MELBOURNE, FL – Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2020 Junior Achievement of the Space Coast (JA) Business Hall of Fame. To be considered as a Business Hall of Fame Laureate, an individual’s record of business achievement must demonstrate: business excellence, courageous thinking and actions, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership, and community mindedness. Nominations will be accepted through September 30, 2019.
Laureates selected for the 2020 JASC Business Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at a black tie gala event in Brevard County. Nomination criteria, application, and past inductees can be found online at www.jaspacecoast.org under Business Hall of Fame.
Since 1986, JA has inducted such notable individuals as Joseph H. Wickham, Hugh Brown, Jesse J. Parrish, Jr., W. Lansing Gleason, B.W. “Bernie” Simpkins, Dr. Maxwell C. King, Joseph Duda, Bill Potter, Ed Scott, Pam Gatto, and John Hopkins. Notable Laureates from the Space Coast, Wayne Huizenga of Blockbuster Entertainment Group and Al Neuharth of USA TODAY/FLORIDA TODAY, went on to be inducted into the US Business Hall of Fame.
The 33rd Annual JA Business Hall of Fame was held on March 2, 2019 at the Hilton Rialto in Melbourne, FL where Lynda Weatherman and Donna and Bryan Scott were inducted into the JASC Hall of Fame as the 2019 Laureates.
Since 1984, JA of the Space Coast has been enabling Brevard youth to own their economic futures. Through the JA cores of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness, volunteers bring JA programs to K-12 Brevard classrooms at no cost to the schools. In 2018-19, JA of the Space Coast reached more than 13,149 students in Brevard County and was ranked 7th in the nation for both student reach increase and classroom increases. With a sharp focus on local relevancy, JA is an active player in creating the workforce of Brevard’s future as well as ensuring that Brevard graduates have the financial literacy skills they need to succeed in life.