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Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame

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


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Thank you to the 2018 Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame sponsors and attendees! 

When: February 28, 2019
Where: Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
5:30 - 6:30 Laureate Reception
6:30 Dinner Service
7:00 Induction Ceremony
Business Attire
Hall of Fame Laureates serve as inspiring role models for young people and epitomize leaders that inspire the next generation with their passion, values, and commitment.
The Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame is the highest honor for the area's most distinguished business leaders.
Attendees have the opportunity to network with influential leaders from Central Illinois and hear inspiring success stories from this year's honorees.
For more information on this prestigious event, email heather.sexton@ja.org or call 309-682-1800

Junior Achievement is pleased to honor

JA Teacher of the Year

Ron Shobert, Principal, Peoria Christian Middle School

JA Volunteer of the Year

Nancy Nunn, Retired Sales Tax Specialist, Caterpillar Inc.

2018 JA of Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame Laureate Inductees

Mike Cullinan

Chairman of the Board United Contractors Midwest

Preston Jackson

Artist & Entrepreneur

Andrew Rand

CEO Advanced Medical Transport


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