2023 Arkansas Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Empire Cheerleading of Arkansas President and Founder poses inside cheerleading facility

Empire Cheerleading of Arkansas, LLC

Brooke Plack, Owner & Founder

As an influential entrepreneur, small business owner, and philanthropist, Brooke Plack has dedicated her career to empowering others, advocating for families and children, and building inclusive businesses. Empire Cheerleading of Arkansas, LLC was founded by Brooke in 2014 and has been in operation with an impressive national reputation for excellence in children's education; specifically, All Star Cheerleading, Tumbling, Gymnastics, Preschool Gymnastics & Fitness, and Ninja & Parkour.

Recently, Brooke received an SBA loan through the SBA’s 504 program. Loan funds will be used for the expansion and construction of a new building located beside the existing business. The new building will solely house Empire and will allow for a bigger space in which the kids can practice tumbling and cheer. The new Empire Kids will expand the current square footage by sixty-six percent and provide the company an opportunity to relocate cheerleading and tumbling programs to the new facility; thus, opening the physical space for other programs to continue the historical growth trend enjoyed over the last eight years.

Brooke is dedicated to supporting and shaping the future generation. This is evident in her business, Empire, which strives to not only coach children into better athletes but to also steer them onto the right path. Aside from athletic coaching, Brooke further demonstrates her commitment to aiding the under-served community by providing children with access to basic extracurricular and sports activities.

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