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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. 

This year's event was held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Wintrust's Grand Banking Hall. Special thanks to our Distinguished Co-Chairs Dave Casper of BMO Financial Group and Scott Santi of ITW for their fantastic leadership in raising over $880,000.  


Susan Crown
Chairman & CEO
Owl Creek Partners, LLC
Chairman and Founder

Thomas S. Ricketts
Executive Chairman
Chicago Cubs

Edward J. Wehmer
President & CEO
Wintrust Financial Corporation

To view our 2019 event video, click here. To view our 2019 event photos, click here
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