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Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame - 2023

Event Completed!

When: Thursday, March 09, 2023
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.

2023 Laureate Selection Committee

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

Brian May, Accenture
Chris Setti, GPEDC
Henry Vicary, Caterpillar Inc.
Jennifer Zammuto, HOI United Way
John Morris, Peoria Riverfront Museum
Karen Jensen, Farnsworth Group
Matt Vonachen, Vonachen Group
Seshadri Guha, CGN Global / TADA
Steve Jackson, Prairie Home Alliance
Sylvia Smith Hasinger, Advanced Technology Services
Tom Hammerton, OSF Healthcare Foundation
Toner Babovac, Amazon Web Services
Troy Schmick, Caterpillar Inc.

2023 Laureate Inductees

Image of Jeff Bogdan

Jeff Bogdan

Owner/CEO Federal Companies
Image of Sid Ruckriegel

Sid Ruckriegel

Owner SERVUS, Inc.
Image of Randall Schrock

Randall Schrock

Executive Vice President Federal Companies
Image of Doug Stewart

Doug Stewart

Regional President, Retired PNC

2023 JA Regional Teacher of the Year & Volunteer of the Year

Image of Holly Duke

Holly Duke

Peoria High School Peoria Public Schools District #150
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Adam Lofgren

Senior Mortgage Broker Lofgren Lending Group, Flat Branch Home Loans


Platinum Level Sponsor

Logo for Federal Companies
Logo for Sid Ruckriegel & Andrew Rand Foundation

Diamond Level Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Logo for PNC

Gold Level Sponsor

Logo for Advanced Medical Transport
Logo for ATS
Logo for Barclays
Logo for BNP Paribas
Logo for CHASE
Logo for Commerce Bank
Logo for Cullinan Properties
Logo for David Vaughan Investments
Logo for Doug & Vicky Stewart
Logo for EY
Logo for Heyl Royster
Logo for Jim & Katherine Umpleby
Logo for Jim & Katie Owens
Logo for Jim & Sherri Parker
Logo for Komatsu
Logo for Lloyd's Bank
Logo for Morton Community Bank
Logo for Morton Industries
Logo for Northern Trust
Logo for Steve & Lyneve Wunning
Logo for Stu & Nancy Levenick
Logo for TD Securities
Logo for Vonachen Group
Logo for Wells Fargo

Silver Level Sponsor

Logo for BARD Optical
Logo for Benjamin F Edwards, Art Laine
Logo for Brian & Kris May
Logo for Busey Bank
Logo for Carle Health
Logo for CLA Clifton Larson Allen
Logo for Dr. Sara Rusch & Dr. Tom Cusack
Logo for G&D Integrated
Logo for GFL Environmental
Logo for Illinois Central College
Logo for ING
Logo for Jay and Betty Vonachen
Logo for Kuhl Insurance
Logo for Lovella Ruckriegel
Logo for Mark & Teresa Hanback
Logo for Mike & Margee Cullinan
Logo for Mike Miller Auto Park
Logo for Pekin Insurance
Logo for Prairie Home Alliance
Logo for RLI
Logo for ROE 48 Peoria County
Logo for RSM US
Logo for Societe Generale
Logo for Sylvia Smith Hasinger
Logo for Toner & Suzie Babovac

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 us to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

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