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SBA Names Arkansas Top Small Business Persons and Lenders

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Release Number: 
Advisory Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Advisory Number: 
Carol Silverstrom 501-296-3027



SBA Names Arkansas Top Small Business Persons and Lenders


Arkansas State Chamber Hosts Annual Awards Luncheon on May 1


LITTLE ROCK – The Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office is proud to announce John Michael Gueringer and Paul Arthur Reesnes, owners of Custom Aircraft Cabinets, as the 2014 Arkansas Small Business Persons of the Year.


Custom Aircraft Cabinets, founded in North Little Rock in 1989, provides services for private, corporate and head-of-state aircraft companies across the globe.  An SBA 504 loan provided financing for the company’s expansion, and they now employ approximately 290 people.   Their corporate philosophy is to treat each customer and employee honestly and with integrity, deliver exceptional quality products priced fairly, and exceed all expectations in customer service.    


SBA is also honoring the following:


Women in Business Champion of the Year

Dr. Mary Ann Campbell

Money Magic, Inc.

Little Rock


Family-Owned Business

Capital Business Machines

Little Rock


8(a) Graduate

Ralph Vines

Kesser International, Inc.

North Little Rock


Top Arkansas Lender

First Financial Bank

El Dorado


Certified Development Company of the Year

Six Bridges Capital Corporation

Little Rock




Microlender of the Year




Arkansas SCORE District Chapter of the Year

Little Rock SCORE


The Arkansas State Chamber is hosting the 24th Annual Awards Luncheon on May 1 at the Holiday Inn Presidential in Little Rock.  Tickets may be purchased here or by contacting Jeff Thatcher at 501-210-4205 or