Well, we have arrived. You’re reading the 26th and final issue of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal this year. 2015 was a success for us, and we hope it has been the same for you and your business.
It is a great privilege for me to work at this publication, working with some incredibly talented people to provide our readers with essential business-to-business content from our region. It is, at times, challenging. But there is never a time it’s not rewarding.
As is the tradition in this issue, we reflect on a handful of people, places and headlines from the previous year, and consider what the upcoming year might bring for a variety of industries. It’s a yearbook of sorts, and I hope you enjoy reading it.
One of my personal highlights from 2015 was doubling the number of our recognition programs from two to four. Our Forty Under 40 and Fast 15 programs have shined the spotlight on business leaders in our area for several years.
This year, we introduced a Women in Business feature, recognizing outstanding female executives and business owners, as well as the C-Suite Awards, honoring outstanding executives.
We generally begin actively soliciting nominations for those programs several months in advance of each deadline, but I encourage you to nominate early and often. We accept them throughout the year at our website, www.nwabusiness
journal.com. Just click on the “Best In Class” tab, and go from there.
With that in mind, I want to thank all of our loyal readers who continue to both question us when necessary, and praise us when appropriate.
We will see you in 2016, with the assurance to keep sharing your successes and providing the important news that makes the Business Journal a must-read for business leaders in Northwest Arkansas and beyond.
Thank you for reading.