Junior Achievement announces eight new inductees into Peterborough Business Hall of Fame

Six current business leaders and two heritage (posthumous) inductees will be recognized at May 27 induction ceremony

The 2021 inductees into Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario's Peterborough Business Hall of Fame (clockwise from top left): Tony Ambler, Simone Dobson, John Gillespie, Allan Hill, Joe Sabatino, Allan Gillis, Amy Simpson, and Franz Roessl. (Supplied photos)
The 2021 inductees into Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario's Peterborough Business Hall of Fame (clockwise from top left): Tony Ambler, Simone Dobson, John Gillespie, Allan Hill, Joe Sabatino, Allan Gillis, Amy Simpson, and Franz Roessl. (Supplied photos)

The local Junior Achievement chapter has announced eight new inductees into the Peterborough Business Hall of Fame.

Every year, Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario (JA-NEO) recognizes past and present exceptional business leaders in Peterborough.

The announcement of the 2021 inductees was made virtually on Wednesday morning (February 17) by returning Business Hall of Fame chancellor Monika Carmichael of Trent Valley Honda.

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“These inductees strengthen our economy and community through their exemplary accomplishments of vision, leadership and commitment to excellence in business over a lifetime,” reads a media release.

“Each inductee is widely regarded as an inspiring role model and mentor to the students JA-NEO serves.”

The eight new inductees include six current business leaders and two heritage (posthumous) inductees:

Tony Ambler – Swish Maintenance Group of Companies & Yorkshire Valley Farms

Tony Ambler

Simone Dobson – Euphoria Wellness Spa

Simone Dobson

John Gillespie – Flying Colours Corp.

John Gillespie

Allan Hill – Domino’s Pizza

Allan Hill

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Franz Roessl – Franz’s Butcher Shop & Catering

Franz Roessl

Amy Simpson – MicroAge Peterborough – Whitby

Amy Simpson

Allan Gillis – Milltronics (posthumously)

Allan Gillis

Joe Sabatino – Villa Auto Wash (posthumously)

Joe Sabatino

The eight inductees will be formally inducted at the 6th annual Business Hall of Fame ceremony, scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 27th at The Venue in downtown Peterborough.

The Business Hall of Fame ceremony allows JA-NEO to recruit volunteers, investors, and partners to help deliver their programs at no cost to students or schools.

Proceeds from the event help JA-NEO meet the growing demand for financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs, providing essential support to facilitate the future success of every JA student.

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Past Business Hall of Fame Inductees

2020

Morris Cox; Lisa Dixon; Bill and Cora Edgar; Jim Glenn; Haig Kelly; Bill and Marion Morrison; and Sanjeev Sukumaran.

2019

John Gillis; Michael Konopaski; Dr. Ramesh Makhija; Janet McLeod; Dave Smith; Scott Stewart and Dana Empey; Glenn Stuart; Mike and Shelby Watt; Robert Winslow; and Scott Wood.

2018

Alf and June Curtis; Paul Bennett; John A. McColl and James H. Turner; John James (Jack) Stewart; Sally Harding; Monika Carmichael; Robert Gauvreau; Paschal McCloskey; and Carl Oake.

2017

Jack McGee; Robert Young; Joseph James (JJ) Duffus; Isadore Black; Darrell Drain; Rhonda Barnet; John Bowes; and Michael Skinner.

2016

Erica, Harry and Meyer Cherney; Cameron Taylor; Charlotte and Robert Nicholls; Bill, Chester and Frank Fisher; Keith Brown; David Fife; James Stevenson; and Ross Smith.

 

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