P.O. Box 3447
Little Rock, AR 72203

Excellence in Free Enterprise Awards Luncheon Honoring the George Family and the Simmons Family

Monday, October 7, 2019
11:30 am1:00 pm
Holiday Inn NWA Convention Center, 1500 S. 48th Street, Springdale, AR

Economics Arkansas will recognize the George Family and the Simmons Family as Arkansas champions whose business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit have improved the lives of countless Americans across our state and nation.

Presenting Sponsor:

Join us. Reserve your sponsorship or seat today. Deadline: Sept. 20, 2019.

Founded in the 1920s by C.L. George and his sons, George's Inc. has grown from a small local business into one of the top ten largest vertically integrated chicken producers in America that offers a diversified protein assortment beyond poultry. Carl and Charles have led the fourth generation of George’s, Inc. from its Springdale headquarters into success and growth since 2013.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Simmons Foods Inc. & Affiliates of Siloam Springs was founded by Bill Simmons in 1949. Still a family-owned and -led business, the company employs more than 7,000 members as one of the nation's leading supplier of poultry, pet and animal nutrition products.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will deliver the keynote address.

Dr. Jim Rollins, superintendent of the Springdale School District, will be recognized for his 35 years of service on the Economics Arkansas Board of Directors.

Press Release

The following sponsorship levels are available:

  • FREE ENTERPRISE SOCIETY, $20,000. 20 seats
  • BESSIE B. MOORE HERO, $10,000. 10 seats
  • PLATINUM, $5,000. 10 seats
  • GOLD, $2,000. 10 seats
  • SILVER, $1,000. 10 seats

Individual seating: $100

To register online, please click on the "REGISTER now" button above. Or, if you prefer to complete a paper form, please click here.

Thank You Donors

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  • AR Capital Corporation logo
    AR Capital Corporation logo
  • ADA logo 200 x 56
  • ASD 2022 logo
  • ARVEST logo
    ARVEST logo
  • Bank of America logo
    Bank of America logo
  • First Security Bank
  • Debbie & Ray Hobbs
  • Murphy Foundation 200 x
  • R.E. Lee Wilson Trust
    R.E. Lee Wilson Trust
  • Stephens
  • Walton Family Foundation 200 x 86
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