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JA Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame 2021

Doors open at 7:30 a. m.

Event Completed!

When: Thursday, December 02, 2021
Where: Old National Events Plaza
Time: 8:00 AM CT
The Junior Achievement Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame provides Junior Achievement and the community an opportunity to recognize our regions's most respected leaders for their commitment to and investment in the community.

The Junior Achievement Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame Laureates are part of a league of outstanding individuals who have made legendary contributions to the free enterprise system. Through their actions and accomplishments, the Business Hall of Fame Laureates provide inspiration for the next generation as they take the reins of leadership in the years to come.

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana will celebrate the induction of laureates during a breakfast and ceremony at the Old National Events Plaza. The event was created to recognize icons of local commerce and industry. The event, presented by and Old National Bank, recognizes individuals for their Business Excellence, Courageous Thinking and Action, Vision and Innovation, Inspirational Leadership, and Community Mindedness within the greater Evansville region.

Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame Past Laureates

Harold Calloway

Harold Calloway is a great example of a man achieving great success from humble beginnings through hard work and perseverance. Calloway was raised in rural Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights Movement where he worked on the family farm. After serving in Vietnam rising to platoon leader, he earned his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Evansville. He became University of Southern Indiana's first African American administrator. In 1982, he was recruited by State Farm to open an agency in Evansville. He took them up on the offer two years later.

Walter G. Koch

Mr. Koch’s greatest community accomplishment was serving as the leader called on to attract the War Industries to Evansville. This became the largest economic boom in the history of our city and area. It brought Evansville out of the Great Depression with the surge of 20,000 new jobs.

Willard Carpenter


Presenting Sponsor

Logo for Old National Bancorp

Bronze Sponsor

Logo for Fine & Hatfield
Logo for Harding, Shymanski & Company P.S.C.
Logo for Indiana Members Credit Union
Logo for Industrial Contractors
Logo for Warehouse Services Inc.

Table Sponsor

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