Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut inaugurated the Free Enterprise Hall of Fame in 1977 to recognize area business leaders who personify the ideals of free enterprise and who thereby are role models for the students we serve. Then as now, honorees have been outstanding individuals who demonstrate business excellence, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership and community mindedness.
Since 1977, seventy outstanding business leaders have been inducted into the Free Enterprise Hall of Fame. That number continues to grow as they will celebrate their seventeenth Hall of Fame on October 10, 2012. On this evening they will honor more distinguished business leaders from Western Connecticut who have made outstanding and enduring contributions in the area of private enterprise and who have also demonstrated exceptional dedication to their communities.
Stephanie Blackwell, President & CEO, Aurora Products Inc., Stratford, CT
Susan Coyle, Co-owner, Real Estate Two, Inc., Shelton, CT
Merrill J. Forgotson, CEO, BNC Financial Group, Bank of New Canaan and The Bank of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
Robert Shellman, President & CEO, Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, Danbury, CT
Event Chair: Tom Santa, Santa Energy, Bridgeport, CT
· Co Chair: Cosmo Alberico, Odyssey Logistics, Danbury, CT
· Co Chair: Mike Jodon, Blum Shapiro, Shelton, CT
Sponsors to date: Integrated Print Solutions, Basement Systems, People’s United Bank, Santa Energy, Webster Bank, Scinto Enterprises, Sikorsky
For invitation or more information, please contact: Julia DeMeo