Tickets and sponsorships for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County are now available. The dinner and awards ceremony will take place Oct. 28, at 5 p.m., at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.


At the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Bill Schoen of Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) and Martin Wasmer and Michael Schroeder of Wasmer Schroeder & Company Inc. (WSC). The prestigious award recognizes prominent business leaders for their professional accomplishments and their 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 $1,800 (silver sponsor level). Tables of five are available for $900 (bronze sponsor level) and include a reserved seat for one student.


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.


Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement programs.


To reserve tables or individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590.


About Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

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 provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. In 2009-2010 school year, more than 10,000 students in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties will be reached. Today, 138 individual area operations reach four million students in the United States, with an additional five million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. For more information, contact the local office at 239-225-2590, or visit on the Web.