Junior Achievement to Honor Local Leaders at Business Hall Of Fame Gala

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North Alabama Business Hall of Fame 2013 honorees (Photo Courtesy: Junior Achievement)

North Alabama Business Hall of Fame 2013 honorees. L to R: Bill Stender, Jennifer Tarkington, Bobby Bradley & Charley Burruss. (Photo Courtesy: Junior Achievement)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Junior Achievement of North Alabama is celebrating its seventh annual Business Hall of Fame to honor North Alabama business leaders.

Recognized for their business excellence, courageous thinking and actions, vision and innovation, and philanthropy, the 2013 Class of Laureates includes: Bobby Bradley & Charley Burruss founders at Computer Systems Technology and Kudzu, Bill Stender CEO of CAS, and Jennifer Tarkington owner at Jennifer & Company.

The North Alabama Business Hall of Fame, with master of ceremonies Steve Johnson from WHNT News 19, will be held Friday, April 12, 2013 at The Westin Huntsville.  This black tie (optional) event will honor the Laureates who were chosen because they have made outstanding contributions to free enterprise and the economic development of the region while serving as inspiring role models for all – but especially our young people.

“This year’s Business Hall of Fame laureates have made a lasting impact on our communities and serve as inspiring role models for the local students and future leaders.” said Leah Amos, Junior Achievement of North Alabama President.

The Laureates were nominated and ultimately chosen by an independent selection committee representing a wide range of economic interests from the Huntsville/Madison County area.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.  Through a dedicated volunteer network that has been built through partnerships with the Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce, area corporations, organizations and small businesses, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12.

In addition, Junior Achievement provides job shadowing, career speakers and career fair assistance to area schools.  Junior Achievement programs focus on nine key content areas: workplace readiness skills, business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development.

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