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Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame

Join us for our Centennial Celebration!

JA of Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame
When: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center-Short North Ballroom
Time: 5:30 - 8:00pm
Junior Achievement of Central Ohio's Business Hall of Fame Dinner is an annual event bringing together 450-500 business leaders from around Columbus to honor community leaders in central Ohio. For thirty-two years the Business Hall of Fame has inducted Laureates who demonstrate business excellence, courageous thinking and action, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership, and community-mindedness. 
The 2019 Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame inductees are Nick Akins, CEO of American Electric Power (AEP), and Jim Merkel, CEO of Rockbridge. Read more about our 2019 Laureates.
Nick AkinsJim Merkel

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