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Tickets, sponsorships now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event, which will induct Huntley “Bud” Hornbeck II, area chairman for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and Dan Lavender, president and CEO of The Moorings Park Institute, Inc., into its Business Hall of Fame.

The awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples. A cocktail reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Hornbeck and Lavender will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1988.

Business sponsorships are now available and include entrance to the event with premium diamond sponsorships at $10,000, platinum level sponsorships for $8,000 and gold level sponsorships for $5,500. These levels include eight seats, with an additional two seats reserved for students, as well as many other benefits. Additional sponsorships available are silver sponsor level for $2,000, which includes eight seats with two additional seats for students, and bronze sponsor level for $1,000, which includes four seats at a reserved table. Individual seats are also available for $250 each.

Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students attending the event will have an opportunity to practice their etiquette skills while interacting with local professionals. Additionally, full-page and half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $1,000 and $500 respectively.

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 more than 4.8 million students per year in more than 107 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 270 classroom business volunteers during the 2018-2019 school year to provide nearly 70,200 hours of instruction to nearly 12,500 students in 520 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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