Junior Achievement: Seeks nominations for 2016 Business Hall of Fame


Stacy Tornio; [email protected]

MILWAUKEE – Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA) is seeking nominations of business leaders for induction into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame.™ Inductees will be recognized at a ceremony on April 21, 2016. Established in 1990, the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame™ Induction Ceremony recognizes and honors the professional accomplishments of visionary businessmen and women who have shaped the state’s economic landscape. They are inventors, entrepreneurs, CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies and small business owners who share a commitment to excellence, a drive and a passion to achieve.

To be considered for induction into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame™, a person must meet the following criteria:

* Made significant accomplishments on a local, regional, or national level, that had positive impact on his/her organization/industry.

* Served as a role model for others in business as well as for young people.

* Made accomplishments as a continuity of achievement (in contrast to a “one-time” effort).

* Exhibited the highest ethical standards of conduct.

* Lived and worked in Wisconsin during the period of time these criteria were met.

* May be either living or deceased, but not currently involved in the daily operations of the business for which he or she is receiving the award.

* Been active during any period in Wisconsin history.

Nominations must be submitted to Sarah Gilday at Junior Achievement of Wisconsin ([email protected]) no later than Friday, July 31. JA is also seeking nominations for the Distinguished Executive Award, which honors individuals in metro Milwaukee who are at the top level of their business or organization, and the Peak Performer Award, which recognizes a metro Milwaukee individual who has shown excellence in his/her field and a commitment to the community. Nominations are due Friday, July 31.

About Junior Achievement of Wisconsin:

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. is dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The organization prepares young people for the real world, showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, create jobs which make their communities more robust, and apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Over 168,000 students in the state of Wisconsin put these lessons into action every year and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

About Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame:

The Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame™ was established in 1990 by Junior Achievement of Wisconsin to honor individuals who have established themselves as role models and whose business innovations, effective management and civic involvement make a difference in companies and communities throughout the state. An annual induction ceremony and benefit dinner honors new laureates each year.

Past inductees to the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame include William Specht, Cousins Submarines, Inc.; Robert E. Harlan, The Green Bay Packers; Pleasant Rowland, American Girl; Frederick Stratton, Jr., Briggs & Stratton; Richard Teerlink, Harley-Davidson, Inc.; John Stollenwerk, Allen Edmonds Shoe Company; and Bud Selig, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.