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Kawartha Lakes Business Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

KAWARTHA LAKES-Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario (JA-NEO) recently revealed this year’s exceptional business leaders selected for induction into the 2nd Annual JA-NEO Business Hall of Fame (BHF) recognizing individuals whose enduring contributions have significantly impacted the local business landscape.

JA-NEO hosts the BHF, celebrating visionary leaders in The City of Kawartha Lakes’ community. Officials say the inductees embody a legacy of excellence, displaying unwavering commitment, leadership, and innovation throughout their careers. Beyond their remarkable business achievements, these individuals serve as inspiring role models and mentors to students who benefited from JA-NEO’s programs.

President and CEO of JA-NEO, John McNutt, expressed his enthusiasm: “We are thrilled to unveil the distinguished class of inductees for the 2nd consecutive year. These outstanding business leaders exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurship, demonstrating to local youth that building a successful business is both attainable and rewarding, with the potential to span generations.”

2024 JA-NEO Business Hall of Fame Inductees (alphabetical by last name):

  • Brad Bird: Birdhouse Realty
  • John Fox: Boston Pizza Lindsay
  • Kyle Hussey: Waste Logix Inc
  • Linden Mackey: Mackey Funeral Home Inc. and Mackey Celebrations
  • Marlene Morrison Nicholls: Stewart Morrison Insurance
  • Anthony and Carlo Polito: Polito Ford Lincoln & Kawartha Lakes Honda

The BHF event held on May 9th at Mackey Celebrations in Lindsay, not only honours outstanding individuals but also serves as a platform for JA-NEO to engage volunteers, investors, and partners. By generating proceeds, the event supports JA-NEO’s mission to deliver financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs at no cost to students or schools.


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