Four business leaders will be inducted into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame. The event will be held next month in Indianapolis.

January 6, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. announces the 2015 Laureates for the 27th Annual Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Event, presented by Crowe Horwath LLP, which will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2015. This year’s Laureates are Martha Hoover, Owner and President of Patachou, Inc.; Andy Mohr, Founder and CEO of Andy Mohr Auto Group; Scott Molander, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of LIDS Sports Group and William Shrewsberry, President and CEO of Shrewsberry & Associates, LLC.

The Co-Chairs of the 2015 Hall of Fame event will be David and Kathy Lindsey of DEFENDER and well known Philanthropists and Community Volunteers.

The Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame was established in 1989 by the Junior Achievement Board of Directors to honor outstanding men and women who epitomize success in the business world, high moral and ethical standards, and dedication to important civic causes, thereby improving the quality of life in our community.

The 2015 Laureates will be honored at a black tie event to be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. A VIP reception will kick off the event, followed by a dinner and awards ceremony at 7:00 pm.

Junior Achievement students will participate in the evening’s events, which will include introductions of the Laureates and video presentations highlighting their many accomplishments. Each Laureate will also provide brief acceptance remarks.

Jennifer Burk, Junior Achievement’s President and CEO, said, “Our goal is two fold at the Hall of Fame event: to honor those Central Indiana business persons who are champions of free enterprise and are business role models to the youth of the community, and to spotlight the importance of providing financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship programs to today’s students.”

It is anticipated that approximately 500 business leaders and their guests will be in attendance at this traditionally sold-out event.

Since its inception, the event has inducted over 100 Laureates into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available; please contact Tabitha Williams at 252-5900 ext. 8 or visit www.jaindy.org for more information.

About Junior Achievement® (JA)

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. JA 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 4.5 million students per year in more than 197,000 classrooms across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org or www.jaindy.org for more information.

Source: Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc.