Tickets, sponsorships still available for May 3 Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced that tickets and sponsorships are still available for the upcoming 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, to be held on Tuesday, May 3 with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.

Junior AchievemeGary Aubuchonnt of Southwest Florida’s Business Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. During the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Gary Aubuchon, president of Aubuchon Team of Companies, and Steve Marino, president and CEO of Home-Tech Consolidated, Inc., into its Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. Aubuchon and Marino will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1999.

Business sponsorships are still available and include entrance to the event with premium diamond sponsorships at $10,000, platinum level sponsorships for $8,000 and gold level sponsorships for $5,500. These levels include eight seats, with an additional two seats reserved for students. Additional sponsorships available are silver sponsor level for $2,000, which includes eigh Steve Marinot seats with two additional seats for students, and bronze sponsor level for $1,000, which includes four seats at a reserved table. Individual seats are also available for $250 each.

Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students attending the event will have an opportunity to practice their etiquette skills while interacting with local professionals. Additionally, full-page and half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $1,000 and $500 respectively. To reserve tables, individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org. Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA):

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA of Southwest Florida programs are delivered to students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.JA.org for more information. For more information about JA of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

Sponsors named for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is proud to announce the sponsors of the 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, to be held on Tuesday, May 3 with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. This year’s event title sponsors are BB&T Bank and BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company. Gold event sponsors include Aubuchon Team of Companies, Chico’s FAS Inc., Comcast and Home-Tech Consolidated, Inc. During the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Gary Aubuchon, president of Aubuchon Team of Companies, and Steve Marino, president and CEO of Home-Tech Consolidated, Inc., into its Business Hall of Fame, Lee County.

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The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Aubuchon and Marino will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1999. For more information about the event, including table and individual ticket sales, visit www.JASWFL.org.

Business sponsorships are still available and include entrance to the event with premium diamond sponsorships at $10,000, platinum level sponsorships for $8,000 and gold level sponsorships for $5,500. These levels include eight seats, with an additional two seats reserved for students. Additional sponsorships available are silver sponsor level for $2,000, which includes eight seats with two additional seats for students, and bronze sponsor level for $1,000, which includes four seats at a reserved table. Individual seats are also available for $250 each.

Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students attending the event will have an opportunity to practice their etiquette skills while interacting with local professionals. Additionally, full-page and half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $1,000 and $500 respectively. To reserve tables, individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org. Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA):

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA of Southwest Florida programs are delivered to students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.JA.org for more information. For more information about JA of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

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JASWFL to induct laureates Reinhold Schmieding and Brian Stock into Hall of Fame

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Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County to be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Mutual of Omaha and Mutual of Omaha Bank are this year’s event title sponsors. During the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Reinhold Schmieding of Arthrex, Inc. and Brian Stock of Stock Development into the 2015 Business of Hall of Fame, Collier County. To reserve tickets or become a sponsor, visit www.JASWFL.org or call 239-225-2590.

The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Schmieding and Stock will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1988.

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Business sponsorships are available and include entrance to the event with premium diamond sponsorships at $10,000, platinum level sponsorships for $7,500 and gold level sponsorships for $5,000. These levels include eight seats, with an additional two seats reserved for students. Additional sponsorships available are silver sponsor level for $1,800 (eight seats with two additional seats for students) and bronze sponsor level for $900 which includes tables of four plus a reserved seat for one student. Individual seats are also available for $250 each.

Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students attending the event will have an opportunity to practice their etiquette skills while interacting with local professionals. Additionally, full-page and half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $1,000 and $500. To reserve tables, individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org. Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

About Junior Achievement:

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 116 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to induct Reinhold Schmieding and Brian Stock into 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Reinhold D. Schmieding, president and founder of Arthrex, Inc., and Brian K. Stock, CEO of Stock Development, into the 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Mutual of Omaha and Mutual of Omaha Bank are this year’s event title sponsors.

The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Schmieding and Stock will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1988. For more information including sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets, www.JASWFL.org.

