Jr. Achievement honors young entrepreneur

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Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa will honor Chris & Suzy DeWolf of Lilí Drug Store Products as the eventís first Young Entrepreneur at the 12th annual Junior Achievement Corridor Business Hall of Fame event on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Cedar Rapids Marriott.

The annual event recognizes the Young Entrepreneur and three area business leaders for their outstanding achievements in the community, and this year will mark the first year the event has seen a Young Entrepreneur Award given.

The three laureates to be awarded are Willard ďSandyĒ Boyd, the University of Iowa; Wane Engle, the ESCO Group; and Stephen L. West, West Music Company, Inc.

This elite group of Iowa leaders will be inducted at a black tie dinner held in their honor. Students from local schools serve as hosts, escorts, and masters of ceremony.

Junior Achievement helps young people recognize how their talents and abilities can create better lives for themselves and for those around them. The Corridor Business Hall of Fame honors Eastern Iowa business people who have shown by example the importance of achieving a high level of success both personally and professionally. This event is also intended to encourage and inspire young people to become productive citizens by contributing to their communities.

For tickets or additional details, contact Junior Achievement at 319-862-1100 or www.jaeasterniowa.org.

About Junior Achievement Junior Achievement is the worldís largest and fastest-growing organization dedicated to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers, and consumers. Locally, 39,331 students participate in the programs. Junior Achievement is funded entirely by businesses, individuals, and foundations in the community; they receive no government funding. Additional information may be found at: www.JAEasternIowa.org

Contact: Amy McKelvy, Development Manager Address: 324 3rd St SE, Suite 200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Phone: (319) 862-1100 Fax: (319) 826-1104 Email: amckelvy@jaeasterniowa.org Website: www.JAEasternIowa.org

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Katie Johnson Marketing Manager Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa 324 3rd Street SE, Suite 200 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1841 319.862.1100 office | 319-862-1104 fax www.JAEasternIowa.org

Junior Achievement: empowering young people to own their economic success.

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