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Hall of Fame 2025

When: TBD
Where: Press Room
In 1989, the East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame was founded to honor outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs who, through their work, have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in East Tennessee. Over 100 remarkable laureates have been inducted into the East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame since its inception. Their storied careers and backgrounds are as broad and diverse as their accomplishments are far-reaching. This event directly benefits Junior Achievement’s innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship K-12 programs which are designed to inspire and empower the next generation.

Junior Achievement is proud to celebrate the legacy of these individuals and to use their success stories as models for the next generation to follow!

2024 Laureates

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Jenny Boyd

Boyd’s Jig and Reel & The Boyd Foundation
Image of Jeff Lyash

Jeff Lyash

Tennessee Valley Authority
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Josh Smith

Fourth Purpose Foundation

2024 Emerging Leader

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David Colquitt

The Swag

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Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact us to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

Need More Information? Fill out the form to contact Callie Archer - President


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