Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame

 

The Biggest Night in Business

Hosted by Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia, Inc.

 

Recognizing Achievements of the Past

Inspiring Greatness in the Future

 

Honoring distinguished business leaders

who have made outstanding contributions

to free enterprise and society

 

2018 Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Honoring 2018 Laureates

Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Dr. Vinod Chachra, Founder of VTLS, Inc.

2018 Entrepreneur

 Dr. Victor Iannello, Founder of Radiant Physics, Inc.

 

 

Go to the Head of the Class!

When you hold the winning ticket, you and everyone at your table will be upgraded to the best table in the room -- specially decorated and situated for the Head of the Class -- and each person at the table will receive a gift basket worth over $300! These baskets have something for everyone, including delicious treats and beverages, wine glasses, a cozy picnic blanket, jewelry, other useful gifts, and a number of gift certificates, all thanks to some of our sponsors!

The tickets for this raffle are only $20, but you must be present to win.

You may purchase Head of the Class Raffle Tickets ($20 each)  above or purchase at the event.

 

 

History

The Business Hall of Fame for Junior Achievement of Southwestern Virginia was introduced in 1990. This awards dinner is held annually at the end of summer to formally induct two distinguished business leaders from the community who have made significant contributions to the Southwest Virginia region.

The laureates are nominated and selected by a committee of their peers.  Once the laureates receive notification and accept the honor, Junior Achievement staffers collect in pictures, clippings and conversation, the life story of each laureate.  Then a vignette is prepared and narrated for presentation at the dinner.

Frequently, companies will purchase tables for their employees and choose to sponsor some JA students so they can witness and  be a part of the well-deserved recognition one receives for hard work and accomplishment.

 

Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame Past Laureates

2017

William J. Lemon

Susan K. Still

2017 Entrepreneur

Bonz Hart

2016

Kent S. Greenawalt

Ronald L. Willard, Sr.

2016 Entrepreneurs

Robert Kulp

MIke Whiteside

2015

Bruce Farrell

Jim Wade

2015 Entrepreneurs

Jonathan Hagmaier

David Poteet

2014

Nancy H. Agee

Abney S. Boxley, III

2014 Young Entrepreneur

John (Jack) T. Avis

2013
George B. Cartledge, Jr.
Donald E. Lorton

New - 2013 Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Jason E. Bingham

2012
W. Heywood Fralin
Raymond Smoot

2011
Leon P. Harris
John B. Williamson, III

2010
Dr. T. Marshall Hahn
Anna Logan Lawson

2009
Spencer Frantz
Claudia A. Whitworth

2008
Billy H. Branch
Lorinda G. Lionberger
Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr.

2007
David R. Goode
John Lanford
Stanard Lanford, Jr.

2006
T.A. Carter
Frederick K. Shaftman

2004/2005
Regine Archer
John Vaughan

2003
Jim Arend
Alvin Fink

2002
Walter Rugaber
Garnett E. Smith

2001
Samuel P. McNeil
Thomas L. Robertson

2000
Elizabeth Bowles
Paul Torgeson

1999
M. Caldwell Butler
Lawrence H. Hamlar

1998
Warner Dalhouse
Nick Taubman

1997
E. Cabell Brand
Carter E. Burgess

1996
Edward H. Ould, Jr.
Robert W. Woody

1995
William R. Battle
Gordon C. Willis

1994
John W. Hancock, Jr.
J.W. "Bill" Davis

1993
Horace G. Fralin
S. Lewis Lionberger

1992
Sigmund E. Davidson
Arthur Taubman

1991
George B. Cartledge, Sr.
John P. Fishwick

1990
G. Frank Clement
Junius Blair Fishburn
Robert Hall Smith