Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario (JA-NEO) has announced the first annual Business Hall of Fame to the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The organization established the Business Hall of Fame in Peterborough in 2016 to celebrate current and past Peterborough-area business leaders, with an induction ceremony event held every year. Now a similar event will take place to recognize business leaders in Kawartha Lakes.
“JA-NEO is excited to expand our Business Hall of Fame outside of Peterborough and what better place than the City of Kawartha Lakes,” says JA-NEO president and CEO John McNutt in a media release. “The City of Kawartha Lakes is full of exceptional business leaders from past and present and by recognizing and celebrating those who make an impact, we are helping to inspire youth who will be our community’s leaders of tomorrow.”
Public nominations submitted to JA-NEO will be presented to an independent selection committee. Successful nominees will be announced at a formal announcement in January 2023 and will be officially inducted into the first annual Business Hall of Fame and Induction Ceremony for the City of Kawartha Lakes in the spring of 2023, with a date and location to be announced.
Nominations are open until 3 p.m. on Friday, November 26th, with nomination forms available at ja-neo.org/kawartha-lakes-ja-business-hall-of-fame.
Nominations are now also open for the eighth annual Business Hall of Fame in Peterborough with the same deadline. Successful nominees will be announced at a formal announcement in January 2023 and will be officially inducted into the Business Hall of Fame on May 25, 2023 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough.
Nomination forms for the Business Hall of Fame in Peterborough are available at https://ja-neo.org/ja-business-hall-of-fame.