Junior Achievement of Wisconsin seeks hall of fame nominations

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. is calling for nominations of business leaders to be inducted into the 2016 Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame, now 25 years old, recognizes businessmen and women who have influenced Wisconsin’s economy and made a difference through business innovation, skillful management and civic commitments. Past inductees have included inventors, entrepreneurs, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 companies and small business owners – such as William Specht of Cousins Submarines, Inc.; Robert Harlan of The Green Bay Packers; Pleasant Rowland of American Girls; Frederick Stratton, Jr. of Briggs & Stratton; Richard Teerlink of Harley-Davidson, Inc.; John Stollenwerk of Allen Edmonds Shoe Company; and Bud Selig of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.

Hall of Fame nominees must fill a set of criteria that includes:

*Having made notable achievements locally, regionally or nationally and positively influenced their organization or industry.
*Having been a strong role model for business colleagues and young people.
*Having made significant accomplishments on a continual basis.
*Having demonstrated high ethical standards of conduct.
*Having lived and worked in Wisconsin during their career.
*May be living or deceased but not currently working in the daily operations of the business for which they are being honored.
*Having worked during any period in Wisconsin history.

Nominations are due by Friday, July 31, and can be submitted to Sarah Gilday at Junior Achievement of Wisconsin at wbhf@jawis.org.

The nonprofit will salute all 2016 inductees during an awards program on April 21, 2016.

Additionally, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is collecting nominations for the Distinguished Executive Award, which applauds area business professionals at the top level of their organization, and the Peak Performer Award, which highlights an area individual who has exhibited excellence in their industry and community service. Nominations for the two awards are also due by July 31.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin focuses on educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy with an emphasis on hands-on programming.

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