Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame inducts new members

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:58 am

Four individuals will be inducted into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame at a dinner hosted by Steve Roell, chief executive officer of Johnson Controls, Inc, and the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame honorary committee chair. The dinner and induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 22 at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, beginning at 5:15 p.m.
This year’s inductees include, Richard Burke of Trek Bicycle Corporation, Robert Harlan of The Green Bay Packers, Albert Nicholas of the Nicholas Company and Pleasant Rowland, of American Girl.
In addition to the inductees, Christine O’Neil of Pumpkins with Perspective will receive the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Mara Swan of Manpower, Inc., will receive the Peak Performer Award and Edward Zore, of Northwestern Mutual will receive the Distinguished Executive Award.
The induction ceremony will be emceed by Mike Gousha. Event proceeds will benefit Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc., an organization dedicated to preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
Harlan will also be the special guest at Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s annual Legends Breakfast, on Friday, April 23 at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee from 7 to 8:15 a.m.
Harlan, former president, chief executive officer and chairman of the Green Bay Packers, will share is experiences from almost 40 years working with the Packers, and reveal how he managed to build a career as one of the most successful executives in any game in the country.
Cost to attend is $35 per individual, or $400 for a table of eight. There is a special discount rate for Junior Achievement educators and volunteers. Autographed copies of Harlan’s book, Green and Gold Moments will also be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event, including book sales will benefit Junior Achievement programs in the Metro-Milwaukee area.  To reserve your seat for the event call Junior Achievement at 414-352-5350 or email wbhf@jawis.org

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