JA Hall of Fame | Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

JA of Southwestern Florida Virtual Business Hall of Fame

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

When: TBA - January 2021
Where: Virtual!
Time: TBA

Each year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida honors forward-thinking entrepreneurs and accomplished community leaders for their contributions to the region's economic development and their service as role models for ethical and moral conduct among youth and business peers. These Laureates become part of JA's Business Hall of Fame. This prestigious event has grown since it was established in 1988, to include many of Southwest Florida's most prominent leaders.
This event is possible through the generous support of sponsors. If you represent a business that may be interested in sponsorship of this event, please explore our Business Hall of Fame, send in the printable sponsorship form or purchase your sponsorship online.

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2020 JA of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame Laureate Inductees


Sarah Owen

President and Chief Executive Officer-
Southwest Florida Community Foundation


Will Prather

Owner and Executive Producer-
Broadway Palm


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Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event!



Thank you so much to our 2019 sponsors!

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Business Hall of Fame, Lee County Advisory Board

Gail Markham — Chair
Markham, Norton, Mosteller, Wright, & Company, P.A.
Jason Brewer
Talisha Faber
Busey Wealth Management
Elaine Hawkins
Private Client Insurance Services
Jan-Erik Hustrulid
Owen-Ames-Kimbell Company (OAK)
Mark Loren
Mark Loren Designs
Laurie Moore
Morgan Stanley
Sandy Stilwell Youngquist
Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group
Sharon Torregrossa
VIP Realty Group, Inc.

Business Hall of Fame, Collier Advisory Board

Andrew Buschle — Chair
Bank of America Private Bank
Stacey Herring — Vice Chair
Morgan Stanley Private Bank
American Red Cross of Florida's Southern Gulf
Blasé Ciabaton
Naples Print Source
Brenda O'Connor
Naples Yacht Club
Jenny Lynn Dunn
Wasmer Schroeder Strategies Charles Schwabb Investment Management, Inc.
Todd Gates
Gates Inc.
Brian Glaeser
State Farm Insurance Companies
Christel Johnson
Paradise Coast Property Team
Jon Kassolis
Consolidated Cleaners
Brian Mallette
HBKS Wealth Advisors
Craig Sherman
Cogent Bank
Michael Traficante
Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.
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