As president and founPHOTO 1 - Reinhold Schmiedingder of Arthrex, Inc., Reinhold Schmieding has more than 30 years of experience in the surgical device industry. Schmieding graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in physiology in 1977 and began his career in Germany as the European Manager for Richards Medical. Arthrex, Inc. was founded by Schmieding in 1981 and the Arthrex corporate headquarters were established in Naples, Florida in 1991. Since the company’s founding, Schmieding has guided the business in becoming a worldwide leader in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and orthopaedic surgical implant and device design and manufacturing. Arthrex has experienced unprecedented growth and the company’s reputation for innovative products, quality craftsmanship and exceptional medical education is renowned throughout the world.

Today, Arthrex employs more than 3,000 personnel throughout 13 countries and exports its products to more than 100 countries around the world. Schmieding has led in the development of over 8,500 surgical products and techniques to advance minimally invasive orthopaedics and has been instrumental in the issuance of more than 350 patents and patents pending. Arthrex’s medical education facility hosts numerous surgical training programs for surgeons and healthcare professionals around the world and invests more than $1 million annually to go toward internal education programs. The company created more than 500 jobs in 2014 and was named one of the 2015 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” in the country.

Arthrex has remained one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States for the past 10 years and has received recognition through a variety of awards to honor its efforts in the Southwest Florida region, including the 2014 Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Community Foundation of Collier County and the 2014 Florida’s Commissioner of Education Business Recognition Award. Arthrex continually works within the community to prepare future generations for the workforce, providing opportunities for students to participate in tours, job shadowing, internships and co-op programs. The company serves on a regional task force to promote foundational skills for success in the workplace and also supports STEM-related initiatives in Collier County Public Schools that provide students with opportunities to learn and grow.

Schmieding exemplifies Arthrex’s core community value of Making People Better through his leadership in the pioneering of new, less invasive surgical products and techniques; providing high-tech, high-wage, non-seasonal job creation; investing in education programs for healthcare professionals and employees; and leading Arthrex’s dedication with its employees to helping those in need in our community through charitable giving and service.

PHOTO 2 - Brian StockAs CEO of Stock Development, Brian Stock has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development, construction, sales and marketing. Stock graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in business administration. Throughout his early life, he worked hard to learn every aspect of the Stock family lumber businesses, something that proved invaluable in growing Stock Development. Most importantly, he developed his core business values by watching the way his father, K.C., managed these businesses. Brian recognized the importance of surrounding himself with the right people and collaborating with them to make the best decisions for the company. Furthermore, he believes that a successful business is not simply about making profits, but giving back to the communities in which it operates.

Recognizing the potential for development in Southwest Florida, Brian moved to Naples where he and K.C. founded Stock Development. From the beginning, Brian was involved in every aspect of the company. With K.C.’s support, Brian soon began to re-imagine the possibilities of Master Planned Communities and began assembling a forward-thinking development team to create exciting new highly-amenitized communities with a wide array of exciting new architectural designs. The results have been astounding.

Today, Stock Development has become a leader in the building industry through the development of more than 3,500 homes in Southwest Florida. Throughout nearly 15 years of service to Southwest Florida, Stock Development has received more than 450 awards to acknowledge its high-quality service to the region including 14 Community of the Year Awards in Collier and Lee Counties. Stock Development been honored by the Collier Building Industry as the 2009 and 2013 Builder of the Year and was also named the 2014 Builder of the Year for Lee County. The company is currently building within 13 communities throughout Southwest Florida.

Stock frequently highlights the importance of giving back to the community and encourages his employees to remain active within the community through local charities and associations. Over the past 15 years, Stock Development has worked with a variety of organizations, including The Boys & Girls Club of Lee & Collier County, PACE Center for Girls of Collier County, Champion’s for Learning, Naples Community Hospital, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Hurricane Charlie Relief Efforts, WGCU Public Broadcasting, Naples Botanical Gardens, Builders Care and Habitat for Humanity.

In addition to its support of local charities, Stock Development has also chosen to contribute to those within the community’s educational system. In 2015, Hodges University renamed its Science and Technology Building on its Naples campus as the Stock Building in honor of Stock Development’s generous support to the institution. This building provides classrooms and labs for the School of Allied Health and the Fisher School of Technology, along with the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning, the John W. White Community Room and numerous offices for faculty and staff.

