Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame | Junior Achievement of Central Illinois

Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame

JA honors Hall of Fame Laureates for their leadership and success in business, and community involvement.



When: March 5, 2020
Where: Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
5:30 - 6:30 Laureate Cocktail Reception
6:30 Dinner Service
7:00 Induction Ceremony
Business Attire
COMING SOON - View the Hall of Fame Invitation
Pricing $200 per seat or $2,000 per table of 10
Sponsors Many sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Contact heather.sexton@ja.org or call 309.682.1800 ex. 106 for more information.

On March 5, 2020 Junior Achievement of Central Illinois will be inducting this year's Laureates into the Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame in an elegant evening at the historic, Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette.  The evening begins with a 1-hour cocktail reception followed by a 4-course dinner featuring select wines and laureate induction ceremony into the Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame. In addition, we will announce the JA volunteer of the Year and JA Teacher of the Year.  An estimated 440 community business leaders, distinguished citizens and past laureate winners will attend this night of fun and celebration.

Laureate induction into the Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award for individuals who have made a major, positive impact on the Central Illinois Region. Inductees have consistently demonstrated throughout their professional lives:

  • Business Excellence
  • Visionary, Innovative Leadership
  • Longstanding and/or Contemporary Accomplishments
  • Community Involvement
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • High Moral and Ethical Principles

Through these accomplishments, Laureates serve as role models for other businesses and the next generation of business leaders, many of who are currently Junior Achievement students. For more information on this prestigious event, email heather.sexton@ja.org or call 309-682-1800 ext. 106.

Click here to view past laureates in the Virtual Hall of Fame

Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame 2019 Honorees

JA Teacher of the Year

Kyle Fellner, 7th/8th Grade English Language Arts at Roanoke-Benson Junior High School

JA Volunteer of the Year

Jim Farrell, Robert Morris University, Adjunct Faculty and OSF HealthCare Retiree

2019 JA of Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame Laureate Inductees

Mike Dalton

President Maui Jim

Brent Eichelberger

CEO Commerce Bank

Karen Jensen

President & CEO Farnsworth Group

Shaun Livingston

Founder of the Shaun Livingston Foundation and professional athlete for the NBA's Golden State Warriors



Abigail Fleming

Ameren Illinois

Advanced Medical Transport (AMT)

Amy McLaren


Advanced Technology Services (ATS)

Auto-Owners Insurance

Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Ben & Melissa Spiller

Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.

Bill & Linda Morton

BNP Paribas

Brent & Renee Eichelberger

Brian Burelli

Busey Bank


Charlie & Jill Drier

Chase Bank

Chris & Eileen Setti

Chuck & Laurie Weaver


CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

CORE Construction Services

Cullinan Properties, LTD

Curt & Nicole Curtis

Debbie McCollum

Doug & Diane Oberhelman

Dr. Tom Cusack & Dr. Sara Rusch

Ed & Ann Rapp

Ellen Markey

Eric & Hayley Martin

Erik & Kate Varness

Federal Companies

Fred & Kimberly Remmert

G&D Integrated

GE Transportation

Gerry & Pam Shaheen

Greg Tomlins


IAS Technology

Illinois Central College

Jackie Dominy

Jackie Engstrom

Jamie Stevenson

Jenni Holloway

Jennifer Madeley

Jim & Karen Cote

Jim & Katherine Umpleby

Jim & Shari Farrell

Jim & Sherri Parker

Joan's Trophy & Plaque Co.

Joe & Lisa Sexton

Joe & Lori Moreno

Joel & Barbara Carter

John Bearce Companies

John & Cindy Morris

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Katherine Hofmann

Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C.

Keith Heiar

Lee Shaw

LeFleur Floral Design

Lloyds Bank

Matt & Lesley Vonachen, Vonachen Services

Matt Davidson

Mike & Margee Cullinan

Mike & Maureen Clusky

Morgan Eckstein


Noelle Heinrich

Northern Trust

OSF HealthCare

OSF HealthCare Foundation

PALS Preschool

PDC / Coulter Co.

Pearl Companies

Pekin Insurance

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette

Pete & Katherine Coyle

PNC Bank

RA Cullinan / United Contractor's Midwest

Randy Brunner

Reggie Livingston

Regional Office of Education (ROE)

River City Construction

RLI Insurance

Ron & Sylvia Hasinger

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)



Societe Generale

Stanley & Susan Meinert

Steve & Lyneve Wunning

Stratus Networks Inc.

Stu & Nancy Levenick

Susan Hodges

TD Securities

Theresa Holhouser

The Timken Company

US Bank

Wells Fargo

WhiteFlora Photography



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