HONORS & AWARDS

2017

2015

  • HRF 2015 Non-Metro QLICI of the Year also from Novogradac for the BlueOak Arkansas project in Osceola, Ark.

2014

  • SBA Certified Development Company of the Year
  • 2014 Small Business Week Twitter Awards

2013

  • Arkansas District Rising Star Award
  • Arkansas District Top CDC/504 Volume Lender
  • HRF receives $19.3 million in Arkansas New Market Jobs Act Credits

2012

  • Top 504 Volume Lender
  • The Rising Star Lender
  • Innovative Community Development Award
  • Connect Arkansas $107 Million Invested 45 Companies and Counting

2011

  • 2011 Small Business Investment, Company of the Year
  • U.S. SourceLink Star Award
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year
  • Outstanding Lender Award Top Volume 504 CDC
  • HRF receives $60 million in Federal New Market Tax Credits

2010

  • 2009 Top Arkansas Certified Development Company 504 Loans

2009

  • Top 504 Volume Lender
  • Top 7(a) Volume Lender
  • SBA 504 Lender FY 2008
  • Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
  • HRF receives $70 million in Federal New Market Tax Credits

2008

  • SBA Top 504 Volume CDC
  • HRF receives $55 million in Federal New Market Tax Credits

2007

  • United Way Pinnacle
  • SBA 504 Lender (CDC) Highest Volume

2006

  • SBA Entrepreneur Leadership Private Sector: Sam Walls
  • SBA 2006 Lender of the Year 504 Loan Program Based on Highest Volume for FY 2005

2005

  • United Way Crest Award
  • SBA Top Volume 504 Lender

2004

  • Top Volume Lender Arkansas District

2003

  • NADCO Best Overall Marketing Presentation
  • NADCO Arthur Goodman Achievement and Diversity Award; C. Sam Walls
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Region VI Top Volume Lender
  • HRF receives $15 million in Federal New Market Tax Credits

2002

  • Highest Volume SBA Lender
  • Company Leadership Award
  • NASBIC Certificate of Appreciation; Joe Hays

2001

  • U.S. Small Business Administration Region VI Award for Excellence Leading Volume Lender

2000

  • SBA 504 1st Mortgage Lender of the Year, Most Active Lender

1999

  • AAF Addy Awards: Business/Trade Publication Campaign (1998 Image Campaign)
  • SBA 504 1st Mortgage Lender of the Year
  • SBA High Volume Lender
  • Vision 2000 Award

1998

  • SBA District Director’s Lender of the Year

1997

  • NADCO Excellence in Marketing
  • Small Business Administration High Volume Lender
  • Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program

1996

  • Excellence in Marketing

1993

  • District Director’s Cooperative Lender Award; C. Sam Walls
  • NADCO Region VI First Place SBA 504 Loan Dollar Volume in FY’93

1992

  • Corporate Award, SBA Certified Lender