Junior Achievement honors area young entrepreneur at 12th annual Corridor Hall of Fame

July 11, 2011
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (July 11, 2011) -  Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa will honor Chris & Suzy DeWolf of Lil’ Drug Store Products as the event’s first Young Entrepreneur at the 12th annual Junior Achievement Corridor Business Hall of Fame event on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Cedar Rapids Marriott.

The annual event recognizes the Young Entrepreneur and three area business leaders for their outstanding achievements in the community, and this year will mark the first year the event has seen a Young Entrepreneur Award given.

The three laureates to be awarded are Willard “Sandy” Boyd, The University of Iowa; Wane Engle, The ESCO Group; and Stephen L. West, West Music Company, Inc.

This elite group of Iowa leaders will be inducted at a black tie dinner held in their honor.  Students from local schools serve as hosts, escorts, and masters of ceremony.

Junior Achievement helps young people recognize how their talents and abilities can create better lives for themselves and for those around them. The Corridor Business Hall of Fame honors Eastern Iowa business people who have shown by example the importance of achieving a high level of success both personally and professionally. This event is also intended to encourage and inspire young people to become productive citizens by contributing to their communities.

For tickets or additional details, contact Junior Achievement at 319-862-1100 or www.jaeasterniowa.org

About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest and fastest-growing organization dedicated to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.  Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers, and consumers.  Locally, 39,331 students participate in the programs.  Junior Achievement is funded entirely by businesses, individuals, and foundations in the community; they receive no government funding.  Additional information may be found at:  www.JAEasternIowa.org
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