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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. View all of the laureates through 2017 here.

This year's event was held on Thursday, October 4th at the Chicago History Museum. To view our 2018 event video, click here. To view our 2018 event photos, click here

We are still accepting donations in honor of our 2018 Laureates. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our donation page


Mary Dillon
Chief Executive Officer 
Ulta Beauty
David W. Nelms

Executive Chairman

Discover Financial Services
Frederick H. Waddell
Northern Trust
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