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Corridor Business Hall of Fame

When: TBD
Where: Paramount Theatre
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is currently accepting nominations for three elite individuals to be inducted as Laureates and one to be inducted as an Entrepreneur into the Corridor Business Hall of Fame. The event is to be held in September of 2022. Nominations for these prestigious awards will be accepted through Friday, March 25, 2022. Individuals inducted into the Business Hall of Fame are outstanding business leaders who have made significant contributions to the free enterprise system.

Nominations are made by members of the community, then selected by an independent committee. The event is a black-tie gala held to recognize the honorees. Highlights of the evening will include video biographies of each laureate being honored. Individuals are encouraged to nominate business leaders who have accomplished significant business and personal goals while making the Corridor a better place to live. These individuals:

• made an IMPACT on their industry or organization
• bestow INTEGRITY as an ethical business leader
• are committed to bettering the COMMUNITY as a whole
• display LEADERSHIP qualities, which allow them to be exemplary role models for all of us – especially the children of Eastern Iowa
• exhibit an ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT in starting or significantly advancing local business

Nominees for the Entrepreneur Award must exemplify the above qualities, have started or purchased a business, and be a current or previous resident of the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City area.

Need More Information?

For more information about this event, please contact  Emma Disterhoft  

2021 Corridor Business Hall of Fame

Image of Brian Darrow DVM

Brian Darrow DVM

Anamosa Veterinary Clinic
Image of Lura McBride

Lura McBride

President and CEO Van Meter, Inc.
Image of Duane Smith

Duane Smith

TrueNorth Companies, Inc.
Image of Andre' Wright

Andre' Wright

Humanize My Hoodie


Presenting Sponsor

Logo for US Bank

Induction Sponsor

Logo for BGHN Associates
Logo for Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Logo for CRST International
Logo for Esco Group
Logo for John and Cindy Bloomhall
Logo for King's Material
Logo for NationWide
Logo for Shuttleworth & Ingersoll
Logo for TureNorth- Hall of Fame Induction
Logo for UFG
Logo for UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids
Logo for Van Meter Inc.

Honoree Sponsor

Logo for ABCM - Healthcare of Iowa
Logo for Bank Iowa
Logo for Barry & Gilda Boyer
Logo for Hy-Vee
Logo for Involta
Logo for Simmons, Perrine, Moyer, Berger PLC
Logo for UFG
Logo for Van Meter Inc.
Logo for West Bend
Logo for World Class Industries

VIP Reception Sponsor

Logo for Anamosa Veterinary Clinic
Logo for Bankers Trust 2
Logo for Parks & Schmit Orthodontics

Student Leadership Sponsor

Logo for ImOn Communications 2
Logo for Merck Animal Health
Logo for Rex and Kathy Eno

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact Emma Disterhoft to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

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