleaners

• Oak Forest Cleaners

• Tide Cleaners

 

Financial Advisor

• April Pollard – Edward Jones

• Red Dog Investment Group

• Scott Daniel – WealthPath Investment Advisors

 

Funeral Home

• A Natural State Funeral Service

• Roller Funeral Homes

• Smith Family Funeral Homes

 

Heating & AC Service

• Dash Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

• Middleton Heat & Air

• Rood Heating & Cooling

 

Housekeeping

• Bless the Mess Cleaning Co.

• Merry Maids of Little Rock

• Molly Maid of Greater Little Rock

 

Jewelry Designer

• Cecil’s Fine Jewelry

• Sissy’s Log Cabin

• Underwoods Fine Jewelers

 

Law Firm

• Taylor King Law

• The Law Offices of Katherine E. Blackmon

• Wright Lindsey Jennings

 

Nonprofit

• Junior Achievement of Arkansas

• Renewal Ranch

• Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas & North Louisiana

 

Party Planning/Products/Rentals

• Just Peachy

• Party Time Rental and Events

• Tipton & Hurst

 

Pest Control

• Empire Pest Solutions

• Legacy Termite & Pest Control

• The Bug Man

 

Photographer

• Cassie Jones Photography

• Jeff Fuller-Freeman Photography

• Lori Sparkman Photography

 

Plumber

• Advantage Service Co.

• Ray Lusk Plumbing

• Victory Plumbing

 

Promotional Services

• Print X Press

• RockStar Passes

• Trivia Marketing

 

Seasonal Designer

• Sandy Sutton

• Silks A Bloom

• Tipton & Hurst

 

Siding/Windows/Roofing

• Elevate Roofing

• Pella Windows & Doors of North Little Rock

• Wilson’s Home Improvement

 

Special Events Planner

• Anne-Claire Allen Owens

• Roseberry Farms

• Signature Events

 

Travel Agency

• Poe Travel

• Small World Big Fun

• Sue Smith Vacations

 

Veterinarian

• Lake Hamilton & Hot Springs Animal Hospitals

• Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic

• Sartin Animal Care Clinic

 

Video Production

• Cranford Co.

• CWP Productions

• Dave Creek Media

 

Web Design

• Rock City Digital

• Turnbow & Winning Local

• Webmonster

 

Shopping

 

Arkansas Handmade Products

• Aromatique

• Fischer’s Honey

• Rock Town Distillery

 

Boutique

• Sage Boutique

• The Crown Shop

• The Humble Thread

 

Bridal Store

• Inverness Bridal

• Low’s Bridal

• The Bridal Cottage

 

CBD Store

• Healing Hemp of Arkansas

• Natural Relief Dispensary

• Your CBD Store

 

Consignment Store

• Casa Bella

• Live Thankfully Little Rock

• Yours Truly Consignment

 

Eyewear

• Burrow’s & Mr. Frank’s Optical

• James Eyecare & Optics Gallery

• McFarland Eye Care

 

Flooring

• Akel’s Carpet One Floor & Home

• Carpet Barn

• River City Flooring

 

Florist

• Buds N Bows

• Tanarah Luxe Floral

• Tipton & Hurst

 

Furniture

• Down South

• Howse

• White Furniture Co.

 

Garden Center

• Hocott’s Garden Center

• Lumber1 Home Center

• The Good Earth Garden Center

 

Gift Store

• The Crown Shop

• Tipton & Hurst

• Wrapped Gift Boutique

 

Grocery Store

• Edwards Food Giant

• Me & McGee Market

• Trader Joe’s

 

Home Improvement Store

• Fuller and Son Hardware

• Haynes Ace Hardware

• Lumber1 Home Center

 

Jewelry Store

• Cecil’s Fine Jewelry

• Jones & Son

• Sissy’s Log Cabin

 

Shopping Center

• Conway Commons

• Outlets of Little Rock

• The Promenade at Chenal

 

Spirits

 

Brewpub

• Flyway Brewing

• Lost Forty Brewing

• Superior Bathhouse Brewery

 

Happy Hour

• Dugan’s Pub

• Petit & Keet

• Sauced Bar & Oven

 

Liquor Store

• Lake Liquor

• Legacy Wine and Spirits

• O’Looney’s Wine & Liquor

 

Sports

 

Fitness Center/Gym

• 365 Fitness

• Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center

• The Athletic Clubs

 

Golf Course

• Maumelle Country Club

• Pleasant Valley Country Club

• The Alotian Club

 

Personal Trainer

• Brooke Walker 365 Fitness

• Erika Setzler – Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center

• Jean Paul Francoeur – JP Fitness

 

Sporting Goods Store

• Fort Thompson

• Mack’s Prairie Wings

• Ozark Outdoor Supply

 

Top Employers

 

Boss

• Suzanne Yee, M.D. – Dr. Suzanne Yee Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center

• Ryan Flynn – Network Services Group

• Nicole Hurst Puckett – Superior Senior Care & Puckett Auto Group

 

CEO

• Troy Wells – Baptist Health

• Matt Troup – Conway Regional Health System

• Quincy Hurst – Superior Senior Care

 

Chief Financial Officer

• Bill Pack – Conway Regional Health System

• Sylvia Murchison – Goodwill Industries of Arkansas

• Jennifer Bridges – OrthoArkansas

 

Overall Company

• Conway Regional Health System

• Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

• Superior Senior Care

 

Philanthropy Company

• Renewal Ranch

• Stallion Transportation Group

• Tacos 4 Life

 

Place to Work

• Conway Regional Health System

• Everett Automotive Group

• Superior Senior Care

 

Vehicle Dealers and Services

 

Auto Dealership Service Department

• BMW of Little Rock

• Everett Buick GMC

• Russell Chevrolet Co.

 

Auto Glass Repair

• Bentonville Glass

• Capitol Glass Co.

• Glass Doctor

 

Boat/Marine Dealership

• Gregg Orr Marine

• Hot Springs Marina

• Lacey’s Narrows Marina and Boating Center

 

Car Salesperson

• Chris Puckett – Puckett Auto Group

• Shawn McAnulty – Smith Ford

• Saif Tareen – BMW of Little Rock

 

Car Wash

• Puckett Auto Group

• Splash Car Wash & 10-Minute Oil Change

• Take 5 Car Wash

 

New Car Dealership

• BMW of Little Rock

• Fletcher Auto Group

• Russell Chevrolet Co.

 

Pre-owned Car Dealership

• Puckett Auto Group

• Russell Chevrolet Co.

• Smith Ford

 

RV Dealership

• Moix RV Supercenter

• Razorback Camper Sales

• RV City

 

Tire Center

• Austin Brothers Tire & Service

• Discount Tire & Brake

• Vaughan Tire Co.

 

Window Tint

• Conway Glass Tinting

• D&D Sun Control

• The Tint Studio