About Junior Achievement:

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc. focuses on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 117 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces 2014 Advisory Board for Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

Posted June 9th, 2014 by Priority Marketing and filed in Media Relations, Public Relations

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the advisory board members for its 2014 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County to be held on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. This year’s advisory board chair is Tom O’Reilly, retired owner/operator of McDonald’s, and vice-chair is Matt Grabinski, attorney with Coleman, Yovanovich & Koester, P.A.Tom OReilly

Other members selected to this year’s advisory board include Wilma Boyd, president/CEO of Preferred Travel of Naples; Carleton Case, vice president of business development of Brown & Brown Benefits; Clay W. Cone, president of Cone Communications Company; Kristin Conroy, attorney with Conroy, Conroy & Durant P.A.; John English, PE, LEED-AP with Barron Collier Companies; James D. Molenaar, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Collier County; Jerry Nichols, executive vice president of Brown & Brown Benefits; Craig Sherman, senior vice president of commercial lending Collier for CNL Bank; Ken Haney, partner at Quarles & Brady, LLP; Clark Hill, general manager for Hilton Naples; Dr. Paul Jones, Paul Jones, M.D.; Matthew Kragh, president of MHK Architecture & Planning; Kent McRae, chief operating officer for Moorings Park; Vicki Tracy, director for The Arlington; Patrick L. Utter, vice president of real estate and club operations for Collier Enterprises; Lisa Van Dien of Campbell & Prebish, LLC; and Len Zaiser of Azimuth Technology, Inc.

The advisory board selects laureates for the 2014 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County honoring their contributions to the local business community and recognizing their service as positive role models for young people. For more information including sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets, visit www.jaswfl.org.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for more than 12,000 students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 117 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

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Norman LoveLocal businesses, educators and community volunteers are invited to join Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida in honoring laureates Norman Love of Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren of Mark Loren Designs. Love and Loren will be inducted into the 2014 Business of Hall of Fame, Lee County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on April 17 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Tickets and sponsorships for the event are now available by calling 239-225-2590 or visiting www.JASWFL.org.

BB&T – Oswald Trippe and Company is this year’s title sponsor. Comcast is the 15th Anniversary event sponsor. In addition, CenturyLink, Chico’s FAS and LeeSar are gold sponsors for the event.

Sponsorships are still available and include tickets to the event. Tables of 10, which include two reserved seats for students, are available for $1,800 (silver sponsor level). Tables of four are available for $900 (bronze sponsor level) and include a reserved seat for one student. Individual seats are available for $250 each.

In addition, business leaders can sponsor a student for $125 per ticket to give students the opportunity to attend the event, interact with local professionals and practice their professional networking skills. Additionally, full- and half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $1,000 and $500 respectively. To reserve tables or individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590 or register online at www.JASWFL.org. Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Love and Loren will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1999.

Norman Love is a world-renowned chocolatier who founded the Fort Myers-based Norman Love Confections in 2001. His adventurous flair, love of the avant-garde and penchant for perfection are basic ingredients in the ultra-premium chocolates that are revered as representatives of the industry’s finest gourmet sweets. A decade later, Love opened a second Chocolate Salon in Naples, Fla. and in 2012, Artisan Gelato by Norman Love opened next to the Fort Myers Chocolate Salon. He also ensures that Norman Love Confections shares its sweet success by giving back to the community. Annually, the company supports more than 250 charitable causes.

Mark Loren, a Chicago-born four-time winner of the International Spectrum Design Awards, opened his jewelry design gallery in Fort Myers in 1985. Since his initial national recognition, Loren and his design staff have gone on to win six Spectrum awards, two National Design manufacturing honors, four International Platinum Guild Design Awards and one International Pearl Design Award. Featured in many jewelry industry publications, Loren’s innovative jewelry designs are also worn by celebrities. In 2012, Loren opened a second gallery at the Mercato in Naples. Loren is an active board member of many community associations and is currently creating and initiating two new charitable events, soon to be announced.

