University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

The Sam M. Walton College of Business established the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to recognize Arkansans - by birth or by choice - who have been successful business leaders. The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is designed to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of business leaders who have brought lasting fame to Arkansas. 

2016 Induction Event


Join us as we recognize and honor worthy Arkansas business leaders! The 2016 induction event will be held Friday, February 12, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program at 6:30. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available below. Tickets to the black-tie optional event are $150 each and can be purchased via credit card below. For questions or to purchase tickets by check please contact or (479) 575-6146. 

Sponsorship/Table Reservations Individual Tickets

2016 Inductees

William Dillard II

William T. Dillard II

Dillard's Inc.
Little Rock, Arkansas

George Mitchell

George K. Mitchell

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield 
Little Rock, Arkansas

Winthrop Rockefeller

Winthrop Rockefeller

(1912 - 1973)
Former Governor of Arkansas
Winrock Farms
Little Rock, Arkansas

Patricia Upton

Patricia P. Upton

Aromatique Inc.
Heber Springs, Arkansas

2016 Sponsors


  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Arvest Bank


  • Aromatique


  • Acxiom Corporation
  • Simmons Bank
  • University of Arkansas Global Campus


  • First Arkansas Bank & Trust
  • Foundation Resource Management
  • Friday, Eldredge & Clark
  • George's
  • Nabholz Construction Corporation
  • Offenhauser & Co.
  • UAMS Foundation
  • University of Arkansas School of Architecture

2016 Media Partners

  • Arkansas Business
  • Arkansas Money & Politics
  • AY Magazine
  • Celebrate Arkansas Magazine