The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for 2018

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The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for 2018

Nova Scotia (October 4, 2017) – The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its next round of members to be inducted for 2018.  Laureates for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame in 2018 will be formally inducted at a gala event on June 6, 2018 at the new Halifax Convention Centre.

Laureates hail from different walks of life and diversity is encouraged. Some are entrepreneurs who have built a business from the ground up. Some are executive leaders who have led businesses to new heights through innovation, growth and transformation. And some are the next generation leaders of family business, who have grown a business beyond its original potential.  Laureates have demonstrated extraordinary business success, superior leadership values, a commitment to giving back to community and a legacy of achievement in business and philanthropy to celebrate.  Posthumous nominations are also welcomed.

“Choosing someone for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is always extremely difficult, and we want to make sure that Laureates are of the highest calibre, and reflecting the great diversity of our province,” said Kristin Williams, chief executive officer of Junior Achievement Nova Scotia, whose work helping young people is supported by the proceeds of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking new nominations with a deadline of November 15, 2017. To review the criteria and submit a nomination, please visit www.nsbusinesshalloffame.ca and complete the nomination form.

Once nominations are received they are reviewed and evaluated by two independent committees. A nominating committee shortlists potential nominees, and a judging committee makes the final selection.

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is stewarded by Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, a registered charity with a mission to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in the global economy.

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Media Contact
Emma Eagles
902-233-9688
eeagles@janovascotia.ca

About the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame
The Business Hall of Fame was initiated in 1993 to recognize the contribution made to business by successful leaders and entrepreneurs. Over 25 years, 89 Laureates have been inducted annually. Each year, the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame honours individuals who inspire the business community and future business leaders with a record of unparalleled lifetime achievement. Laureates exemplify growth, courage and success.

About JA Nova Scotia
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

JA Nova Scotia Announces 10 New Members to the Board of Directors

Halifax, NS— JA Nova Scotia announces the appointment of ten new members of its Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of Executive Committee members and Directors for 2017-2018.

Joining the Board of Directors: Tim Blais, Michelle Bussey, Jakki Brierley-Shorrok, Charl Du Plooy, Michelle Fitzgerald, Chris Guinan, Lynn Hogan Gillespie, Roger King, Chrystiane Mallaley and Andrew MacKinnon. “All of our new members are enthusiastic and looking forward to bringing talent, expertise and energy to the mission of JA in Nova Scotia. We are very fortunate to have their volunteer engagement to help us continue to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy”, said President & CEO, Kristin Williams.

Along with adding ten new members, JA has also made additions to the Executive Committee. Bruce Young takes on 2nd Vice Chair, Karn Nichols to Vice Secretary, Mark Sidebottom to Treasurer and Wayne Crawley to an Executive at Large position.

The full slate of board members for 2017-2018 is listed below:

Executive Committee

Mark Parkhill, KPMG, Chair
Jennifer Chiasson, NSCC, 1st Vice Chair
Bruce Young, RBC, 2nd Vice Chair
Paul Bugden, EastLink, Secretary (ex officio/non-voting)
Karn Nichols, Devonian Coast Wineries Ltd., Vice Secretary
Mark Sidebottom, Treasurer
Wayne Crawley, Venor Talent, Executive at Large
Kristin Williams, President & CEO (ex officio/non-voting)

Directors

Michael Brown, Clean Simple (ex officio/non-voting)
Tim Blais, Gateway Business Brokers
Michelle Bussey, NSCC Foundation
Jakki Brierley-Shorrok, Fastrak Global Inc.
Charl Du Plooy, PWC Canada
Stephanie Fitzner, Student/JA Alumni
Michelle Fitzgerald, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
Eric Fry, Sandler Training
Chris Guinan, CIBC Wood Gundy
Cassandra Hanrahan, Dalhousie University School of Social Work
Troy Harnish, Rogers
Lynn Hogan Gillespie, Province of Nova Scotia
Paul Janes, Deloitte
Lori-Anne Jones, Shift Strategies - Change Consulting
Roger King, Supplement King – Canada
Chrystiane Mallaley, National Public Relations
Andrew MacKinnon, SBW
Jodi Posaved, Grassroots Human Resources Consulting
Miriam Zitner, Stewart McKelvey

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Media Contact

Emma Eagles
902-233-9688
eeagles@janovascotia.ca

About JA Nova Scotia

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.


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