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Junior Achievement announces sponsors for 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

Thirtieth annual celebration to induct Jeff Fridkin, Adria Starkey into Business Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced the sponsors for its 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event, which will be the 30th annual celebration recognizing Collier’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Encore Urology is the title sponsor for the event. FineMark National Bank & Trust and Structure Medical are diamond sponsors, and Arthrex and Mutual of Omaha Bank are platinum sponsors. Nine area businesses are gold sponsors: BMO Harris Bank, Coleman Yovanovich Koester, Collier Enterprises, Grant Fridkin Pearson, MHK Architecture & Planning, Naples Bay Resort & Marina, Naples Daily News, Stock Development and Wasmer, Schroeder & Company.

The Nov. 1 event will take place at Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive in Naples, with a cocktail reception beginning at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

During the event, Junior Achievement will induct Jeff Fridkin, co-founding member of Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A., and Adria Starkey, Collier County president for FineMark National Bank & Trust, into its Business Hall of Fame. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Fridkin and Starkey will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1988.

Individual tickets are available for $250 each. Junior Achievement also is accepting sponsors to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket.

To reserve tables, individual tickets or to become a sponsor, visit www.JASWFL.org or call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590. Proceeds from the event will benefit local Junior Achievement programs.


About Junior Achievement:

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 200 classroom business volunteers during the 2017-2018 school year to provide nearly 63,800 hours of instruction to more than 11,600 students in 519 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.


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