Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces BB&T Insurance Services/Oswald Trippe & Company as title sponsor for the organization’s 2012 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. In addition, Edison State College and Lee Memorial Health System are gold sponsors for event.

The 2012 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County dinner and awards ceremony will be held on April 25 at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero. During the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct forward-thinking entrepreneurs and prominent community leaders Scott Fischer, owner and chief executive officer of Scott Fischer Enterprises, and Barbara Watt, founder and owner of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty. These 2012 Laureates serve as role models to area youth and will be recognized for their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.

Business sponsorships are available and include tickets to the event. Tables of 10, which include two reserved seats for students, are available for $1,650 (silver sponsor level). Tables of five are available for $850 (bronze sponsor level) and include a reserved seat for one student. Individual seats are available for $250 each.

Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students who attend the event have an opportunity to interact with local professionals and practice their etiquette skills. Additionally, half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $500. To reserve tables or individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590. Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 122 individual area operations reach over 4 million students in the United States, with an additional 5 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org. Our website is www.JASWFL.org.