Business Hall of Fame 2018

Junior Achievement of Acadiana is pleased to present the 21st annual Business Hall of Fame. This esteemed and storied event honors excellence in business and the leaders that make these businesses so successful. Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Acadiana, the non-profit organization that prepares our region's future leaders by teaching them work readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and effectively connects the boardroom to the classroom.

The Business Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have made a significant impact in our local free enterprise system, and ultimately, our community. Laureates are recognized for a lifetime of achievement, and business awards are presented to distinguish individuals for the prior year's accomplishments. Award categories include: Friend of Business (The Richard E. Baudoin, Jr. Award), Small Business of the Year, and Large Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Rising Young Business Person of the Year, and Start Up Business of the Year.  

Hall of Fame Laureate(s):

            Herb Schilling of Schilling Distributing

            David Wilson of Lafayette General Health 

            Sue Soileau Durand of Washington State Bank

Large Company of the Year: LHC Group

Business Person of the Year: Kathy Bobbs, CEO Women's and Children's Hospital

Small Business of the Year: Rader Solutions

Friend of business (The Richard E. Baudoin, Jr. Award): Mike Taratino of Iberia Industrial Development Foundation

Rising Young Business Person: Nathaniel Johnson of Reve Coffee

Start Up of the Year: Something Borrowed Bloom

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00 pm

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Atchafalaya Grand Ballroom

in the Student Union 

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