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2019 Young Entrepreneur Winner Announced

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA), the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and EY have awarded Spooner, Wisconsin native Noah Olson with the 2019 Young Entrepreneur of the Year for his landscaping business, Brothers Lawncare. Olson will be recognized at JA’s Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 4 at The Pfister Hotel and will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. 
 

Noah OlsonAbout Noah and Brothers Lawncare:
Brothers Lawncare started when Noah Olson was mowing his grandmother's yard and a man pulled up to ask if he was in the landscaping business.

From that moment on, Noah and his company were in business – picking up new clients, maintaining relationships, assuring quality, adding new services and discovering the realities and challenges that come along with operating your own small business. 

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Attend the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame

Wisconsin Business Hall of FameYou don't want to miss this must-attend event as Junior Achievement celebrates business in Wisconsin and recognizes the accomplishments of four deserving leaders, as they are inducted into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame, in addition to three award-winners.

The Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame is the highest honor for the state's most distinguished business people.

Network with influential business leaders and hear the secrets of success from this year's honorees at Junior Achievement's Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame on April 4, 2019 at 5:15 pm at the Pfister Hotel.

Junior Achievement of Northwest Wisconsin Receives United Way Nonprofit Excellence Award

United Way Spirit AwardsJunior Achievement of Northwest Wisconsin will be receiving the Nonprofit Excellence Award at United Way's Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards on March 26.
 
This award honors a nonprofit agency for their efforts to make the Chippewa Valley a better place to live by demonstrating superior performance, quality, and consistency in pursuit of its mission. 
 
 

Follow the Travels of JA Founder, Horace Moses

Horace Moses, Founder of JAWe are celebrating Junior Achievement's 100th birthday with the 12 Days of Horace featuring a bobble-head version of Horace Moses, one of the Junior Achievement founders, visiting featured locations in the 12 JA areas across Wisconsin. 
 
Starting February 18, follow the travels of Horace on social media at #JA100 and #WheresHorace. Some companies across Wisconsin who support Junior Achievement, such as Associated Bank, PAi Retirement Services, Johnsonville Sausage, and Sargento Cheese, also will feature Horace on their social media pages. Share Horace on your page too! 
 
 

Junior Achievement Celebrates 100 Years!

Junior Achievement (JA) will be celebrating its centennial throughout 2019. JA was started in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Strathmore Paper Founder Horace Moses, AT&T Chairman Theodore Vail and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Murray Crane. JA’s founding was in response to families moving from farms to the growing industrial cities. The goal was to provide young people with the skills they would need to be successful adults in their new communities. Read more >>

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