Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s annual Business Hall of Fame event is coming soon, occurring virtually on Thursday, Feb. 25, beginning at 6:45 p.m. An even grander event, this will be the first time Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosts a combined event, honoring laureates from both Lee and Collier Counties simultaneously. It is also the first time it will be hosted entirely virtually.

The prestigious acknowledgment honors influential, visionary leaders from the business community that have made a significant impact, created new opportunities, and elevated the educational landscape for youth in their communities regarding financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness. Registration is available at https://event.gives/jahof.

For Lee County, Sarah Owen, president and CEO of Southwest Florida Community Foundation, William T. Prather, owner and executive producer of Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, and for Collier County, James J. Guerra, MD, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Collier Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, and Senator Kathleen C. Passidomo will be inducted into the Business Hall of Fame.

There’s still time to become a sponsor for this event and help Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida continue to provide life-changing, no-cost programs on financial literacy and career and work readiness to students in our community. Levels range from $2,000 to $10,000 and include benefits designed to recognize the sponsor in a multitude of ways before, during, and after the event. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit http://jaswfl.org/ja-hall-of-fame-2. Inquiries can also be directed to Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida at (239) 225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

IBERIABANK/First Horizon is the presenting sponsor for the event. Title Professionals of Florida is the Diamond sponsor, and Publix Super Market Charities is the Platinum sponsor. Gold sponsors include BB&T now Truist/McGriff Insurance, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Edison National Bank, Naples Daily News, and News-Press.

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