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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names event sponsors for 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

April 18 event to induct Dave Copham, Scott and Diana Willis into Business Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced the sponsors for its upcoming induction and awards ceremony for the 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County.

IBERIABANK is the presenting sponsor for the event. Title Professionals of Florida is the Diamond sponsor and Publix Super Market Charities is the Platinum sponsor. Gold sponsors include McGriff Insurance Services/BB&T, The News-Press and Seagate Development Group.

The Business Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony will take place Thursday, April 18 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, 5001 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs. A cocktail reception at 5 p.m. kicks off the event, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

During the event, Junior Achievement will induct Dave Copham, founder of Liberty Check Printers, and Scott and Diana Willis, owner-operators of Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida, into its 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.

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, purchase individual tickets or become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org. Proceeds 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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