JA Business Hall of Fame

Now accepting nominations for 2022 laureates!

Our community is rich with the stories of visionary businessmen and women whose contributions make the Tri-State Area a great place to live and work.

The Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame serves to recognize and honor the professional accomplishments of these individuals, as well as to identify positive role models for our young people. We are pleased to induct such deserving laureates.

These laureates are investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, small business owners and upcoming business leaders. Whatever their story, they all have this in common — the commitment to excellence and to doing business the right way.

This individual should exemplify the following:

-Demonstrates an entrepreneurial vision and spirit of risk taking, innovation, creativity, and leadership through individual and/or company achievements.

-Serves as a role model through attributes such as ethics, integrity, honesty, and

-Positively contributes to the overall growth and development of the community.

-Has demonstrated excellence and made an outstanding impact in the Tri-State Area and the students that JA serves.

Date

Jun 16 2022

Cost

$875.00
Per table of 10, or $80 per ticket

Time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Submit your nomination here!

Nomination deadline is February 16, 2022

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Past Laureates

2021

Larry Friedman
Laureate

Tim Hodge
Laureate

2018

J. Duncan Glab
Laureate

Jack McCullough
Laureate

2016

Mary Mulgrew Gronen & John Gronen
Laureates

Bob Hoefer
Laureate

2014

Michael Faley
Laureate

Tim Kunkel
Laureate

2012

Richard Hartig
Laureate

Jim Theisen
Laureate

Bill Woodward
Laureate

Bob Woodward
Laureate

2010

Mark Falb
Laureate

Mike McCoy
Laureate

R. D. McDonald
Laureate

2008

Sr. Catherine Dunn, Ph.D.
Laureate

Brian Kane
Laureate

Dick Wertzberger
Laureate

2006

Edward Babka
Laureate

Michael Budde
Laureate

A.J. Spiegel
Laureate

2004

John Butler
Laureate

Arnold Honkamp
Laureate

1995

Fred Ertl, Sr.
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Encyclopedia Dubuque

Julius K. Graves
Laureate

Leo & Kathryn Theisen
Laureates

R. David Thomas
Laureate

1992

Arte Johnson
Laureate

Christian Loetscher
Laureate

Titus Schmid
Laureate

Charles J. Schrup
Laureate

Nicholas J. Schrup
Laureate

1990

Lynn B. Fuller
Laureate

Evangeline K. Jansen
Laureate

William Kruse
Laureate

J. Bruce Meriwether
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Francis J. O’Connor
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Walter F. Peterson
Laureate

Robert Ray
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Robert C. Wahlert
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Marvin W. Whitlow
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

1988

Edward Connors
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Peter Klosten
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Edward Langworthy
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

James Langworthy
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Lucius Langworthy
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Solon Langworthy
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Lester Wendt
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Fred Woodward
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

1986

Cyril Frommelt
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Sylvan Frommelt
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Jim Houtz
Laureate

Bob & Ruth Kehl
Laureates

Edward A. McDermott
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Harry W. Wahlert
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

1984

Herbert T. Bertsch
Laureate

John Deere
Laureate

Peter Klauer
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

William Klauer
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Encyclopedia Dubuque

R. E. “Ted” Turner
Laureate

1982

John Taylor Adams
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

William C. Brown
Laureate

Augustin A. Cooper
Laureate

A. Y. McDonald
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Henry L. Stout
Laureate
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph Herald

Contact Scott to learn more!

Scott Ellerbach
SVP – Community Relations
scott.ellerbach@ja.org