Junior Achievement of Acadiana is hosting a "Who's Who" of the Acadiana business community next Tuesday while celebrating 20 years of helping Acadiana's youth.

The annual Business Hall of Fame, sponsored by Capital One Bank, will be held next Tuesday at the UL Student Union.

June DeBallion of Junior Achievement of Acadiana and Trace Robbins of Capital One joined Rob and Bernie in the KPEL studio this morning to share information about this year's big event.

This year's Business Hall of Fame honorees include:

LAUREATES

  • Mike Grimsley, Townsquare Media of Lafayette
  • Dr. David H. Fisher, Sr. and his late wife Mrs. Shirley Rhodes Fisher, Fisher's Early Childhood Development
  • Mr. John Dan Gielen, Shop-Rite, Tabacco Plus and Church Point Wholesale

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Leonard Louviere, Zea Rotisserie & Grill

RISING YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER

Elizabeth "EB" Brooks, Lafayette Central Park

RICHARD E. BAUDOUIN, JR. AWARD

Jason El Koubi, OneAcadiana

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Al's Pest Control (Allen Celestine)

LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Service Chevrolet (Jesse Luquette, Jr.)

START UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Social Entertainment (BJ Crist and Gustavo Rezende)

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE B.I. MOODY, III COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AWARD

Florence Ziegler, Stone Energy

 

SPONSORS for this year's event include:

  • Capital One Bank
  • The Daily Advertiser
  • UL Lafayette University Catering
  • Lee Michaels Fine Jewelery
  • TownSquare Media of Lafayette
  • Cox Communications
  • Acadian Ambulance
  • Regions Bank

The event, being held at the UL Student Union Ballroom, will begin with a VIP Reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the formal ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.  This year's Mistress of Ceremonies is KPEL's own Bernadette Lee.

For tickets or sponsorship information, contact JA Advisory Board Chairman Robb Landry at (337) 344-8338 or email Robb_Landry@yahoo.com.