For the second consecutive year, Talk Business & Politics is recognizing four outstanding businesses in Northeast Arkansas. This annual award — the Northeast Arkansas Outstanding Business of the Year Award, presented by QualChoice — is our effort to draw attention to local businesses that are having an impact in the region in terms of employment, community contributions as well as inspiring others to take part in the dynamic entrepreneurial environment shaping Northeast Arkansas.
Today and tomorrow, we will feature the four businesses online. On Tuesday night, we will have an awards ceremony at the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce to honor them.
We also want to let the rest of Arkansas know that Northeast Arkansas is open for business. It is our goal that in recognizing these efforts that Natural State leaders will pay even more attention to this growing area and the contributions being made to the state’s economy.
In the latest issue of NEA Talk Business & Politics, you’ll learn more about Hytrol Conveyor, one of the state’s fastest growing employers. The entrepreneurialism of the leaders of Body Indulgence and Crumbl Cookies will inspire some to move forward with that idea for a business startup that just needs a nudge.
And, we always recognize that nonprofits are businesses too. The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is a statewide leader in serving the region, advancing a life-saving cause, and operating professionally in order to continue the important work of its founding.
We hope you enjoy reading more about these incredible and important ventures. Please let them know that you appreciate what they are doing for Northeast Arkansas.