Be a part of the

43rd Annual Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 29, 2020

4:30 PM Program & Celebration| 5:30 PM Networking 

Re-Imagined Celebration 

As our region transforms during this unprecedented and evolving time in our community, the 2020 Annual Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame has been re-imagined with bold vision. 

Join us at the Re-Imagined 43rd Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 29th at 4:30 PM, as we honor FOUR forward-thinking entrepreneurs and accomplished community leaders for their contributions to our region's economic development and thier commitment to business excellence.

This virtual event supports the mission of Junior Achievement of Central Florida and helps us continue our impact on the lives of our youth across Central Florida.

Please RSVP by October 21st to secure your resveration and registration link for the virtual event. Also, text JACF to 50155 to donate to the Hall of Fame. 


Meet Our 2020 Laureate Inductees and Honorees


Robert Finfrock

Robert is the Chairman of FINFROCK Design-Manufacture- construct, a designbuilder of commercial buildings utilizing precast/prestressed concrete structure. In 2010, he was named a "titan" and one of the 50 most influential people of the past 50 years in the Precast/ Prestressed Concrete industry.

Linda Goodwin-Nichols

An accomplished business owner and leader in Osceola County, Linda Goodwin has served the community as a Realtor and as the Mayor and City Commissioner of the City of Kissimmee. Linda founded, and is the owner of, Goodwin Realty & Associates, Inc. since 1973.

Tony Jenkins

Market President- Central Florida for Florida Blue. Tony is an active community leader serving on many board across Central Florida from United Arts of Central Florida to 4Roots Foundation ti Stetson Universoty - to name a few.  Please celebrate with us, Tony Jenkins, JACF's Spirit of Achievement Honoree.   

Angela Alban

Angela M. Alban is president and chief executive officer of SIMETRI, Inc., an Orlando-based firm that provides innovative solutions for training through art and science. SIMETRI is a woman-owned, minority-owned small business that is process driven, customer focused, and committed to results. We are proud to announce JA's Entrepreneurial Vanguard Honoree - Angela Alban.

Sponsor Children to Own Their Economic Success

With the financial and volunteer support of corporate and individual supporters, you're helping us to raise $100,000 benefitting entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy programs to students in our community. In just one click you can begin your journey of support. 

Youth Empowerment Sponsor Levels

  • $25,000 - Featured Empowerment Sponsor  SOLD- JPMorgan Chase
  • $15,000 - Honoree Sponsors (Each Laureate, SOA and EV) 
  • $10,000 - Leadership Sponsors 
  • $  5,000 - Student Sponsors
  • $  2,500 - Work & Career Readiness Sponsors
  • $     250 - Individual Supporter/ Suggested Donation


Sponsorship Opportunities

We are happy to customize a Youth Empowerment Sponsorship Level tailored to your specific needs. To discuss customization, please contact Kristine Vorpagel, Vice President of Development at or 407.270.4962. All sponsors will be recognized on Junior Achievement of Central Florida's Annual Report.

Junior Achievement of Central Florida is a 501(c)(3) organization. 


Speical Thanks to our suportive Youth Empowerment Sponsors


Featured Empowerment Sponsor

 JP Morgan Chase


Honoree Sponsors 

Kissimmiee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce


Florida Blue

Florida High Tech Corridor Council


Leadership Sponsors

Publix Super Market


Student Sponsors


City National Bank

Pat & Audrey Knipe

Massey Services, Inc.

 Tompkins Family Foundation 


Work & Career Readiness Sponsors

Align Business Advisory Service

Avant Heathcare Professionals

Bank of America

Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc.

CareerSource of Central Florida 


FAIRWINDS Credit Union

Fifth Third Bank

GrayRobinson, P.A.

Horus Construction Services, Inc.




OUC- The Reliable One

Orlando Magic

Osceola County Association of REALTORS

PNC Bank


Regions Bank 

Resource Consulting Group

Seaside National Bank & Trust


Shutts & Bowen, LLP 


Universal Studios

Valencia College

Wells Fargo


Production Sponsor

Full Sail University 

Sponsor list as of 10/15/2020