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20th Anniversary Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

When: Friday, November 06, 2020
Where: The Gallery Event Space
Time: 11:00 AM CST
Bruce Ianni, Co-founder and CEO of DDSports, and Davyeon Ross, Co-founder and President of DDSports; Christine Kemper, founder of Kemper & Company, LLC, and Sandy Kemper, founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of C2FO; and Peter Mallouk, President of Creative Planning, have been selected as the 2020 business leaders to be inducted into the Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame. The honorees will be recognized at an annual Luncheon on Friday, November 6 at The Gallery Event Space in Kansas City.

In addition to the Business Hall of Fame Laureates, Junior Achievement will also recognize Hailee Bland Walsh, CEO & Founder of City Gym KC with the KC Innovator Award. KC Innovators are recognized for positively disrupting their industries, creating jobs and opportunities, and applying innovation to solve critical social and economic problems.

“Our 2020 Laureates inspire Kansas City’s students by showing them how an innovative spirit combined with hard work can leave a lasting impact on the community,” said Kathy Rhodes, Chairman of the JAKC Board and Lead Managing Director at CBIZ. “I am proud to honor these business leaders for their role in making Kansas City a hub of creativity, entrepreneurship, and a fantastic place to work and live.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, the annual Hall of Fame event recognizes the achievements of local business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Kansas City. This year’s Hall of Fame Laureates join a group of well-known business leaders and entrepreneurs including Ewing Marion Kauffman, Dave Cummings, Barnett and Shirley Helzberg, Gary Fish, and Henry Bloch, among many others.

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