JA of Chicago Business Hall of Fame
Chicago Business Hall of Fame
For over 3 decades, Junior Achievement of Chicago has honored Chicago's most distinguished business people and entrepreneurs through induction into the Chicago Business Hall of Fame. Established in 1983 by the Junior Achievement Board of Directors, this event honors the champions of free enterprise and benefits the work of Junior Achievement. View all of the laureates through 2017 here.
Brenda C. Barnes
PosthumousFormer Chairman & CEO
Sara Lee Corporation
Frank M. ClarkFormer Chairman & CEO
Raymond F. McCaskeyRetired President & CEO Health Care Service Corporation (BlueCross BlueShield)
Dr. Joanne C. SmithPresident & CEO
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Nominate a 2018 Laureate
We're currently accepting nominations for our 2018 Chicago Business Hall of Fame, now through January 26, 2018. Click here to view the criteria and download a nomination form.
The signature event honors the incredible life stories of business leaders who have provided for the Chicago community and serve as exceptional role models for today's youth. For more information, view the sponsorship opportunities here or contact Natalie Albrecht.
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