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Sponsors named for 2011 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

By Staff | Mar 23, 2011

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces title and gold sponsors for the 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The title sponsor is BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, and the gold sponsors include 21st Century Oncology, Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, Edison State College, Gulf Coast Business Review, Hope HealthCare Services, Leading Edge Financial Group Inc., Lee Memorial Health System, Liberty Partners Group, McHale Caruso Scullion and Knox Certified Public Accountants and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

The 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County dinner and awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 20 at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero. At the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Dr. Daniel Dosoretz, president and CEO of Radiation Therapy Services Inc./21st Century Oncology, and Tony Lapi, president and CEO of Rochester Resorts Inc./’Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. The prestigious honor recognizes prominent business leaders for their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.

Business sponsorships are available and include tickets to the event. Tables of 10, which include two reserved seats for students, are available for $1,650 (silver sponsor level). Tables of five are available for $850 (bronze sponsor level) and include a reserved seat for one student. Individual seats are available for $250 each.

Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students who attend the event have an opportunity to interact with local professionals and practice their etiquette skills. Additionally, half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $500.

To reserve tables or individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590. Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

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, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 126 individual area operations reach 4 million students in the United States, with an additional 5 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide.

For more information, contact the Southwest Florida office at 239-225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org.