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Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame 2022

Event Completed!

When: Thursday, March 03, 2022
Where: Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
Time: 4:30 PM CT
JA has a long, rich history of honoring community business leaders at the national and local level. Junior Achievement's U.S. Business Hall of Fame is located in the Enterprise permanent exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. JA of Central Illinois founder, Louis B. Neumiller, former Chairman/CEO of Caterpillar, Inc., is an esteemed member of the Junior Achievement US Business Hall of Fame. The Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame exhibit is located at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in the Peoria History Center.

Through their accomplishments, Laureates serve as role models to the next generation of business leaders, many of who are currently Junior Achievement students.

2022 Laureate Selection Committee

Laureate nominations & candidate selection was made by an independent committee comprised of local community & business leaders.

Toner Babovac, Amazon Web Services

Jeff Bogdan, Federal Companies

Seshadri Guha, CGN Global / TADA

Tom Hammerton, OSF Healthcare Foundation

Sylvia Smith Hasinger, Advanced Technology Services

Steve Jackson, Prairie Home Alliance

Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Superintendent PPS

Brian May, Accenture

John Morris, Peoria Riverfront Museum

Nikki Romain, A.R.T., Inc

Sid Ruckriegal, SERVUS / City Council

Chris Setti, GPEDC

Henry Vicary, Caterpillar Inc.

Chuck Weaver, Entrepreneur

Jan Wright, Peoria Magazines

2022 Laureate Inductees

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Ron Givens

President / CEO GIVSCO Construction / JM Industrial Supply
Image of Jay Vonachen

Jay Vonachen

President & CEO / Founder Vonachen Industrial Supplies / Professional Maintenance / Vonachen Services Inc
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John Wieland

CEO MH Equipment

2022 JA Regional Teacher of the Year & Volunteer of the Year

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Zach Fleming

Social Studies Teacher East Peoria Community High School
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Matt Zimmerman

Web Services Manager Caterpillar Inc.


Platinum Level Sponsor

Logo for Jay and Betty Vonachen

Diamond Level Sponsor

Gold Level Sponsor

Logo for Advanced Medical Transport
Logo for ATS
Logo for Barclays
Logo for BNP Paribas
Logo for Brian & Kris May
Logo for Carle Health
Logo for CHASE
Logo for Commerce Bank
Logo for Cullinan Properties
Logo for David Vaughan Investments
Logo for Don Fites
Logo for Doug & Diane Oberhelman
Logo for Doug & Vicky Stewart
Logo for EY
Logo for Gallagher
Logo for Glen Park Place Partners
Logo for Jim & Katherine Umpleby
Logo for Jim & Katie Owens
Logo for Jim & Sherri Parker
Logo for Komatsu
Logo for Matt & Lesley Vonachen
Logo for MH Equipment
Logo for Otto Baum Company
Logo for PNC
Logo for RSM US
Logo for Sid & Flo Banwart
Logo for Stu & Nancy Levenick
Logo for US Bank
Logo for Vonachen Group

Silver Level Sponsor

Logo for Altorfer CAT
Logo for BARD Optical
Logo for BMO Transportation Finance
Logo for Busey Bank
Logo for CEFCU Business Services
Logo for Chuck & Laurie Weaver
Logo for citibank
Logo for CLA Clifton Larson Allen
Logo for Cottingham & Butler
Logo for Enterprise
Logo for Farnsworth Group
Logo for Federal Companies
Logo for G&D Integrated
Logo for GA Rich & Sons
Logo for GFL Environmental
Logo for Givsco Construction
Logo for HSBC
Logo for HSBC
Logo for Illinois Central College
Logo for John & Debbie Austin
Logo for John Bearce Companies
Logo for Kavanagh, Scully, Sudo, White Frederick
Logo for Kuhl Insurance
Logo for Mangold
Logo for Mark & Teresa Hanback
Logo for Mike Miller Auto Park
Logo for Morton Community Bank
Logo for Morton Industries
Logo for Pekin Insurance
Logo for Prairie Home Alliance
Logo for Pursant
Logo for Representative Ryan Spain
Logo for River City Construction
Logo for ROE 48 Peoria County
Logo for Sid Ruckriegel Andrew Rand
Logo for Societe Generale
Logo for Sylvia Smith Hasinger
Logo for Toner & Suzie Babovac

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