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JA BEL Awards

Junior Achievement Business & Educator Leadership Awards - BEL Awards

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2024
Where: Grand Wayne Center
Time: 6:00 PM ET
To recognize leadership and dedication to entrepreneurship, each year Junior Achievement's BEL (Business, Education, and Leadership) Awards event honors business leaders. These men and women are creating jobs, encouraging employee growth and shaping the successful companies that are essential to a community's economy. While fulfilling the personal and professional commitments which ensure family, business and community success, they are also sharing their experience with the next generation, and they are giving time and financial resources to their communities.

2024 Greater Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame Awardees:

Daryle Doden, Ambassador Enterprises
Chuck Surack, Surack Enterprises

2024 Ove Jorgensen Spirit of Leadership Recipients:

Tom & Cindy Henry (posthumously)

VIP Cocktail Reception (by invitation only) 5:00pm
Cocktails & Hors d' oeuvres 6:00pm
Dinner 6:30pm
Award Program 7:30pm

For more details or to become a sponsor, please fill out the form below or contact Abbey Shimel at (260) 484-2543.


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Logo for Trine University

Silver Sponsor

Student Ambassador Sponsor

Logo for PNC Bank

Bronze Sponsor

Logo for Ambassador Enterprises
Logo for Lake City Bank
Logo for NIPSCO
Logo for Wells Fargo

Hall of Fame Sponsor

Logo for Crowe
Logo for Parkview Health

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