Sponsors named for 2013 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced the event sponsors for the 2013 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. The Title Sponsor is IBERIABANK. The Gold Sponsors include Barron Collier Companies, DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc., First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida and Hodges University. As sponsors, these local businesses help ensure that Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida can continue to provide programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on the principles of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

During the 2013 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County to be held Oct. 29 at the Waldorf Astoria Naples, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct John DeAngelis, vice president/founder of DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc., David Diamond, president/founder of DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc., Orlando Rosales, president/founder of Media Vista Group and Mayela Rosales, executive vice president/founder of Media Vista Group. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.

To purchase tickets to the event, reserve tables or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590 visit the website at www.JASWFL.org. The proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame, Collier County Oct. 29 dinner and awards ceremony

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David Diamond HeadshotTickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2013 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County to be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Waldorf Astoria Naples are now available at www.jaswfl.org or by calling 239-225-2590. During the dinner and awards ceremony, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Laureates John DeAngelis and David Diamond of DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc. and Mayela and Orlando Rosales of Media Vista Group. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.

Business sponsorships are available and include tickets to the event with platinum level sponsorships available for $7,500 and gold level sponsorships for $5,000. Tables of 10, which include two reserved seats for students, are available for $1,800 (silver sponsor level). Tables of five are available for $900 (bronze sponsor level) and include a reserved seat for one student. Individual seats are also available for $250 each.

Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students who attend the event have an opportunity to interact with local professionals and practice their etiquette skills. Additionally, full-page and half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $1,000 and $500 respectively. To reserve tables, individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590 or visit www.jaswfl.org. Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces 2013 Advisory Board for Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

Posted February 5th, 2013 by Priority Marketing and filed in Events, News

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the members of its 2013 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, Advisory Board. The advisory board selects Laureates for the 2013 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Lee County who are recognized for serving as positive role models and contributing to the local business community.

Led by board chair David Hall, executive vice president and CFO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and vice-chair Gary Tasman, founder and executive director of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, the advisory members selected to this year’s board include: Betsy Alderman, second vice president of Northern Trust; Sharon Arnold, vice president of Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR; Bob Bassett, Lee County area executive of BB&T Bank; Jon Cecil, chief human resources officer of Lee Memorial Health System; David Dale, president of Owen-Ames-Kimball Company; Dennis Gilkey, president of the Gilkey Organization; Brian Hamman, manager of market development at CenturyLink; Candis Loving, account executive at Florida Blue; Victor Mayeron, president of The Heights Foundation; Steven Pontius, executive vice president/general manager of Waterman Broadcasting; and Bill Valenti, Jr., vice president and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

The advisory board has selected Gail Markham of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A. and Bob Simpson of LeeSar to be inducted into the 2013 Business of Hall of Fame, Lee County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on April 10 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. For more information including sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets, visit www.jaswfl.org.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 129 individual area operations reach more than 4 million students in the U.S., with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

Sponsors named for 2011 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

Posted March 17th, 2011 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces title and gold sponsors for the 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The title sponsor is BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, and the gold sponsors include:  21st Century Oncology, Edison National Bank, Edison State College, Gulf Coast Business Review, Hope HealthCare Services, Leading Edge Financial Group Inc., Lee Memorial Health System, Liberty Partners Group, McHale Caruso Scullion and Knox Certified Public Accountants and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

The 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County dinner and awards ceremony will take place April 20 at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero. At the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Dr. Daniel Dosoretz, president and CEO of Radiation Therapy Services Inc./21st Century Oncology, and Tony Lapi, president and CEO of Rochester Resorts Inc./’Tween Waters Inn. The prestigious honor recognizes prominent business leaders for their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.

Business sponsorships are available and include tickets to the event. Tables of 10, which include two reserved seats for students, are available for $1,650 (silver sponsor level). Tables of five are available for $850 (bronze sponsor level) and include a reserved seat for one student. Individual seats are available for $250 each.

Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students who attend the event have an opportunity to interact with local professionals and practice their etiquette skills. Additionally, half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $500. To reserve tables or individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590. Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young  people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 126 individual area operations reach 4 million students in the United States, with an additional 5 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. For more information, contact the Southwest Florida office at 239-225-2590 or visit http://www.jaswfl.org/.