Jeff Fridkin, Adria Starkey to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event, which will induct Jeff Fridkin, co-founding member of Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A., and Adria Starkey, Collier County president for FineMark National Bank & Trust, into its Business Hall of Fame.

The awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive in Naples. A cocktail reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Fridkin and Starkey will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1988.

Business sponsorships are available and include entrance to the event with premium diamond sponsorships at $10,000, platinum level sponsorships for $8,000 and gold level sponsorships for $5,500. These levels include eight seats, with an additional two seats reserved for students, as well as many other benefits. Additional sponsorships available are silver sponsor level for $2,000, which includes eight seats with two additional seats for students, and bronze sponsor level for $1,000, which includes four seats at a reserved table. Individual seats are also available for $250 each.

Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students attending the event will have an opportunity to practice their etiquette skills while interacting with local professionals. Additionally, full-page and half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $1,000 and $500 respectively.

To reserve tables, individual tickets or to become a sponsor, visit www.JASWFL.org or call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590. Proceeds from the event will benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

About Junior Achievement:

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 200 classroom business volunteers during the 2017-2018 school year to provide nearly 63,800 hours of instruction to more than 11,600 students in 519 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.